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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!