Monday, 03 Apr 2017
Thomas Oslund is a finalist for the position of chair of the ISU Department of Landscape Architecture. He currently is the principal and design director of Oslund and Associates, a professional design firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He will give a public presentation followed by a question-and-answer period.
Stuart Walker is Chair of Design for Sustainability and a Director of the Imagination Lancaster Research Centre at Lancaster University, UK.
In this lecture, Stuart Walker, a professor of design for sustainability and co-director of the ImaginationLancaster research center at Lancaster University, England, will explore the relationship between creative practice, human values and the importance of tradition and localization. Part of the Changing Change: Thoughts and Actions for Sustainable Environments series.
Linda Nolan is an art history instructor for the ISU College of Design Rome Program and for several other study abroad programs in Rome. She is a specialist in early modern Italian art and classical Roman art and archaeology. Part of the ISU College of Design Rome Program Lecture Series.
"America and the Middle East: Shifting Sands in the Security Relationship?"- Ambassador Deborah K. Jones, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, recently stepped down as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, a position she held May 2013 through 2015. World Affairs Series
Tuesday, 04 Apr 2017
Comparing genes, gene regulation and phenotype across maize, sorghum and foxtail millet by James Schnable, University of Nebraska.
Sue Thayer was a Iowa Planned Parenthood manager for 18 years before a transformative experience made her an abortion opponent.
Playwright Paula Cizmar, internationally known as one of the authors of Seven, discusses eco-theatre and how it can communicate ideas, raise awareness, inspire action, and promote empathy. Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series
Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017
The first hour will include comments from Linda Miller, director of the Iowa Department of Aging, and an ISU researcher grand challenge showcase. A reception and poster session is from 4-5 p.m.
Suitability analysis of biochar by Hamze Dakoohaki, Iowa State University
"Welcome to Angry Asian America" - Phil Yu is a writer, speaker and best known as the founder and editor of Angry Asian Man, one of the most widely read and longest-running independent websites covering news, culture and perspectives from the Asian American community.
Thursday, 06 Apr 2017
Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough are American designers of Nigerian and Scottish origin and based in New York City. They are Guest Designers for the Iowa State Fashion Show 2017.
The 2017 Richard Thompson Memorial Lecture. Steven Paul Judd is a Kiowa and Choctaw visual artist, filmmaker, and screenwriter based in Oklahoma.
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.
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!