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Saturday, 01 Feb 2014

Workshop: K-12 Computational Thinking

Feb 01, 2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

109 Pearson Hall

free

Computer Science Department Lectures

K-12 students will learn about computational modeling and programming with Scratch -- a free, visual programming platform developed by MIT. Workshop participants also can develop a project for the April 19 Computational Thinking Competition. Online registration is required. Lunch is included, followed by an optional Scratch workshop (1-3 p.m.).

Monday, 03 Feb 2014

Freedom Riders: Documentary and Discussion

Feb 03, 2014

7:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, testing their belief in nonviolent activism. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.

Tuesday, 04 Feb 2014

Economic Restructuring and the Art of Adaptive Resilience

Feb 04, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

262 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Margaret Cowell, assistant professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech, will discuss selected findings from her forthcoming book, "Dealing with Deindustrialization: Adaptive Resilience in Eight Midwestern Regions" (Routledge).

Wednesday, 05 Feb 2014

Fulbright Lunch & Learn Seminar Series

Feb 05, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Lectures

"It's Much More than Acclimating: Living and Studying as a Fulbrighter, from Indonesia to the United States," Agustina Veny Purnamasari, School of Education, Indonesia, Current grantee.

Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium

Feb 05, 2014

3:10 PM - 4:30 PM

2050 Agronomy

Free

Agronomy Department Lectures

STRIPs on the Landscape Mr. Seth Watkins, Cattle Producer

Soil Science Seminar

Feb 05, 2014

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

2020 Agronomy

Agronomy Department Lectures

"What Everyone Should Know about Soil Microbial Communities," Cindy Nakatsu, agronomy professor, Purdue University.

Products of Public Space: Steve Dryden, Renewable Power Markets Access

Feb 05, 2014

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Morrill Hall Auditorium

free

College of Design Lectures

Steve Dryden, founder of Renewable Power Markets Access, De Soto, Iowa, will speak about his work as a wind developer and his view of where the wind energy market is going. RPMAccess has built more than 15 percent of the renewable wind generation in Iowa and several projects in adjacent states.

Pop Art in East Germany: Willy Wolff's Dialog with the West

Feb 05, 2014

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Sigrid Hofer, professor of German literature and the arts at Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany, will give a slide lecture on "Pop Art in East Germany: Willy Wolff's Dialog with the West." Her presentation is cosponsored by the College of Design, Department of Integrated Studio Arts, Department of World Languages and Cultures and the international studies program.

Thursday, 06 Feb 2014

The Life Code: Changing Lives, Changing Business

Feb 06, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Juan Enriquez is one of the world's leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research and the impact of the life sciences. A co-founder of Synthetic Genomics, he is the author of "As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth."

Sunday, 09 Feb 2014

Panel: Women in Physics and Astronomy

Feb 09, 2014

7:30 PM

3 Physics Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

"Women in Physics and Astronomy: Past, Present and Future," Meg Urry, Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Yale University and director of the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics, will be joined by Iowa State faculty and administrators for a panel discussion and Q&A. Women in STEM Series.

Monday, 10 Feb 2014

Osborn Club Lecture

Feb 10, 2014

7:00 PM

Hach Hall atrium

free

Osborn Club Lectures

"The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: Where We Are, Where We Are Heading," William Gutowski, ISU geological and atmospheric sciences.

Understanding Black Holes and Active Galaxies

Feb 10, 2014

8:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Meg Urry is chair of the Physics Department at Yale University and director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. She investigates the formation and evolution of the super-massive black holes that astrophysicists believe anchor each galaxy. Women in STEM Series.

Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014

How Women Lead and the Difference It Makes

Feb 11, 2014

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Melissa Harris-Perry hosts a weekend MSNBC program and is a professor of political science at Tulane University, where she directs the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South.

Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014

Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium

Feb 12, 2014

3:10 PM - 4:30 PM

2050 Agronomy

Free

Agronomy Department Lectures

Current and Future Research on Indigenous Communities and Food Sovereignty Dr. Christina Hill, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Iowa State University

Gerontology Colloquium

Feb 12, 2014

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

College of Human Sciences Lectures

"Life Long Links: Iowa's Aging and Disability Resource Center," Joseph Sample, director of the lifelong aging and disability resource center for the Iowa Department on Aging. Sample will speak on topics associated with Iowa's aging and disability resource center model that has expanded statewide during the past year.

Soil Science Seminar

Feb 12, 2014

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

2020 Agronomy

Agronomy Department Lectures

Anion Exchange Capacity of Biochars; Characterization and Stability Michael Lawrinenko, Graduate Student, Iowa State

Products of Public Space

Feb 12, 2014

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Morrill Hall Auditorium

free

College of Design Lectures

Landscape architect Brian Clark, principal of Confluence Design, a comprehensive landscape architecture and planning firm with five offices across the Midwest, will speak about the firm's work in retail streetscapes and other urban public spaces.

