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."
Are you interested in research reproducibility, OA publishing, or data sharing? Campus experts will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss their work. Refreshments provided.
Jessica Garcia Fritz, assistant professor of architecture at South Dakota State University, will describe how the architectural specifications collected for the Guastavino Company reveal the impact of standards issued over time on the company's role and the traditional timbrel vaulting construction system they crafted. Part of the Department of Architecture's 2019-2020 Public Programs Series.
Thursday, 24 Oct 2019
Athletics director Jamie Pollard is in his 14th year at Iowa State. His talk is hosted by the ISU Retirees Association and is open to the public. Refreshments will be available at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, 25 Oct 2019
"Brain and computer," Gordon Shepherd, Yale University, and Robert Brayton, University of California, Berkeley.