Monday, 14 Sep 2009
Mark Windschitl, University of Washington, will discuss developing outstanding science teachers at the first seminar this academic year for the Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering.
"Ethidium-bromide induced mutations from inflorescence cultures of Indiangrass," Loren Stephens, ISU horticulture.
All are invited to join in a symposium hosted by the Department of Statistics with special guest Bill Barnes co-artist of the new Snedecor mural installation "Inferences Drawn".
This free financial literacy seminar will feature Tom Coates, Consumer Credit of Des Moines, and is free and open to the entire Ames and ISU community. Register for the seminar by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Credit Card Debt," Tom Coates, Consumer Credit of Des Moines. Space is limited; please register in advance to email@example.com.
Pat Schnable, Professor, department of agronomy, will be the guest speaker at the next Osborn Club seminar. His presentation is titled, "Analysis of the Maize Genome Reveals New Opportunities for Crop Improvement."
"The Difficulty of Dating in a Hook-up Culture." Christine Whelan is a professor, journalist and author of Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women and Marry Smart: The Intelligent Woman's Guide to True Love. She also writes a bi-weekly relationship advice column for BustedHalo.
Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009
Think you might want to work for a non-profit? A panel of five agency representatives will answer your questions and tell you what it's really like. No sign-up necessary.
This documentary is an inside look at an important contemporary conflict pitting American Indian rights against state and local governments in the United States. A panel discussion will follow the showing of this documentary with the director-producer Mark Vasina and Frank LaMere, one of the orchestrators of the movement and a member of the Winnebago tribe of Nebraska.
Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009
A Banned Book Week battle between two teams of literary mavens as they attempt to answer questions about banned books and their authors. Panelists include Alexandra Hayne, Ames Tribune; Richard Reynolds, MU director; Barbara Mack, ISU journalism; Ben Percy, ISU English; Tanya Zanish-Belcher, ISU Library; Tim Leeds, physician; and emceed by Steve Sullivan, Ames Tribune.
"The World Before Darwin," a live webcast of a lecture by Everett Mendelsohn, Harvard University. A celebration of the 150th anniversary of Darwin's "Origin of the Species." Refreshments and a social begin at 6:30 p.m.
"Access to Education Denied: Are Iowa Public Universities Excluding Low-Income Students?" Thomas Mortenson, Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and higher education policy analyst, Oskaloosa, Iowa. He is editor and publisher of Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY, a monthly research letter devoted to analysis and reporting on educational opportunity after high school.
Thursday, 17 Sep 2009
"Stories of the First Nations," Dovie Thomason, storyteller, recording artist and author. As a child, Thomason grew up hearing stories and Indian legends from her Kiowa Apache and Lakota relatives, especially her Grandma Dovie and her dad.
"Torture, Detention and the Rule of Law: A Panel Discussion," Clark Wolf, ISU bioethics; Alex Tuckness, ISU political science; and Ben Stone, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa. The American Civil Liberties Union recently won a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit forcing the release of a report providing a detailed description of torture and abuse of detainees.
"Global Hopscotch: The Borderless World and the Search for Home," Rekha Basu, Des Moines Register columnist.
Friday, 18 Sep 2009
Tour includes a 15-minute presentation and demos of various virtual reality software. These tours are open to the public, but online preregistration is required. Seating is limited to 260. Appropriate for elementary ages through adults.
A Late Holocene Record of Climate Variability: Perspectives from a Mt. Logan Ice Core by Erich Osterberg, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
"Developing Art Nègre: 'Authenticity' and Photographs of Colonial Material Culture in Interwar France," John Monroe, ISU history. All are welcome.
Saturday, 19 Sep 2009
Astronaut Fred Haise served as the lunar module pilot during the ill-fated 1970 Apollo 13 space mission. He survived another harrowing ordeal in 1973, following an aircraft crash during filming of the Pearl Harbor epic, Tora! Tora! Tora! Haise went on to become one of the first astronauts to pilot the space shuttle in test missions. He will use NASA footage of the Apollo 13 flight during his presentation.