Wednesday, 01 Apr 2015
The Once and Future Neighborhood: Prospects for Walkable Diversity
Fostering neighborhoods that are both walkable and socially and economically diverse has been a long-standing goal of urban planners. What is the current status of this goal, and how far off are we from achieving walkable diversity for an American public that is no longer enamored with car-based suburbia? Emily Talen, a professor of urban planning and sustainability scientist at Arizona State University, will address this and related questions.
The Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture
"Applying an Iowa State Education to Life: A Tribute to My Teachers" - Ted Crosbie, Monsanto Company
Thompson Memorial Lecture: Daniel Wildcat
"Climate Change Red Alert! Can Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Rescue the World?" - Daniel R. Wildcat, Yuchi, member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, is the director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Richard Thompson Memorial Lecture
Thursday, 02 Apr 2015
Lecture: The Future of Computing
NSF's Peter Freeman will discuss how supercomputers, the Internet, Google, the iPhone, and massive software systems have changed computing. Graduate & Professional Student Senate Research Conference Keynote
CEAH Fellowship: Interdisciplinary Humanities Research
An informal roundtable discussion, led by CEAH fellow Matthew Sivils, for those interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research in the humanities. Knowledge rarely confines itself to disciplinary boundaries. Humanities scholars increasingly find it productive to engage in studies that transcend the borders of convention.
Lecture: Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School
Adam Ruben, comedian and molecular biologist, is the author of the book "Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School."
Lecture: Ethical Implications for the Intelligence Community
Tom Twetten served 34 years in clandestine services for the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a graduate of Iowa State ('57 psychology). World Affairs Series
Monday, 06 Apr 2015
Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Seminar Series
"Is performance regulation based on life cycle assessment feasible?" Richard Plevin, UC-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. Plevin will discuss the semantics and uses of LCA, epistemological issues with "carbon intensity," the challenges of modeling complex environmental problems, and the requirements for a successful performance-based regulation.
"Interaction Selection for High-Dimensional Data", Hao Helen Zhang, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson
TIAA-CREF Investment Seminar
All are invited to hear Dan Morris, TIAA-CREF global investment strategist, present "2015 and Beyond: Investing After the Global Financial Crisis." Registration is required by calling 800-732-8353. Light refreshments will be served.
Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal
Ava Chin, a native of Queens, is the author of Eating Wildly, a memoir about foraging for food in New York City.
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean's Lecture
"Measuring the Elusive: How to Catch Neutrinos and What They Tell Us about the Universe," Mayly Sanchez, experimental particle physicist in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Iowa State.
Tuesday, 07 Apr 2015
Lecture: Children, Technology and the Changing Definition of Play
Doris Bergen is a Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology Emerita at Miami University in Ohio. Her work focuses on learning and human development, with a special focus on how technology-enhanced toys affect play, adult memories of childhood play, and the development of humor, especially in gifted children.
Lecture: Gay Conversion Therapy
Samuel (Sam) Brinton will speak about his first-hand experiences with conversion therapy and championing for state legislation to prohibit treatments of this kind. A bill of this sort has passed in the Iowa Senate but has yet to become law. Conversion therapy is a range of treatments attempting to change an individual's sexual orientation. It can include electroshock therapy along with other forms of physical and mental abuse.
Wednesday, 08 Apr 2015
Beyond Farm-to-Table: The Future of Food
Dan Barber is the author of "The Third Plate" and an award-winning chef. Shivvers Memorial Lecture.
Lecture: Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier, Master of Couture
Creative designer Ali Rahimi and business partner John Barle discuss the how their career in the apparel industry took them from the Virginia Marti College of Art and Design in Lakewood, Ohio, to running and operating a niche boutique for Hollywood celebrities.
Lecture: Prison Chronicles
Rachel Williams, associate professor in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa, discusses her work with incarcerated women.
Thursday, 09 Apr 2015
Nanovaccine Initiative Seminar: Vlasta Klima Balloun Lecture
"Engineering Immune Responses in Vaccination and Tolerance Induction," Jeffrey Hubbell, Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago. Hubbell will discuss his research in immunological tolerance technology for preventing immunity to protein drugs that would otherwise elicit an immune response. A reception will precede the lecture (10:30 a.m., 2061 Sweeney Hall). Cosponsored with the chemical and biological engineering department.
Panel: Standing Out on Social Media
The Greenlee School Futures Forum will focus on the role of social media in the professional workplace. All members of the Iowa State community and general public will benefit from these professionals' insight on best social media practices. The forum will open with the presentation of the AEJMC's Equity and Diversity Award to the Greenlee School.
Lecture: Marshall Saunders, founder of Citizens' Climate Lobby
"Citizenship: The Solution to Global Warming" - Saunders is founder and president of the Citizens' Climate Lobby, a nonpartisan organization that educates and supports citizens to lobby their members of Congress, the media and their fellow citizens to address climate change.
Drawing Lessons: The Comics of Everyday Life
Alison Bechdel has a thirty-year career writing, drawing, and self-syndicating the comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For."
Friday, 10 Apr 2015
From Cuba to Iowa: One Man's Fight for Freedom - Rafael Cruz
Rafael Cruz is the father of US Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Cuban born, he has been active in conservative politics for many years. He is also a pastor in North Texas, a professor of Bible and Theology, and the president of Kingdom Translation Services. Part of the Presidential Caucus Series which provides the university community with opportunities to question presidential candidates or their...
Monday, 13 Apr 2015
Carillon Superhighway I-35: Performing Arts Productions over Advanced Network
Three speakers will talk about an upcoming collaborative performance between ISU's Stanton Memorial Carillon and performing arts groups outside the state of Iowa. Like a 2002 "Star Bells" performance, this project will take place simultaneously in two venues with two live audiences. Speakers include Chad Jacobson, recording engineer and systems analyst; Jeffrey Preter, Professor Emeritus of music; and Tin-Shi Tam, Cownie Professor of Music.
"Tensor regression with applications in neuroimaging data analysis," Hua Zhou, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of College-Age Americans
"Souls in Transition," Christian Smith, professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Supple Lecture Series
Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015
P&S Council Seminar
"Collaborative Technology and Application Development: One View of Our Future," Jim Kurtenbach, interim vice president and chief information officer in information technology services.
Lecture: The Politics of Global Food Security
Philip McMichael is Professor and Chair of Development Sociology at Cornell University.
Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015
Film & Discussion: Love Is a Verb
A documentary examining Hizmet, or the Gulen Movement. Executive Producer Kenneth L. Hunter and co-producer Hakan Berberoglu will provide opening remarks and participate in a discussion following the 55-minute film.
The Hunting Ground: Documentary & Discussion about Sexual Assault on Campus
The Hunting Ground, a 90-minute film, weaves together verite footage and first-person testimonies of sexual assault survivors on U.S. campuses. A Q&A discussion about Iowa State University and Ames community response services available to students will follow the film. Iowa State President Steven Leath and the university's Chief of Police Jerry Stewart will provide opening remarks.
Thursday, 16 Apr 2015
Finding a Way: Making and Meaning - Jeremy Rudd
Artist, educator and Iowa State alumnus Jeremy Rudd will discuss finding his way as a professional visual artist while navigating the demands of career, family and ambition. He will share his experience as a liturgical artist on commission and present his recent work that focuses on metaphors of environment and sustainability. He is the guest juror for the 2015 Senior BFA Exhibition in the College of Design's Gallery 181.