Monday, 13 Jan 2014
Byron Brehm-Stecher, associate professor of food science and human nutrition, will present "Natural and Value-added Antimicrobials for Foods and Food Processing Surfaces."
Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014
A carillon concert in honor of Dr. King. Tin-Shi Tam, carilloneur. Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.
A global perspective on crop wild relatives: distributions and conservation ex situ Ms. Vivian Bernau, Visiting Researcher at Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) - Cali, Colombia
In the years following the Civil War, new forms of forced labor in the American South kept thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II. This documentary spans 1865 to 1945, uses archival photographs and dramatic re-enactments, and is filmed on location in Alabama and Georgia. Brian Behnken, associate professor of history, will lead a discussion following the 90-min film. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series
Monday, 20 Jan 2014
Celebrate with song, story and birthday cake. An Ames tradition! After sharing birthday cake, the program begins at 6:30 pm and includes a keynote address by Iowa State University Dean of Students Pamela Anthony.
Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014
"Environmental research, cultural experiences, and adventures in India," Ann Russell, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, India, 2005.
Fermentation: Coevolution, Culture, and Community Mr. Sandor Katz, Author and Fermentation Specialist
Recent Developments That Plant Breeding Students Should Know About On Their First Day Scott Sebastien, DuPont Pioneer
Impact of Biochar on Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rivka Fidel, Department of Agronomy
The DSN S 546: Products of Public Space studio will host a panel of four guest speakers who will compare and contrast "The Tomorrow Plan" and "The Capital Crossroads Vision," two comprehensive plans for the Greater Des Moines Region.
Environmental Imagination Series. Speaker to be announced.
Sandor Ellix Katz is the author of Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods. He demystifies the process of fermentation and shares the history, health benefits and cultural significance of this preservation method.
Thursday, 23 Jan 2014
Lee Ann Woolery, community arts specialist with University of Missouri Extension, Columbia, Mo., will talk about the community arts program and the extension work she does. Her presentation will be followed by a buffet lunch reception.
"Toward a Seventeenth-Century Rape Script," Jana Byars, ISU history.
"A Loving Story: Perseverance, Change and Civil Rights." Come celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program will feature "The Loving Story," a documentary about interracial marriage in the United States, followed by a discussion and Q&A led by Natasha Croom, Assistant Professor of Education. The Advancing One Community Awards will also be presented.
Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014
To Bee or Not to Bee Dr. Jim Pease, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Natural Resources, Ecology, and Management, Iowa State University
Integrated Data Management and Simulation to Turn Precision Data into Better Decisions David Muth, Praxik, LLC
Sensible Heat Balance Method to Determine Rates of Soil Freezing and Thawing Yuki Kojima, Graduate Student, Iowa State
Mike Nelson, president of Nelson Construction and Development, Des Moines, will speak about his redevelopment of several historic buildings in downtown Des Moines. Nelson spoke at the 2011 TED Des Moines conference on his progressive new housing concepts for 20-somethings in Iowa's largest urban center. He'll expand on this to include recent works.
Nell Irvin Painter is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and author of The History of White People. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series
Friday, 31 Jan 2014
Comedian Tig Notaro began her set at Largo in Los Angeles the day she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer with: "Good evening, hello. I have cancer. How are you?" There was nervous laughter, weeping and total silence in the audience.