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Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022

Workshop: Genealogy 101

Feb 02, 2022

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

405 Parks Library

free

University Library Lectures Training, development

"Genealogy 101: Researching Your Family History," learn what resources are available through the ISU Library, Ames Public Library, and other local history organizations. Registration required for in-person and online seats.

Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

Innovator Technical Circuit Workshop: Bindiya Vakil

Feb 03, 2022

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

TBA

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"For the Want of a Nail, the Kingdom was Lost: Why Businesses Fail in Supply Chain Strategy," Bindiya Vakil, CEO and founder of Resilinc and thought leader in the area of supply chain management. She is a published author and speaker on supply chain resiliency. Vakil's concept of "Design for Resiliency" is being widely adopted as a best practice in the industry. She was named a Top Female Supply Chain Executive in 2013.

Friday, 04 Feb 2022

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Trent Preszler

Feb 04, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2206 Student Innovation Center

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"Innovate Anywhere," Trent Preszler. Since 2010, Preszler has been CEO of Bedell Cellars, a Long Island vineyard whose Merlot was served at President Barack Obama's inauguration. He founded Preszler Woodshop, which has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, and CBS Sunday Morning. His memoir, Little and Often," was named a best book of 2021 by USA Today.

Monday, 07 Feb 2022

From ISU Student to CIA Spy: The Dangers of Clandestine Government Operations

Feb 07, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

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

Feb 08, 2022

4:10 AM - 5:00 AM

Virtual

free

Research Lectures

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.

Innovation 101: How to Use the Student Innovation Center

Feb 08, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zoom

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Explore the Heavy Metal Shop and Composite Fabrication opportunities in the Student Innovation Center. Registration (free) required.

Wednesday, 09 Feb 2022

Exhibition Reception: Vibrant Matter

Feb 09, 2022

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity Lectures Meetings, receptions

Opening reception for artist Julie W. Chang's "Vibrant Matter" exhibition.

Seed Sovereignty: Who Owns the Seeds of the World

Feb 09, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WebEx (see below)

free

Lecture Series Lectures

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

Royal Craft: History of the Roycroft

Feb 10, 2022

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Virtual on Zoom

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

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

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Louis Carr

Feb 11, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2206 Student Innovation Center

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"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.

Seminar: Regulation of plasmodesmata during defense and development

Feb 11, 2022

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

1414 Molecular Biology

free

Research Lectures

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.

Monday, 14 Feb 2022

Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Lecture

Feb 14, 2022

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

3043 ECpE Building Addition

free

College of Engineering Lectures

"Autonomic Stream Processing at Scale," Dilma Da Silva, professor and holder of the Ford Design Professorship II at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University.

Seminar: ISU's Tracing Race Initiative: Black students at Iowa State College and their housing experiences to 1940

Feb 14, 2022

4:25 PM - 5:15 PM

118 Horticulture Hall

free

Research Lectures

Join this Department of Horticulture seminar where Erin Ridnour will introduce the Parks Library Tracing Race at ISU initiative and Dr. Gloria Betcher will discuss the ways her teams project, "Mapping the Black ISC Student Housing Experience to 1940," has led to surprising narratives of African American students who attended Iowa State College.

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022

Seminar: Speaking up in STEM: Investigating the self advocacy and classroom experiences of undergraduates with ADHD and specific learning disorders

Feb 15, 2022

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual

free

Research Lectures

Several systemic barriers contribute to the underrepresentation of students with disabilities in STEM. Hear from postdoc researcher Mariel Pfeifer from the University of Georgia discuss her research into self-advocacy experiences of students with disabilities.

Wednesday, 16 Feb 2022

It's a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States

Feb 16, 2022

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WebEx (see below)

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez will present "It's a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States" as the 34th recipient of the Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics.

Friday, 18 Feb 2022

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Hari Vasudev

Feb 18, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2206 Student Innovation Center

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"How Business Grows Globally," Hari Vasudev. He's a proven leader with 25+ years of expertise in setting up strategic directions and building and scaling organizations across multiple domains in the software industry. Through strategic foresight and his substantial experience, he has been effectively managing cross-functional teams in multiple areas for large technology organizations.

Retirement lecture and reception: Eric Cooper

Feb 18, 2022

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

0125 Kildee and 1416 Lagomarcino

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Lectures Meetings, receptions

Eric Cooper, associate professor of psychology, is retiring. He will deliver a "last lecture" public talk in 0125 Kildee Hall (noon-1 p.m.), followed by a retirement reception in 1416 Lagomarcino Hall (1-2 p.m.).

