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Monday, 02 Mar 2015

Lecture: From Wall Street to the Front Lines of Women's Health

Mar 02, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Suzanna de Baca is the new president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and a graduate of Iowa State University.

Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015

Lecture: Designing a Life

Mar 03, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1312 Hoover Hall

free

College of Design Lectures

Dan Ibarra is a cofounder of Aesthetic Apparatus, a commercial art and printmaking studio in Minneapolis. National clients have included Old Navy and Absolut Vodka. Kelly English is the one-woman-show behind CHEERIUP, a product line of handmade play dwellings for children called "Thickets." Her work has been featured in Apartment Therapy, Martha Stewart Living Magazine and the New York Times. Part of the Spring 2015 Graphic Design Speaker Series.

Lecture: Researching & Reporting Complex Environmental Stories

Mar 03, 2015

12:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

A conversation with "Toms River" author Dan Fagin about science writing and writing about the environment.

Lecture: "Toms River" author Dan Fagin

Mar 03, 2015

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Dan Fagin is an investigative reporter, prize-winning science journalist, and the author of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, which won the 2014 Pulitzer for General Nonfiction. Part of the Creative Writing Program's Environmental Imagination Series

Wednesday, 04 Mar 2015

Lecture: Who Has the Right to the City? Design and Public Space in Contemporary Citites

Mar 04, 2015

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Prague-based architect and educator Osamu Okamura, program director of the reSITE international festival in Prague, will address the state of urban planning in Central and Eastern Europe and highlight some of the emerging platforms--like reSITE--for designers to effect change through society, the media and public administration. The 2015 Bachelor of Design Designer-in-Residence Lecture.

CEAH Fellowship: The Roots of American Environmentalism

Mar 04, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Parks Library, Special Collections reading room

free

Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) Lectures Meetings, receptions

Matthew Sivils, CEAH fellow, will provide a brief overview of the texts of some of the most influential 18th and 19th century naturalist-explorers, such as Mark Catesby, Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon. The program will be followed by a viewing of rare natural history volumes housed in Special Collections.

Thursday, 05 Mar 2015

Biomedical Sciences and Nanovaccine Initiative Seminar

Mar 05, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2025 College of Veterinary Medicine

free

Centers and Institutes Lectures

"Vaccine Studies to Mitigate Influenza in a Pig Model," Dr. Renukaradhya Gourapura, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio. Gourapura will discuss the strategies developed to increase the likelihood of cross-protective efficacy of candidate inactivated virus vaccines in a pig model. Pizza will served at the beginning of the seminar. Cosponsored by the department of biomedical sciences.

Lecture: Public Interest Design

Mar 05, 2015

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

2245 Coover Hall

free

College of Design Lectures

Design Corps founder Bryan Bell will offer examples of successful projects and best practices in public interest design--a rapidly growing field that encompasses work often called community design, social design, humanitarian design and pro bono design--and propose ways to maximize the public value of design. Part of the Spring 2015 Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series.

Blurring the Boundaries

Mar 05, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

Dan Corson is an award-winning public artist from Seattle who uses his background in art and theatrical design to create installations filled with drama, light and engaging viewer interactions. Corson will discuss several of his past, present and upcoming projects.

Lecture: The Language Hoax

Mar 05, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language" - John McWhorter, Columbia University, is the author of numerous books on how language shapes the way we think. Quentin Johnson Lecture in Linguistics

Lecture: Physical Inactivity - Should We Consider It a Disease?

Mar 05, 2015

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Dr. Michael Joyner is a physician-researcher at Mayo Clinic and a leading voice in the world of exercise physiology. The 2015 Pease Family Scholar

Friday, 06 Mar 2015

Keynote: ISCORE

Mar 06, 2015

12:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Conferences Diversity Lectures Student activities

Kathleen Wong(Lau) is the director of the University of Oklahoma's Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies. She has done consulting and training on diversity and inclusion in university settings and the private corporate sector, and has published research on structural inequality within higher education and best practices for addressing multicultural leadership within institutions.

