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Thursday, 02 Feb 2017

Lecture: Artist-in-Residence Jonathan Castro

Feb 02, 2017

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 Design

free

College of Design Arts, performances Lectures

"Branding Your Creativity: The Business of Art, Networking, Social Media and Development." Ceramics designer and ISU alumnus Jonathan Castro will visit Iowa State Jan. 30 - Feb. 4 as an artist-in-residence for the College of Design and Memorial Union. In this lecture, he will share his journey from student to full-time professional artist and the lessons he's learned on the way.

Lecture: Patagonia vice president Rick Ridgeway

Feb 02, 2017

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Good for the Business, Good for the Planet," Rick Ridgeway, vice president for engagement, Patagonia outerwear company. The Murray Bacon Center for Business Ethics Lecture.

Monday, 06 Feb 2017

Lecture: Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman

Feb 06, 2017

5:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

"Technological Entrepreneurship: A Key to World Peace and Prosperity," Dan Shechtman, ISU Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering and research scientist at Ames Laboratory, won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Mental Health at Iowa State: A Conversation

Feb 06, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Join us for a discussion designed to raise mental health awareness and learn how different entities at Iowa State are working to provide support and education.

Thursday, 09 Feb 2017

Lecture: Linguist and cultural preservationist Daryl Baldwin

Feb 09, 2017

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Linking Language and Well-being from a Myaamia Perspective." Daryl Baldwin, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, is a linguist and scholar reviving the linguistic, cultural, and intellectual heritage of the Miami (Myaamia) nation. He directs The Myaamia Center, a unique tribal-academic partnership between The Miami University of Ohio and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.

Friday, 10 Feb 2017

CANCELED: The Smart Mandate: Ubiquitous Computing, Environment and 'Resilient Hope'

Feb 10, 2017

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

0101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

This lecture has been canceled due to a family health emergency. We hope to reschedule at a later date. Interactive design historian and theorist Orit Halpern will discuss the relationship between "resilient hope"-- a managerial compulsion to anticipate and speculate upon disaster -- and "smart" infrastructure.

Monday, 13 Feb 2017

Lecture: Shaping Environmental Policy to Improve Water Quality & Environmental Health

Feb 13, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Two distinguished alumni of the Iowa State Department of Economics return to campus to discuss policy options and incentives to improve water quality and environmental health in Iowa and the upper Midwest. Part of the yearlong Economics Forum.

Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017

Lecture: Operating in the Margins

Feb 15, 2017

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Gallery 181, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic, founders of Winnipeg-based design firm 5468796 Architecture, will talk about the conditions and ambition required to change the Midwest status quo in architecture and share examples from their firm's projects.

Lecture: 'Ramble,' Walking and Visual Journaling

Feb 15, 2017

6:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 College of Design

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

Mary Jones, professor of art and design at Grandview University, Des Moines, is a mixed-media artist, illustrator and printmaker who explores the creative potential of physically engaging with one's environment. She will discuss how walking well-trodden paths is like remembering in layers, and how this process of remembering is similar to the layers in her prints.

Hilton Chair Series Lecture: Strong Women and Men Live Well

Feb 15, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Nutrition and Exercise for Optimal Health" - Miriam Nelson, author of the bestselling book "Strong Women Stay Young," will discuss what foods you should eat to stay young and healthy as well as what types and how much exercise improves health.

Lecture: Redefining Global and National Security

Feb 15, 2017

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Col. (Ret.) Lawrence Wilkerson was Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff from 2002 to 2005. He was also associate director of the State Department's policy planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard Haass. During his thirty-one years in the U.S. Army he served as Deputy Executive Officer to then-General Colin Powell when he commanded the U.S. Army Forces Command, and Special Assistant to General Powell when...

Thursday, 16 Feb 2017

Lecture: Engineers' Week Keynote Bisi Ezerioha

Feb 16, 2017

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Bisi Ezerioha is a race car driver, high-performance engineer, and CEO of his own company, Bisimoto Engineering. He creates ridiculously fast cars and is credited with building the fastest Honda engines in the world.

Friday, 17 Feb 2017

Lecture: Hybrid Careers in Design: Industrial Design + Design Anthropology

Feb 17, 2017

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

2245 Coover

free

College of Design Lectures

Industrial designer and applied anthropologist Siobhan Gregory, a senior lecturer in design and design research at Wayne State University in Detroit, will speak about the changing roles, responsibilities and expectations of industrial designers working in the private and social sectors and the increasingly important role of anthropological methods in creating designs that are culturally appropriate, inclusive and relevant.

Planetarium Show: Backyard Astronomy

Feb 17, 2017

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! Shows at 6:30 (kids show), 7 and 7:30.

Monday, 20 Feb 2017

Lecture: Understanding Climate Change through Interactive Simulations

Feb 20, 2017

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Travis Franck, program director for the nonprofit Climate Interactive and an expert on international climate and energy issues, will share his organization's free climate change decision-support tools and talk about policy struggles and successes.

Lecture: Reflections on Race, Racism and Racial Violence

Feb 20, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"In the Shadow of Charleston - Reflections on Race, Racism and Racial Violence," Keisha Blain is co-editor of "The Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism and Racial Violence," a newly published overview of race relations, racial violence, and civil rights activism in the United States and other parts of the world.

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017

Lecture: It's the Economy

Feb 22, 2017

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Adam Davidson is co-founder and host of NPR's "Planet Money" team, and recently joined The New Yorker as a contributing writer for business, technology and economics. Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture

Thursday, 23 Feb 2017

Lecture: Addiction and Art

Feb 23, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Paul Cooley is a fine artist based in New York City who recently had work acquired by Iowa State University Museum’s Art on Campus Collection. After battling drug addiction and homelessness from a young age, he found an avenue of self-expression through the art.

Monday, 27 Feb 2017

Lecture: Seeds of a Sustainable Future

Feb 27, 2017

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Colin Khoury is a research scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) headquartered in Cali, Colombia, and at the USDA National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, Colorado. Khoury studies diversity in the crops people grow and eat worldwide and the implications of change in this diversity on human health and environmental sustainability. University Symposium on Sustainability keynote...

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017

Plant Breeding Seminar Series

Feb 28, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

3140 Agronomy Hall

Free

Agronomy Department Lectures

Construction and potential applications of engineered minichromosomes in plants by Jim Birchler from the University of Missouri