Monday, 22 Mar 2021
"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.
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
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
"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
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.