Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021
In light of our current global crisis with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its role in Saudi Arabia's difficult decision to dramatically restrict hajj, umrah, and tourism travel in 2020 and 2021, the relevance of Mecca's pandemic past raises urgent new questions for understanding the present and future of pilgrimage management and even wider questions of mass mobility, tourism, travel restrictions, and border management.
Thursday, 04 Nov 2021
This event has been moved to Nov. 9. ISU Innovator-in-Residence David Slump will announce this year's Student Innovation Fund Challenge. David will discuss the process of identifying and breaking down global and societal problems into manageable student projects.
What are "indigenous peoples" in China, and what are their worlds like? How did the Ming and Qing states manage non-Han indigenous peoples through the native hereditary chieftain system (known as the tusi system)? How did the socialist state create a nation of 56 nationalities, and what were its policies towards so-called "minority nationalities?" Erik Mueggler, University of Michigan, will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture.
Friday, 05 Nov 2021
"Energy Matters," Michael Van Parys, architect at Van Parys Architecture + Design and leader of the Energy Vault Innovation Sprint. Michael is an experienced Principal Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Feasibility Studies, Construction, and Management. Strong in sustainable design solutions, problem solving and creative thinking.
Tuesday, 09 Nov 2021
"Moving on From Pronouns," Andra Castle, assistant director of the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity. Castle will talk about gender in the workplace and how to develop understanding of gender to create and sustain gender inclusivity, including third person pronouns, how to navigate pronoun changes, and what pronouns teach us about gender. They will provide action steps and reflection questions to help guide understanding.
Explore the Boeing Advanced Fabrication and Assembly Shop in the Student Innovation Center. Registration (free) required.
ISU Innovator-in-Residence David Slump will announce this year's Student Innovation Fund Challenge. David will discuss the process of identifying and breaking down global and societal problems into manageable student projects. (Originally scheduled for Nov. 4.)
Why is the question of whether women, just like men, should register with Selective Service controversial? Amy J. Rutenberg will discuss the current push for women to register in the context of the different meanings Americans have attributed to military service and the draft, over time.
Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021
Join Lance LaDuke (Carnegie Mellon University), Gavin Brehm (Conn-Selmer), Dr. Michael Golemo, and Christian Charichner (ISU Music and Theatre Department) for a conversation on changes to the performing arts in the 21st century.
Thursday, 11 Nov 2021
This event has been moved to Nov. 10.
"Race" as we use it is not a biological category. Nor is there a "natural" explanation for why race relations are often difficult, but there are lots of interesting social, political, psychological, and historical ones. Agustin Fuentes is a Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University researching human evolution, multispecies anthropology, and structures of race and racism.
Friday, 12 Nov 2021
"Cracks in Your Character," Anthony Sardella, founder and vice chairman of evolve24, a leader in predictive analytics and decision sciences.
Anthony Sardella is the Founder and Vice-Chairman of evolve24, a company he founded in 2004. He guides the company's advancements in artificial intelligence, data, and decision sciences. evolve24 is a leader in predictive analytics and decision sciences that drives greater certainty in strategic decision making. This is part of the ISU Student Innovation Center noon talks.
"Supporting Those Who Serve: Military Affiliated Students in the Classroom." There are currently 675 military veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members enrolled at ISU. Please join us in learning more about supporting our military-affiliated students in the classroom. The panel discussion with military students will be facilitated by Rita Case, Director of ISU Veteran's Center. Anyone interested is welcome to join.
Monday, 15 Nov 2021
"Education After Covid: Opportunities and Adventures," Cynthia Furse, professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Utah. Part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's seminar series.
Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021
Leigh Vogel, a freelance photographer for clients such as the Associated Press, Getty Images and The New York Times, will share industry tips and career advice on multimedia storytelling. She'll be joined by Greenlee School graduates Emily Kestel, a visual journalist for the Des Moines Business Record; and Kelsey Kremer, an Emmy Award-winning photojournalist for the Des Moines Register.
Through the lens of Chinese immigration and its regulation, this lecture explores key values and approaches applied by the U.S. government in managing racial and cultural diversity in its population and how immigration policy interacts with economic and international relations priorities.
Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021
Doug Spencer, Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, will discuss work on his third book, "Scenes of Production: Architecture and the Subject of Capital," in this Architecture Research Exchange presentation sponsored by the Department of Architecture. Zoom link in description.
Thursday, 18 Nov 2021
Dr. Asmeret Berhe will discuss how the accurate estimation of the global soil carbon stock and the potential of soils to sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide are complicated by the effects of soil redistribution on both net primary productivity and decomposition.
Friday, 19 Nov 2021
"Crying in the Bathroom," Ana Pinto da Silva, CEO and co-founder of Minka, a radical alternative to traditional senior housing, building intergenerational communities that seek to strengthen connections, improve health and increase wellbeing.
Mani Mina, associate professor of industrial design and electrical and computer engineering. Part of the Professional Practices Forum series. Registration (free) required.