Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014
Soil Health and Sustainability
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
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
U.S. Senate Republican Candidate Forum
The College Republicans host candidates vying for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology's Designs on Nature
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
Parkinson's Disease Research Forum with Colum MacKinnon, assistant professor of neurology, University of Minnesota.
Intervention Programs for Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's Disease Research Forum, Chris Hass, associate professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida.
Emerging Issues in Agriculture
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
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
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
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.
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.
"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
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
"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
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
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
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
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?
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
John Willis is a professor of biology at Duke University. The Charles E. Bessey Lecture.
Thursday, 10 Apr 2014
Computer Science Colloquium
"Mining High-Throughput Biological Data," Xiang Zhang, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland. A reception precedes the talk.
Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Seminar Series
"Life Cycle Assessment: A Tool to Inform Energy Policy," Paul Adler, USDA-ARS.
Whatever Shall Remain? A Look at Art and Permanence
Painter Melanie Vote earned her BFA in craft design from Iowa State in 1995.
Canceled: An Evening with Kristian Bush of Sugarland
This event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
Friday, 11 Apr 2014
Planetarium Show: Life and Death in the Universe
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
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
This event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
Monday, 14 Apr 2014
Iowa Civil Rights & the First Amendment
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