Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020
Dr. Richard Roberts is an English biochemist and molecular biologist. He, along with Dr. Phillip Allen Sharp, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1993 for the discovery of gene splicing. Today he is one of 129 Nobel Laureates contributing to a campaign to convince governments and the public to support the use of GMOs in order to increase food production, reduce dependency on insecticides, and end hunger in developing countries.
Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020
"Looking in the Rearview Mirror: Some Thoughts on the Future of Nutrient Management in Iowa," Pete Nowak, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin. The series is presented by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center.
Dr. Dale Clayton, a professor of biology from the University of Utah, will be speaking about the coloration defense triggers of feather lice. This talk will include discussion of host and parasite coevolution and adaptation. Dr. Clayton has a master's degree in entomology from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago.
Ari Fleisig is a National Organizing Specialist for the state of Iowa with the ACLU currently working on the Rights for All campaign to share the national conversation of the 2020 presidential race around voting rights, ending mass incarceration, immigrants' rights, and reproductive rights.
Thursday, 23 Jan 2020
Learn what legally constitutes harassment and what resources are available for reporting and investigating harassment incidents. The presentation will be led by ISU Police engagement and inclusion officers, Office of Equal Opportunity staff, and Story County prosecutor Ben Matchan. Open mic and small group discussions will follow the presentation.
Author Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
Friday, 24 Jan 2020
The C-SPAN Bus is an interactive, multimedia mobile classroom that travels the country to engage with community members and elected officials, showcasing C-SPAN's public affairs programming and resources. This state-of-the-art customized motor coach gives students an inside look at C-SPAN's comprehensive educational and political resources.
Ines Martin Robles and Luis Pancorbo, faculty at the University of Virginia and partners in Pancorbo Arquitectos, were commissioned to lead the planning and design process for an addition to and renovation of the UVA School of Architecture. They will share insights into their collaborative work with students and colleagues to develop exciting new spaces for design education. This kicks off the Dean's Charrette on the Future of Design Education.