Monday, 10 Apr 2017
"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.
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
Fractionation and characterization of biosolids-derived dissolved organic matter adsorbed to two Iowa soils by Fritzie Rivas, Iowa State University
Shashi Buluswar is the founder and former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies.
"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
Timothy Koch is the president of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and a professor of finance at the University of South Carolina.
"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.
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."
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
"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.
"Quakes (and Other Shakes) from Space" by Dr. Bill Barnhart, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
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!