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Monday, 01 Oct 2018

Monday Monologues series

Oct 01, 2018

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Get Out the Vote Plays," Tiffany Antone, lecturer in music and theatre will curate short, nonpartisan plays. This lunchtime series features facets of composition and art through a series of readings or performances curated by Iowa State faculty. Bring your lunch or stop by Bookends Café on your way.

Tuesday, 02 Oct 2018

William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture

Oct 02, 2018

7:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

"Unlocking Your Inner Entrepreneur: How one of the luckiest days of my life was when I got fired from a job I loved," ISU alumna Sara Wyant is president of Agri-Pulse Communications, with offices in Washington DC and Camdenton, Missouri.

Wednesday, 03 Oct 2018

Matter at Hand: Workshop & Lecture with Textile Artist Tracy Krumm

Oct 03, 2018

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

085 Design and 077 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Tracy Krumm, the McKnight Visual Artist Fellow and director of artistic advancement at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, will offer a textile workshop from 9 to 11:50 a.m. in 085 Design, followed by a lecture from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in 077 Design, both on the ground floor of the College of Design.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Candidate Debate

Oct 03, 2018

3:10 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

The Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium will host candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in advance of the upcoming November 6 elections. Participants include Democratic candidate Tim Gannon and Libertarian candidate Rick Stewart.

Panel Discussion: Controversy and the U.S. Supreme Court

Oct 03, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Constitution Day Event - Join a discussion on recent Supreme Court rulings and a possible shift in the balance of the court following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Thursday, 04 Oct 2018

Lecture: From Iowa Cornfield to New York Boardroom

Oct 04, 2018

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures

"From the Iowa Cornfield to the New York Boardroom," Kim Guthrie, president of Cox Media Group. Guthrie will draw form her own experience in broadcasting and advertising as she shares advice on getting a foot in the door, getting promoted and becoming a leader, along with trends in digital media. Greenlee School Futures Forum.

Lecture: Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation

Oct 04, 2018

4:10 PM

2050 Agronomy Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

"Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation: What We Can Expect," William Schlesinger, member of the NAS and former director of the Cary Institute and former Dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. Improved soil management is increasingly pursued to ensure food security for the world's rising global population, with the ancillary benefit of storing carbon in soils to lower the threat of climate change.

Lecture: Making T-Shirts Out of Pop Bottles

Oct 04, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Mike Draper is the owner of RAYGUN, the Des Moines-based T-shirt company known for its Iowa-themed apparel with its own quirky and unique sense of humor.

Friday, 05 Oct 2018

Lecture: Elizabeth Smart

Oct 05, 2018

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center

Free | No tickets | General admission seating

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Special events

"From Adversity to Empowerment" - Elizabeth Smart has transformed from kidnapping and sexual assault victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire, and foster change.

Monday, 08 Oct 2018

Beyond Legacy: Archive and History

Oct 08, 2018

4:00 PM

Upper Rotunda, Parks Library

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

"Beyond Legacy: Archives and History" Dr. Meredith Evans is a trained archivist, a professional librarian, and a published scholar, with specialties in development of exhibition and record-keeping programs, records management and digital library program initiatives, and reference services in libraries and archives.

Lecture: Watergate 45 years later: What Have We Learned?

Oct 08, 2018

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Panelists will discuss lessons learned from Watergate and their applicability today.

Tuesday, 09 Oct 2018

A Hollywood Career in Costume Design - Black Panther's Ruth E. Carter

Oct 09, 2018

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Ruth E. Carter is the Oscar-nominated costume designer for Marvel's Black Panther, for which she conceptualized and created more than 1,000 costumes for the world of Wakanda. She has worked in the industry for more than three decades and is credited with over forty films.

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018

Panel: Educational and Socialization Experiences of Latinx Youth

Oct 10, 2018

3:30 PM

108 Kildee Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Panelists will discuss the process of socialization and education of Latinx youth and their families.

George M. Beal Distinguished Lecture in Rural Sociology

Oct 10, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Phil Howard is an associate professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University whose research is focused on consolidation in food systems. He is also widely recognized for pictorial representations of food and agricultural data.

Thursday, 11 Oct 2018

Divide and Conquer: Stopping Cancer One Cell at a Time - Robbyn Anand

Oct 11, 2018

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Personalized medicine may be the key to curing cancer, and Iowa State Assistant Professor of Chemistry Robbyn Anand is helping pave the way. Advanced technologies can now discriminate minute differences between cancer cells in a patient, allowing physicians to determine the best therapy or combined therapies to eradicate all the various types of cancer cells present. Unfortunately, the high cost of the required instrumentation remains a...

