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Sunday, 30 Mar 2014

Rescuing the World: Ecological Disaster in the Young Adult Novel - Panel Discussion

Mar 30, 2014

2:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

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

FLYWAY Magazine's "Home Voices"� Reading

Mar 30, 2014

3:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

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

The Brief History of the Dead

Mar 30, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

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

Language, Poetry and Resilience - Natalie Diaz

Mar 31, 2014

3:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

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...

Statisitcs Seminar

Mar 31, 2014

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

"Bayesian Variable Selection in the Presence of Multicollinearity", Joyee Ghosh, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa - Iowa City

Battle Ground Road Drummers & Meskwaki Nation Dancers

Mar 31, 2014

6:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Arts, performances Diversity Lectures Student activities

The Battle Ground Road drum group and Meskwaki Nation Dancers will share traditional and contemporary songs and dances.

In the Light of Justice - Walter Echo-Hawk

Mar 31, 2014

6:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

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

Interior Mythologies: Literary Readings & Discussion

Mar 31, 2014

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

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

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.