Monday, 06 Apr 2015
"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
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.
Ava Chin, a native of Queens, is the author of Eating Wildly, a memoir about foraging for food in New York City.
"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
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.
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
Dan Barber is the author of "The Third Plate" and an award-winning chef. Shivvers Memorial Lecture.
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.
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
"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.
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.
"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.
Alison Bechdel has a thirty-year career writing, drawing, and self-syndicating the comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For."
Friday, 10 Apr 2015
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...