Monday, 28 Oct 2019
"Chasing George Washington," a musical White House adventure. Selections directed by Brad Dell, ISU music and theatre.
Rob Nixon, a nonfiction writer and public intellectual working in the environmental humanities and postcolonial studies, will address the current surge in environmental martyrdom against the backdrop of the resource wars in the Amazon and beyond. The talk will offer an international perspective on the value of our planet's inhabited forests and the threats to their viability. 2019-2020 Department of English Goldtrap Speaker Series
Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019
"In Our Backyards: How the Prison Boom Transformed Rural America," John Major Eason, associate professor in the sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of "Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation." Eason was a church-based community organizer focusing on housing and criminal justice issues.
Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019
Seth Watkins and Jeremy Jackson will discuss one of the most popular and critical topics of study at Iowa State University and the rest of the state, which is the environmental, socio-cultural and economic effects of Iowa's current agricultural system within and outside of its borders.
Come out for an evening where you will be given an opportunity to ask questions to the city council Ward 4 candidates, Joe Van Erdewyk, Rachel Junck, and Chris Nelson. During the forum, moderator, Dr. Kelly Shaw will be asking each candidate questions that relate to problems in the city of Ames. Students and community members will also have a chance to ask the candidates questions throughout the event.
Lisa Rammig, a senior associate at the structural design firm Eckersley O'Callaghan, will speak about the firm's work and her own research on transparent glass connections in this ISU Department of Architecture Public Program supported by Shive-Hattery Architecture and Engineering.
Aaron Dominguez is the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the Catholic University of America, a particle physicist, and a devout Catholic. He will speak about how faith is part of what inspires him to study the origins of the universe in his own research in experimental high-energy physics.