Wednesday, 02 Nov 2022
A Conversation About the 1619 Project with Nikole Hannah-Jones
Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science: A Conversation About the 1619 Project. Nikole Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. The book version of The 1619 Project was an instant New York Times bestseller. For event restrictions: https://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lectures/conversation-about-1619-project-nikole-hannah-jones
Thursday, 03 Nov 2022
Celebrating Romeo Oriogun: Winner of the Nigerian Prize for Literature
Romeo Oriogun is a current postdoc fellow in Iowa State University's Creative Writing and Environment program. He is this year's recipient of the NLNG Nigerian Prize for Literature for his poetry collection Nomad. At this event, we will be celebrating his accomplishments with a reading from Romeo himself, followed by time to meet and mingle.
Cities and Storms: Challenges and Solutions
Jennifer Cherrier is a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Brooklyn College-The City University of New York. She is also the president and founder of Waterway Ecologics. Her 25+ years of research expertise are in aquatic carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry with a more recent focus on water resource sustainability.
Monday, 07 Nov 2022
CANCELED: Monday Monologues series
This event in the series has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
Remember the Maine! The Spanish-American War 125 Years Later
The most renowned explosion in U.S. history took place on 15 February 1898 when USS Maine blew up in Havana harbor, killing 260 American servicemen. An official U.S. Navy investigation concluded that the explosion was the product of an underwater mine, and within weeks the United States and Spain were at war. February marks the 125th anniversary of this seminal historical event.
Tuesday, 08 Nov 2022
Corpus Linguistics and the Law
This talk will include an overview of the â€˜law and corpus linguisticsâ€™ movement, using examples from empirical studies related to the original meaning of the now nearly obsolete word 'emolument', as well as several of the linguistic canons of construction, concluding by proposing a set of key principles that should guide linguists as they apply their expertise to legal questions.
Wednesday, 09 Nov 2022
Critical Race Theory Is Race Marxism
An American-born author, mathematician, and political commentator, Dr. James Lindsay has written six books spanning a range of subjects, including religion, the philosophy of science, and postmodern theory. Dr. Lindsay is the Founder of New Discourses, an organization dedicated to shining the light of objective truth in subjective darkness. Dr. Lindsay's new book is Race Marxism.
Thursday, 10 Nov 2022
Nature at Noon: A Forever Home
Join Sandi Risdal, the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa, as she talks about finding that thing we all seek: "home."
Futures Forum: Public Relations
Kelli Teno, Greenlee graduate and head of Walgreens Health and Pharmacy communications, will speak about the public relations industry at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communications' 2022 Futures Forum. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow Teno's presentation.
Meatpacking America: How Migration, Work, and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland
The Midwest became notorious when COVID-19 infections skyrocketed among workers in meatpacking plants. Kristy Nabhan-Warren spent years interviewing Iowans who work in the meatpacking industry, both native-born residents and recent migrants from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. In Meatpacking America, she digs below the stereotype and reveals the grit and grace of a heartland that is a hub of migration and food production.
Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022
Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S.: Monsters and Myths
Fall 2022 LAS Dean's Lecture Why is Russia fighting a war in Ukraine? And how is the war shaping the world? Scott Feinstein, an expert in Russian politics and violence in Eurasia, shines light onto the erected monsters and myths that helped drive Europe into its largest conventional military conflict since World War II and discusses how the war and emerging myths will continue to shape our world.
Science and Engineering Research on Clean Energy
Iver Anderson senior metallurgist at Ames Laboratory and adjunct professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Iowa State University. He is a fellow of the American Powder Metallurgy Institute, ASM International, TMS, and the National Academy of Inventors, as well as a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.