Friday, 01 Feb 2019
Friday Research Seminar: Designing for Disaster Relief and Resiliency
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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.