Monday, 01 Mar 2021
Online: Monday Monologues series
"Crushing It," poems by Jennifer Knox, associate teaching professor of English. Her poems have appeared in journals such as The New Yorker, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Granta, and five times in The Best American Poetry series. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Iowa Arts Council and the Milwaukee County Arts Fund. Along with teaching and writing, she is the proprietor of Saltlickers, a small spice-blend company.
Virtual Seminar: Technologies for NASA's Robotic Exploration Missions
"Advanced Energy Storage Technologies for NASA's Robotic Exploration Missions," William West, Group Supervisor of the Electrochemical Technologies Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, at the California Institute of Technology.
The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice
Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. He is the former Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University 2011-2016. Dr. Bullard will discuss the intersection of environmental action (or inaction) and racial disparities that plague minority communities. WebEx Link: https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2db991e36755863ce6287d835574b292
Wednesday, 03 Mar 2021
Post-Election and Post-Impeachment: What's Next
WebEx Link:Â https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/onstage/g.php?MTID=edf3bf497120e26b1784beccddbe8946f ISU experts will discuss the political events since the November 6 election and talk about what to expect from the first months of the Biden Administration.
Thursday, 04 Mar 2021
Digital Surveillance: How Gen Z Gave Up Its Privacy to Corporations and the Government
This event will be streamed live to YouTube. Please click on the link to join the event on March 4:Â https://youtu.be/8b1eRrbi3rM The author of the memoir, Permanent Record, former CIA officer and National Security Agency (NSA) consultant Edward Snowden risked everything to expose the U.S. governmentâ€™s system of mass surveillance. He is the subject of the Oscar-winning best documentary Citizenfour and the critically acclaimed Oliver...
Monday, 08 Mar 2021
Virtual panel: Women in politics
Democrat panel participants include: Swati Dandekar, former state legislator; Ruth Ann Gaines, State Representative; Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, State Representative; Jackie Norris, former assistant to President Obama, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. Moderated by Eliana Crab, Student Government outreach director. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
Virtual panel: Women in politics
Republican panel participants include: Holly Brink, State Representative; Joni Ernst, U.S. Senator; Megan Jones, State Representative; Carrie Koelker, State Senator, District 29. Moderated by Morgan Fritz, Student Body president. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
Innovation Short Circuit: Making Friends and Influencing Deans
"How to Build Relationships That are Valued and Valuable." Business relationships position you to influence policy and decisions, set you up for promotion, and ensure you are invited to the table when opportunity knocks. What are those practices, drivers, and personal characteristics that create value-based relationships?
Women's Rights and Women's Wrongs in the Me Too Era
Gloria Allred is a founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Her firm has been the leading women's rights private law firm in the nation for 44 years, winning hundreds of millions of dollars for victims. Ms. Allred will discuss how women take action to right the wrongs against them to win justice and accountability in both the civil and criminal justice system.
Tuesday, 09 Mar 2021
Virtual panel: Violence against women and women's health
Panel participants: Dr. Monic Behnken, associate professor; Margo Foreman, assistant VP for equal opportunity; Adrienne Lyles, associate director of equal opportunity; Emily Miller, health promotion coordinator; Alissa Stoehr, assistant teaching professor. Moderated by Sophie Young, health and wellness director. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
Professional and Scientific Council seminar series
"How balanced is your wellness?" Laura Liechty, 4-H healthy living program specialist, will present the first of a 2-part series covering wellness. Measure your well-being in eight dimensions and identify areas where you thrive and areas that need more attention. This new awareness will help you take steps to achieve a fuller sense of well-being.
Sexism, Media, and the Pursuit of Madame President
WebEx Link: https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/onstage/g.php?MTID=e545c32996a3483507e659599106ffa66 ISU Profession Dr. Kelly Winfrey will discuss her latest article about the sexism women have faced from 2012-2020 while running for U.S. President. Note: The presentation "Women in the Criminal Justice System from an FBI Victim Specialist's Perspective" with Karen P. Gale had to be canceled.
Wednesday, 10 Mar 2021
Virtual Lecture: Youth Design Center: Designing for Equity
Quardean Lewis-Allen, founder and CEO of Youth Design Center in Brooklyn, New York, will share the center's work and the challenge for urban inhabitants to ground their narrative in and advocate for the places they are connected to. Part of the Spring 2021 College of Design Lecture Series.
Virtual panel: Diversity and inclusion
Panel participants include: Cheltzie Miller-Bailey, Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success; Ruxandra Marcu, Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity; Rita Mookerjee, Women's and Gender Studies; Toyia Younger, Student Affairs Division. Moderated by Lauryn Perk, Student Government. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture: Design [NOW!]
Kimberly Garza, founder of Atlas Lab Inc. -- a Sacramento, California-based landscape architecture, urban design and public art studio -- will discuss the role of tactical urbanism and urban prototyping in her practice and how it can be used as a tool to engage communities, create authentic experiences and empower designers to improve the built environment using low-cost, small-scale strategies.