Saturday, 19 Feb 2022

Carillon Concert: Let Freedom Ring

Feb 19, 2022

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Central Campus

free

Community activities Arts, performances Lectures

A carillon concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., performed by university carilloneur and Charles T. & Ivadelle Cobb Cownie Professor of Music Tin-Shi Tam. Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.

Monday, 21 Feb 2022

"The Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance across Hospitals: Importance of a Network Approach"

Feb 21, 2022

3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Lectures

The Department of Economics is pleased to present a department seminar given by Jerome Adda, Professor of Economics, Bocconi University.

Seminar: Gravel Gardens - Gardens that Rock!

Feb 21, 2022

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual

free

Research Lectures

Join this session to learn about a garden that truly rocks! Hear Jeff Epping, Director of Horticulture at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wi, discuss integrating Earth-friendly gravel gardens into a landscape. These gardens require less water, mulch, energy, chemical or labor than traditional rock gardens yet provide many benefits.

Lecture: Facing the Realities of Our World

Feb 21, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WebEx

free

Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Artist Chris Jordan is known for his hard-hitting photographs that confront with shocking directness the dark side of our mass culture. Having explored this territory for more than 20 years, Jordan emerges now with a powerful new message that turns environmentalism upside down.

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022

Online workshop: Intro to Free and Open Course Materials

Feb 23, 2022

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Zoom

free

University Library Lectures

Learn about open educational resources (OER), free course materials that instructors can use in place of expensive textbooks and adapt to fit their course's needs. Registration required.

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

Panel: Youth Experiences of Language Discrimination and Advocacy

Feb 24, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Online

free

Student Affairs Diversity Lectures

"Claiming Your Language: Youth Experiences of Language Discrimination and Language Advocacy," with panelists Anansa Benbow, Dolores Ines Casillas, and Saba Khan Vlach. They will explore language discrimination and justice as experienced by young people in educational and social settings. A Q&A will follow.

Electing Madam Vice President: When Women Run Women Win

Feb 24, 2022

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

WebEx

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Nichola Gutgold has been researching and writing about women and the United States presidency for more than 20 years. In her new book, "Electing Madam Vice President: When Women Run Women Win," she focuses on the communication style and campaign rhetoric of the six women who ran for president in 2020 -- the largest group of women candidates in one election.

Lecture: Through the Glass Ceiling to the Stars

Feb 24, 2022

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

NASA astronaut Eileen Collins reveals encouraging perspective and insight on the leadership skills needed to break barriers and become a successful pioneer in your field. The 2022 Engineers' Week keynote address.

Friday, 25 Feb 2022

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Mohammed Alabsi

Feb 25, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2206 Student Innovation Center

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"Why Having Your Head in the Clouds is a Good Thing," Mohammed Alabsi. He is a seasoned technology leader with experience in the US, East Asia and the Middle East. Mohammed is currently a full time advisor and angel investor, working with startups across ASEAN. He is also a Venture Fellow at Insignia Ventures, Singapore, and is pursuing his Executive MBA at the Kellogg School of Management.

Sunday, 27 Feb 2022

Iowa Maker Series: Metals with Joe Muench

Feb 27, 2022

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

Join metalsmith and ISU professor Joe Muench as he discusses how he came to work with metal as his artistic medium, some themes behind his metal sculpture, and the innovative processes he uses to produce it.

Monday, 28 Feb 2022

Seminar: Elements of a Healing Garden

Feb 28, 2022

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual

free

Research Lectures

Join this seminar to hear from Mark Dwyer, Horticulturist from Landscape Prescriptions by MD in Janesvill, Wi. Mark will discuss specific enabling features to accommodate specific user, encourage engagement and provide a welcoming garden space for all visitors and users. Gain some insight into the use of materials and layouts to promote active programmatic use for physical therapy, horticulture therapy, and more.

Lecture: Disordered Thoughts About Food and Exercise

Feb 28, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

This event will be in person, live streamed, and recorded. Dec. 16, 2012, was the day Rachael Steil stopped running in silence. It was the day she wrote her first blog post about dealing with anorexia and binge eating as an All-American runner and shared it with the world.

Lecture: How Black Women Have Shaped History Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Feb 28, 2022

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

"Now That's Magic: How Black Women Have Shaped History Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," personal development coach Jessica Lundy will share not only how each of these women have impacted her and propelled her journey, but also distill the essential elements of each for audience members to use in their endeavors. This program is tailored specifically for Black History Month and Women's History Month programming.