Sunday, 14 Nov 2021
Opera: Street Scene
Youthful desire, forbidden love, and brutal vengeance simmer to an explosion in the diverse melting pot of a 1940s New York City tenement. As the heat of the day builds, a family is pushed to an eruption that changes the community forever. Soaring operatic arias and duets rub shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug. Contains adult content and language.
Argentine Tango Lessons
Valerie Williams This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with different partners for practice. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.
Songwriter Showcase: Strong Like Bear
An Ames-based band that plays across the state and beyond, Strong Like Bear writes melodic songs that show off vocal harmonies and collective musicianship. The band has recorded numerous EPs, singles and albums, including a Christmas concept album and their recent foray into stoner rock. For their Goldfinch Room performance, the band is returning to their roots as an acoustic band and original music.
Cyclone Cinema: Jungle Cruise
Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal -- a discovery that will change the future of medicine.
Concert: Ames Piano Quartet
A performance of works by Beethoven, Schumann and Dvorak. The Ames Piano Quartet features Iowa State's Dr. Borivoj Martinic-Jercic, Mr. George Work, and Dr. Mei Hsuan Huang.
Monday, 15 Nov 2021
Seminar: Education After COVID: Opportunities and Adventures
Hear from Dr. Cynthia M. Furse, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah, about the changes to education and learning as a result of the COVID pandemic.
Virtual lecture: Education after Covid
"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
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.
Seminar: No Country for old flies: The role of p38 MAPK in aging
Join us for this Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Seminar to hear Dr. Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer, associate professor of aging and physiology at Illinois State University, discuss her research studying the relationship between protein aggregation, aging and oxidative stress.
Lecture: Immigration and Sino-U.S. Foreign Relations
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.
Men's Basketball vs. Alabama State
Iowa State vs. Alabama State. Dates and times subject to change. Please visit the cyclones.com website for updates and information.
Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021
Virtual Forum: Open Scholar Cafe
Open Scholar Cafes are online monthly meetings for the ISU community to talk #OpenResearch. All experience levels are welcome, and each forum will cover a new topic of interest. Join us to learn, talk, and collaborate. Registration is free.
Scenes of Production: Landscape, Infrastructure and Capitalist Development
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.
Jazz Night: The Nutcracker Suite
Jazz ONE will perform the famous "Nutcracker Suite" through the lens of two jazz luminaries, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The music performed will be a direct transcription of the original album from 1960 -- same notes, same rhythms, same spirit. Olivia Helton, concertmaster of the ISU Symphony Orchestra, will narrate the concert. Seating is limited.
Grandma Mojo's Improv Comedy
ISU's premier student improv troupe presents unscripted fun at its finest every other Wednesday in the M-Shop.
Thursday, 18 Nov 2021
Post-Award Actions 201
Take a deeper dive into post-award actions with a focus on requests for Secondary Award Lines and a review of the rebudget process. This will be an interactive conversation where you can get answers to questions and advice on how to handle unique situations with specific sponsors. You'll leave with useful tools and resources to be more efficient in day-to-day work.
Lecture: Soil Erosion in Biochemical Cycling of Essential Elements
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.
Concert: CySlides Trombone Choir
A fall concert featuring ISU trombone students.
Friday, 19 Nov 2021
Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Crying in the Bathroom
"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
Mani Mina, associate professor of industrial design and electrical and computer engineering. Part of the Professional Practices Forum series. Registration (free) required.