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Friday, 01 Apr 2016

Lecture: Trend Forecasting - Fashion Show Judge Lorynn Divita

Apr 01, 2016

4:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Dr. Lorynn Divita, associate professor of apparel merchandising at Baylor University, discusses trend forecasting as it applies to fashion, accessories, and beauty products, including skincare and makeup.

Planetarium Show: The galaxy and beyond

Apr 01, 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, 04 Apr 2016

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Seminar Series

Apr 04, 2016

3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

0013 Curtiss Hall

free

Bioeconomy Institute Lectures Live Green

"The pass-through of RIN prices to wholesale and retail fuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard," James Stock, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Statistics Seminar

Apr 04, 2016

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Arts, performances Lectures

Garritt Page, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Lecture: Climate Change, Ontology & Urbanization

Apr 04, 2016

5:00 PM

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center

free

ISU Lecture Series Conferences Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Airquakes: Climate Change, Atmosphere & Urbanization." Keynote Lecture, Center for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities Symposium "What Is the Urban?" Albert Pope is the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture at Rice University.

Lecture: Soul Food Love

Apr 04, 2016

7:00 PM

0101 Carver Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Alice Randall is a New York Times bestselling novelist, award-winning songwriter, and an innovative food activist.

Tuesday, 05 Apr 2016

Lecture: National Poetry Month Readings

Apr 05, 2016

7:00 PM

Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

National Book Award finalist Ada Limon and Iowa State instructor and poet Jennifer Knox read from their work.

Panel Discussion: Iowa Farmers on Sustainability

Apr 05, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Farming for the Long Term." Three Iowa farmers share practical solutions and personal experiences with conservation and sustainable agriculture practices. The Shivvers Memorial Lecture.

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2016

Lecture: Future of Healthy Families

Apr 06, 2016

4:00 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Featuring Ronald Dahl, Institute of Human Development at the University of California, Berkeley. Part of the Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture Series, which 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: Beal Lecture in Rural Sociology

Apr 06, 2016

7:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

"The Geography of Inequality: Local Governments and Community Well-Being across America" - Linda Labao is a professor in Rural Sociology, Sociology, and Geography at The Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources

Richard Thompson Memorial Lecture: The Education of Indians and Unfinished Business

Apr 06, 2016

7:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Norbert S. Hill, Jr., (Oneida Nation) is the Area Manager for Education and Training for the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin.

Lecture: ISIS, Jihadist Violence, and the Quest for an Idealized Islamic State

Apr 06, 2016

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean's Lecture Series Michael Christopher Low, Department of History, will reframe the discussion of ISIS against the backdrop of more than a half century of unsuccessful jihadist attempts to topple repressive dictatorships and secular states in the Middle East.

Thursday, 07 Apr 2016

Presentation: "Your Career as a Journey"

Apr 07, 2016

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Room 1148 Gerdin Building

free

Ivy College of Business Lectures

"The Confidence Trajectory: Your Career as a Journey," Beth Ford, group executive vice president and chief operating officer for Land O'Lakes, St. Paul, and College of Business alumna. A networking reception follows.

Lecture: Christian Sexual Ethics at the End of Days

Apr 07, 2016

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Richard McCarty, an associate professor of religious studies at Mercyhurst University, studies religious perspectives on human relationships and sexual ethics.

Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture

Apr 07, 2016

7:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

"Your Future Is Short. Don't Waste It Working for Someone Else," Roger Underwood, entrepreneur and former CEO of Becker Underwood.

Sunday, 10 Apr 2016

Lecture: Murmurs at Every Turn: The Natural and Human Migrations of Northern Greece

Apr 10, 2016

7:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Writer Julian Hoffman lives beside the Prespa Lakes in northwestern Greece, the first transboundary park in the Balkans. Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series

Monday, 11 Apr 2016

Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker Series: Craig Culver

Apr 11, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Lectures

Craig Culver, owner of the restaurant franchise that bears his name, will talk about his recipes for success, the home runs they hit over the years and the obstacles that had to be overcome. A luncheon precedes the lecture (preregistration is requested) and a public Q&A will follow.

Lecture: Trans Entrepreneurship and Creating Trans-Inclusive Workplaces

Apr 11, 2016

2:15 PM - 3:40 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Angelica Ross is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that empowers trans and gender-nonconforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills.

Statistics Seminar

Apr 11, 2016

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

Hua Liang, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, Department of Statistics, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Osborn Club Lecture

Apr 11, 2016

6:00 PM

Hach Hall atrium

5:30 p.m. social is $20 ($10 for students); lecture is free

Osborn Club Lectures

Steven Kawaler, professor of physics and astronomy, will present "Starquakes and Exoplanets."

Film & Discussion: The PhD Movie 2 - Piled Higher and Deeper

Apr 11, 2016

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Film Screening & Conversation with PhD Comics creator Jorge Cham. Part of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate Research Conference

Lecture: Empowering Transgender Lives

Apr 11, 2016

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Angelica Ross is a leader in the movement for trans and racial equality. Named "1st Foot Soldier of the Year" in 2015 by Melissa Harris Perry, Ross is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that empowers trans and gender-nonconforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills.

Lecture: The Role of Insects in Crime Scene Investigations

Apr 11, 2016

8:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Special events

"Bugs and Bodies" - Richard W. Merritt, University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, is involved in the field of forensic entomology and assists police departments in crime scene investigations involving insects.

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016

Lecture: Graduate & Professional Student Senate Research Conference Keynote - Catherine Kling

Apr 12, 2016

12:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Conferences Lectures Student activities

"From Iowa Kid to NAS Member: Where the Study of Economics Has Taken Me" - Catherine Kling is the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) last year.

Lecture: The Power of Procrastination

Apr 12, 2016

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Jorge Cham is the creator of PHD Comics, including "Piled Higher and Deeper," a comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. He also produced the PhD Movies. Part of the Graduate & Professional Student Senate Research Conference

Documentary & Discussion: The History of Yoga

Apr 12, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Yoga has established itself as an effective alternative therapy across the world, yet few people know of it's philosophical and historical origins. The History of Yoga takes you through a 6,000 year developmental history of yoga, from the times of Harappa Civilization to the Medieval Ages to the 19th century, when modern science shed new light on the potential of yoga. The film crew traveled 35,000 km - across India, Nepal, Europe...

Wednesday, 13 Apr 2016

Future of Healthy Families Lecture: Carolyn and Philip Cowan

Apr 13, 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.

P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture

Apr 13, 2016

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Landscape architect and urban designer David Fletcher, founding principal of the award-winning Fletcher Studio in San Francisco and an architecture faculty member at California College of the Arts, will present "Ground Control: Fletcher Studio Recent Work." A reception will follow in the College of Design's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum.

Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science

Apr 13, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Our Divided Political Heart: Campaign 2016," E.J. Dionne writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics for the Washington Post and is widely admired for his insights into the polarization of our national politics.

Monday, 18 Apr 2016

Lecture: ISU Carillon

Apr 18, 2016

4:00 PM

Central Campus

free

Music Department Lectures

"ISU Carillon Keeps Up with the Times," Richard Watson, founder of Meeks, Watson and Co., Georgetown, Ohio. Watson will talk about bell-making, tuning, hanging and recording. Watson led the 1992-94 renovation of the carillon. The lecture is sponsored by the Stanton Memorial Carillon Foundation.