Wednesday, 01 Feb 2023
G.W. Carver Day of Recognition Program
Celebrate Iowa's first George Washington Carver Day of Recognition! This program will feature notable speakers including: Dr. Kenneth M. Quinn; Dr. Olga Bolden-Tiller, dean of Tuskegee University's College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences; Marsha Kelliher, president of Simpson College; Simon Estes; and Dewayne Goldmon, senior advisor for racial equity to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
Program: George Washington Carver Day
Celebrate George Washington Carver, whose life story is a remarkable chapter in both Iowa and American history. RSVP required; deadline in Jan. 25.
Thursday, 02 Feb 2023
Lecture: Let's Talk About Pets
Temple Grandin is a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior, and a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare.
Friday, 03 Feb 2023
Home Voices Festival
Alumni of the Creative Writing and Environment program at Iowa State University to kick off the 2023 Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series. Invited alumni include Ana Hurtado (Ecuador), Cathleen Bascom (Kansas), Chris Wiewiora (Florida), and Tegan Swanson (Wisconsin). A book signing and reception will be held at Dog-Eared Books following the program.
Sunday, 05 Feb 2023
Exploring the Different Beadwork Techniques of American Indian Peoples: Discussion and Demonstration
Join Dr. Brianna Burke, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and English, to learn more about the importance of beadwork to multiple American Indian nations. Participants will have the opportunity to try different beading techniques.
Tuesday, 07 Feb 2023
37 Words: Title IX and 50 Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination
Half a century of legal battles and social backlash revolve around a law that girls and women wield to demand fairness in education â€" a law called Title IX. 37 Words is the first book to tell the complete history of Title IX through the gutsy people behind it, from women denied jobs at the lawâ€™s beginnings to students struggling against sexual assault today.
Sunday, 12 Feb 2023
Embracing Ambiguity in Greek Vase Painting with Sarah Bartlett, former Pohlman Fellow
Join former Pohlman Fellow Sarah Bartlett (M.A. Anthropology '23) as she explores a new way to look at ancient pottery to better include female voices in our discussion of Ancient Athens with ethnographic consideration of early interpretations of the ancient world.
Wednesday, 15 Feb 2023
A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things
Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: in making these seven things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. Based on the latest research in political ecology, together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Raj Patel will demonstrate the cost it takes to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism.
Thursday, 16 Feb 2023
Karagoz Performance of "Forest of the Witch"
The Forest of the Witch is a modern interpretation of a traditional Anatolian shadow play adapted and performed by Ayhan Hulagu. When KaragÃ¶z, the hero of traditional Anatolian shadow plays, cuts the branches from a magical tree, he is transformed into a series of animals, which leads to a comic sequence of adventures. Along the way, KaragÃ¶z and his sidekick Hacivat learn the importance of nature and protecting the environment.
Sunday, 19 Feb 2023
Leave it in the Ground: Poems and Drawings
Debra Marquart, Distinguished Professor and Iowa Poet Laureate, will read from her in-progress book-length poem, "Leave it in the Ground," and share images created in collaboration with visual artist Tom Rice. Together, the book and art will examine the true cost of oil extraction to the planet.
Monday, 20 Feb 2023
Cool Technologies to Cool the Planet
The 2023 Symposium on Sustainability celebrates the diversity of sustainability efforts and initiatives taking place within our campus community focusing on supporting and nurturing enablement and empowerment toward a sustainable future that extends into the Ames community, as well as communities across the state and throughout the world. Features of this year's event include an opening speaker, a keynote speaker, sustainability tabling...
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2023
Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on Campus
Lawrence Ross is a writer, author, and lecturer most known for Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on Campus, which exposes the white fraternity and sorority system, with traditions of racist parties, songs, and assaults on black students; and the universities themselves, who name campus buildings after racist men and women.
Thursday, 23 Feb 2023
CANCELED: Leveraging Crisis Into Opportunity
POSTONED DUE TO WEATHER. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. As first President and CEO of the U.S. Green Buildings Council, Christine Ervin led its evolution from a start-up into the highly influential coalition of industry leaders transforming the way buildings are designed, built and operated. Home to LEED and Greenbuild, Christine received USGBCâ€™s leadership award in 2004 and 2014.
Saturday, 25 Feb 2023
Passion with Purpose: A Professional Healthcare Journey
Karen Stenger will give the keynote of the 2023 Pre-Health Club Conference. This lectures is free and open to the public. Ms. Stenger, MA, RN, CCRN-K, began her college career at Iowa State before transferring to the University of Iowa and gaining her bachelor's and master's degrees from the College of Nursing.
Monday, 27 Feb 2023
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America
Jessica B. Harris is considered by many to be one of the ranking authorities on the food of the African Diaspora. A New York Times bestselling author, she is the author, editor, or translator of eighteen books, including twelve cookbooks documenting the foodways of the African Diaspora. Her award-winning book, High on the Hog, was the basis for the acclaimed Netflix series of the same name.
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2023
The Unplugging: (Re)Writing the Apocalypse
In this online event, Yvette Nolan will discuss her creative work as a playwright and theatrical director. Ms. Nolanâ€™s play, The Unplugging, tells the story of two women who are exiled from their village in a post-apocalyptic world, after passing child-bearing age. Ms. Nolan's talk will be followed by a Q&A. Webex Link: https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/j.php?MTID=m47efe5857ba7fb28f7acdbce186948b7