Monday, 02 Feb 2015
This event is postponed, due to weather. New date is TBA. "Costs and Benefits of Unconventional Natural Gas Extraction and Exports: Life Cycle GHGs, Air Emissions and Road Impacts," Constantine Samaras, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh.
Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015
Matthew Sivils, CEAH fellow, will discuss the cultural reverberations of the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812, one of the most powerful natural disasters to strike North America in recorded history. He will examine how the fictionalization of such a cataclysm in early American fiction served as an indicator of growing environmental anxiety among Americans as the nation moved away from its agricultural origins.
Thursday, 05 Feb 2015
Jenny Nordberg is an investigative reporter and author of the book The Underground Girls of Kabul. She will discuss the practice of bacha posh - disguising young girls as boys in gender-segregated Afghanistan. World Affairs Series
Monday, 09 Feb 2015
Roman Cybriwsky will discuss his new book about the recent unrest and violence in Ukraine, and how the mismanagement, corruption, and inequality of its capital, Kiev, helped create a civic revolt which led to the collapse of a national government.
Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015
"Honor & Sacrifice: Remembering a Japanese-American Hero" - A panel discussion with filmmaker Lucy Ostrander will immediately follow the 28-minute film. She will be joined by Jane Dusselier, director of the Asian American Studies Program, and Neil Nakadate, Professor Emeritus of English; and Grace Amemiya, Ames resident and former internee.
Game developer Keith Fuller on what it means to be a professional game developer and the perks and pitfalls of the industry culture.
Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015
Ola Ahlqvist, associate professor of geography at Ohio State University, will introduce five broad themes in the convergence of mapping and gaming technologies: spatial analysis, Web 2.0, virtual worlds, geodesign and cyberlearning. He argues for a broad exploration of gaming approaches to geodesign and planning. Part of the Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series.
Thursday, 19 Feb 2015
"The Challenge of Creating a Low-Carbon Economy in the Age of Natural Gas," Roger Aines, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California. Please RSVP for lunch (noon-12:30 p.m.).
"The Good, the Bad and the Bugly," Donald Lewis, ISU Extension entomologist. Learn about some of Iowa's beneficial insects along with the worst of the worst new invasive species. ISU Retirees may bring guests. The 3 p.m. presentation is preceded by a half-hour social.
"Shattered Image" - Author Brian Cuban chronicles his firsthand experiences living with eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
Friday, 20 Feb 2015
Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium to learn more. The first show, starting at 6:30 p.m. will be 20 minutes and for kids. Shows at 7 and 7:30 p.m. and are suitable for all ages. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited. Weather permitting there will be an outdoor observing session after the last show.
Monday, 23 Feb 2015
"Green Chemistry: Helping Create a Safer, More Sustainable Future" - John Warner is one of the founders of green chemistry, which seeks to reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous materials at the design stage of a materials process.
Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015
A viewing of the 2012 MTV documentary "Stay Strong," starring Demi Lovato. A panel Q&A will follow. Part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Corporate Perspective on Sustainability - Tim Lindsey, Global Director of Sustainable Development at Caterpillar. Part of the University Symposium on Sustainability.
Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015
Take time out to honor yourself and your body. Part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Thursday, 26 Feb 2015
Studio artist Lisa Orr will discuss the business of being a self-supporting artist.
Panelists will discuss how the United States can maintain national security ethically and legally, while managing the delicate balance of national security, foreign policy, and human rights. World Affairs Series
Learn about nutrition and eating disorders in this presentation. Part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Friday, 27 Feb 2015
Learn about mindful eating during this brown bag lunch presentation. Part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
"Ancient Government in the Modern Classroom" - Mike Lippman, assistant professor of the Practice in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln