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Thursday, 02 Sep 2021

The Uninhabitable Earth? Climate Change and Your Future

Sep 02, 2021

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

This panel discussion will focus on the effects of climate change, particularly political, psychological, and economic consequences, and what we can do to mitigate or change our current situation. Moderator: Dr. Karen Kedrowski; Panelists: Dr. Yu Wang, Dr. Amy Erica Smith, Dr. Robert Brown, and Dr. Craig Anderson

Thursday, 09 Sep 2021

CANCELED: Virality, Vitality, and Vulnerability: Christianity and Culture as Ecosystems of Meaning

Sep 09, 2021

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Dr. Justin Bailey is associate professor of theology at Dordt University. An ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church, Dr. Bailey's area of emphasis is on the intersection of Christian theology and culture, exploring the ways culture shapes the practice of Christian faith as well as the ways that the Christian faith influences and shapes culture.

Monday, 13 Sep 2021

Youth Voting and the 26th Amendment: Youth Can Make a Difference

Sep 13, 2021

6:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

2021 Constitution Day Speaker 2021 is the 50th anniversary of the 26th Amendment, which gave 18-, 19-, 20-year-olds the right to vote. Join us for a lecture with Dr. Bobbi Gentry, associate professor of History and Political Science at Bridgewater College, about the increasing power of the youth vote and the reasons and motivations that drive this population in elections.

Thursday, 16 Sep 2021

A Question of Values: Weaving Science and Society for Forest Conservation

Sep 16, 2021

7:00 PM

WebEx

free

Lecture Series Lectures

2021 Paul L. Errington Memorial Lecture WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/r3ez748a Dr. Nalini Nadkarni is a Professor of Biology and forest ecologist at the University of Utah. With support from the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society, she studies the plants and animals that live in rainforest canopies.

Tuesday, 21 Sep 2021

Be Here Tomorrow: The Ripple Effect of Suicide

Sep 21, 2021

6:00 PM

Virtual: see link below

free

Lecture Series Lectures

WebEx Link: https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5cc0a4c4467beaa80bf4af48492b869e Visit http://storycountymhexpo.com/ for resources and information about mental health resources. Kevin Hines is an award-winning brain/mental health & suicide prevention activist, entrepreneur, best-selling author, international educator & speaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival & his strong will to live.

Wednesday, 22 Sep 2021

The Art of Social Justice with Emory Douglas

Sep 22, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Zoom

free

College of Design Lectures

Graphic artist and activist Emory Douglas is perhaps best known as the "revolutionary artist" and minister of culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 through its discontinuation in the early 1980s. In collaboration with Kenny Gravillis, Inc., he designed a poster for Spike Lee's 2020 movie "Da 5 Bloods" and a poster for the 2021 Warner Bros. film "Judas and the Black Messiah." Register online in advance to receive the Zoom link.

The Black Holocaust: How the Atlantic Slave Trade Still Affects Us Today

Sep 22, 2021

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Why tell the story of the Black Holocaust? What was/is the significance of depopulation of the African continent for ten centuries, in the past and now? Dr. Kesho Scott is an internationally renowned Diversity Trainer/Consultant, an Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology at Grinnell College, and an award-winning writer.

Thursday, 23 Sep 2021

The Right to Have Rights: Cuban Artists Confront the State

Sep 23, 2021

6:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman

free

Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

Coco Fusco's lecture will accompany the exhibition Arte Cubano on view in the Brunnier Art Museum. Arte Cubano highlights contemporary Cuban artists whose art has been shaped by the great diversity of the island and the cultural blending of African, European, and Latin/Caribbean influences. Registration encouraged, but not required.

Towns and Ranches: Testimonies of Latino/a Families & Communities in NW Iowa

Sep 23, 2021

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

What does it mean to be a modern day Latino father in rural Iowa? This presentation will include the vibrant experiences and insights of Latino fathers supporting their children and families in education and community settings. Dr. Ruben P. Viramontez Anguiano is the Founding Chair and Professor of the Human Development and Family Relations Program at the University of Colorado Denver.

Monday, 27 Sep 2021

Don't Be Evil: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism and Big Tech

Sep 27, 2021

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Financial Times and global economic analyst Rana Foroohar covers the intersection of business, economics, politics, and foreign affairs. She will be speaking about the evolution of major internet forces, such as Google, Apple, and Facebook, from idealistic start-ups to globally dominating purveyors of individuals' private information.

Latinx in the U.S.A.: Music as a Cultural History

Sep 27, 2021

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Music can be viewed and “read†as a tool that shares the cultural values, roots, and history of peoples. Over the years, Latinx musical genres share the concerns of Latin@s throughout the years--songs about immigrant woes tell tales from the early 20th century to today, but recent tunes have been created to add Latinx voices to Black Lives Matter protests. Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D. is a Chicago-based journalist.

Tuesday, 28 Sep 2021

VIRTUAL Curator's Exploration: "Color Matters"

Sep 28, 2021

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

YouTube

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity Lectures Special events

Enjoy a virtual exploration of the newest reACT exhibition "Color Matters" with guest curator Dr. Jonathan Sturm as he shares his thoughts on the concept, discusses highlights of the exhibition, and invites you to visit in person and reACT.

Leadership Lecture: Be the Glue

Sep 28, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

127 Curtiss, Dolezal Auditorium

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Chris Cornelius, co-owner of Cornelius Seed, grew up on a diversified farm in Guttenberg, Iowa. She earned a bachelor's degree in ag journalism from ISU in 1983. A connector and a networker, Cornelius will share how she has been the glue that has helped keep the multi-generational family's business together and successful. The 2021 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture.

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021

Lecture: Nothing Is Too Big to Fail

Sep 29, 2021

6:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Kerry Killinger was the chairman, president and CEO of Washington Mutual Bank, the sixth largest depository bank in the country prior to the financial crisis of 2008. Linda Killinger was vice chair of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and chair of its audit/finance committee.

Thursday, 30 Sep 2021

Webinar: Nanovaccine Institute series

Sep 30, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Online

free

Centers and Institutes Lectures

"Mechanisms of aging: from inter-organ communication to inter-organelle cross-talk," Hua Bai, Iowa State genetics, development and cell biology.

Talk With a Nobel Laureate

Sep 30, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

0308 Elings Hall

free

College of Engineering Lectures Student activities

Nobel Prize recipient and Distinguished Professor Dan Shechtman, will talk about his scientific journey and the challenges he has faced. Light refreshments will be served.

The Improvisor's Mindset: How to Stay Present, Adapt, and Thrive

Sep 30, 2021

6:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Dion Flynn is a teacher, improviser, comedian, performer, writer, and army veteran best known for his impersonation of Barack Obama on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, among his more than 100 appearances on the show. He is an expert in fun and innovative ways to help people connect with themselves and others.