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Monday, 04 Oct 2021

Keynote: Divided We Stand

Oct 04, 2021

7:00 PM

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"Divided We Stand," Marjorie Spruill, author and distinguished professor emerita of history from the University of South Carolina, will be the keynote speaker. This is the closing event of the Hard Won, Not Done 19th Amendment statewide centennial commemoration.

Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021

Conversations about Carbon

Oct 05, 2021

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Zoom webinar

free

Bioeconomy Institute Lectures Live Green

Dr. Bernardo del Campo, president, Advanced Renewable Technology International (ARTi), is the featured guest in the ISU Bioeconomy Institute series. Registration (free) is encouraged.

Wednesday, 06 Oct 2021

Lecture: Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman

Oct 06, 2021

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

College of Engineering Lectures

"Development of New Magnesium Alloys by Innovative Technologies," Dan Shechtman, Nobel Laureate and Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, 07 Oct 2021

Which Side Are You On? The Question Every Police Officer Must Answer

Oct 07, 2021

6:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Dr. Cedric Alexander has over forty years in law enforcement, serving as former Chief of Police in DeKalb County, GA, previous President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and member of President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. His talk will focus on the shifting awareness of police scrutiny and accountability as well as share first-hand his experiences with being a police officer of color.

Friday, 08 Oct 2021

Webinar: Defining New Pathways for Culturally Relevant Leadership

Oct 08, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Zoom

free

Diversity and Inclusion Office Diversity Lectures

"Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: Defining New Pathways for Culturally Relevant Leadership" facilitated by Dr. Fred Bonner, professor and endowed chair in educational leadership and counseling, Prairie View A&M University. Register to receive Zoom live link.

Innovators Forum: Aaryaman Anerao

Oct 08, 2021

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

"David and Goliath." ISU aerospace engineering and ISU Startup Factory alumnus Aaryaman Anerao will speak on his meteoric success co-founding PeachPay, a website plug-in designed to allow one-click purchases for consumers no matter what merchant website they visit. Attend in person or register for a Zoom live link.

Monday, 11 Oct 2021

Monday Monologues series (virtual)

Oct 11, 2021

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

YouTube live

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Fashion Forward: Centering Justice in Fashion History" an online exhibit that confronts traditional museum practices. By reinterpreting a selection of objects in the ISU Textiles and Clothing Museum with a social justice lens, including cultural appropriation, racial inequities, shifting masculinities, women and feminism, socio-economic carriers and environmental justice, stories arise that were previously left out of the mainstream narrative.

Lecture: Residential Design for Health and Longevity

Oct 11, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2245 Coover

free

College of Design Lectures

Cynthia Leibrock, an award-winning author, interior designer and consultant on accessibility and aging, is the principal and founder of Easy Access to Health, which offers consulting services in patient-centered design, planning for independent living, product analysis and judiciary witness services. Her lecture is hosted by the Department of Interior Design with support from the Institute for Design Research and Outreach.

Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021

Innovation 101: How to Use the Student Innovation Center

Oct 12, 2021

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

This month's Innovation 101 session will explore the Electronics, Textiles, and 3D Printing Shop in the Student Innovation Center. If you want to learn more about how to get your hands on these tools to start creating, be sure to join in this virtual tour of the shop. Registration (free) required.

RESCHEDULED: Professional and Scientific Council seminar series

Oct 12, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3560 Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Lectures

This event has been moved to Oct. 19. "WorkFlex: First Steps," Ed Holland, director of benefits and worklife, University Human Resources. Holland will cover: Rollout of the program; timeline; what the program can mean for you; requesting a flexible work schedule or location.

Conference on Civility and Deliberative Democracy

Oct 12, 2021

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Conferences Lectures Live Green

"Energy Democracy: Driving Clean Energy Through Local Action," keynote address by Jon Carson, founder and managing partner of Trajectory Energy Partners.

Energy Democracy: Driving Clean Energy Through Local Action

Oct 12, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Jon Carson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Trajectory Energy Partners, a Midwest-based solar development company that works closely with landowners and communities to develop community solar and small utility scale projects with strong local support.

Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021

Workshop: Deliberative Democracy

Oct 13, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sun Hall, Memorial Union

free

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Conferences Lectures Live Green

In moderated small groups, participants will discuss U.S. energy choices and practice civic skills of long-form deliberative democracy. Part of the Iowa State Conference on Civility and Deliberative Democracy. Registration (free) is required.

Thursday, 14 Oct 2021

Virtual conversation: Cyclones at Boeing

Oct 14, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

Aerospace engineering alumni and Boeing employees Kristin Crawford and Matthew England will share how Boeing engages them in innovation on the job, and what skills they learned -- and continue to learn -- about using innovative mindsets in their careers. Registration required.

