Friday, 02 Nov 2018
Friday Research Seminar: Urban Investments: Architecture, Detroit and Late Fordism
Doug Spencer, director of graduate education in the Department of Architecture, will talk about urban investment in Detroit through the critical analysis of the campuses, open-plan office spaces and refurbished civic spaces proposed by Ford Motor Company.
Monday, 05 Nov 2018
Lecture: Newspapers, Op-eds, and American Responses to Antisemitism
Eric Schmalz, community manager for the History Unfolded project at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will talk about the role antisemitism played in the general American cultural landscape and how ordinary Americans reacted.
Thursday, 08 Nov 2018
Daily Dialogue: Panel discussion
The Daily Dialogue, hosted by the Iowa State Daily, is a place for conversations you can't always have at the family dinner table. The first event will feature five speakers who each share a story that shaped their personal political awakening.
Gender and Power in Contemporary Somalia
Fartumo Kusow will discuss her most recent novel, Tale of a Boon's Wife, and how her life and experiences as a Somali woman shape her characters and major themes of her work. Kusow draws connections between the main themes of social hierarchy, female relationships, power, and prejudice and present day unconscious biases.
Friday, 09 Nov 2018
Lecture: Leadership is a team sport
"Leadership is a Team Sport," Beth Ford, Iowa State alumna and president and CEO of Land O'Lakes. Named to Fortune magazine's 2018 list of the most powerful women in business, Ford is the first female CEO of Land O'Lakes and the first openly gay woman to lead a Fortune 500 company.
Lecture: Putting a face on global poverty
"Putting a Face on Global Poverty," Jim Gentry, the Maurice J. and Alice Hollman Professor of International Business and Marketing at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018
Seminar: Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
"Communicating climate information - lessons from the FRACTAL experience" by Dr. Chris Lennard, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Lecture: Science Inspired Design
Forrest Meggars, assistant professor of architecture at Princeton University and head of Princeton's CHAOS (Cooling and Heating for Architecturally Optimized Systems) lab, will talk about optimization of building systems and minimization of the chaos generated by the heat transfer process.
Documentary & Discussion: Maineland
MAINELAND follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers from China as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. They are part of the enormous wave of Chinese "parachute students" enrolling in U.S. private schools. A discussion with the director, Miao Wang, will immediately follow the 90-minute film.
Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018
How a Center of Innovation Can Impact the University and Community
Allen D. Kunkel is associate vice president for economic development and director of the Jordan Valley Innovation Center at Missouri State University, where he is responsible for guiding the center in its mission of supporting businesses concentrating on advanced technology, biotechnology, life sciences and nanotechnology research and development.
The Precipitous Decline of Cairo, Illinois: Enamels and Photography
Enamel artist Sarah Perkins will give a short slide lecture about her personal work, which is primarily enameled bowls and containers, and photographer Gwen Walstrand will present her projects, which include narrative approaches to landscape and typological portraits of adolescents. The two will also discuss their collaborative exhibition highlighting the decline of Cairo, Illinois, on display at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames.
Thursday, 15 Nov 2018
Lecture: Iowa State and The Great War
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War I, Douglas Biggs, a native of Ames and a graduate of Iowa State University, will discuss the impact of The Great War for Iowa State and its returning veterans.
Documentary & Discussion: Talking Black in America
The film "Talking Black in America" showcases the history and symbolic role of language in the lives of African Americans and highlights its tremendous impact on the speech and culture of the United States. It addresses the persistent misinformation about African American speech and situates it as an integral part of the historical and cultural legacy of all Americans.
Monday, 26 Nov 2018
Lecture: Traditional Medicine and the Commercialization of Women's Bodies
Theresah Patrine Ennin is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, where she teaches African literature, critical theory, research methods and communicative skills. She is a 2018/19 American Council of Learned Societies/African Studies Association Presidential Fellow.
Panel: American Politics After the 2018 Midterm Elections
Steffen Schmidt, Lucken Endowed Professor of Political Science at Iowa State, will moderate a panel analyzing the November 6 election results and discussing the future of American politics. Panelists are Jeff Zeleny, CNN Senior White House Correspondent; Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg Senior White House reporter; David Kochel, a former national campaign advisor; and Jonathan Martin, New York Times National Political Correspondent.
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018
Seminar: Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
"Comparing and contrasting penetrative strain in thin and thick-skinned settings using analog models" by Cara Burberry, Univ of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lecture: Men and the Politics of Hegemony in Ghanaian Film and Fiction
The presentation uses Ghanaian films and books to detail the measure men undertake in their desire to reach the hegemonic ideal and the costs and consequences to themselves and their families. Theresah Patrine Ennin is the 2018 American Council of Learned Societies-African Studies Association Presidential Fellow.
Panel Discussion: Children at War
"Children at War: Born into a War Zone," members of the International Student Council's Humanitarian Awareness Committee will share stories and facts about children growing up in nations at war or affected by war. The discussion will be led and moderated by Jean-Pierre Taoutel, a Senior Lecturer of French at Iowa State.
Lecture: Lion Conservation on a Crowded Continent
Craig Packer is director of the Lion Research Center at the University of Minnesota, where he is a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior. This is the 2018 Paul L. Errington Memorial Lecture.
Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018
Green Dot: Masculinity Dialogue
A discussion that connects the meaning and messages related to masculine identity. Learn how to identify toxic behavior and use bystander intervention to create accountability and support. RSVPs appreciated. Refreshments will be provided.
Lecture: Creating Diverse and Inclusive Spaces in the Sciences
"Creating Deliberately Diverse and Intentionally Inclusive Spaces in the Sciences." Danielle N. Lee is a vocal advocate of science engagement among traditionally underrepresented and underserved audiences. She hosts the Urban Scientist blog at Scientific American and teaches mammalogy and urban ecology at Southern Illinois University.
Thursday, 29 Nov 2018
Lecture: Rewriting DNA, Genome Editing in the CRISPR Era
Iowa State assistant professor of biochemistry Dipali Sashital, an expert in CRISPR technology, offers the fall Sigma Xi lecture. She will discuss how CRISPR tools are enabling scientists to precisely alter DNA through gene editing in all forms of life.
Friday, 30 Nov 2018
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!