Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015
"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.
Frans Schryer is Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph, Canada, where he taught in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.
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
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.
"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
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
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.
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.