Tuesday, 01 Mar 2022
Join this Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Promising Scientist Research Series to hear Dr. Kadeem J. Gilbert, assistant professor of plant biology at Michigan State University, discuss research into how plants have the potential to modify the environmental conditions on their leaf surfaces.
The Reminders, a husband-wife hip hop duo, consists of Brussels, Belgium-born Big Samir and Queens, New York-born emcees and vocalist Aja Black. In this combo presentation and performance, Samir and Aja will guide attendees through the history of hip hop and its incredible influence in culture. This event will be in person and live streamed. It will NOT be recorded.
Wednesday, 02 Mar 2022
In "Muslims of the Heartland," Edward E. Curtis IV uncovers the long history of Muslims in a part of the country where many readers would not expect to find them -- including in Iowa, the home of the first purpose-built mosque in the United States. Hosted by ISU's religious studies program.
The categories of race, gender, and sexuality continue to be the site of analysis for many higher education researchers, effectively filling the void of intersectional approaches to student development and learning theory. Yet, we still struggle with terminology that honors Latinx/a/o students' identities, let alone their intersections with systems of oppression.
Thursday, 03 Mar 2022
Danielle S. Willkens, a designer, architectural historian and preservationist, will speak about her work with digital technologies to enliven archives, activate reality capture data and initiate preservation planning. She will show how these technologies can engage students, honor erased histories and spark critical conversations about memory and meaning. Her lecture is part of the 2021-2022 College of Design Lecture Series.
Aging is the leading risk factor associated with diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, and frailty. The common marmoset, a small nonhuman primate, offers a number of advantages for aging and healthspan research. They have a fast maturation and short life span compared with more commonly used larger nonhuman primate models.
Friday, 04 Mar 2022
"Innovation Starts in Your Garage," Sam Schmidt, founder of Above Par Tech, a technology service provider specializes in GPS sprayer technology used in the golf and turf market. The products Above Par Tech offers have proven to decrease golf course pesticide and fertilizer use by up to 20% by eliminating sprayer overlap and decreasing the amount of spray that does not reach the target areas.
Join this seminar to hear Dr. Tim Gavin, Professor and Department Head at Purdue University discuss the VasoMyo Crosstalk in health and disease.
Monday, 07 Mar 2022
Hear visiting graduate student Tassia Santos Neri Soares discuss the work into determining the cold tolerance of Moringa oleifera Lam., the fast-growing tree recognized for it's many uses.
"Wilhelm's Way: The Inspiring Story of the ISU Chemist Who Saved the Manhattan Project," author and scholar Teresa Wilhelm Waldof is the world's leading expert on the Ames Project section of the Manhattan Project and the granddaughter of Dr. Harley Wilhelm, co-founder of the Ames Laboratory on the Iowa State University campus. A book-signing will be held after the event.
Tuesday, 08 Mar 2022
"Navigating Student Loan Repayment as a Higher Education Professional," Chad Olson, associate drector, Student Financial Aid, and Isaac Ehlers, financial literacy advisor, Student Financial Success office. Learn about the various federal student loan repayment programs and forgiveness options.
Virtual event: The Digital Media Shop is one of our most asked about Makers Spaces in the Student Innovation Center. Learn what is available to use and how to get trained on all of the equipment in these labs.
Join this Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Seminar Series to hear Dr. Robert Wessells, associate professor from Wayne State University, discuss research using Drosophila as a model for adaptations to endurance exercise and the possible use of exercise-induced mimetic molecules as a way to treat chronic diseases that prevent high-intensity exercise.
Wednesday, 09 Mar 2022
Seth Andrews, a video producer and former Christian broadcaster, now hosts one of the most popular online atheist communities in the world. The Thinking Atheist is not a person. It is an icon encouraging all to reject faith and pursue reason and evidence. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Friday, 11 Mar 2022
"Zeal in Innovation," Pari Natarajan and Vamsee Tirukkala, co-founders of Zinnov, a management consulting company providing services in the area of Globalization Advisory, People Practice and Market Expansion to Fortune 1000 companies and reputed SMB firms.
Monday, 21 Mar 2022
Dr. Grant Thompson, assistant professor in the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University, will discuss the impact to urban forests from the many decision makers involved in the nursery supply chain. Urban forests are more vulnerable to abiotic and biotic threats because of their low tree diversity. Dr. Thompson hopes to build a framework to help guide future research, education and outreach to increase tree biodiversity.
