Wednesday, 06 Sep 2017
A secure, comfortable retirement requires careful financial planning to anticipate your income and needs in retirement. As part of a comprehensive financial plan, it is important to understand the basics and benefits of the Social Security program. Registration requested.
Michael Penn is a professor of religious studies at Stanford University and specializes in the history of early Christianity with a focus on Middle Eastern Christians.
Thursday, 07 Sep 2017
Architect and ISU College of Design Rome Program instructor Tom Rankin will discuss ways in which Rome has, over two millennia, provided examples of sustainable urban design practices, and will highlight innovative public space projects, experiments in urban agriculture, car-free neighborhoods and extreme water conditions to help make Rome's history relevant to designers today.
Friday, 08 Sep 2017
Ma Yansong and ISU alumna Qun Dang, partners in Beijing-based design firm MAD Architects, will present the Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture in Architecture as part of Premiere 17, the architecture department's annual celebration of the new academic year.
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, 11 Sep 2017
Hong Lei is the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago.
"Severe 5%: Understanding the Criminal Justice System," Iowa State professor of sociology Matt DeLisi will draw on his research, clinical, and practitioner experiences working with pathological offenders to provide another framework for assessing the U.S. criminal justice system.
Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017
"Personal Leadership: Life Skills for Everyday Self-Care." Stephanie Downs, ISU WellBeing coordinator, will introduce the new Adventure2 online platform. Bring your own device, log in and explore with us!
"Water Exploration in the Solar System: The Restless Hunt for Life," Essam Heggy is a planetary scientist at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and a Rosetta co-investigator at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017
"From Donut Salesman to CEO," Kenneth Sullivan, president and CEO of Smithfield Foods Inc., a $15 billion global food company. He oversees Smithfield's vast business empire, including all its operations in the United States, Poland, Romania, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
Tim Wise is a prominent antiracist writer and educator and author of the memoir "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son."
Thursday, 14 Sep 2017
Interim President Benjamin Allen will welcome back faculty, staff and students for the academic year. Light refreshments will be served.
Friday, 15 Sep 2017
Dale Boger, chair of the chemistry department at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, will present "Redesign of Vancomycin for Resistant Bacteria."
Saturday, 16 Sep 2017
"Terpsichore: Danses pour l'orgue et clavecin," Miriam Zach, organ and harpsichord faculty. C-HOP is a festival of dance music for carillon, harpsichord, organ and piano.
"Structure and Symmetry in Bach's Goldberg Variations," Caroline Hong, guest pianist. C-HOP is a festival of dance music for carillon, harpsichord, organ and piano.
Monday, 18 Sep 2017
"Medical Apartheid," Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of the best-selling book Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. She has been a fellow in ethics at the Harvard Medical School, a fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University.
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017
"Help! You Need Somebody!" Sara Benincasa is a comedian, mental health advocate and author of "Agorafabulous! Dispatches from My Bedroom."
Saturday, 23 Sep 2017
"Are We Ready? The Frontiers of Ag Opportunity," Jay Lehr, science director at the Heartland Institute think tank.
Monday, 25 Sep 2017
Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture Series: Fr. Robert Spitzer served as president of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009. A Catholic priest and Jesuit, he is the author of eight books, including New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy, and appears weekly on EWTN in "Father Spitzer's Universe."
Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017
The Atheist and Agnostic Society Fall Lecture. Hector Avalos is a professor of religious studies at Iowa State.
ISU integrated studio arts alumnus Jonathan Castro is a ceramic designer who lives and works in New York City. He attributes many opportunities and successes to the skills and business acumen he developed at Iowa State. He'll talk about the importance and process of branding oneself in the marketplace. Castro is an artist-in-residence Sept. 25-29 in the College of Design.
Thursday, 28 Sep 2017
"Vanishing Vaquitas: Lessons from a Humble Porpoise" - Barbara Taylor is a conservation biologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationâ€™s Southwest Fisheries Science Center and involved with recent efforts to protect the critically endangered vaquita porpoises.