Thursday, 13 Feb 2014

Lunch series: Women and Gender Studies

Feb 13, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

208 Carver

free

Women's and Gender Studies Program Lectures

"The Art of Making Revolution," Connie Post, ISU English.

Evolution and Computation

Feb 13, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

John Mayfield is Emeritus Professor of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology at Iowa State and former associate dean of the Graduate College. His new book, The Engine of Complexity, Evolution as Computation, is an approach to understanding evolution based on information theory and computational science.

Friday, 14 Feb 2014

Research workshop

Feb 14, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Room 130 College of Design

free

Research Office Lectures Training, development

"Institutional Review Board (IRB): What All Researchers Need to Know," Kerry Agnitsch, interim director, Office for Responsible Research. Bring your lunch; cookies provided.

Multiple Ways to Love: A Valentine's Day Poetry Reading

Feb 14, 2014

4:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Eduardo C. Corral won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition for his first book of poetry, "Slow Lightning." His work is recognized for its exploration of Latino identity and gender and sexuality.

Monday, 17 Feb 2014

Architectural Sketching Demo/Workshop

Feb 17, 2014

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Gallery 181, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Associate Professor Wen Qingwu of the Department of Design at Wuhan University School of Urban Design in Wuhan, China, will present this architectural sketching demonstration and workshop to accompany "The Highest Good is Like Water" exhibition, Feb. 12-21 in the ISU College of Design's Gallery 181. The exhibition and demo are free and open to the public.

Religious Freedom for All: Living Together with Our Deepest Differences

Feb 17, 2014

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Os Guinness is an author and social critic who writes frequently about modern American culture. His new book, "The Global Public Square," champions the freedom of thought, conscience and religion as a way to negotiate differences in public life. Veritas Forum

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014

Watercolor Demo/Workshop

Feb 18, 2014

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Gallery 181, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Associate Professor Zhou Ziumei of the Department of Design at Wuhan University School of Urban Design in Wuhan, China, will present this watercolor demonstration and workshop to accompany "The Highest Good is Like Water" exhibition, Feb. 12-21 in the ISU College of Design's Gallery 181. The exhibition and demo are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014

Chinese Ceramic Glaze-Painting Demo/Workshop

Feb 19, 2014

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Gallery 181, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Professor Guan Jiaqing of the Department of Design at Wuhan University School of Urban Design in Wuhan, China, will present this ceramic-based glaze-painting demonstration and workshop to accompany "The Highest Good is Like Water" exhibition, Feb. 12-21 in the ISU College of Designs Gallery 181. The exhibition and demo are free and open to the public.

Ten Realities of Doing Business Globally

Feb 19, 2014

2:30 PM

Stark Hall, Gerdin Business Building

free

Ivy College of Business Lectures

Greg Churchill is serving as Executive in Residence for the College of Business Feb. 17-19. He recently retired from Rockwell Collins as executive vice president for international business.

Discussion: Chinese Painting History and Techniques

Feb 19, 2014

5:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Diversity Lectures

Five distinguished artists and visiting scholars from Wuhan University in China's western Hubei Province will speak about their work and traditional Chinese painting techniques. They will discuss unique methods and styles of Chinese water color painting, sketch drawing, engraving, photography, ceramic tile painting, and how traditional cultural elements are incorporated into contemporary work.

Reading: Looking After Minidoka, An American Memoir

Feb 19, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Neil Nakadate will read from and discuss his new book, an account of the discrimination faced by his Japanese American family during World War II.

Thursday, 20 Feb 2014

Light and Shadows: Architectural Photography by Wang Xin

Feb 20, 2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gallery 181, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Lecturer Wang Xin of the Department of Design at Wuhan University School of Urban Design in Wuhan, China, will share a PowerPoint presentation of her photos of traditional Chinese architecture. Her presentation is part of a series of events accompanying "The Highest Good is Like Water" exhibition Feb. 12 through Feb. 21 in the College of Design's Gallery 181. The exhibition and presentation are free and open to the public.

Lithographic Plate-Engraving Demo/Workshop

Feb 20, 2014

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Gallery 181, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Associate Professor Xia Lijun of the Department of Design at Wuhan University School of Urban Design in Wuhan, China, will present this lithographic plate-engraving demonstration and workshop to accompany "The Highest Good is Like Water" exhibition, Feb. 12-21 in the College of Design's Gallery 181. The exhibition and demo are free and open to the public.