Tuesday, 01 Oct 2019
P.E. Moskowitz will discuss their new book, "The Case Against Free Speech." The book looks at how one of our most treasured rights -- free speech -- is rarely the equalizer we assume it to be, but rather is defined and redefined by those in power to reflect their ideals and agenda. Constitution Day Lecture
Wednesday, 02 Oct 2019
Way Kuo, president of City University of Hong Kong and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Kuo will discuss how the process of internationalization in higher education has enabled the rapid development of universities around the world.
Jim Knuth is Senior Vice President for Farm Credit Services of America and an Iowa State University graduate.
Thursday, 03 Oct 2019
Students have the chance to describe their business concept or idea in a 90-second elevator pitch to a panel of judges. Overall winner will represent Iowa State at the CEO Conference in Tampa, Florida.
"Monarch Conservation: Saving an Iconic Insect" - Karen Oberhauser is the director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and the founder and director of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, a nationwide citizen science project.
Sunday, 06 Oct 2019
ISU Theatre presents "Leading the Way: Women Tell the Stories of Climate Change." Community. Hope. Action. Engage with your community on climate change and sustainability issues during a panel discussion with scholars and guest artists, as part of ISU Theatre's year-long symposium series "Heroic: Gender Equity in the Arts."
Monday, 07 Oct 2019
Dreaming of a Vetter World comes at a time when interest in farming organically and regenerating soil has exploded worldwide. Others are realizing what the Vetters have known for decades: eating food grown with pesticides is bad for us, and soil is key to our very survival. That's why, on the Vetter farm, their most important "crop" is the soil.
Deborah Green worked for more than 30 years as an environmental and engineering geologist in consulting and industry. Today she applies her technical knowledge and experience to a writing career and has been recognized for her work in raising awareness in science and science communication as the 2018-19 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Applied Geology.
In this talk, Dr. Nicolazzo will discuss her current research on transgender college students to explore how gender creates tension points for students, faculty, and staff on college campuses. She will also discuss what possibilities exist for reimaging gendered futures, including how trans people have already been using the Internet to do this sort of world-making.
Wednesday, 09 Oct 2019
Sports entrepreneur, analyst, and philanthropist, Tiffany Kelly is a person who is looking to change the game. She is the CEO & Co-Founder of Curastory. She received her B.S in Sport & Recreation Management/Sports Analytics from Nova Southeastern University. Top 3 finalist for the open division: Hustle Difficulty Complex at the 3rd Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
Thursday, 10 Oct 2019
"From Words to Bullets: Managing Threats and Fear," presented by ISU Police. Explore common fears about verbal, physical, and lethal attacks, as well as a space to gain knowledge participants can then use as tools to increase their own safety. Small group discussions will follow the presentation.
Kelly Winfrey, an assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, will discuss the unique challenges women candidates face and the communication strategies they use in their efforts to win over voters. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Series.
Sunday, 13 Oct 2019
Biologist Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and the award-winning author of "The Triumph of Seeds." He is featured in the new six-part documentary "Seeds: Diversity of Wonder," produced by the Iowa State University Seed Science Center. Following the film, Hanson will discuss his research and writing on the natural and human history of seeds.
Planning and development specialist Brian Hurd, the technical assistance program manager for Rise Community Development in St. Louis, will talk about building equity and sustainability in communities in a public keynote lecture following an invitation-only design charrette to examine regenerative and inclusive housing solutions for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Hurd holds a master of community and regional planning from ISU.
Monday, 14 Oct 2019
"Becoming the Bronze Idol" and other poems, read by Rita Mookerjee, ISU women's and gender studies program. Mookerjee chose Indigenous People's Day to read from her works which, in part, address colonialism and the tokenization of minority cultures.
"First" The Seed," with the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate, Simon Groot, a sixth-generation seedsman and the founder and leader of East-West Seed. Having observed the many challenges facing poverty-stricken smallholder farmers in Southeast Asia, Groot founded East-West Seed in 1982 in the Philippines.
Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019
Iowan Trevor Smith was diagnosed with one of the most extreme cases of Tourette's in the world, but with the help of ground-breaking treatment, his constant tics are beginning to ease. This event is a part of Disability Awareness Week 2019.
"#WhyIStayed: Domestic Violence as a Community Issue," Beverly Gooden, social activist and creator of the #WhyIStayed hashtag and global movement. Gooden challenges the question "Why did he/she stay" and reveals how the current way we interact with survivors is a house of cards. A lecture about intimacy, compassion and equality, scheduled as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Chris Lintott, professor of astrophysics and research fellow at Oxford's New College, will discuss what we know and don't know, explain how you might find a planet of your own using only a laptop, and discuss the progress of NASA's TESS planet hunting mission.
Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will be on campus for a town hall, which will include the opportunity to ask the South Bend, Indiana mayor questions. The doors open at 6pm and the event will begin at 6:30pm. Buttigieg was elected mayor of South Bend in 2011 at age 29; he won re-election in 2015 with 80 percent of the vote.
"Knowing How to Break the Rules: Set Design on Broadway," Rachel Hauck, 2019 Tony award-winning set designer for the Broadway musical "Hadestown," and the 2019 Tony-nominated play "What the Constitution Means to Me." Hauck will discuss her journey as a woman in the arts and talk about ways to create more opportunities for women and people of color on Broadway.
Friday, 18 Oct 2019
Dr. James Zogby is the founder and president of the Arab-American Institute and author of Arab Voices: What They are Saying to Us, And Why it Matters. Zogby will be giving a talk on U.S. foreign and domestic policy and what it means for the upcoming 2020 presidential election, with special regard to the Bernie Sanders campaign.
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, 21 Oct 2019
Pauline Viardot's "Cendrillon," a witty retelling of the Cinderella story. Excerpts directed by Chad Sonka and Jodi Goble, ISU Opera Studio.
Alfredo Mirande is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside, and a scholar of Chicano sociology, masculinity, the relationship among law, race, class and gender. His talk is being hosted by Lazos, a group of Hispanic/Latino men in leadership positions at Iowa State who are actively engaging Latinx students and mentoring them in their college experience and beyond.
In 2012, Elizabeth became the first woman from Massachusetts elected to the United States Senate. As a Senator, she has fought to hold the wealthy and well-connected accountable and ensure our government works for everyone. Elizabeth and her husband Bruce have been married for 39 years. They have three grandchildren and a golden retriever named Bailey. Doors open at 5pm.
Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019
Michael Walsh is the director of weed research at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has led research and development activities focusing on farming machines that reduce weed population densities by destroying weed seeds before they return to the soil during crop harvest operations. Walsh's talk is part of the Staniforth Lecture series in the ISU agronomy department.
Dr. Michael Walsh, director of weed research at the University of Sydney - Australia. The Staniforth Lecture series is presented in honor of David Staniforth, a pioneer in the field of weed science who was particularly interested in weed biology-ecology. The lecture series is sponsored by the Staniforth Fund in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State.
"Making Government Better Through Open Science: Real-life Examples of Truly Smarter Cities," Tom Schenk Jr., researcher and author on applying technology, data and analytics to make better decisions. He's the director of analytics at KPMG, where he leads the smart city and government analytics practice.
Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019
Join guest curator and student intern Sonya Harwood as she guides guests through the Farm House Museum and the exhibition "Timeless: Love and Romance in the Victorian Era."