Friday, 01 Mar 2019
Vernon Wall is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership styles and is one of the founders and facilitators of the Social Justice Training Institute.
How do questions influence the thinking process in design? To what extent do (high-level) questions influence problem definition and shape idea generation? What type of question-asking behavior drives the creative thinking process? How does one learn to ask "good" questions? In this talk, Carlos Cardoso, associate professor of industrial design, will discuss the role of question-asking in designing as part of his research in design methodology.
"Law and Story: Reframing the National Conversation about Immigration," Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, and Tom Miller, Iowa State Attorney General, will discuss both immigration laws and the current immigration narrative among academic, legal and religious communities.
Monday, 04 Mar 2019
"My Journey as a Woman in STEM," President Wendy Wintersteen. Join ISU Student Government in a celebration of International Women's Day. President Wintersteen will speak about her journey as a woman in STEM, from being one of the first female ISU extension associates in integrated pest management to becoming the first woman president of Iowa State University.
Inge Auerbacher shares her story as a Holocaust survivor who spent 3 years as a young child in Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.
CeCe Moore is an investigative genetic genealogist and media consultant. She has worked as the genetic genealogist for the PBS Television documentary series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., since 2013. She recently joined forces with Parabon Nanolabs to lead their new Genetic Genealogy Services for law enforcement unit.
Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019
Italian architect Simone Bove, an interior design instructor with the Iowa State University College of Design Rome Program, will present the work of his professional practice, -wise design, with a focus on its interdisciplinary approach.
Thursday, 07 Mar 2019
Former Canadian diplomat Colin Robertson is now vice president and fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Robertson will speak about the relationship beyond the Beltway and offer some perspectives on how it can continue to mutually benefit both nations.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is an 18-year-old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and a voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. This event was rescheduled from Nov.r 1.
Friday, 08 Mar 2019
Joe Muench, professor of art and visual culture (jewelry/metalsmithing), will speak about his experiences as the designer and creator of hand-formed and fabricated metal sculpture and objects that reveal the relationships between art, science, engineering and the human experience. Part of the IDRO Friday Research Seminar Series.
"What can little faults tell us about big earthquakes" by Michele Cooke, UMass, Amherst, MA
Monday, 11 Mar 2019
Kai Roberts was a student at Carnegie Mellon University when he began experiencing extreme anxiety and panic disorder. He discovered healing power in writing and created a series of hip hop lyrics to illustrate what he was feeling. Roberts recorded his "Carnegie Cafe" album in 2013, which quickly became a resource for students dealing with mental health disorders and a key element in his own recovery.
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019
Iowa State assistant professor of computer science Borzoo Bonakdarpour will discuss his work designing programmed drone fleets that are efficient enough for large-scale projects but also safe, secure and adaptable. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Series.
Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019
Ulrike Passe and Kimberly Zarecor, associate professors of architecture, will share their funded research - Passe on the computational fluid dynamics of trees and their impact on building energy performance, and Zarecor on "smart shrinkage" as a new paradigm for rural communities.
Historian Douglas Biggs, a native of Ames and a graduate of Iowa State University, will discuss student life at Iowa State during it first two decades.
Thursday, 14 Mar 2019
Bring your lunch to the Gardens each month and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2019 theme, Toys & Games.
In an effort to better understand the balance between the benefits and the risks that new technologies offer, urban designer Chris Bell, a senior associate with DLR Group, will present "Learning to Learn," which considers his experiences working on smart cities in Asia, as well as work in Africa. Part of the Spring 2019 Urban Design Colloquium: Questions of Civility, Bell's visit is cosponsored by the Des Moines and Seattle offices of DLR Group.
Iowa State Distinguished Professor of psychology Craig Anderson will outline three ways global warming increases the risk of human violence. Sigma Xi Lecture Series.
Monday, 25 Mar 2019
"Iowa Odyssey (How We Got to Here)," Amanda Petefish-Schrag, assistant professor of music and theatre. Iowa Odyssey is a collaborative theatre project exploring our local stories of immigration and the idea of what it means to create community.
Roberto Rovira is the internationally recognized principal of Studio Roberto Rovira and associate professor and former chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental and Urban Design at Florida International University. He will present "Mapping Natural Transformations: Studio Roberto Rovira's EcoAtlas, Art and Design," the 2019 P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture.
This event is being rescheduled due to a flight cancelation. New date to be announced soon!
"Setting the Table: Systems, Sustainability and Policy." Angie Tagtow is a registered and licensed dietitian with more than 25 years of experience in public health and food policy. She was executive director of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion during the Obama administration and co-led the development and launch of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans with the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019
Suzanna de Baca has more than 20 years of executive leadership at public, privately held and not-for-profit organizations and was recently named president and publisher of the Des Moines-based Business Publications Corporation.
Fedele Bauccio cofounded Bon Appetit Management Company, which provides food service to 1,000-plus cafes located at corporations, universities and museums in 34 states. Bauccio and Bon Appetit have revolutionized the food service industry, both by introducing fresh, made-from-scratch food to the contract market and by pioneering environmentally and socially responsible practices.
Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
Rebecca Hasson is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, where she studies the causes and consequences of racial and ethnic disparities in obesity and obesity-related complications among children and adolescents.
Join Exercise is Medicine at Iowa State University for a Haitian Culture Night philanthropic event. Attendees will get a glimpse of Haitian culture through song, dance, and art.
David R. Montgomery is a professor at the University of Washington will speak about his most recent book, "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life," and make a case for how agriculture can be the to global environmental problems. Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture.
"Re-Envisioning the 1930s Midwest: The Farmer, the Artist, and the Aerial Photographer." Jason Weems is an associate professor of American art, visuality and material culture studies at the University of California, Riverside. His talk is part of an interdisciplinary symposium on the history of Midwest science and engineering.
Friday, 29 Mar 2019
Lawrence Bird, an architect, educator and artist from Winnipeg, Canada, draws on his recent video projects to discuss two surveying systems -- Canada's 19th-century Dominion Land Survey (analogous to the American Public Land Survey) and Google Earth. These systems can be seen as a tool of colonial domination. Part of the Spring 2019 Urban Design Colloquium: Questions of Civility.
"What to do with photos and specimens." Join insect documentarian Jim Durbin for a discussion of his method of curating specimens and cataloguing photos.