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Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014

Soil Health and Sustainability

Apr 01, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

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.

Social Justice: A Spoken Word Performance

Apr 01, 2014

8:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Andrea Gibson is a spoken word poet who advocates for solidarity and equality.

Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014

Statistics Seminar

Apr 02, 2014

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

"JRC Experience with Area Frame Sampling", Jacques Delince, European Commission Joint Research Centre, IPTS - Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Economy, Seville, Spain

U.S. Senate Republican Candidate Forum

Apr 02, 2014

6:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

The College Republicans host candidates vying for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology's Designs on Nature

Apr 02, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

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

Understanding Movement Impairment in Parkinson's Disease

Apr 03, 2014

2:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Parkinson's Disease Research Forum with Colum MacKinnon, assistant professor of neurology, University of Minnesota.

Intervention Programs for Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Apr 03, 2014

3:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Parkinson's Disease Research Forum, Chris Hass, associate professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida.

Emerging Issues in Agriculture

Apr 03, 2014

7:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

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

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Apr 03, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

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

The Pros and Cons of Interdisciplinary Research

Apr 04, 2014

5:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

Lecture Series Conferences Lectures Student activities

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.

Manifest Destiny: A Guide to the Essential Indifference of American Suburban Housing

Apr 04, 2014

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

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.

Monday, 07 Apr 2014

All the Things I Didn't Learn at the College of Design: Theaster Gates, Jr.

Apr 07, 2014

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Artist, activist and community planner Theaster Gates, Jr. (BS 1996 Community & Regional Planning / MA 2005 Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies), Chicago, will share key lessons on his personal experience and career, from his time as an undergraduate planning student at Iowa State to the complex ecology of his current artistic practice. Both informative and performative, his presentation will embody what it means to pursue a vocation in the arts.

Statistics Seminar

Apr 07, 2014

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

"Zodiac: A Comprehensive Depiction of Genetic Interactions in Cancer by Integrating TCGA Data", Yuan Ji, Director, Biomedical Research Informatics, Northshore University Health System, University of Chicago, Chicago,Illinois

Beauty, Abundance and Environmental Action in the Franciscan Tradition

Apr 07, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Sr. Mary Beth Ingham explores the Franciscan intellectual tradition, including its emphasis on science, beauty and environmental ethics, through the philosophy of John Duns Scotus. Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture Series

Documentary & Discussion: God Loves Uganda

Apr 07, 2014

8:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"God Loves Uganda" is an exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America. The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting "sexual immorality" and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow Biblical law.

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014

Veishea: Opening Ceremony

Apr 08, 2014

5:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Special events Student activities

Simon Estes, the world-renowned opera singer, has sung for 6 Presidents of the United States as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the late Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa. He is the 2014 VEISHEA Parade Grand Marshal.Student Organization Awards including Adviser of the Year and Student Leader of the Year.A 4-5 p.m. reception with refreshments will precede his talk in the Sun Room.

Committed to the Core

Apr 08, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Charlie Wittmack is an Iowan who has twice summited Mount Everest, and the only person in history to complete the World Triathlon.

Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014

Community Food Planning: A Tool for Detroit's Redevelopment

Apr 09, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Kami Pothukuchi is the founder and director of SEED Wayne, a campus-community collaborative dedicated to building sustainable food systems in Detroit, Mich. She is also an associate professor of urban studies and planning at Wayne State University in Detroit. Her work, research and writings have made her one of the most well-known food-system planners.

Making Space for Culture

Apr 09, 2014

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Stratton will address the long-term effects of a new funding emphasis on art practices as entrepreneurialism and "placemaking" as euphemism, and how the increased prioritization of placemaking by private funders potentially instrumentalizes artists to fill political and social gaps left by deteriorating federal, state and civic funding for social programs and community development. Part of the Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series.

What Can the Atheist Movement Learn from the Gay Movement?

Apr 09, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Greta Christina is a widely-read blogger on atheism and the author of "Why Are You Atheists So Angry?"

Local Adaptation and Life History Evolution in Monkey Flowers

Apr 09, 2014

8:00 PM

125 Kildee Hall

free

Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

John Willis is a professor of biology at Duke University. The Charles E. Bessey Lecture.

Thursday, 10 Apr 2014

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Seminar Series

Apr 10, 2014

3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

0013 Curtiss Hall

free

Bioeconomy Institute Lectures Live Green

"Life Cycle Assessment: A Tool to Inform Energy Policy," Paul Adler, USDA-ARS.

Whatever Shall Remain? A Look at Art and Permanence

Apr 10, 2014

7:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures Student activities

Painter Melanie Vote earned her BFA in craft design from Iowa State in 1995.

Canceled: An Evening with Kristian Bush of Sugarland

Apr 10, 2014

8:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

This event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Friday, 11 Apr 2014

Planetarium Show: Life and Death in the Universe

Apr 11, 2014

6:15 PM

ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall

free

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(6:30 p.m.) will be 20 minutes and for kids. Shows at 7 and 7:30 p.m. and are suitable for all ages. Tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited.

Saturday, 12 Apr 2014

One Health

Apr 12, 2014

5:00 PM

2226 Vet Med Building

free

Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Michael Cranfield, DVM, is the project director of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, a non-profit dedicated to the care of mountain gorillas. One Health Lecture Series

Canceled: Comedian David Koechner

Apr 12, 2014

10:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

This event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Monday, 14 Apr 2014

Iowa Civil Rights & the First Amendment

Apr 14, 2014

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Conferences Diversity Lectures Student activities

Presented by members of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. First Amendment Day Celebration.

Statistics Seminar

Apr 14, 2014

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

"Relative fixed-width stopping rules for Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations", James Flegal, Department of Statistics, University of California-Riverside

Panel: Government Spying, Threats to Privacy and Your Rights Online

Apr 14, 2014

6:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Opening comments by April Glaser, a staff activist at Electronic Frontier Foundation. CryptoParty to follow at 7:15 pm in the same location. 2014 First Amendment Day Celebration