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Sunday, 13 Oct 2019

Film and discussion: Seeds! Diversity of Wonder

Oct 13, 2019

6:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

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.

Lecture: Rethinking the Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in American Cities

Oct 13, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

College of Design Diversity Lectures

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

Monday Monologues series

Oct 14, 2019

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"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.

Borlaug Lecture: World Food Prize Laureate Simon Groot

Oct 14, 2019

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

"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

Lecture: My Journey with Tourette's

Oct 15, 2019

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Gallery Room, Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Diversity Lectures

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

Oct 15, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

"#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.

Lecture: How to Find a Planet Without Leaving Your Couch

Oct 15, 2019

8:15 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

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

Town Hall with Mayor Pete

Oct 16, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Scheman Building

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

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.

Lecture: Set Design on Broadway

Oct 16, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"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

Lecture: Arab Voices

Oct 18, 2019

11:30 AM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

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.

Planetarium Show: The Solar System

Oct 18, 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!