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Friday, 01 Feb 2019

Friday Research Seminar: Designing for Disaster Relief and Resiliency

Feb 01, 2019

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Rob Whitehead, an associate professor of architecture, will talk about his book project, Designing for Disaster Relief and Resiliency, which examines the role designers can play in the creation of places, objects and operations to support the larger efforts of disaster relief and/or community resiliency. Part of the IDRO Friday Research Seminar Series.

Planetarium Show: The Solar System

Feb 01, 2019

6:30 PM

ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall

free

Astronomy Lectures

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!

Monday, 04 Feb 2019

Monday Monologues series

Feb 04, 2019

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"The Music of Poetry, The Poetry of Music," Debra Marquart, professor of English. Experience original music from jazz-poetry rhythm and blues project, The Bone People. Marquart will discuss the process of writing poems and songs, and demonstrate how the band adapts auditory landscapes for her performance poems.

Lecture: Materializing Time and Space

Feb 04, 2019

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Emily Hermant, an interdisciplinary artist whose large-scale work explores themes of communication, gender, labor and the spatial experiences of the body, will talk about the past decade of her arts practice, which spans textiles, sculpture, installation and digital technologies.

Tuesday, 05 Feb 2019

Lecture: Ames Connection to WW2's Manhattan Project

Feb 05, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

Learn how a small group of scientists from Ames played a critical roll in The Manhattan Project.

Thursday, 07 Feb 2019

Lecture: Left, Right and Liberalism in Public Life

Feb 07, 2019

6:30 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

David T. Koyzis, a Fellow in Politics at the St. George's Centre for Biblical and Public Theology, will discuss how the labels "left" and "right" mask the dominance of liberal individualism, contributing to political polarization.

Lecture: The Science of Flirting

Feb 07, 2019

8:15 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Jeffrey Hall is an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas and an expert on flirting and communication in romantic relationships.

Friday, 08 Feb 2019

Friday Research Seminar: Topologies: Aesthetics and Contexts in Computational Systems in Visual Arts Practice

Feb 08, 2019

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Johnny DiBlasi, a new assistant professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture, will discuss issues regarding technology's effects on the arc of visual arts practices and theories and how these ideas inspire his own creative inquiry. Part of the IDRO Friday Research Seminar Series.

Monday, 11 Feb 2019

Lecture: Urbanization in the Global Cold War: Thinking the Third World through the Second World

Feb 11, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Lukasz Stanek, a visiting associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan, will speak about the ways in which the discourse about urbanization has been dominated by Western urban centers and concepts, and how cities in West Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe have been places where competing concepts, methodologies and frameworks are debated, tested and developed.

Lecture: Chicano Activism and Immigration

Feb 11, 2019

7:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Jimmy Patino is an assistant professor of Chicano & Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019

Lecture: Food & Faith, Why Eating is a Moral Act

Feb 12, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Jim Ennis is the executive director of Catholic Rural Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to issues affecting rural communities, including a just and sustainable food supply and the spiritual, social, and economic wellbeing of rural America.

Thursday, 14 Feb 2019

Nature at Noon: Toys & Games

Feb 14, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens Lectures

Hear from Assistant Director, Aaron Steil, about the wonderful ways Reiman Gardens will integrate this year's theme, Toys & Games, into garden displays, education programs, events, exhibits, and more.

Friday, 15 Feb 2019

Friday Research Seminar: Circulation and Urbanization

Feb 15, 2019

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Ross Adams, an assistant professor of architecture, will present his newly published book, "Circulation and Urbanization," which is a foundational investigation into the history of the urban. He contends that the urban arose in the 19th century in parallel to the emergent liberal nation state.

Monday, 18 Feb 2019

Lecture: Capt. Scott Kelly

Feb 18, 2019

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center - Doors open at 6:00pm

Free admission | No tickets | General admission seating

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Sustainability Symposium keynote "The Sky is Not the Limit." Capt. Scott Kelly captivated the world and seized the imagination of millions during his record-breaking year spent living on the International Space Station.

Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019

Lecture: Beyond the Building

Feb 20, 2019

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Amie Shao, principal with MASS Design Group in Boston, will present a series of the firm's projects that expand the architectural practice model by focusing on what architecture does to identify local needs and opportunities, advance the well-being of individuals and communities, amplify regional investment and capture the value of design and its effect on people's lives. The 2019 Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture in Architecture.

Thursday, 21 Feb 2019

Engineers' Week Keynote: Facebook's Kate McKinley

Feb 21, 2019

7:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

"Security and Virtual Reality," Kate McKinley, a security leader at Facebook Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, will share her unique career path and talk about her current work in VR.

Friday, 22 Feb 2019

Housing with Civility in the Netherlands

Feb 22, 2019

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Julia Robinson, professor of architecture at the University of Minnesota and author of "Complex Housing: Designing for Density," will present her research regarding innovative Dutch housing practices. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion and exhibition opening. Part of the 2019 Urban Design Colloquium.

Monday, 25 Feb 2019

Monday Monologues series

Feb 25, 2019

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Diversity Lectures

"Daily Dialogue: Truth," a live storytelling event by the Iowa State Daily. Five students will share personal stories for Black History Month.

Lecture: Youth and the First Amendment

Feb 25, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Stand Up! Speak Up! Youth and the First Amendment." Mary Beth Tinker and John Tinker will discuss the significance of their historic Supreme Court case, especially in the current political climate. Mark Stringer, ACLU of Iowa Director, will moderate.

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019

Book talk: One Woman with 110 Lives

Feb 26, 2019

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center

free

ISU Retirees Association Lectures

"I, We or Whoever: One Woman with 110 Lives," Kay Jackson Berger, retired psychiatric social worker and author. She will be talking about her book "I, We or Whoever: One Woman with 110 Lives (Not Counting the First One)." The book reveals 23 years of work in resolving "Mariah's" multiple personality disorder.

Lecture: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk Racism

Feb 26, 2019

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk Racism," Robin DiAngelo, author of "White Fragility" and "Is Everyone Really Equal." DiAngelo has had a profound influence on the national discourse on race. She is affiliate faculty at the University of Washington College of Education. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019

Keynote: Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Feb 27, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"But You Don't Look Like You Have an Eating Disorder, and Other Avoidable Barriers to Recovery," Sarah Thompson, a writer, eating disorder recovery coach and consultant, will share stories from their own recovery after having an eating disorder for 18 years.

Lecture: The History of North America's Earliest Dogs

Feb 27, 2019

8:15 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

"More Than Mutts" - Chris Widga, head curator at the East Tennessee State University Museum of Natural History, is part of an international team examining DNA as part of a study of the complex evolutionary history of early dogs.

Thursday, 28 Feb 2019

Mvskoke Community Futurity: A Map to the Next World

Feb 28, 2019

5:10 PM - 6:00 PM

1210 LeBaron

free

College of Design Lectures

Mvskoke scholar Laura Harjo, an assistant professor of community and regional planning at the University of New Mexico, will speak about indigenous feminist space, place and mapping theories as part of the Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series at Iowa State. Her talk is cosponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning, urban design graduate program, American Indian studies program and College of Design.