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What is featured?

Tuesday, 01 Mar 2016

Documentary Film: Racing Extinction

Mar 01, 2016

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

Racing Extinction is the latest documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and reveals the black-market trade in endangered species. Part of the University Symposium on Sustainability

Wednesday, 02 Mar 2016

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Seminar Series

Mar 02, 2016

3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

1306 Elings Hall

free

Bioeconomy Institute Lectures Live Green

"Transition Costs for Cellulosic Biofuels: Overcoming the Mountain of Despair," Nathan Parker, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Future of Healthy Families Lecture: Kathryn Edin

Mar 02, 2016

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

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: Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen

Mar 02, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

"How Kickstarter Is Redefining Success" - Perry Chen is creator and chairman of Kickstarter, the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world.

Thursday, 03 Mar 2016

Designers panel: The Fashionable Side of STEM

Mar 03, 2016

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Room 2019 Morrill Hall

free

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Lectures Special events

Guest panelists will discuss how multidisciplinary aspects of textile and apparel design and production incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Lecture: What Americans Are Eating and a Strategy for Change

Mar 03, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Cindy Goody is Senior Director of the Menu Innovation Team at McDonald's USA and a graduate of Iowa State. National Affairs Series

Friday, 04 Mar 2016

ISCORE Keynote Address: Barbara Love

Mar 04, 2016

12:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Conferences Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

Barbara Love is Professor Emerti of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and speaks widely on how institutions deal with multicultural organizational development and social change.

Planetarium Show: Cosmic Recycling

Mar 04, 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, 07 Mar 2016

Statistics Seminar

Mar 07, 2016

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

Population causal inference: from local efficiency to global efficiency without resorting to direct approximation, Gary Chan, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle

Lecture: Redefining Global Security

Mar 07, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

The Honorable Mary Robinson was the first woman elected president of Ireland and just completed her term as the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change. World Affairs Series

Thursday, 10 Mar 2016

Nanovaccine Initiative Seminar: CBE Balloun Lecture

Mar 10, 2016

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

171 Durham Center

free

Centers and Institutes Lectures

"Innovative Systems for Effective Delivery of Therapeutics," Samir Mitragotri, department of chemical engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. Mitragotri will present an overview of some the targeting strategies for the treatment of breast cancer and vascular bleeding after trauma. A reception precedes his seminar at 10:30 a.m. in 2061 Sweeney Hall.

Friday, 11 Mar 2016

Art and Activism: Agents of Change

Mar 11, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Live-streamed online

free

College of Design Lectures

Join three artists, including Austin Stewart, ISU assistant professor of art and visual culture, for a live-streamed discussion of how their work relates to environmental, agricultural and biological activism. The event is part of the Trinity College Dublin Students' Union Activism Festival and will be live-streamed from Dublin.

Bachelor of Design Designer-in-Residence Workshop: Line + Grid + Repetition

Mar 11, 2016

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

534 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Join artist Kathranne Knight for an intensive workshop investigating line, grid and repetition and how they are integral to both the graphic and fine arts. Participate in a dialogue on their versatility, utility and function in the history of pictorial language. Produce a set of ink drawings and learn to generate a strong studio practice through their use. To register for the workshop, email zarecor@iastate.edu.

Monday, 21 Mar 2016

Statistics Seminar

Mar 21, 2016

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

Functional and imaging data in precision medicine: Towards optimal treatment selection, Todd Ogden, Professor of Biostatistics (Psychiatry), Columbia University, New York City

Lecture: The Diversity and Evolution of the World's Languages

Mar 21, 2016

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Linguist Asya Pereltsvaig studies how languages evolve, their commonalities, differences, and what they can tell us about our human past. The Quentin Johnson Lecture in Linguistics

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2016

Lecture: Perspectives from Space

Mar 22, 2016

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

Aerospace Engineering Lectures

"Perspectives from Space," astronaut Sandra Magnus. She served 16 years in the NASA Astronaut Corps, flew two shuttle missions to the International Space Station and served on the ISS as a member of Expedition 18 for 4.5 months. Her talk will include stories, experiences and perspectives gained over her years as an astronaut.

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2016

BIG: Hot to Cold

Mar 23, 2016

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Kai-Uwe Bergmann, a partner with international design firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), will present the 2016 Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture. He also will serve as a guest juror for the Richard F. Hansen Prize student design competition; winners will be announced at the start of the lecture.

Performance & Discussion: Body of Water

Mar 23, 2016

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

Part of the 10th Annual Iowa Water Conference. "Body of Water" uses video, music and dance to tell the story of water usage and quality within our Iowa's watersheds and communities. A facilitated dialogue will follow the 1-hour performance.

Thursday, 24 Mar 2016

Analyzing Seriously Delinquent Mortgages in Asian Census Tracts in the United States

Mar 24, 2016

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Katrin Anacker, associate professor of public policy at George Mason University, will present the spring 2016 Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture, cosponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning and the College of Design.

Lecture: How People Learn and the Creativity Of Science

Mar 24, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Karen Kashmanian Oates is a professor of biochemistry and the Dean of Arts & Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Sigma Xi Lecture Series

Friday, 25 Mar 2016

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Seminar Series

Mar 25, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

1306 Elings Hall

free

Bioeconomy Institute Lectures Live Green

"Hotelling Under Pressure," Soren Anderson, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Monday, 28 Mar 2016

Statistics Seminar

Mar 28, 2016

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

General Glivenko-Cantelli Theorems, Professor Krishna Athreya, Iowa State University, Ames

Lecture: Movement BE - Tell Your Story

Mar 28, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Nate Howard founded Movement BE, a non-profit organization that creates curriculum to help young people discover themselves and challenge the status quo through poetry.

Lecture: The Illusion of Free Will and Its Impact on Moral Responsibility

Mar 28, 2016

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Atheist activist August Berkshire will discuss the ramifications of a natural universe without gods or free will, in which evolution shapes our thoughts and actions.

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2016

Lecture: Exploring Agriculture through Performance Art

Mar 29, 2016

7:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Hands to Earth" - Cherie Sampson is a visual artist and dancer who creates multi-media videos and installations focusing on ecology and agriculture.

Lecture: Designing the Future

Mar 29, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Technology in 2025: Designing the Future." Technological futurist Brian David Johnson talks about what technology, and its intersection with multiple areas of work and society, could mean for the future. National Affairs Series.

Wednesday, 30 Mar 2016

Avant-garde in the Cornfields: Modern Architecture, Landscape and Preservation in New Harmony

Mar 30, 2016

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Architect and historian Michelangelo Sabatino will talk about a new book he co-edited on the community of New Harmony, Indiana, which since its founding in 1814 has been the epicenter of experiments in communal living, education, religion and science.

Town Hall: What's the Future of the American Dream?

Mar 30, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Join futurist Brian David Johnson for a conversation about the future of the American dream, a year-long project timed to overlap with the 2016 presidential campaign. National Affairs Series

Thursday, 31 Mar 2016

Lecture: Inventing the Bio-based Vehicle at Ford

Mar 31, 2016

4:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Returning to Our Roots" - Deborah Mielewski is the Senior Technical Leader of Sustainable Materials and Plastics Research at Ford Motor Company and initiated their biomaterials program in 2001.

Lecture: Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Mar 31, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Debbie Rose directs the Center for Successful Aging at California State University, Fullerton, and is internationally recognized for her work in the area of fall risk reduction. The Pease Family Scholar in Kinesiology.