Monday, 09 Mar 2015

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Seminar Series

Mar 09, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

1306 Elings Hall

free

Bioeconomy Institute Lectures Live Green

"Land-use changes through 2050: highlights from a global agro-economic model comparison," Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, Purdue University.

Lecture: My Electric Genealogy

Mar 09, 2015

4:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Sarah Kanouse, Associate Professor of Intermedia and Dean's Scholar at the University of Iowa, is an interdisciplinary artist and writer examining the politics of landscape and public space. Goldtrap Lecture in English

Lecture: The State of the Promised Land

Mar 09, 2015

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Norman Finkelstein is a political scientist, activist, professor, and author who writes about the Middle East and the politics of the Holocaust.

Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015

Sexual Assault on Campus: A Conservative Perspective

Mar 10, 2015

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Katie Pavlich is a political commentator for FOX News and author of "Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women."

Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015

The Future of Food

Mar 11, 2015

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

Vandana Shiva is a philosopher, environmental activist and the founder and director of the Navdanya Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology.

Thursday, 12 Mar 2015

One Health Lecture Series

Mar 12, 2015

5:00 PM

2226 Vet Med Building

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

"Living on the Edge: High-Consequence Zoonotic Pathogens & One Health Concepts," Dr. Thomas Ksiazek, University of Texas, Galveston.

Lecture: Emptiness in Christian America

Mar 12, 2015

7:00 PM

Gerdin Business Building Auditorium, 1148 Gerdin

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"How Does It Feel to Be Nobody? Emptiness in Christian America," John Corrigan, a scholar of American religious history and author of "Emptiness: Feeling Christian in America."

Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015

Rossmann Manatt Lecture

Mar 24, 2015

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

College of Human Sciences Lectures

"The Fashionable Side of STEM," Sara Marcketti, associate professor in the apparel, merchandising and design program and associate director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

Lecture: Stories of Undocumented Workers from Mexico

Mar 24, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Frans Schryer is Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph, Canada, where he taught in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.

The Last Bhopa: The Effects of Modernization on Folk Culture in India

Mar 24, 2015

8:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Praveen Singh Rathore will screen his 15-minute film "The Last Bhopa" and discuss how development in India has impacted the lives of traditional musicians and artisans, including Bhopas, semi-nomadic priest singers of the folk deities in Rajasthan, India.

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015

Lecture: GMO Technology and the Future of Food

Mar 25, 2015

7:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Kevin Folta (Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida) runs the Bio-talk-nowledge-y website, a program designed to help scientists learn the facts about biotechnology and then better communicate them.

Panel: Transgenic Bananas

Mar 25, 2015

8:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Organizations Lectures

"Transgenic Bananas? A dialogue on ethics, impacts and alternatives," presented by ISU ActivUs and the ISU Sustainable Agriculture Student Association. Speakers include author Steven Druker; Clark Wolf, ISU philosophy; Christina Gish-Hill, ISU anthropology; and Naboth Bwambale, ISU sociology. Moderators Carmen Bain, ISU sociology; and Michael Dahlstrom, ISU GSJMC.

Thursday, 26 Mar 2015

Mathematics of Crime

Mar 26, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Andrea Bertozzi is the Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity and a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Sigma Xi Lecture Series.

Friday, 27 Mar 2015

Lecture: The Architect's Tour: Notes for the Design Traveler

Mar 27, 2015

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Room 130 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Ben Jacks, author of a new book on traveling, architectural sightseeing, perception and learning, will share photographs from the book and speak about the importance for the aspiring designer of seeking first-hand encounters with good design.

Planetarium Show

Mar 27, 2015

6:30 PM

ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall

free

Astronomy Lectures

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, 30 Mar 2015

Lecture: Building a Progressive Historic Preservation Movement

Mar 30, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Max Page, a professor of architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will discuss how the historic preservation movement contributes to building more sustainable, meaningful, and fair communities. The Donald Benson Memorial Lecture in Literature, Science and the Arts.

Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015

Lecture: Spring 2015 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics

Mar 31, 2015

7:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"How American Women are Changing Politics" - Michelle Bernard. Sponsored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women & Politics