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Saturday, 01 Mar 2014

Workshop: K-12 Computational Thinking

Mar 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.).

Sunday, 02 Mar 2014

Live webcast: Language and the Internet

Mar 02, 2014

3:00 PM

Doziel Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Linguist David Crystal is perhaps best known as the author of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. He has authored more than 100 books on the English language, with topics ranging from phonetics and grammar to Shakespeare to clinical linguistics.

Monday, 03 Mar 2014

Tuesday, 04 Mar 2014

How to Find Inner Peace in the Modern World: A Buddhist Perspective

Mar 04, 2014

4:30 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Arjia Rinpoche is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Indiana University and one of the most prominent Tibetan lamas in the world.

Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture: Reinier de Graaf, OMA/AMO

Mar 04, 2014

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

College of Design Lectures

De Graaf directs the work of AMO, the research and design studio established as a counterpart to the Office of Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has overseen AMO's increasing involvement in sustainability and energy planning, which has included the 2010 publication "Roadmap 2030: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe" with the European Climate Foundation.

Engaging Conservatives on Energy and Climate

Mar 04, 2014

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Bob Inglis, a six-term Republican congressman from one of South Carolina's most conservative districts, established the Energy and Enterprise Initiative. National Affairs Series

Thursday, 06 Mar 2014

Documentary and discussion: Girl Rising

Mar 06, 2014

7:00 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls' remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.

Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future

Mar 06, 2014

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon: Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future," Dr. Stanley Temple. Temple's talk marks the centennial of the extinction of the passenger pigeon in 1914. He uses the passenger pigeon to call attention to the world's ongoing extinction crisis and our relationship with other species.

Friday, 07 Mar 2014

ISCORE Keynote: Harold Martin

Mar 07, 2014

12:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Conferences Diversity Lectures Student activities

Harold Martin Sr. is the chancellor at North Carolina A&T State University.

10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack

Mar 07, 2014

11:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide and a Emmy Award-winning writer for Saturday Night Live, is considered to be one of the world's foremost Zombie experts. His bestselling book World War Z was recently made into a movie starring Brad Pitt.

Monday, 10 Mar 2014

Osborn Club Lecture

Mar 10, 2014

7:00 PM

Hach Hall, atrium

free

Osborn Club Lectures

"Critical Materials: Past, Present and Future," Alexander King, Critical Materials Institute, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. Osborn Club lectures are open to the public, following the club members' dinner.

Leading in a Crisis: Real Stories Behind 'Scandal'

Mar 10, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Judy Smith, a crisis manager and former White House deputy press secretary for President George H. W. Bush, is the real-life inspiration for Olivia Pope, the lead on ABC's "Scandal" - a show revolving around the life and work of a professional fixer. Book signing to follow.

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014

Eating Without Heating: An Intro to Raw Food

Mar 11, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Sheree Clark is a certified raw culinary arts chef and instructor. She educates people nationwide about nutrition and healthy lifestyles through her Des Moines-based practice, Fork in the Road, which offers classes, hands-on workshops, coaching and consultations.

Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014

Fulbright Lunch & Learn Seminar Series

Mar 12, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Lectures

"Building networks in biology and across the ocean," Chris Tuggle, Animal Science, Scotland, 2011 Bring your lunch and learn from Fulbright alumni and current Fulbright-sponsored grantees about a variety of Fulbright Programs. All seminars will start at 12:10 pm and last 20-30 minutes, thus allowing ample time for discussion and socializing.

Products of Public Space: David Dahlquist

Mar 12, 2014

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Morrill Hall Auditorium

free

College of Design Lectures

The DSN S 546: Products of Public Space (PoPS) studio will host this lecture by David Dahlquist, a principal at RDG Planning & Design in Des Moines and an artist who has produced significant installations as part of both interior and exterior architectural and public space designs. Dahlquist will speak about placemaking in public spaces.

The Dating Doctor: Advisor to the Romantically Challenged

Mar 12, 2014

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

David Coleman, The Dating Doctor, shares strategies and ideas to help expand one's relationships and potential.

