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Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

Lecture: Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers

Apr 23, 2019

4:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

Ashraf Habibullah is a structural engineer who helped develop the technology and software engineers use to design earthquake-resistant buildings and bridges. He will discuss the future of engineering as a profession, especially the need for today’s engineering students to be exposed to more than just technology.

Lecture: Diversity, Leadership, Donald Trump, and the Future of America

Apr 23, 2019

7:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Affairs Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Stay Woke: Diversity, Leadership, Donald Trump, and the Future of America," Kevin Powell, activist and book author. He also has written for the Huffington Post, British GQ and Vibe Magazine. In a world where violence, fear, division and hate have become the norm, Kevin offers hope and a new and different way to view ourselves, to view each other. Powell will sign copies of his book prior to the lecture (7 p.m.).

Lecture & performance: A Musical Celebration of the First Amendment

Apr 23, 2019

8:00 PM

Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

"Shut Up and Dance" is an engaging and irreverent concert celebrating free speech through music.

Lecture: Generative Design in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism

Apr 23, 2019

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

Tracy Miller, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University, will present the 2019 Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Her talk is titled, "Rethinking Creativity: Generative Design in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism."

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

Lecture: Gendered Media Coverage of Women Presidential Candidates

Apr 24, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

But Is She 'Likable?' Dianne Bystrom is director emerita of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State. She will discuss the how the media has covered women running for office differently than men, and what that might mean for the 2020 presidential election, for which there is an unprecedented number of women candidates.

Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

Lecture: The Art of Writing, with author Margot Livesey

Apr 25, 2019

2:10 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Join student and faculty in the Creative Writing Program for this informal moderated craft talk. Writers will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear author Margot Livesey discuss her writing process.

ISU Retirees: Social and program

Apr 25, 2019

2:30 PM

Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center

free

ISU Retirees Association Lectures Meetings, receptions

"The National Centers for Animal Health: Historical and Present Contributions to Animal Agriculture," Dr. Marcus Kehrli Jr., director of the National Animal Disease Center. Program begins at 3 p.m. Refreshments provided by Vintage Cooperative, Ames.

Lecture: Reading & Conversation: Margot Livesey, author

Apr 25, 2019

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

Margot Livesey is the award-winning author of ten books, including a collection of stories, Learning by Heart, and eight acclaimed novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, The House on Fortune Street, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, and Mercury.