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Thursday, 05 Mar 2020

Roundtable Discussion: Creating Global Understanding

Mar 05, 2020

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

Learn how Iowa State's World Languages and Culture faculty collaborated with University Museums for the exhibition Creating Global Understanding.

Lecture: Reconnecting Landscapes for Nature and People

Mar 05, 2020

5:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Nick Haddad is a Professor of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University's Kellogg Biological Station, where he is Director of their long-term Ecological Research Program. He studies biodiversity conservation in working landscapes. He also studies conservation of the rarest butterflies in the world, conservation by reconnecting habitat with landscape corridors, and conservation of habitat diversity in agricultural landscapes.

Symphony of Diversity

Mar 05, 2020

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

This annual concert, started by ISU director of orchestras Jonathan Govias in spring 2017 at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, will feature the ISU Symphony Orchestra, one or two guest artists and scores created by female, African American and Mexican composers.

Friday, 06 Mar 2020

Lecture: Ancient Indian Science in the Modern World

Mar 06, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

127 Curtiss

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Dr. Kak is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Oklahoma State University. His research is in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and history of science. Dr. Kak will discuss how ancient Indian science, including the invention of zero and the decimal system, is still applicable and influencing modern life.

Monday, 09 Mar 2020

Author Lecture: Grant Wood's Secrets

Mar 09, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 2019, Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Road

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

Author and professor Sue Taylor will speak about Grant Wood's life and legacy in "Grant Woods Secrets."

Living in the Future's Past

Mar 09, 2020

6:00 PM

Pioneer Room

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Living in the Future's Past is a film narrated by Jeff Bridges and directed by Susan Kucera. It was awarded the Gold World Medal by the United Nations for its efforts in the field of climate change and sustainability and Best Documentary by the Arizona International Film Festival. The documentary will challenge students to think about environmental issues and their place within this movement. A discussion will follow the film.

Lecture: Is God a Conservative?

Mar 09, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Award-winning novelist of crime and suspense, conservative speaker Andrew Klavan will discuss how God provides morality. He posits "John Adams said our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. Do we have to have faith if we want to be free?" Nominated five times, two of his books have won the Edgar Award. Klavan also has a podcast on The Daily Wire.

Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020

Lecture: Three Ways to Disappear

Mar 10, 2020

7:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Katy Yocom was born and raised in Atchison, Kansas, and currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky. In her debut novel, "Three Ways to Disappear," Yocom explores the story of journalist Sarah DeVaughan. In researching the novel, Yocom traveled to India. "Three Ways to Disappear" won the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature and was named a Barnes & Noble Top Indie Favorite.

Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020

Panel discussion: Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus

Mar 11, 2020

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Diversity Lectures

Members of the Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus will talk about their history, community impact, important figures and more. Presented by the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Suffragette, Editor, Abolitionist: The Story of Mary Louise Booth

Mar 11, 2020

5:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Join author Tricia Foley as she walks through the extraordinary life of Mary Louise Booth, who was a founding editor of HarperâEUR(TM)s Bazar, wrote the first history of New York City, and a leader in the abolition and suffrage movements. Tricia is a home design and restoration expert, who has published 10 books about design and lifestyles. Part of the 100th Anniversary Events Commemorating Women's Suffrage.

Lecture: Childfree by Choice

Mar 11, 2020

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Dr. Amy Blackstone is a professor in sociology at the University of Maine, researching on childfree choice, workplace harassment, and civic engagement. She is the author of Childfree by Choice. Dr. Blackstone will discuss the culture and discrimination that surrounds not having children for women, men, gay and lesbian couples, and trans persons. She will discuss the history of the childfree movement and its future.

Thursday, 12 Mar 2020

Nature at Noon: Botanical Art and Illustration

Mar 12, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances Lectures

Ever wondered about the difference between "floral" and "botanical" art? Or botanical "art" versus botanical "illustration?" Kelsey Wilson, local artist from Nevada, will be leading a discussion on the key differences of these art forms and highlighting some contemporary masters.

Gallery Chat: #WomenKnowStuffToo

Mar 12, 2020

12:30 PM

Reiman Gallery (lower level), Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Road

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

Artist Linda Emmerson with discuss her works of art included in the #WomenKnowStuffToo ReACT Exhibition.

Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020

Canceled: A Science Comedian's Guide to Communicating Science

Mar 24, 2020

7:00 PM

127 Curtiss

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 situation. Brian Malow draws on two decades as a stand-up comedian to help scientists communicate better with general audiences. In a presentation that promises to both amuse and educate, Brian will offer advice on a range of topics including stage presence, connecting with audiences, using analogies, and abusing PowerPoint.

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020

POSTPONED: Seminar series: Water Research Past, Present and Future

Mar 25, 2020

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

1306 Elings Hall

free

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Lectures

"History of Buffer Research at Iowa State University," Tom Isenhart, professor, ISU natural resource ecology and management. The series is presented by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center.

POSTPONED: P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture

Mar 25, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Kimberly Garza is the founder and principal of Atlas Lab, a landscape architecture, urban design and public art studio based in Sacramento, California. She will discuss the role of tactical urbanism and urban prototyping in engaging communities, creating authentic experiences and empowering designers to improve the built environment using low-cost, small-scale strategies. Part of the ASLA Iowa Spring Conference.

Canceled: Dinosaurs to Milankovitch Cycles

Mar 25, 2020

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 situation. Dr. Tucker is a senior biospheric scientist, employed by NASA. He has used satellite data for deforestation mapping, predicting ecologically coupled disease outbreaks, mapping glacier extent, and mapping climatic effects on global vegetation. He has been awarded NASA's Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal and the Presidential Award for Meritorious Senior Professional...

Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

Canceled: White Mansions, Black Bodies: Get Out and the New Age Slave Plantation

Mar 26, 2020

8:00 PM

Great Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 situation. Professor Novotny Lawrence discusses Jordan Peele's horror thriller Get Out, demonstrating the ways in which the director employs traditional filmmaking storytelling tropes to examine contemporary racial profiles.

Friday, 27 Mar 2020

CANCELED: Planetarium Show: Galaxies and the Universe

Mar 27, 2020

6:30 PM

ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall

free

Astronomy Lectures

Due to COVID-19 precautions the planetarium show for this month has been canceled.

Canceled: Eating Tomorrow: Climate Change and the Battle for the Future of Food

Mar 27, 2020

7:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 situation. Dr. Wise is the director of the Land and Food Rights program at Small Planet Institute. Wise's research and writing have covered U.S. farm policies, trade and agricultural development, agricultural biodiversity, food prices and biofuels, and Mexico's maize economy under the threat of genetically modified maize.

Monday, 30 Mar 2020

Canceled: Because I Said I Would

Mar 30, 2020

7:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 situation. Alex Shen is the founder of Because I Said I Would, an international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by a tragedy in his life, Alex created the Promise Card and since 2012 more than 9.81 million cards distributed to 153 countries.