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Tuesday, 03 Oct 2017

Retirement Workshop: Investment Planning

Oct 03, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

University Human Resources Lectures

Provides an overview of the various types of investment instruments so that you can determine which investment strategies will be suit your needs. Registration requested.

Wednesday, 04 Oct 2017

Lecture: Urban Design, the Landscape Way

Oct 04, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 130 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Jean Trottier, an associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Manitoba and a member of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, will share his thoughts on a landscape-centric urbanism through five themes: scale shifting, time warping, dynamic tectonics, the in-between and the situated imaginary. Part of the Master of Urban Design/Master of Design in Sustainable Environments Lecture Series.

Lecture: How Demographic Change and Economic Inequality Are Reshaping Society

Oct 04, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Portrait of America" - John Iceland, Professor of Sociology and Demography at Penn State University, is the George M. Beal Distinguished Lecture in Rural Sociology. Iceland is the author of the new book "Race and Ethnicity in America."

Thursday, 05 Oct 2017

William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture

Oct 05, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

"Suddenly, suddenly, then all of a sudden: A tale of resiliency, entrepreneurship and the value of mentors" - Joe Kerns of Ames-based Kerns and Associates has been a consultant in agricultural operations and the animal production industry for more than 25 years.

Lecture: The Social Justice Origins and Future of Latinx Studies

Oct 05, 2017

8:00 PM

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Latino/a Heritage Month speaker Ginetta Candelario is professor of sociology and Latin American & Latino/a Studies at Smith College, where her teaching focuses on race and ethnicity in the Americas and Latina/o communities in the United States and Latin American.

Friday, 06 Oct 2017

Lecture: Financial Regulation and Reform

Oct 06, 2017

11:00 AM

Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin Business Building

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Michael Piwowar was appointed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2013 and currently serves as Acting Chairman of the Commission. He was the Republican chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the lead Republican economist on the four SEC-related titles of the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act. Part of the Stafford lecture series on banking.

Monday, 09 Oct 2017

Panel: Columbus Day and Representation of American Indians in Art

Oct 09, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Building

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

"Erasure and Invisibility: A Conversation on Columbus Day and Representation of American Indians in Art." When these narratives are contrasted with artwork and images of American Indians made by American Indians, how might our understanding change? Using works of art from the permanent collection by N.C. Wyeth, Juane Quick-to-See Smith, Dan Namingha and others, explore how the narrative on American Indians evolves.

Lecture: National Defense and International Security

Oct 09, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier is Director of Operational Capability Requirements and Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements for the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon.

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017

Panel: Controversy and the U.S. Supreme Court

Oct 11, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Panelists discussing recent Supreme Court rulings include ACLU of Iowa Legal Director Rita Bettis and Dirk Deam, senior lecturer in Political Science. They will also discuss any shift in the balance of the court caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the appointment of Neil Gorsuch. Iowa State Bioethics Program Director and philosophy professor Clark Wolf, an expert in philosophy of the law, will moderate....

Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

Lecture: Photojournalist Lynsey Addario

Oct 12, 2017

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist and MacArthur Fellowship recipient who has covered conflicts and humanitarian crises in Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan, Congo, and Libya.

Friday, 13 Oct 2017

Lecture: Antimicrobial Resistance

Oct 13, 2017

12:00 PM

2226 Veterinary Medicine

free

Research Office Lectures

"Rapid Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases: A Solution to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance," Robin Patel, Mayo Clinic. Patel is a consultant and chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic, with a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine. She's also co-director of the Clinical Bacteriology Laboratory and director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory.

Planetarium Show: Backyard Astronomy

Oct 13, 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!

Monday, 16 Oct 2017

Norman Borlaug Lecture: World Food Prize Laureate Akinwumi Adesina

Oct 16, 2017

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Betting on Africa to Feed the World," Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank and Nigeria's former Minister of Agriculture (2011-15), is the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017

Panel: "So Like, Can You Do It?" Disability and Sexuality

Oct 17, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Lectures Student activities

The Alliance for Disability Awareness is hosting a student panel on disability and sexuality. We are here to answer questions you may have about how we do things, how sex with a disability is different, the effects of disability on the development of sexuality and how the disability identity impacts relationships. Part of Disability Awareness Week.

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017

Lecture: Political and Economic Transition at Home and Abroad

Oct 18, 2017

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

MSNBC anchor and correspondent Ali Velshi brings a unique perspective to his coverage of politics and the impact of the current administration's domestic and international policy shifts. The Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science.

The Making of Campus Art

Oct 18, 2017

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Geoffroy Residence Hall

University Museums Academic calendar Arts, performances Lectures Student activities

An internship sponsored by the Department of Residence allowed Evan Harrison, Senior in Architecture, the opportunity to travel to New York City and work in the studio of internationally acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas on the recently installed Geoffroy Residence Hall mural. Evan will share about his internship experience through pictures, stories, and revealing what it takes to make campus public art. Two sessions are available, 7pm and 8pm.

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017

Lecture: Can You Be Born a Couch Potato?

Oct 19, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Can You Be Born a Couch Potato? The Genetics of Physical Activity." Pease Family Scholar in Kinesiology J. Timothy Lightfoot directs the Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance at Texas A&M University, where his research focuses on the genetics of daily physical activity and exercise endurance.

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

Panel: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Oct 26, 2017

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

215 Marston Hall

free

Student Wellness Lectures Student activities

A follow-up dialogue to the powerful "Send Silence Packing" traveling exhibition. There will be panelists representing mental health and suicide prevention student organizations as well as departments providing resources and services. This dialogue is intended to share information, answer questions and engage in open dialogue around mental health and suicide prevention at Iowa State.

Lecture: Finding a Roadmap for Success

Oct 26, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Leadership: Finding a Roadmap for Success," Lt.Col. (ret) Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, founder and head of Educational Achievement Services, which has a mission to prepare tomorrow's leaders. Latino Heritage Month and Women's Leadership Series keynote.

Lecture: Black Holes in the Universe and in Hollywood

Oct 26, 2017

8:00 PM

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Zaffarano Lecture in Physics - Roger Blandford is an astrophysicist widely recognized for his contributions to the study of black holes. He directs of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University, where he is the Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Monday, 30 Oct 2017

Documentary & Discussion: Food Evolution

Oct 30, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the documentary film "Food Evolution" wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time: GMOs and food.