Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014
"Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous." Gabriella Coleman, McGill University, was trained as a cultural anthropologist and studies computer hackers and digital activism. Technology, Globalization and Culture Series
Claude Fischer, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of several books on the changing nature of American society.
Thursday, 02 Oct 2014
"Rehabilitation of Body and Spirit: Science, Art and Technology in Facial Reconstruction," Suzanne Verma, president-elect of the International Anaplastology Association and assistant professor and certified clinical anaplastologist in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University, Dallas. Part of the biological/pre-medical illustration program's 30th anniversary celebration.
Suzanne Verma is an anaplastologist and a graduate of Iowa State's Biological and Premedical Illustration Program.
Monday, 06 Oct 2014
"A frequency domain empirical likelihood for spatial data," Dan Nordman, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley discusses her new novel, "Some Luck." Book signing to follow.
Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014
Learn how to package your professional credentials as you prepare materials for promotion to full professor. This session is targeted toward associate professors and their mentors, however, assistant professors and their mentors also would benefit. Presenters are CALS senior associate dean Joe Colletti and associate dean for academic and global programs David Acker. Please bring your lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided.
"The Ferguson Moment: Poverty, Politics and Planning in the Suburbs of St. Louis," Todd Swanstrom, University of Missouri, St. Louis. Reception precedes the lecture at 5 p.m., small group discussions on issues of race and class will be led by college multicultural liaisons following the lecture.
Thursday, 09 Oct 2014
"(Inner) Space Exploration using Feng Shui," Susan Radke and JoAnn Charlson. Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program. Attend each month and experience a new topic presented by local and regional professionals and lecturers.
Arlen Chase will discuss his use of Airborne LiDAR laser-based remote sensing in his research of the ancient Maya civilization. Sigma Xi Series.
Friday, 10 Oct 2014
"Cultivating a Collection: The History of the Textiles and Clothing Museum and Its Faculty Donors," Jennifer Gordon, the Agatha Huepenbecker Burnet Endowed graduate assistant for the Textiles and Clothing Museum. The "Textiles, Teaching, and Travel: The Life and Work of ISU Professor Agatha Huepenbecker Burnet" exhibit in the Mary Alice Gallery will be open 30 minutes before and after the talk.
Monday, 13 Oct 2014
"Probabilistic Error-correction using Markov Inference in Error Reads", Karin Dorman, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames
Plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram was named the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate. The Norman Borlaug Lecture.
Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014
Uschi Niethammer, program officer for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), will make a presentation about this German government- and EU-funded agency and explain its culture, the wide variety of RFPs, review process and suggestions on how to submit a successful grant proposal to DAAD.
Thursday, 16 Oct 2014
Part of the Women in STEM series. Susan Wessler is President's Chair and Distinguished Professor of Genetics, University of California, Riverside. A reception will precede the lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the MU Sun Room.
"Sialic Acids as Determinants of Self," James Paulson, acting President and CEO of The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California. Paulson researches the roles of glycan binding proteins in the modulation of immune cell signaling, and the receptor specificity of influenza viruses. A reception precedes his seminar at 3:45 pm.
Dan Barker is co-president of the nationally known advocacy organization Freedom From Religion Foundation. He is author of many books articles, including Maybe Yes, Maybe no: A Guide For Young Skeptics, Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist, and Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists. He is a former preacher of both Quaker and Assembly of God congregations.
Cyd Zeigler is one of the world's leading experts on LGBT sports issues, a cofounder of Outsports.com, and coauthor of The Outsports Revolution: Truth & Myth in the World of Gay Sports. Part of Coming Out Week.
Friday, 17 Oct 2014
"Setting the Table for a Hotter, Flatter, More Crowded Earth," Sonny Ramaswamy, USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture. A listening session will follow the lecture.
Indian agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan is often recognized as the father of the Green Revolution in India.
Monday, 20 Oct 2014
Mary Galvin-Donoghue, Division Director of Materials Research in the Directorate of Mathematics and Physical Sciences of the NSF will explain the agency's culture, review process and suggestions on how to submit a successful grant proposal to NSF. She will highlight specific programs and talk about emerging opportunities in the area of mathematical and physical sciences.
"Spectral analytic comparisons for data augmentation and my other research interests," Vivek Roy, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames
Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014
Spanish architect Nerea Amoros Elorduy is a cofounder of Active Social Architecture (ASA), a design firm in Kigali, Rwanda. ASA works in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team across continents to improve livelihoods and strengthen and empower communities and their sense of identity, through innovative, community-based designs and a holistic approach to architecture. Elorduy will share her work in this public presentation.
Harrison Inefuku, Digital Repository coordinator, and Emma Molls, scholarly communications and social sciences and humanities librarian, will join ISU faculty and researchers for a panel discussion on open access and research sharing, including using Digital Repository at Iowa State University to further the land-grant ideal that higher education should be accessible to all.
Caitlin Boyle launched Operation Beautiful in 2009 in an effort to curb the negative self-images she so often discovered among young women and men. She began leaving messages on the mirrors of public restrooms to encourage others to think positively about their body. She scribbles down whatever comes to mind - You are beautiful! A smile is your best accessory. Love yourself first. Today, Operation Beautiful is at work on school lockers,...
Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014
Thomas Kelley is a Rome Prize fellow at the American Academy in Rome and a visiting assistant professor of architecture at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is a spiritual leader, well-known scholar of Jewish history and ethics.
Patricia Beneke is director and regional representative of the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America and a graduate of Iowa State. World Affairs Series.
Thursday, 23 Oct 2014
Why is a popular market in downtown Lima, Peru, often condemned as a vile and dangerous place? Daniella Gandolfo, associate professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University, will recount a day's activities at El Hueco (the Pit) in the context of Marx and Engels' "lumpenproletariat" and Hernando de Soto's "informality" to answer this question.
Robert Cargill, an assistant professor of Classics and religious studies at the University of Iowa, will discuss how recent advances in the fields of archaeology and the digital humanities have enabled scholars to create digital reconstructions of archaeological remains at Qumran, the site associated with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.