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Tuesday, 04 Sep 2018

Lecture: Trade Relations and U.S. Agriculture

Sep 04, 2018

6:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Tom Vilsack served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for eight years and is currently president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council.

Wednesday, 05 Sep 2018

Lecture: The Art of Mindfulness

Sep 05, 2018

6:00 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

Romapada Swami is a Vaishnava monk, a scholar on Eastern (Vedic) thought and philosophy, and a highly respected spiritual leader with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Lecture: Refugee Stories, The Art of Mohamad Hafez

Sep 05, 2018

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Diversity Lectures

Mohamad Hafez came to the United States to study architecture at Iowa State University and was unable to return to his beloved Syria. He will speak about his art, his story, and the stories he visually recreates of refugees from around the world.

Thursday, 06 Sep 2018

Lecture: The Art of Science, Bringing Imagined Worlds to Life

Sep 06, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Go behind the scenes of some of your favorite animated movies with Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography for Lighting at Pixar Animation Studios. Discover how Pixar interweaves art and science to create fantastical worlds where things you imagine can become real.

Friday, 07 Sep 2018

Herbert Lecture in Architecture: Poetry, Civility, Constructability

Sep 07, 2018

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Kevin Schorn, an associate with Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the architect leading the Kum & Go corporate headquarters project in Des Moines, will present "Poetry, Civility, Constructability," the 2018 Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture in Architecture sponsored by the ISU Department of Architecture.

Saturday, 08 Sep 2018

Gallery Talk: For the Common Good Exhibition

Sep 08, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

free

College of Design Lectures Meetings, receptions

Closing reception and gallery talk by participants in "For the Common Good," an exhibition of recent artwork by 18 faculty in the ISU Department of Art and Visual Culture.

Monday, 10 Sep 2018

Monday Monologues series

Sep 10, 2018

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Craft of Creative Writing with Readings," Jennifer Knox and Jake Dawson, lecturers in English. 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.

Lecture: Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose

Sep 10, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose: A New Approach to Vocation," Kathleen A. Cahalan, Professor of Theology at Saint John's University School of Theology and Seminary, and Director of the Collegeville Institute Seminars.

Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018

Lecture: The Dark Side of Big Data

Sep 11, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Cathy O'Neil is a mathematician, data scientist and the author of "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy." She will discuss the unintended negative consequences of using big data.

Lecture: Why Farmer Archives Matter

Sep 11, 2018

7:00 PM

Ames Public Library auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave.

free

University Library Lectures

"Why Farmer Archives Matter: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," a presentation by English associate professor Abby Dubisar based on farmer interviews and based on archival materials from the Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) and the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Thursday, 13 Sep 2018

Campus Conversation: Big or Small - Do You Call?

Sep 13, 2018

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Engage in conversation about the recent events related to police reporting and response and community interaction. Members of the ISU Police Engagement and Inclusion Team will be available to share information about their response procedures.

Lecture: Autism and Animals, Temple Grandin

Sep 13, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

"The Design Process, Autism and Animals." Temple Grandin is a person with autism, and an expert on both autism and animal behavior. She is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.

Monday, 17 Sep 2018

Lecture: A Chilean Human Rights Perspective

Sep 17, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Latina Memories: A Chilean Human Rights Perspective," Marjorie Agosin, author, poet, and human rights activist known for her outspokenness for women's rights in Chile.

Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018

Fabricating the Future: Urban Living in the Shared Economy

Sep 19, 2018

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Wendy W. Fok, founder and creative director of WE-DESIGNS in New York City and Hong Kong and an assistant professor of integrated design at Parsons School of Art and Design, will discuss the future of urban living in this lecture, part of the ISU Department of Architecture's 2018-2019 Public Programs Series, "Anonymity."

Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

Open forum: New student onboarding committee

Sep 20, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Affairs Lectures Meetings, receptions

Learn about a collaborative effort to streamline procedures for acclimating new Iowa State students. A Q&A will follow an overview of the committee's work and recommendations.

Lecture: Art and Our Culture of Ephemerality

Sep 20, 2018

6:30 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Artist and printmaker Andrew Kozlowski will discuss how our histories are shaped by the objects we possess and the ephemerality of our human-made, constructed world.

Friday, 21 Sep 2018

Friday Research Seminar: Toward Design Strategies for Fall Prevention

Sep 21, 2018

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Daejin Kim, assistant professor of interior design, will speak about the role of environmental and behavioral factors increasing the risk of falls in a senior-living community. His talk is part of the Friday Research Seminar Series sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach.

Monday, 24 Sep 2018

The Symbolism of the Sand Mandala

Sep 24, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Monks from the the Drepung Loseling Monastery will create a mandala sand painting in the lobby of the Memorial Union. The process consists of opening ceremony with chants, music and mantra recitation and ends with the dismantling of the mandala and dispersal of the sand.

Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018

Lecture: The Mark Becker Story

Sep 25, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Mental Illness, Tragedy and Transformation," Joan and Dave Becker share their family's story about their son, Mark, and the experience they had coping with his paranoid schizophrenia.

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018

Open forum: New student onboarding committee

Sep 26, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Affairs Lectures Meetings, receptions

Learn about a collaborative effort to streamline procedures for acclimating new Iowa State students. A Q&A will follow an overview of the committee's work and recommendations.

Statewide Democratic Ticket Conversation and Meet-and-Greet

Sep 26, 2018

5:30 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Hear speeches, ask questions, and meet the Democratic candidates for statewide office in Iowa. Deidre DeJear, candidate for Iowa Secretary of State; Rob Sand, candidate for Iowa Auditor of State; and Tim Gannon, candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Open to the public.

Thursday, 27 Sep 2018

Computational Design and Digital Materialization as an Integrative Approach

Sep 27, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gallery 181, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Katja Rinderspacher is a research associate and the ITECH (Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research) grad program coordinator at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction, University of Stuttgart, Germany. Her research interests include the integration of erosion-based processes into the computational design and digital fabrication of complex architectural structures. Sponsored by RDG Planning & Design.

Lecture: Pease Family Scholar in Kinesiology

Sep 27, 2018

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Equity in Physical Activity for People with Disabilities," James Rimmer, Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been developing and directing physical activity and health promotion programs for people with disabilities for more than 30 years.

Friday, 28 Sep 2018

BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge

Sep 28, 2018

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Kevin Nordmeyer, a principal with BNIM's Des Moines office, will present the BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge, a new funding opportunity for Iowa State faculty and staff that supports multidisciplinary research in areas of sustainability and regenerative design.