Sunday, 30 Mar 2014
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
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
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
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...
"Bayesian Variable Selection in the Presence of Multicollinearity", Joyee Ghosh, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa - Iowa City
The Battle Ground Road drum group and Meskwaki Nation Dancers will share traditional and contemporary songs and dances.
The Battle Ground Road drum group and Meskwaki Nation Dancers will perform at 6:30 pm, preceding the 7:00 pm talk. Walter Echo-Hawk is a lawyer, tribal judge, scholar and activist. The 2014 Thompson Memorial Lecture
Literary Readings and discussion with K. L. Cook, author of three books of fiction and teaches in Iowa State's MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment. Poet Natalie Diaz is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community and author of the poetry collection "When My Brother Was an Aztec." Part of the Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination Series
Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014
Ray Archuleta is a soil agronomist at USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. His work promotes conservation practices like no-till farming and the use of cover crops to improve soil health. Shivvers Memorial Lecture.
Andrea Gibson is a spoken word poet who advocates for solidarity and equality.
Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014
"JRC Experience with Area Frame Sampling", Jacques Delince, European Commission Joint Research Centre, IPTS - Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Economy, Seville, Spain
The College Republicans host candidates vying for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg explores the shared territory of science, engineering, art and design as a Design Fellow with the international research project Synthetic Aesthetics. Ginsberg is especially interested in new roles for design in emerging fields like synthetic biology. National Affairs Series on Innovation & Women in STEM Series
Thursday, 03 Apr 2014
Parkinson's Disease Research Forum with Colum MacKinnon, assistant professor of neurology, University of Minnesota.
Parkinson's Disease Research Forum, Chris Hass, associate professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida.
Jim Blome is the president and CEO for Bayer CropScience and the head of Crop Protection for the North American region. The Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture
Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker, an award-winning environmental journalist, and author of "Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change." Part of the World Affairs Series & the Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination Series
Friday, 04 Apr 2014
Stephen Gilbert, associate director of ISU's Virtual Reality Applications Center and its graduate program in Human Computer Interaction, will describe some of the challenges and benefits of conducting research across disciplinary boundaries. Graduate and Professional Students Research Conference Keynote Address.
Internationally recognized architect and author Jason Griffiths will speak about the legacy of the suburban dream in North America, presenting a first-hand account of ordinary houses first photographed in 2003 during a 6-month road trip across the US. In this lecture, he exposes the tragic beauty that lies behind this Arcadian ideal and questions the future of America's suburban home. Part of the Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series.