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Monday, 30 Mar 2015

Lecture: Building a Progressive Historic Preservation Movement

Mar 30, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

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.

Lecture: Pills and Thrills That Kill: Emerging Drugs of Abuse

Mar 30, 2015

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Linda Kalin directs the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center.

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

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

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

Wednesday, 01 Apr 2015

The Once and Future Neighborhood: Prospects for Walkable Diversity

Apr 01, 2015

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

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

Apr 01, 2015

7:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

"Applying an Iowa State Education to Life: A Tribute to My Teachers" - Ted Crosbie, Monsanto Company

Thompson Memorial Lecture: Daniel Wildcat

Apr 01, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"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

Apr 02, 2015

12:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Conferences Lectures Student activities

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

Apr 02, 2015

5:30 PM

Kildee Hall, Ensminger Room

free

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

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

Apr 02, 2015

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

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

Apr 02, 2015

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

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