Monday, 14 Apr 2014
Presented by members of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. First Amendment Day Celebration.
"Relative fixed-width stopping rules for Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations", James Flegal, Department of Statistics, University of California-Riverside
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
Michael Dahlstrom, assistant professor, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communcation, will present "The Science of Communicating Science to the Public" at the next Osborn Club lecture. Lectures are open to the public following the club dinner.
"Asian Americans, We're So American," Beau Sia. Sia is an original cast member of the Tony Award-winning "Def Poetry Jam on Broadway" and has been featured on all five seasons of the HBO version of the show. Asian Pacific Heritage Week Cultural Night
Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014
Pamela Jennings is a former NSF program director and has been involved in many groundbreaking projects in information technology and education technology.
"The Invisible War" is an investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. A panel discussion will immediately follow the 90-minute film. Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Katharine G. Abraham, former commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2011 to 2013. A graduate of Iowa State, she is currently Professor of Economics and Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, where she has also been appointed the first director of the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy. National Affairs Series on Innovation & Women in STEM Series
Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014
Keynote lecture at 3 p.m., "Ecosystem Services from Agriculture: Designing Multifunctional Landscapes," Elena Bennett, McGill University.
David Cobb is a former Green Party presidential candidate and the spokesperson for the grassroots organization Move to Amend.
Perez-Gomez is Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor and chair of the history of architecture division at McGill University, Montreal.
After serving twenty years in prison for the murder of Linda Jo Edwards, Kerry Max Cook was "exonerated" by a DNA test found to match another man. Despite his exoneration, Cook's murder conviction has not been overturned.
Red Hot Patriot, a one-woman play written by sisters Allison and Margaret Engel, celebrates the life and work of syndicated columnist Molly Ivins. 2014 First Amendment Day Celebration
Thursday, 17 Apr 2014
Mary Beth Tinker and Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey discuss free-speech rights and their landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions. 2014 First Amendment Day Celebration
Michael Bailey, an associate professor of history at Iowa State, examines how magic and superstition have been defined in various historical eras and how these constructions have changed over time.