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!