Monday, 15 Oct 2018

Norman Borlaug Lecture

Oct 15, 2018

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Join a conversation with the 2018 World Food Prize Laureates Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro about their work promoting child and maternal nutrition in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen will moderate the conversation.

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018

Lecture: Towards an Architecture of Happy Nihilism

Oct 16, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

181 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Sean Griffiths, a practicing architect and professor of architecture at the University of Westminster, London, will describe his career-long quest for architectural meaning and his failure to find any -- a lesson in how to construct a meaningful critical career through the rejection of everything and the embracing of nothing.

Lecture: How Archaeology Killed Biblical History - Hector Avalos

Oct 16, 2018

6:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Hector Avalos is Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University. He will discuss how archaeology has been used to refute the claim that the Bible is historically accurate in depicting creation, the Exodus, the reign of Solomon and many other events.

Lecture: Where Are All the Black People? Ericka Hart

Oct 16, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Ericka Hart is an activist, cancer survivor and sexuality educator, and is currently an adjunct at Columbia University's School of Social Work.

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018

Film and discussion: The Witness

Oct 17, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Diversity Lectures

In this 2015 documentary, Bill Genovese aims to set the record straight regarding his sister, Catherine Susan "Kitty" Genovese, whose name took on a tragic meaning after her 1964 murder. A Green Dot event.

Lecture: Postcolonial identities Seen from Europe and Africa

Oct 17, 2018

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

0127 Curtiss Hall

free

World Languages and Cultures Department Diversity Lectures

Yolanda Aixela-Cabre is a cultural anthropologist, tenured scientist and vice director of research for the State Agency for Superior Scientific Research in Spain. In this lecture, she will tackle social identity through the lens of postcolonial societies.

Friday, 19 Oct 2018

Friday Research Seminar: The Changing Face of Landscape Tourism

Oct 19, 2018

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Hans Klein-Hewitt, assistant professor of landscape architecture, will talk about the changing nature of landscape tourism with a focus on how tourist destinations struggle to keep up with national trends. Part of the Friday Research Seminar series sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach.

Monday, 22 Oct 2018

Lecture: Studying the Fall of the Roman Empire with the Science of the Human Past

Oct 22, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Michael McCormick is the Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History at Harvard University, Director in Cambridge of the Max Planck, Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean, and the founding chair of Harvard's Initiative for the Science of the Human Past.

Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018

Lecture: Resilience and Recovery

Oct 24, 2018

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Mary Comerio, a professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, is an internationally recognized expert on disaster recovery and resilience. She will talk about her research into the costs and benefits of seismic rehabilitation, post-disaster recovery and reconstruction and loss modeling.

Homecoming: A historic start to "Save the Girls"

Oct 24, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

ISU Design on Main

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Lectures

The first homecoming game at Iowa State was more than just a rivalry on the field, it was a bid to keep female students at the college in Ames! Hear the unusual history of this 1912 game and how it led to over 100 years in tradition. Also, get a look at some rare Iowa State memorabilia. A Smithsonian Hometown Teams Exhibit Speaker Series with Tom Kroeschell.

Lecture: Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States on Immigration - Anne Clifford

Oct 24, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Anne Clifford is the Msgr. James A. Supple Chair in Catholic Studies at Iowa State.

Workshop: Free Access to Research Online

Oct 24, 2018

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rotary Room, Ames Public Library

free

University Library Lectures

"Can I Read That? Free Access to Research Online," a collaborative workshop offered by the University Library and Ames Public Library. It will focus on ways the Ames community can freely access data and research articles for information about medical procedures, agriculture and more though open access publications.

Thursday, 25 Oct 2018

Documentary: 'Paywall, The Business of Scholarship'

Oct 25, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

The documentary, "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship," addresses the problem of academic publishers who profit from limiting access to scholarly information. This showing will be followed by a Q&A session.

Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science: U.S. Senator Ben Sasse

Oct 25, 2018

8:15 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

"If Not Us, Who? Human Dignity in the 21st Century." Senator Ben Sasse is a fifth-generation Nebraskan and is serving his first term in the U.S. Senate.

Friday, 26 Oct 2018

Open Science: Ask an Expert

Oct 26, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

31 Parks Library

free

University Library Lectures Meetings, receptions

Are you interested in research reproducibility, open access publishing or open data? Meet like-minded peers while enjoying free coffee and donuts at the library.