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Monday, 01 Feb 2016

Town Hall Meeting with Martin O'Malley

Feb 01, 2016

12:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Since 1987, the Presidential Caucus Series has provided students, faculty, and community members with an opportunity to question presidential candidates or their representative before the precinct caucuses. No tickets required.

Tuesday, 02 Feb 2016

Panel Discussion: Iowa Caucuses 2016

Feb 02, 2016

1:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

"Iowa Caucuses 2016: What happened and What's Next?" Panelists include Steffen Schmidt, ISU political science; Dianne Bystrom, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics; and David Andersen, ISU political science. The panel will analyze the results of caucus night and project the implications for the 2016 campaign season for democrats and republicans.

"Paths to feeding the world through plant breeding"

Feb 02, 2016

4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

3140 Agronomy

Agronomy Department Lectures

Plant Breeding Seminar Dr. Walter Suza ISU Agronomy

Wednesday, 03 Feb 2016

Living Building Challenge 3.0: Daniel Huard

Feb 03, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Daniel Huard, a sustainable design and regenerative development specialist, will talk about the Living Building Challenge 3.0, which calls for the creation of building projects that operate "as elegantly and efficiently as a flower" based on seven performance categories called "petals."

Thursday, 04 Feb 2016

Lecture: Finding Your Path in the Shifting Scientific Workforce

Feb 04, 2016

6:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Kendall Powell discusses the tough realities and statistics facing students and postdocs as they enter the scientific workforce and, specifically, the evolution of postdoctoral scholars in the United States.

Documentary & Discussion: Homeless Teens & the Struggle to Stay in School

Feb 04, 2016

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Screening of "The Homestretch," which follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and make the crucial transition to independence when the structure of school vanishes.

Friday, 05 Feb 2016

Planetarium Show: Solar System Astronomy

Feb 05, 2016

6:30 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 and join us for an evening under the stars!

Monday, 08 Feb 2016

Statistics Seminar

Feb 08, 2016

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

Prediction and Inference with Missing Data in Patient Alert Systems, Curtis Storlie, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Osborn Club Lecture

Feb 08, 2016

6:00 PM

Hach Hall, atrium

Lecture is free; social is $20 per person, $10 for students

Osborn Club Lectures

Diane Birt, Distinguished Professor of food science and human nutrition, will present "Diet and Cancer: A Body of Research Leading to National Academy Membership." The lecture portion of the program is open to the public following the member social.

Lecture: My Holocaust Story

Feb 08, 2016

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"A Message of Determination, Perseverance, Faith and Hope," Marion Blumenthal Lazan. Lazan provides a moving firsthand account of the Blumenthal family's life in Germany from the events preceding Kristallnacht to imprisonment in concentration camps, including Bergen-Belsen, to liberation in April 1945.

Tuesday, 09 Feb 2016

Veritas Forum: Mercy and Injustice in American Prisons

Feb 09, 2016

6:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Alex Tuckness is a professor and Director of Graduate Education in the Department of Political Science at Iowa State, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Lecture: The Art of Climate Change

Feb 09, 2016

8:00 PM

Maintenance Shop - Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures Live Green Student activities

"The Arctic Cycle: The Art of Climate Change," Chantal Bilodeau. Bilodeau is a playwright and the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle, an organization created to support the writing, development and production of eight plays that examine the impact of climate change on the eight countries of the Arctic. Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series

Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016

Reception and Lecture: The Future of Green Infrastructure: Jeffrey L. Bruce

Feb 10, 2016

5:20 PM - 7:00 PM

Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum and Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Award-winning landscape architect Jeffrey L. Bruce will speak about emerging green design technologies beginning at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. A reception with pizza will precede the lecture at 5:20 p.m. in the Lightfoot Forum. Part of the ISU Landscape Architecture Lecture Series.

Thursday, 11 Feb 2016

Lecture: Social Justice, Public Service and the Search for a Life That Matters

Feb 11, 2016

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote. Wes Moore is a combat veteran, Rhodes Scholar, White House fellow and the author of two books: "The Other Wes Moore" and "The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters."

