Monday, 30 Mar 2015
Lecture: Building a Progressive Historic Preservation Movement
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
Linda Kalin directs the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center.
Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015
Lecture: Spring 2015 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics
"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
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
"Applying an Iowa State Education to Life: A Tribute to My Teachers" - Ted Crosbie, Monsanto Company
Thompson Memorial Lecture: Daniel Wildcat
"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
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
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
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
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