Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.