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014

Sustainability via Synthetic Biology

Mar 13, 2014

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

171 Durham

free

Chemical & Biological Engineering Lectures Live Green

"Sustainability via Synthetic Biology: A Growing Role for Biotechnology in the Chemical Industry," Brian Pfleger, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Pfleger will present a novel, sustainable method of deconstructing biomass into fermentable sugars that doesn't require degradative enzymes. He will discuss developing strains of bacteria for producing chemical building blocks such as fatty acids, alpha-olefins, fatty alcohols and bioplastics.

Monday, 24 Mar 2014

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Seminar Series

Mar 24, 2014

3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

1344 Howe Hall

free

Bioeconomy Institute Lectures Live Green

"Co-firing in coal power plants and its impact on biomass feedstock availability," Jerome Dumortier, Indiana University-Purdue University.

Statistics Seminar

Mar 24, 2014

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

"Survival Prediction and Variable Selection with Simultaneous Shrinkage and Grouping Priors for Gene Expression Microarray Data", Sounak Chakraborty, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri, Columbia

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014

The Geography of Risk and Post-Foreclosure Residential Displacement: Andrew Greenlee

Mar 26, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room 130 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Since 2007, residential foreclosures have become a common phenomenon in many U.S. communities, impacting households across traditional strata of race and class. What happens to affected households and neighborhoods following foreclosure? Andrew Greenlee, assistant professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will examine the extent to which foreclosure risk causes residential displacement.

Thursday, 27 Mar 2014

Bioenergy Seminar

Mar 27, 2014

3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

1242 Howe Hall

free

Bioeconomy Institute Lectures Live Green

"Growing the World's Fuel at Sapphire Energy," Chris Yohn, Sapphire Energy Inc., San Diego.

Finding Your Passion: Publishing and Doctor Who

Mar 27, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Lars Pearson is publisher and editor-in-chief of the Hugo Award-winning Mad Norwegian Press and one of the foremost experts in North America on "Doctor Who."

Friday, 28 Mar 2014

Women, Politics and Leadership

Mar 28, 2014

12:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Women, Politics and Leadership," U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri, who is the spring 2014 holder of the Catt Center's Mary Louise Smith Chair.

Gender, Sexuality, Dress and Identity

Mar 28, 2014

3:00 PM

142 West Lagomarcino

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Kelly Reddy-Best is assistant professor of apparel design at San Francisco State University, where she studies the interrelationships of gender, sexuality, dress and identity.

Planetarium Show - The Solar System

Mar 28, 2014

6:15 PM

ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall

Astronomy Lectures

Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium to learn more. The first show, starting at 6:30 pm will be 20 minutes and for kids. Shows at 7 pm and 7:30 pm and are suitable for all ages. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:15 pm. Seating is limited.

Sunday, 30 Mar 2014

Rescuing the World: Ecological Disaster in the Young Adult Novel - Panel Discussion

Mar 30, 2014

2:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Panelists will discuss how the heroes and heroines in young adult fiction are often forced to grow up in a world damaged and corrupted by previous generations. Part of the Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination Series

FLYWAY Magazine's "Home Voices"� Reading

Mar 30, 2014

3:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Writers from the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment read from their prize-winning work: Lindsay D'Andrea, "Rock Wall, New Hampshire," and Dana Thomann, "Flood Gap." Elizabeth Bradfield, author of Approaching Ice, selected this year's winning pieces. Part of the Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination Series

The Brief History of the Dead

Mar 30, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Kevin Brockmeier is the author of three novels, The Brief History of the Dead, The Truth About Celia, and The Illumination. He has also published two short story collections, Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer. Part of the Wildness, Wilderness & Environmental Imagination Series

Monday, 31 Mar 2014

Language, Poetry and Resilience - Natalie Diaz

Mar 31, 2014

3:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Join us for a moderated conversation with poet Natalie Diaz about the process of writing poems, about the place of myth in writing, and about the language revitalization program she directs at Fort Mojave, where she works and teaches with the last Elder speakers of the Mojave language. Natalie Diaz is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec. She earned a BA from Old Dominion University, where she received a...

Statisitcs Seminar

Mar 31, 2014

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

"Bayesian Variable Selection in the Presence of Multicollinearity", Joyee Ghosh, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa - Iowa City