Tuesday, 01 Mar 2022
Hip Hop 101: Its Impact on Our World
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.
Thursday, 03 Mar 2022
Lecture: The Search for the Fountain of Youth
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.
Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022
Lecture: George Washington Carver and the Liberatory History of Black Agriculture
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.
Thursday, 24 Mar 2022
Lecture: Shifting Gender Equality from Afterthought to Guiding Goal of Agricultural Innovation
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.
Thursday, 31 Mar 2022
Climate Change in Iowa
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.