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Saturday, 01 Feb 2020

Legislative Wake-Up: Story County's Iowa Legislative Representatives

Feb 01, 2020

8:30 AM

Rm 3512, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Students and faculty and staff are invited to meet with Ames and Story County's representatives in the Iowa Legislature. You will be able to ask questions about legislation being considered this session. This event is cosponsored by the Ames and Story County League of Women Voters and the Committee on Lectures.

Wednesday, 05 Feb 2020

Lucid: Artist Talk with Louise Fisher

Feb 05, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery 181, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Iowa-based interdisciplinary artist Louise Fisher works in the expanded field of print, using methods of layering, impressing and repetition for their literal and visual enactment of time and the body. She will give a public talk in conjunction with "Lucid," a solo exhibition of her work on display in the College of Design's Gallery 181.

Lecture: What Responsibility Do Architects Have to Create a More Just World?

Feb 05, 2020

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Lori Brown is a professor of architecture at Syracuse University and cofounder of ArchiteXX, a group working to raise awareness of women in architecture, create support and mentorship networks and take design actions to broaden the exposure of architecture in the world. She focuses on relationships between architecture and social justice issues with particular emphasis on gender and its impact on spatial relationships.

Thursday, 06 Feb 2020

Lecture: A Rewarding Career at the Mayo

Feb 06, 2020

7:00 PM

Great Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Dr. An, director emeritus of the orthopedic biomechanics laboratory at the Mayo Clinic, will discuss his ongoing studies about medical and biochemical factors influencing soft tissue integrity, performance, and remodeling. Dr. An will also discuss the culture in health care and his personal life lessons from working at the Mayo Clinic. The Pease Family Scholar in Kinesiology

Thursday, 13 Feb 2020

Nature at Noon: Bus Trip Overview and 2020 Theme

Feb 13, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens Lectures

Get a preview of Director Ed Lyon's yearly bus excursions, and hear from staff about the 2020 Gardens theme, Wild and Whimsical, which will appear in garden displays, education programs, events, exhibits, and more.

Sweetheart Workshop: Homemade Candy

Feb 13, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

2379 Food Sciences Building

$25

Food Science and Human Nutrition Lectures

Learn the dos and don'ts of candy making during a live demonstration with Lauren Grant, alumna and owner of Zestful Kitchen. Grant worked with America's Test Kitchen, Cuisine at Home Magazine's test kitchen, and Better Homes and Gardens test kitchen. Participants will receive candy samples and recipes. Registration required.

Friday, 14 Feb 2020

Lecture: The Women's Hour, The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Feb 14, 2020

1:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer whose latest book, "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote," chronicles one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

Monday, 17 Feb 2020

Managing Risk in a More Uncertain World: What We Can Learn from Surfers, Studs, and Sexworkers

Feb 17, 2020

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Allison Schrager is an economist, award-winning journalist at Quartz, and author of "An Economist Walks into a Brothel."

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020

Lecture: The Traveling Feast

Feb 18, 2020

8:00 PM

Gallery Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Author and environmental activist Rick Bass is the author of over two dozen books of fiction and nonfiction. In 2017, Bass was awarded The Story Prize for his short fiction collection, For a Little While.

Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020

Behind the Scenes: Butterfly Lab, Part 2

Feb 19, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens Lectures

Our collection of invertebrates has grown!

Thursday, 20 Feb 2020

Lecture: The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

Feb 20, 2020

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Dr. Kate Darling is a Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab, and her interest is in how technology intersects with society. Dr. Darling's current work looks at the near-term effects of robotic technology, with a particular interest in law, social, and ethical issues.

Monday, 24 Feb 2020

Monday Monologues series

Feb 24, 2020

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"The Creative Process of Poetry & Prose," readings by Kartika Budhwar, MFA candidate in the creative writing and environment. She writes about porous borderlands where myth meets history, where the colonizer and colonized come together, where languages spar and fuse, where gender and sexuality collapse upon themselves, and where the supernatural and the organic have equal claim.

Lecture: Erin Brockovich, 'The Power of One'

Feb 24, 2020

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

In 1996, as a result of the largest direct action lawsuit of its kind, spearheaded by Erin and Ed Masry, the utility giant was forced to pay out the largest toxic tort injury settlement in US history: $333 million in damages to more than 600 Hinkley residents. Now, Erin consults on numerous environmental projects all over the world and encourages people to believe in their personal power to affect change. 2020 Symposium on Sustainability...

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2020

Seminar series: Water Research Past, Present and Future

Feb 26, 2020

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

1306 Elings Hall

free

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Lectures

"History of Water Quality Research with the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment," Dan Jaynes, retired soil scientist, USDA Agriculture Research Service. The series is presented by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center.

Design and the Green New Deal

Feb 26, 2020

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Billy Fleming, the Wilks Family Director of the Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology at the University of Pennsylvania and a senior fellow with Data for Progress, will present the 2020 Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture. He will focus on the ways in which a national climate plan like the Green New Deal will be understood by most people through the buildings, landscapes, infrastructures and public works agenda it inspires.

Lecture: Indigenous Peoples in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Feb 26, 2020

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Dr. Debbie Reese is an independent scholar of Indigenous childrenâEUR(TM)s literature and the teaching of Indigenous peoples and history in K-12, editor of American Indians in ChildrenâEUR(TM)s Literature. In this lecture, Dr. Reese will examine depictions of Native peoples in children's books, past and present, and provide suggestions for how to become more skilled in selecting and presenting information about Indigenous peoples to children.

Lecture: My 300-Pound Journey Up Kilimanjaro

Feb 26, 2020

8:15 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Kara's message of body acceptance, body love and health at every size are a vital message for everyone. Her life story with her eating disorder is one many people connect to emotional eating; using food as a way to escape daily stressors; hiding food behaviors and ashamed of the person whom they have become. Hearing her process up the mountain and finding herself is awe inspiring. Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week Speaker

Friday, 28 Feb 2020

Planetarium Show: The Life Cycle of Stars

Feb 28, 2020

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!