Tuesday, 22 Mar 2022
Join this Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Seminar to hear Dr. Rebecca Mosher, associate professor in the University of Arizona School of Plant Sciences, discuss research into how RNA-directed DNA methylation is required for reproduction, growth, and development in many plant species.
2022 Mary Louise Smith Chair Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez will present â€œItâ€™s a Different World Out There: Leadership in the Statesâ€ on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, as the 34th recipient of the Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics.
Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022
Monica M. White, University of Wisconsin, Madison, will talk about her book, "Freedom Farmers," which revises the historical narrative of African American resistance and includes the work, roles, and contributions of southern Black farmers and the organizations they formed. The book traces the origins of Black farmers organizations to the late 1800s.
Webex Link: https://bit.ly/3tf47NK The war on Ukraine has brought suffering and death to its people. The whole world has watched as Russia attacks infrastructure, civilians, and nuclear power plants. This panel will focus on the impacts the war is having on Ukranian-Americans and those who have worked in Russia. Panelists: Svitlana Zbarska, Lesya Myroslavivn Hassall, Nancy Brannaman, â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹Vitalij Pecharsky
Webex Link: https://bit.ly/3tf47NK This event will be recorded. The recording will be posted on the Lectures website at Recordings > Available Recordings for two weeks. The war on Ukraine has brought suffering and death to its people. The whole world has watched as Russia attacks infrastructure, civilians, and nuclear power plants. Russia is growing increasingly isolated as financial institutions, businesses, and cultural entities cut...
Thursday, 24 Mar 2022
"Reinvention for a Sustainable Future," renowned industry innovators sharing retail success stories and strategies. Panelists include Todd Snyder, CEO and founder of Todd Snyder, New York; Amy Hall, VP of social consciousness for Eileen Fisher; and Deb Brown, co-founder of Save Your Town. Registration required for in-person or virtual attendance.
Dr. Hale Ann Tufan is a Research Professor at Cornell University. Gender is integral to the agricultural innovation process, from technology development to access to inputs that shape technology adoption. Through examples from crop improvement, the talk will explore frameworks and approaches for inclusive design, innovative tools and methods that integrate crop improvement and gender research.
Friday, 25 Mar 2022
"Sometimes More is Better," Charles Saleh, senior advisor to Legacy Ventures. Charles currently serves on the board of directors of Tin Roof Software, PRO-Techs, American Flamecoat, and Hardcore Parts. Charles was formerly the CEO of Porter's Group and the CEO of Beta. Throughout his career, Charles has founded, acquired and operated several companies in the technology, industrials, and real estate industries.
Seminar: Serendipity - a few lucky breaks on the journey exploring how Tai Chi benefits postural control
Hear Dr. Li Li, research professor from the Waters College of Health Professions at Georgia Southern University, discuss his research with Tai Chi and the multidisciplinary approach he employed to face the challenges of new research questions.
Ross Altheimer and Maura Rockcastle, co-founders and principals of TEN x TEN Studio, a transdisciplinary landscape architecture and urban design practice based in Minneapolis, will present the 2022 Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture. They will also serve as guest jurors for the Richard F. Hansen Prize competition. Five student teams will present projects completed last fall with awards announced at the beginning of the lecture.
Monday, 28 Mar 2022
"Using Team Discussions to Understand Behavior in Indefinitely Repeated Prisoner's Dilemma Games," David Cooper, University of Iowa.
Join this Department of Horticulture Graduate Seminar to hear Lexi Young, graduate student at Iowa State University, discuss research into the benefits and challenges of gardening as a leisure time activity for seniors. This presentation investigates the experiences of three senior gardeners in Central Iowa as they have continued to garden despite age-related changes that have impacted their abilities.
Thursday, 31 Mar 2022
William (Bill) Gutowski, climate scientist and professor in the ISU department of geological and atmospheric sciences, will explain why climate scientists should not just say what should be done, but instead work together with fellow community members to co-investigate and co-develop the knowledge about and actions for climate change.
Roger Maro Enoka is professor and former chair of the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research interest is in the area of Neuromuscular determinants of motor function (movement) in health and disease. He is the director of the Neurophysiology of Movement Lab. According to Web of Knowledge, Professor Enoka has 328 publications, which have been cited a total of 17,101 times.