Monday, 07 Feb 2022
While an Iowa State student, Verne Lyon was recruited by the CIA to spy on college professors and fellow students as part of Operation CHAOS, a massive domestic surveillance program carried out at the height of the Vietnam War. He was later dispatched to Cuba to subvert the Castro regime. His book, Eyes on Havana: Memoir of an American Spy Betrayed by the CIA, chronicles the actions Lyon took on campus and abroad.
Tuesday, 08 Feb 2022
Seminar: Tackling maize's contribution to climate change by learning from all plant genomic diversity
Join this Genetics, Development and Cell Biology department seminar to hear about research helping maize agriculture adapt to climate change and become a key element in carbon sequestration.
Explore the Heavy Metal Shop and Composite Fabrication opportunities in the Student Innovation Center. Registration (free) required.
Wednesday, 09 Feb 2022
Opening reception for artist Julie W. Chang's "Vibrant Matter" exhibition.
Winona LaDuke is a Harvard-educated economist, environmental activist, author, hemp farmer, grandmother, and a two-time former Green Party Vice President candidate with Ralph Nader. LaDuke specializes in rural development, economic, food, and energy sovereignty and environmental justice. Living and working on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, she leads several organizations.
Thursday, 10 Feb 2022
The history of the Roycroft Campus, one of the first Arts and Crafts communities in America, told through unique artifacts of the Gilded Age by Alan Nowicki, Roycroft Campus Program Director.
Friday, 11 Feb 2022
"The Waymaker Model," Louis Carr. President of Media Sales at BET, Carr has transformed multicultural space for some of the world's biggest brands, such as Unilever, McDonald's, GM, Facebook, and Apple. Carr's long-term commitment to young people and his community has led to the foundation of the Louis Carr Internship Foundation, which helps to promote diversity in corporate America through paid internships.
Join this seminar to hear about research looking at the plasmodesmata pathway regulation in plant cells. The many techniques and tolls used to study these pathways will be discussed, as well as where the future research may go.