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Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017

Lecture: The Economy and You, Separating the Facts from the Fiction

Nov 01, 2017

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Peter Dunn is a personal finance expert known as Pete the Planner with a USA Today financial advice column and The Million Dollar Plan Podcast. He is the founder of Advanced Planning Solutions, a financial education firm, and author of 10 books.

Thursday, 02 Nov 2017

Lecture: How Lucy Died and Why It Matters

Nov 02, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

John Kappelman, a paleoanthropologist and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss the most famous fossil in the world - Lucy, an ancient human ancestor found in Ethiopia in 1974 - and what her bones tell us about our evolutionary history.

Forum: Ames mayor and city council candidates

Nov 02, 2017

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

The Student Government will host a forum with candidates running for Ames mayor and city council seats in the Nov. 7 election. Candidates will address issues of concern to Iowa State students in brief opening remarks and then take questions from the audience.

Friday, 03 Nov 2017

Film: A Gathering of Waters, The Rio Grande, Source to the Seas

Nov 03, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

0003 Morrill Hall, reACT Gallery

Free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures Student activities

A Gathering of Waters: The Río Grande, Source to the Seas is a short documentary by Basia Irland focusing on the 1,875 miles of the Rio Grande and its importance to the hundreds of groups who rely on it. The project took 5 years to complete and explores the river's cultural, ecological, and environmental impact on the life of humans and wildlife. Please join us for a public viewing of Irland's documentary in the reACT Gallery.

Monday, 06 Nov 2017

Lecture: Racial Equality and Catholic Teaching

Nov 06, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Anne Clifford, the Msgr. James A. Supple Chair in Catholic Studies at Iowa State, will speak about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and work advocating for racial justice in light of recent developments in America and Catholic teachings on racism.

Tuesday, 07 Nov 2017

Lecture: Pakistan's Role in the War Against Terror

Nov 07, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Faisal Niaz Tirmizi is the Consul General of Pakistan in the Chicago Consulate.

Wednesday, 08 Nov 2017

Workshop: Retirement Strategies for Women

Nov 08, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Oak Room, Memorial Union

free

University Human Resources Lectures

Learn how to overcome financial hurdles specific to women in planning and investing for the future. Discover the importance of having a personal plan, a firm strategy, and a consistent approach to saving for a secure, financially sound retirement. Registration requested.

Entrepreneur panel: Bringing Technology to the Marketplace

Nov 08, 2017

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

1951 Food Sciences Building (CCUR Technology Transfer Theatre)

free

Center for Crops Utilization Research Lectures Special events

A panel of Iowa entrepreneurs will share their stories about bringing technology to the marketplace, the innovation process and the challenges they faced in commercializing products. This event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, RSVPs are requested.

Thursday, 09 Nov 2017

Nature at Noon: Holiday Decorating

Nov 09, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances Lectures

Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water.

Friday, 10 Nov 2017

Planetarium Show: The Life Cycle of Stars

Nov 10, 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, 13 Nov 2017

Performance: Meskwaki Nation Dancers

Nov 13, 2017

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Celebrate Indigenous Heritage Month with a special performance by the Meskwaki Nation dancers.

Lecture: Changing the Way We See Native America

Nov 13, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Matika Wilbur is a photographer and social documentarian from the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes of the Pacific Northwest. She is the founder of Project 562, a multi-year national photo and narrative undertaking to document contemporary Indian identity.

Lecture: Women, War and Post-War Return in Liberia

Nov 13, 2017

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Special events

"Green Light of Peace: Women, War and Post-War Return in Liberia." Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, a visiting scholar with the African Humanities Program, will speak about her research on African women in post-conflict situations and gender and politics.

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017

Lecture: Why is there a Neo-Nazi on My Campus? A German Historian Explains

Nov 14, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Jeremy Best, an assistant professor of history at Iowa State, will discuss the ideology of these organizations, their connection to the Nazis and other 20th-century fascist organizations, and why their white nationalism seems to have had a resurgence in our own times.

Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

Lecture: Tom Vilsack on Agriculture and Climate Change

Nov 16, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Special events

Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for eight years in the Obama administration.

Friday, 17 Nov 2017

A Conversation with Chelsea Walton

Nov 17, 2017

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

362 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Chelsea Walton, an assistant editor with Pixar Animation Studios, will discuss her work with the documentary crew at Pixar and prior work for corporate clients and independent producers.

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017

Lecture: Who Will Help the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar?

Nov 29, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Matthew Smith, founder and chief executive officer of the human rights group Fortify Rights, will speak about the Muslim Rohingya, an ethnic minority group fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar.

Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

Campus conversation: Break the Silence

Nov 30, 2017

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

198 Parks Library

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Meetings, receptions

This campus conversation will focus on suicide awareness and how to take action in the community. A presentation with representatives from ISU Police and student wellness will conclude with small group discussions. All are welcome.

Lecture: Science for All? Diversity in Science in a Global Economy

Nov 30, 2017

6:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Sandra L. Hanson is a professor of sociology at Catholic University whose work has focused on gender, race and ethnicity in the sciences.