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Monday, 25 Oct 2021

Seminar: Evaluating cool-season turf grasses as potential perennial groundcovers for maize production

Oct 25, 2021

4:25 PM - 5:15 PM

Room 118, Horticulture Hall

free

Research Lectures

Join this in-person webinar to hear Allen Chen, Ph. D. Student at Iowa State University, discuss his dissertation research investigating the potential us of perennial cool-season turf grasses as groundcover for maize production.

When Life Gives You a Wheelchair, Make Lemonade

Oct 25, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Disability Awareness Week Keynote by Zach Anner, an award-winning comedian, show host, TV writer, viral sensation, disability advocate, and public speaker.

Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021

Preprints and the Evolution of Scholarly Publishing

Oct 26, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Richard Sever is Assistant Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York and Co-Founder of the preprint servers bioRxiv and medRxiv. He also serves as Executive Editor for the Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives and Cold Spring Harbor Protocols journals.

Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021

Seminar: Competition dynamics of phytoplankton species in eutrophic water columns

Oct 27, 2021

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

401 Carver Hall

free

Research Lectures

Joins this Mathematical Biology Seminar to hear Dr. Adrian Lam, Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics of the Ohio State University, discuss research into phytoplankton populations in competition for light. Dr. Lam will discuss two different aspects of this research.

Seminar: How Does Tempering Affect the Local and Global Properties of Fractional Brownian Motion?

Oct 27, 2021

4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

Zoom

free

Research Lectures

Join this Probability, Analysis and Data Science (PADS) seminar to hear Dr. Farzad Sabzikar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University, discuss the effects of tempering the power-law kernel of the moving average representation of a fractional Brownian motion (fBm) on some local and global properties of a Gaussian stochastic process.

Connecting the 1912 Villisca Axe Murders to a Cross-Country Serial Killer

Oct 27, 2021

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"The Man From the Train" is a recent true-crime book written by Bill James and his daughter Rachel McCarthy James. In the book, they document a lengthy list of serial axe murders in the early part of the 20th-century that they believe were committed by one man.

Thursday, 28 Oct 2021

Seminar: Uniform Tur�n density

Oct 28, 2021

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

401 Carver Hall

free

Research Lectures

Join this Discrete Math Seminar to hear Samuel Mohr, postdoc at the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University, discuss the concept of uniform Turán densities, present a way to obtain lower bounds using color schemes, and give a glimpse of the proof for determining a uniform Turán density.

The Bee Squad: Understanding and Improving Pollinator Health in Iowa

Oct 28, 2021

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

360 Heady Hall

free

Lecture Series Lectures

The 2021 Rossmann Manatt Seminar will highlight some of the research work done on bee health/pollinator conservation and will include short video contributions about student projects funded by through this program. Amy Toth is a Professor in the Departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology and Entomology at Iowa State University; she researches the mechanisms and evolution of insect sociality, using paper wasps and honey bees.

Webinar: Nanovaccine Institute series

Oct 28, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Online

free

Research Lectures

"Organoid as a New Platform to Develop Oral Vaccines and Nanomedicines," Qun Wang, Iowa State chemical and biological engineering.

Innovator Readiness Hardest Skills Series: Navigating Differences

Oct 28, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

The Navigating Difference session is designed to help ISU students understand what to consider when working with diverse audiences. Become more aware of your own personal and organizational cultures and examine how your personal and organizational cultures affect your ability to work across difference in both negative and positive ways. This circuit will be led by Gayle Coon, ISU Extension and Outreach.

Navigating Differences Training

Oct 28, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

ISU Student Innovation Center

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Gayle Coon, ISU Extension, will lead a condensed training on navigating differences in the workplace and on campus. This training is part of the Student Innovation Center's Innovator Readiness "Hardest Skills" training series, and is open to the entire ISU community. https://sictr.iastate.edu/innovation-programs/innovation-circuits/innovator-readiness/

Trumpism and the Republican Party: What's Next?

Oct 28, 2021

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Michael Steele is an attorney, political commentator, and former legislator. He was the first African American to be the chair of the national Republican Party (2009-2011). Mr. Steele will discuss how President Trump's loss in 2020 and continued influence are affecting the state and national Republican parties. 2021 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science

Friday, 29 Oct 2021

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Surprise, Pivot, Scale

Oct 29, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

"Surprise, Pivot, Scale," Laura Rowley, an empathetic and strategic storyteller with wide-ranging experience building content that drives business goals. An award-winning journalist and author, Laura held editorial and executive roles at CNN, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! and Meredith Corporation. She is currently director of content for SitusAMC, a New York-based global technology and services firm, focused on real estate finance.

Surprise, Pivot, Scale

Oct 29, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ISU Student Innovation Center

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Laura Rowley is an empathetic and strategic storyteller with wide-ranging experience building content that drives business goals. An award-winning journalist and author, she is currently Director of Content for SitusAMC, a New York-based global technology and services firm, focused on real estate finance. This is part of the ISU Student Innovation Center noon talks. Attend @ SICTR or via Zoom. For details, go to https://sictr.iastate.edu/

Seminar: Polarimetric Radar Sensors for Detection of Power Lines in Strong Clutter Background

Oct 29, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Zoom

free

Research Lectures

High voltage powerlines and their supporting towers are considered a major safety hazard for helicopters and other low-flying aircrafts. Discussion on how to prevent such accidents.

Seminar: A computational modeling framework to assess the effects of carbon fiber bracing on ankle joint function and contact mechanics

Oct 29, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Webex

free

Research Lectures

Join this webinar to hear from Dr. Donald Anderson, Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation from the University of Iowa Health Care, discuss research into addressing post-traumatic osteoarthritis mobility-related impairment.