Monday, 03 Apr 2017
Candidate Presentation: Landscape Architecture Chair Finalist Thomas Oslund
Thomas Oslund is a finalist for the position of chair of the ISU Department of Landscape Architecture. He currently is the principal and design director of Oslund and Associates, a professional design firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He will give a public presentation followed by a question-and-answer period.
Lecture: Design for Life - Stuart Walker
Stuart Walker is Chair of Design for Sustainability and a Director of the Imagination Lancaster Research Centre at Lancaster University, UK.
Lecture: Design for Life: Creating Meaning in a Distracted World
In this lecture, Stuart Walker, a professor of design for sustainability and co-director of the ImaginationLancaster research center at Lancaster University, England, will explore the relationship between creative practice, human values and the importance of tradition and localization. Part of the Changing Change: Thoughts and Actions for Sustainable Environments series.
Lecture: Was Bernini Xenophobic? Nationalism in Early Modern Rome
Linda Nolan is an art history instructor for the ISU College of Design Rome Program and for several other study abroad programs in Rome. She is a specialist in early modern Italian art and classical Roman art and archaeology. Part of the ISU College of Design Rome Program Lecture Series.
Lecture: Former U.S. Ambassador to Libya Deborah Jones
"America and the Middle East: Shifting Sands in the Security Relationship?"- Ambassador Deborah K. Jones, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, recently stepped down as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, a position she held May 2013 through 2015. World Affairs Series
Tuesday, 04 Apr 2017
Plant Breeding Seminar Series
Comparing genes, gene regulation and phenotype across maize, sorghum and foxtail millet by James Schnable, University of Nebraska.
Lecture: Planned Parenthood: The Pink Exposed
Sue Thayer was a Iowa Planned Parenthood manager for 18 years before a transformative experience made her an abortion opponent.
Lecture & Performance: The Intersection of Art, Politics and Environmental Science
Playwright Paula Cizmar, internationally known as one of the authors of Seven, discusses eco-theatre and how it can communicate ideas, raise awareness, inspire action, and promote empathy. Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series
Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017
Aging in Iowa: Addressing Grand Challenges
The first hour will include comments from Linda Miller, director of the Iowa Department of Aging, and an ISU researcher grand challenge showcase. A reception and poster session is from 4-5 p.m.
Soil Science Seminar Series
Suitability analysis of biochar by Hamze Dakoohaki, Iowa State University
One Blogger's Journey to Asian American Identity, Arts and Activism - Phil Yu
"Welcome to Angry Asian America" - Phil Yu is a writer, speaker and best known as the founder and editor of Angry Asian Man, one of the most widely read and longest-running independent websites covering news, culture and perspectives from the Asian American community.
Thursday, 06 Apr 2017
Lecture: The Business of Menswear
Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough are American designers of Nigerian and Scottish origin and based in New York City. They are Guest Designers for the Iowa State Fashion Show 2017.
Lecture: Native American Representation in Pop Art
The 2017 Richard Thompson Memorial Lecture. Steven Paul Judd is a Kiowa and Choctaw visual artist, filmmaker, and screenwriter based in Oklahoma.
Monday, 10 Apr 2017
Pride Week: Panel discussion
"Inclusion in the Workplace," with panelists from Union Pacific, John Deere, Principal and Caterpillar Inc. Moderated by Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding. A reception will folllow in Gerdin's Bergstrom Commons.
Lecture: The Geopolitics and Economics of BRICS Resource and Market Access in Southern Africa
Paidraig Carmody, Trinity College, Dublin, and editor of "Geoforum," will talk about the impact of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) on African states' development policy, practice and outcomes through the lens of the geopolitics of market and investment access in Zambia.
Lecture: A Doctor to Her Tribe and a Warrior for Her People
Joe Starita, professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska, will discuss his latest book, "A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor."
Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017
Pride Week: Film and discussion
"We've Been Around," short films celebrating the lives of transgender trailblazers throughout U.S. history. Bring your lunch and join a conversation about trans history.
Lecture: A Conversation with TIAA President Roger Ferguson
TIAA President and CEO Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., will discuss the path that led him to becoming the first African-American vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve and one of the few African-American CEOs in the Fortune 100.
Lecture: Geodesign: A New Approach to Sustainable Planning and Design
Michele Campagna, associate professor of spatial planning at the University of Cagliari, Italy, will discuss recent advances in geodesign and share his experiences in geodesign research, education and practice.
College of Business CEO Series Lecture: TIAA President & CEO Roger Ferguson
In a time of constant change, it's more important than ever for Americans to focus on ensuring their financial well-being. Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., CEO of Fortune 100 financial services firm TIAA and former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, will offer advice on steps that every individual can take, no matter what ups and downs may occur in the economy and markets.
Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture
"Pursuing Questions: Prospects for the Economy in Agriculture," Alan Barkema, retired senior vice president and director of research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017
Soil Science Seminar Series
Fractionation and characterization of biosolids-derived dissolved organic matter adsorbed to two Iowa soils by Fritzie Rivas, Iowa State University
Lecture: Graduate & Professional Student Research Conference Keynote - Shashi Buluswar
Shashi Buluswar is the founder and former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies.
Pride Week: Queerious?
"Let's Get Queerious: An Information Overview of Queer Relationship Dynamics," a discussion featuring myths, research and ways to identify healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Thursday, 13 Apr 2017
Stafford Lecture Series on Banking
Timothy Koch is the president of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and a professor of finance at the University of South Carolina.
Lecture: Hansen Lecture in Early Childhood Education
"How Science Is Key to Building a Foundation for Lifelong Learning" - Daryl Greenfield is Professor of Psychology & Pediatrics at the University of Miami, where he has focused on how preschool science education can improve school readiness.
Lecture: Politically Correct: Do Our Language Choices Matter?
Quentin Johnson Lecture in Linguistics - Anne Curzan is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English at the University of Michigan and author of the book "Gender Shifts in the History of English."
Lecture: The Colorado River, The Years of Living Dangerously
Ronald Lecture Series in Environmental Conservation. Anne Castle, former assistant secretary for water and science in the U.S. Department of the Interior, is a senior fellow at the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Law.
Friday, 14 Apr 2017
Pierre Soil Science Lecture
"Microbial Communities and N Cycling in Diverse Soils" The 2017 William H. Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science will be presented by David D. Myrold, a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University, where he teaches and conducts research related to soil microbiology.
Seminar: Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
"Quakes (and Other Shakes) from Space" by Dr. Bill Barnhart, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.