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Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021

Mecca and the Hajj under Quarantine from Cholera to COVID-19

Nov 02, 2021

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

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

DATE CHANGE: Innovator Readiness Hardest Skills Series

Nov 04, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:20 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

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.

Minorities Report: Indigenous Peoples in Socialist and Post-Socialist China

Nov 04, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

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

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Energy Matters

Nov 05, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

"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

Professional and Scientific Council seminar series

Nov 09, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3560 Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Lectures

"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.

Innovation 101: How to Use the Student Innovation Center

Nov 09, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

Explore the Boeing Advanced Fabrication and Assembly Shop in the Student Innovation Center. Registration (free) required.

Innovator Readiness Hardest Skills Series: Succeeding at Global Challenges

Nov 09, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:20 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

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.)

Uncles Sam Wants Who? Women, Men, and the Meaning of American Selective Service

Nov 09, 2021

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

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

Invention Technical Readiness Series: Innovation and Invention in Performing Arts

Nov 10, 2021

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

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

Lecture: What Race Is, What It Is Not, and Why It Matters

Nov 11, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Webex

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"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

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Cracks in Your Character

Nov 12, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

"Cracks in Your Character," Anthony Sardella, founder and vice chairman of evolve24, a leader in predictive analytics and decision sciences.

Lecture: Cracks in Your Character

Nov 12, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Student Innovation Center

free

Lecture Series Lectures

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.

Panel: Military Affiliated Students in the Classroom

Nov 12, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Zoom

free

College of Human Sciences Lectures

"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

Virtual lecture: Education after Covid

Nov 15, 2021

1:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Zoom

College of Engineering Lectures

"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

Futures Forum: Photojournalism and Multimedia Storytelling

Nov 16, 2021

3:00 PM

Cardinal room, Memorial Union

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures

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.

Lecture: Immigration and Sino-U.S. Foreign Relations

Nov 16, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

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

Scenes of Production: Landscape, Infrastructure and Capitalist Development

Nov 17, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Zoom

free

College of Design Lectures

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

Lecture: Soil Erosion in Biochemical Cycling of Essential Elements

Nov 18, 2021

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

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

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Crying in the Bathroom

Nov 19, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"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.

Professional Practices Forum: How Engineering Thinking Promotes Innovation Mindset

Nov 19, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

Mani Mina, associate professor of industrial design and electrical and computer engineering. Part of the Professional Practices Forum series. Registration (free) required.