The Photo-Ethnography of Methamphetamine Use in Rural Alabama

Oct 14, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

The use of methamphetamine across rural areas in the United States has led to increased "cultural anxiety" about the drug and those who consume it. The general narrative of meth use has been heavily influenced by popular television programs and pervasive anti-meth campaigns. Using data from a two-year photo-ethnography Heith Copes provides a considered, contextualized portrait of those who live in rural poverty.

Friday, 15 Oct 2021

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Building on an Ethical Foundation

Oct 15, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Diversity Lectures

"Building on an Ethical Foundation," Alaina Money-Garman is the founder and CEO of Garman Homes and creator of Fresh Paint by Garman Homes. Known for her award winning blog, Build Like a Girl, Alaina is passionate about the role of women and BIPOC in homebuilding. Alaina is a frequent speaker and podcast guest who is known for sharing deeply personal stories of struggle and triumph in the hopes of inspiring and making space for others.

Professional Practices Forum: Building Relationships with External Innovation Partners

Oct 15, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

Akshay Sharma, Chair of Industrial Design, will share tips and tools to innovate in relationships. Part of the Professional Practices Forum series. Registration (free) required.

Lecture: Odette Casamayor-Cisneros

Oct 15, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zoom and Brunnier Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity Lectures Meetings, receptions

Cuban-born writer and scholar Dr. Odette Casamayor-Cisneros is Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. This lecture is in conjunction with the "Arte Cubano" exhibition.

Monday, 18 Oct 2021

Campus conversation: Sexual assault crime warnings

Oct 18, 2021

2:00 PM

Zoom

free

Diversity and Inclusion Office Lectures

Staff from campus offices will join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a conversation about all-campus notifications of sexual assault.

Borlaug Lecture: Aquatic Foods for Nourishing Nations

Oct 18, 2021

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

The emergence of aquatic foods as one of the key opportunities for action in the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 is an important step towards recognizing the potential of aquatic foods in addressing global food and nutrition security, and transforming food, land and water systems. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted is the Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish, a One CGIAR entity.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021

Professional and Scientific Council seminar series

Oct 19, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3560 Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Lectures

"WorkFlex: First Steps," Ed Holland, director of benefits and worklife, University Human Resources. Holland will cover: Rollout of the program; timeline; what the program can mean for you; requesting a flexible work schedule or location.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021

One Man's Journey from Sudan, to Iowa State, to the Olympics

Oct 20, 2021

5:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Guor Mading Maker is a former Iowa State University track athlete. He competed for the South Sudanese in the 2016 Olympics. He is a Dinka tribesman. A screening of the documentary "Runner," followed by a Q&A with Guor.

Thursday, 21 Oct 2021

Science & Technology Cafe: Into an Electric World

Oct 21, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Zoom

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures Live Green

Using materials from the Smithsonian collections, Dr. Hal Wallace takes a walk through history, discussing cultural, economic, and social consequences of electric lighting and electrification.

Seminar: Applied AI, Challenges and Industry Trends

Oct 21, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3043 Coover Hall

free

College of Engineering Lectures

"Applied AI - Challenges and Industry Trends," Benazir Fateh, Machine Learning and AI Specialist at Google.

Innovator Readiness Hardest Skills Series: Emotional Intelligence

Oct 21, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. So why is EQ-i important? It's all about self-awareness and self-management. This circuit will be led by Alison DePenning and Julie Hass, ISU Extension and Outreach.

The Journey of Three ISU Students to Best-Selling Authors

Oct 21, 2021

6:00 PM

Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Trent Preszler, Denise Williams, and Carrie Seim are all ISU grads, were Honors students. They have each written best-selling books in the past couple of years.

Lead Feet and Worn Brakes: How Motivation and Self-Control Influence Decision-Making

Oct 21, 2021

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

117 MacKay

free

Lecture Series Lectures

The 2021 Pease Family Scholar in Kinesiology Dr. Epstein’s expertise is focused on health behavior change and determinants of eating, physical activity and drug self-administration. These issues are directly relevant to a university population. Dr. Epstein will explore how aspects of behavior motivate decision making in relation to these issues.

Friday, 22 Oct 2021

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Moving the Masses, Changing Beliefs

Oct 22, 2021

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

"Moving the Masses, Changing Beliefs," Narayan Devanathan, alum and chief client officer at Dentsu International India, a marketing and advertising firm that prides itself on being "champions for meaningful progress."

Monday, 25 Oct 2021

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.