Monday, 21 Sep 2009
"The Mission and Plants of the Town & Country Garden."
"The Blind Leading the Obese: The Molecular Biology of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome," Val Sheffield, University of Iowa. A research poster session will precede the seminar, beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the west (Fish Tank) lobby at the college.
Rosalind Picard is the author of Affective Computing, a book instrumental in starting a new field by that name. She is teaching machines to sense and respond more intelligently to people's emotions and to behave in ways that make more expressive communication possible.
President Gregory Geoffroy will give remarks on the academic year ahead and awards will be presented to university faculty and staff.
This free financial literacy seminar will feature Scott Bauer and Sara Lehman, First National Bank, 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.
"Banking, Mortgages and Refinancing," Scott Bauer and Sara Lehman, First National Bank. Space is limited; please register in advance to email@example.com.
Everett Worthington, professor of psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, will speak about insights gleaned from two decades of research on forgiveness. He has authored over 20 books and 200 journal articles, many on forgiveness. He is the author of "The Power of Forgiving." The presentation is made possible by a grant from The Fetzer Institute, and is sponsored by Network, a group counseling program in Iowa State's psychology department.
Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009
Greg BeVier, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This seminar is part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' "Feeding the World: Are We Making Progress" series.
"Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism," Richard Longworth, author and journalist. Longworth is a two-time recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award for series on globalization and the UN and was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and distinguished visiting scholar at DePaul University.
Jeanne Hogarth is a program manager for the Federal Reserve Board in Consumer Education and Research, specializing in consumer finance. She will discuss ways people can become more financially competent in today's financial markets, with a special focus on access and affordability of higher education and student loan debt loads.
Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009
"Why Do They Do That? Lessons Learned from Consumer Finance Research at the Federal Reserve Board," Jeanne Hogarth, 2009-10 Hilton Chair visiting scholar. She will discuss her research on electronic banking, patterns of financial behavior, connections between knowledge and behavior in household financial management, and consumer information disclosure. A short reception in the Christian Peterson Art Museum will follow the presentation.
Thursday, 24 Sep 2009
"The Digital Divide for Latina Immigrants in Iowa: Status and Recommendations," Aurelio Curbelo, ISU Ag and Life Sciences. His research shows that reducing the digital divide among Latin American female immigrants to urban and rural Iowa can greatly enhance their educational status and increase their English proficiency. Increasing their computer skills would increase economic opportunities and socioeconomic conditions in their communities.
Join Steve Grody in an exploration of the distinctive vernacular art of graffiti in Los Angeles.
"Please Don't Come Back from the Moon & Other Stories : A Fiction Reading," Dean Bakopoulos, ISU English. Bakopoulos is author of the novel Please Don't Come Back from the Moon, a New York Times Notable Book. He has lectured at many universities about the economic and environmental problems facing the post-industrial Rust Belt and has published related essays and criticism.
Accompany University Museums as we explore the relationship between images and language by sharing poetry inspired by the current exhibitions with special guests Mary Swander, Iowa's Poet Laureate and ISU Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Jim Coppoc, ISU English and American Indian Studies.
Richard Heinberg is a senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, Sebastopol, Calif. He is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators, having delivered hundreds of lectures on oil depletion to a wide variety of audiences around the world. He is the award-winning author of eight books.
Friday, 25 Sep 2009
The New York architecture firm Agrest & Gandelsonas designed the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines. The two principal architects will discuss the work of their firm with a focus on the sculpture park.