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Thursday, 02 Nov 2017

Lecture: How Lucy Died and Why It Matters

Nov 02, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lectures Program 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.

Friday, 03 Nov 2017

Women's Empowerment and Leadership Conference

Nov 03, 2017

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Iowa State Alumni Center

free

Student Activities Center Diversity Student activities Training, development

WE Lead brings students together to network with each other, as well as female leaders at Iowa State and the Central Iowa community. Participants will have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills, engage in interactive discussions and networking sessions, and reflect on their own leadership qualities and what they have to offer in their respective roles at Iowa State and beyond.

Saturday, 04 Nov 2017

WE Lead: Women's Empowerment and Leadership Conference

Nov 04, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Iowa State Alumni Center

free

Student Activities Center Diversity Student activities Training, development

WE Lead brings students together to network with each other, as well as female leaders at Iowa State and the Central Iowa community. Participants will have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills, engage in interactive discussions and networking sessions, and reflect on their own leadership qualities and what they have to offer in their respective roles at Iowa State and beyond.

Monday, 06 Nov 2017

Workshop: Inclusive Classroom Faculty Development Workshop

Nov 06, 2017

2:10 PM - 5:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

This faculty workshop includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment.

Lecture: Racial Equality and Catholic Teaching

Nov 06, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lectures Program 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

Lectures Program Diversity Lectures Student activities

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

Thursday, 09 Nov 2017

Conversation on Teaching Inclusively

Nov 09, 2017

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

This program will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff (who have a teaching role) to dialogue about teaching inclusively at Iowa State University.

Monday, 13 Nov 2017

Performance: Meskwaki Nation Dancers

Nov 13, 2017

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lectures Program 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

Lectures Program 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

Lectures Program 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

Lectures Program 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.

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017

Lecture: Who Will Help the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar?

Nov 29, 2017

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

World Affairs 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

Lectures Program 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

Lectures Program 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.