Lecture: Severely Abused Latinas, Intimate Terrorism, and Killing to Survive
"No Way Out" will focus on Latinas' unique low rate of intimate partner homicide offending when compared to other racial/ethnic groups. We will explore how structural, institutional, and cultural factors shape their experiences of abuse and homicide. Latinas become entrapped within terroristic abusive relationships with limited options for assistance, escape, and survival, leaving them with no way out.
Thursday, 11 Mar 2021
Virtual panel: International perspectives on women's rights
Panel participants: Meghann Hall, IRIS exchange student from South Africa; Dorothy Masinde, lecturer in Global Resource Systems; Ndeenga Shamata, IRIS exchange student from Tanzania; Valeria Volkogonova, IRIS exchange student from Belarus. Moderated by Alejandra Flores, International Student Council president. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
One Woman's Journey: From a Kenyan Village School to an American University
Dr. Ebby Luvaga was born and raised in rural Kenya. The presentation will walk the audience through Dr. Luvaga's journey from her small village in Western Kenya to becoming the only member of her family to earn a Ph.D. and to teach at an American University. Through that journey, Dr. Luvaga will share her perspective on gender.
Friday, 12 Mar 2021
Virtual Lecture: The Stadio Berta and Nervi's Rise to Global Acclaim
Thomas Leslie, Morrill Professor in Architecture, will present an online lecture in English as part of the initiative "Pier Luigi Nervi and the Architecture of the 20th Century in Florence." His talk will take as its starting point the famed Stadio Berta in Florence, Italy, showing how its two phases marked a decisive moment in the career of Pier Luigi Nervi.
Innovators Forum: Raed Hafez
A live, moderated conversation with Raed Hafez, ISU alum and CEO of elGrocer. Registration required.
Panel: ISU Leadership
Participants: Sharron Evans, Dean of Students; Bria Felix, Womxn of Colour Network; Alejandra Flores, International Student Council; Abigail Fowler, First-Year Council; Morgan Fritz, Student Government; Rachel Junck, Ames City Council; Dawn Bratsch-Prince, provost's office; Kay McClelland, Collegiate Panhellenic Council; Lynette Pohlman, University Museums. Moderated by Jennifer Seth, Student Gov. Closing ceremony for the Women's Week Conference.
What Men Can Do to Prevent Gender Violence
Jackson Katz is an educator, author, and social theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. In 1993, Dr. Katz co-founded the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society.
Monday, 15 Mar 2021
Virtual Lecture: Is Green Gentrification Inevitable?
Hamil Pearsall, an associate professor and graduate chair of geography and urban studies at Temple University, will present "Is Green Gentrification Inevitable? Locating the Green Space Paradox with GIS" in this virtual lecture hosted by the Department of Community and Regional Planning.
Friday, 19 Mar 2021
Innovators Forum: Louis Carr
A live, moderated conversation with Louis Carr, president of media sales, BET Network. Registration required.
Monday, 22 Mar 2021
Online: Monday Monologues series
"Facing Our Truth: Student Monologues on Race and Privilege," directed by Tiffany Johnson, ISU Theatre artist in residence. Students will share original monologues reflecting on their experience being part of the cast in part to incite discussion in our collective communities around these issues.
Food Fight: The 14-Year Rebellion Against Food Service at Iowa Agricultural College
Dr. Doug Biggs will cover a contentious period of ISU's early history: when students bucked requirements to get their food from campus. The battle of wills between the administration and the student body lasted 14 years! Come learn what the issues and the solution were.
Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021
Lecture: Stem Cells and Bioengineering for Brain Repair Strategies
In his presentation, Donald Sakaguchi, Director of Biology and Genetics Undergraduate Program and Morrill Professor, will discuss his highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research program that merges stem cell biology and bioengineering to develop experimental brain and tissue repair strategies. When combined, these enabling technologies can contribute to the development of novel therapeutic interventions with biomedical applications.
Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021
Online: Author Talk
"The Road I Grew Up On: Requiem for a Vanishing Era," author Helen Gunderson. Gunderson's book consists of regional and neighborhood history, a personal memoir, and spiritual insights as well as many black-and-white and color photographs. Daniel Hartwig, head of Special Collections and University Archives, will moderate a conversation between Gunderson and Cornelia Butler Flora, Distinguished Professor of Sociology Emerita.
Thursday, 25 Mar 2021
Documentary screening and panel discussion: Picture A Scientist
Screening of the 2020 film is followed by a panel discussion of ADVANCE leaders from the four institutions of the ADVANCE Midwest Partnership: Iowa State, North Dakota State, Western Michigan and Michigan Tech.
Monday, 29 Mar 2021
Innovation Short Circuit: It's (Not) a Small World After All
Creating structure, processes, and systems that inspire human creativity, interaction and progress is a daunting task for even the best leaders. This is especially true when we lead innovation, characterized by unpredictability, risk, and mental flexibility. Listen to our Deans who have become change-makers leading change-management in one of the most historically challenging times in this country.