Friday, 12 Feb 2016

Lecture: Spherical Paintings and the Art of Optical Illusion

Feb 12, 2016

7:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 College of Design

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures Student activities

Artist Dick Termes will discuss his unique spherical paintings known as Termespheres and the interconnection between math, science and art. Donald Benson Memorial Lecture in Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Monday, 15 Feb 2016

Veritas Forum: Toleration and Justice in a Broken World

Feb 15, 2016

6:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Alex Tuckness is a professor and Director of Graduate Education in the Department of Political Science at Iowa State, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Lecture: Game Design and Why It Matters

Feb 15, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

James Portnow is perhaps best known for writing Extra Credits, a web series that explores topics in games and the gaming industry. He is a game designer and consultant known for his theories on socially positive design.

Wednesday, 17 Feb 2016

Lecture: Imagine a World without America

Feb 17, 2016

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Dinesh D'Souza has had a 25-year career as a writer, scholar and public intellectual. He is a former policy analyst in the Reagan White House and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Thursday, 18 Feb 2016

Lecture: The All-But-Forgotten Christian Virtue of Delight

Feb 18, 2016

6:00 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

"Re-Enchanting the Academy: The All-But-Forgotten Christian Virtue of Delight," Kevin Corcoran. Corcoran is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College, will explore how cultivating virtues of delight and gratitude enables each of us to re-enchant the world in the act of ordinary living.

Panel discussion: Black women as activists

Feb 18, 2016

7:00 PM

268 Carver Hall

free

Student Organizations Diversity Lectures

"Sister, Sister: Black Women as Activists in Civil Rights and Social Justice Movements Today," Natasha Croom, ISU School of Education; Lorraine Acker, Margaret Sloss Women's Center; and Audrey Kennis, ISU Design.

Monday, 22 Feb 2016

Film & Discussion: Who Speaks for Islam?

Feb 22, 2016

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

A panel discussion will follow a screening of the 55-minute documentary "Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think."

Tuesday, 23 Feb 2016

Data-Driven Science Distinguished Lecture

Feb 23, 2016

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Harnessing Big Data to Build Resilient Communities," Sallie Keller, Virginia Tech University.

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2016

Future of Healthy Families Lecture: Gregory Duncan

Feb 24, 2016

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Attend the Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture Series. This series brings together insight from across disciplinary bounds to address how family is defined, the current knowledge on healthy families, and the future of the field. Reception will follow.

Lecture: Andrea's Voice, Silenced by Bulimia

Feb 24, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Eating Disorder and Body Image Awareness Week Speaker Andrea Smeltzer died in her sleep at the age of 19 after a one-year struggle with bulimia. Andrea's parents, Tom and Doris Smeltzer, now devote their time to eating disorder prevention through Andrea's Voice Foundation.

Thursday, 25 Feb 2016

Nanovaccine Initiative Seminar

Feb 25, 2016

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

171 Durham Center

free

Centers and Institutes Lectures

"Dynamic Hydrogel Matrices: Cell Biology in the Fourth Dimension," Kristi Anseth, University of Colorado, Boulder. This event also is the chemical and biological engineering department's Mack Lecture. Refreshments will be provided at 10:30 a.m. in 2061 Sweeney Hall.

Lecture: How to Succeed Ethically When Others Bend the Rules

Feb 25, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"How to Succeed Ethically When Others Bend the Rules: The VW & GM Scandals." Frank Bucaro is senior ethics advisor and content provider for the Automotive Institute of Ethics. His presentation highlights companies like Volkswagen and General Motors as examples of the problems and consequences that can arise when ethical behavior is not defined, understood or demonstrated.

Monday, 29 Feb 2016

Lecture: Climate Change in the Long Emergency

Feb 29, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Presented by David Orr, professor of environmental studies at Oberlin College. This is part of the University Symposium on Sustainability and the Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series keynote address.