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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

Osborn Club Lecture

Apr 14, 2014

7:00 PM

Hach Hall atrium

free

Osborn Club Lectures

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.

A Night with Def Poetry's Beau Sia

Apr 14, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"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

Building Platforms for Creativity and Innovation

Apr 15, 2014

12:00 PM

Lee Liu Alliant Energy Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

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: Documentary & Panel Discussion

Apr 15, 2014

6:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"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

Addressing the Challenges of Today's Labor Market

Apr 15, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

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

Sustainable Agriculture Symposium

Apr 16, 2014

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Graduate College Lectures Live Green

Keynote lecture at 3 p.m., "Ecosystem Services from Agriculture: Designing Multifunctional Landscapes," Elena Bennett, McGill University.

Corporate Constitutional Rights and the Erosion of Democracy

Apr 16, 2014

3:00 PM

Oak Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

David Cobb is a former Green Party presidential candidate and the spokesperson for the grassroots organization Move to Amend.

Phenomenology and Hermeneutics: Alberto Perez-Gonzalez

Apr 16, 2014

5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

free

College of Design Lectures

Perez-Gomez is Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor and chair of the history of architecture division at McGill University, Montreal.

Exonerated by the Evidence, Convicted by the System

Apr 16, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

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: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins - A One-Woman Play

Apr 16, 2014

8:00 PM

Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Avenue

free

Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures Student activities

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

Student Speech and the First Amendment: Two Supreme Court Cases and Their Legacies

Apr 17, 2014

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Mary Beth Tinker and Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey discuss free-speech rights and their landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions. 2014 First Amendment Day Celebration

Medieval Superstition and Modern Skepticism

Apr 17, 2014

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

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.