Friday, 01 Apr 2022
"1,000 Ways to Make Hummus," Khaled Kasih. From the humble beginnings of a small canning line for Hummus and Foul, to the sophisticated company it is right now, Kasih operates fully automated production lines for producing Mediterranean Aseptic Food, including its most famous product hummus "Never Tasted This Good."
You may view the lecture in person at 1230 Communications or via Zoom: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/94787336376 Why is self-driving so hard? Despite tech companies and the investment of billions of dollars, the optimistic predictions about self-driving cars â€œbeing around the cornerâ€ went utterly wrong. Prof. Joseph Sifakis will argue that these difficulties illustrate the challenges raised by the vision for trustworthy autonomous systems.
Join us for this Kinesiology Pease Scholar Seminar featuring Dr. Roger Enoka, professor from the University of Colorado - Boulder.
Monday, 04 Apr 2022
"Communicating with Empathy: Relationality and Creativity in Contemporary Learning," with panelists Jordan Brooks, Mani Mina and Lucia Suarez.
Join this Department of Horticulture Graduate Seminar to hear ISU graduate student Jaden Gimondo discuss research into characterizing the growth, morphology and plant tissue nutrient concentrations of six different culinary herbs using organic turkey litter fertilizer applications in response to the recent commercial production adoption of containerized growing conditions.
Dr. Timothy A. Wise is author of the recent book Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food. He is a senior advisor at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, where his work focuses on agribusiness, family farmers and the future of food, and a senior research fellow at Tufts Universityâ€™s Global Development and Environment Institute.
Tuesday, 05 Apr 2022
Join this session of the Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology Promising Scientist Research Series to hear Elora Lopez-Nandam, a Hope for Reefs postdoctoral fellow at California Academy of Sciences, discuss research into how studying somatic mutation rates and within-colony variation has yielded insights into DNA repair mechanisms that coral may employee.
Melissa Hilliard Potter, interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curator, will discuss case studies from her personal experience.
Wednesday, 06 Apr 2022
"Brucella pathogenesis: From cell biology to Type IV effector functions," Jean Celli, Washington State University.
Author, philosopher and faculty member Peter Boghossian will discuss his book How to Have Impossible Conversations and provide practical techniques and tools that can be used when discussing controversial topics. His research draws on hostage negotiations, applied epistemology, and cult exits.
Imposter Syndrome is defined as doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud. It disproportionately affected high-achievers and can cause anxiety and depression. Dr. Dawn Bratsch-Prince will explain how to recognize imposter syndrome, her own experiences with it, and how to overcome it. Bratsch-Prince is Associate Provost for Faculty and professor of Spanish at Iowa State University.
Many farmers, scientists, and development experts advocate a shift from high-input, chemical-intensive agriculture to low-input ecological farming. They are supported by an impressive array of research documenting both the risks of continuing to follow our current practices and the potential benefits of a transition to more sustainable farming. Timothy A. Wise is a senior advisor at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
Thursday, 07 Apr 2022
Shane Phillips is an urban planner and policy expert who manages the UCLA Lewis Center Housing Initiative and teaches public policy as an adjunct instructor at USC. He will discuss what it took to make accessory dwelling units (ADUs) a reality in California, the regulatory barriers to their expansion, and how the lessons from West Coast cities could be applied to Iowa.
Sunday, 10 Apr 2022
"Advice to Young People," Honorable Judge Rosemarie Aquilina offers her advice to young people on the power of speaking their truth, and to the rest of us on the power of listening. A First Amendment Days event.
Monday, 11 Apr 2022
Join this seminar to hear Kirsten Kurtz, Manager at the Cornell Soil Health Laboratory and Research Support Specialist with Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, discuss measuring and quantifying soil health through the Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health (CASH). Gain a behind the scenes look at some unique apparatuses used in the Cornell Soil Health Laboratory and learn more about Kirstens research into soil degradation in agriculture practices.
In 2018, Hon. Rosemarie Aquilina, a Michigan Circuit Court judge, gained worldwide attention when she allowed every victim in the sexual assault case against USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar to speak in court before his sentencing. More than 150 women and girls shared their testimony. Hear Judge Aquilina's powerful story about the importance of speaking and listening as a form of healing. A First Amendment Days event.
Tuesday, 12 Apr 2022
Cultural diplomacy is an intercultural sharing that appeals directly to the citizens of different nations through the work of musicians, dancers, artists, writers and filmmakers. Maria Lvova is the Program Officer for Education, Exchanges, & Community Building with the US Russia Foundation; she provides guidance to applicants and monitors and evaluates USRF programs in the areas of Russian and American Studies, and Civil Society.
"The First Amendment and the Freedom to Read," Robin N Sinn, ISU director of collections and open strategies; Sheila Schofer, Ames Public Library director; State Library of Iowa Intellectual Freedom Committee; and moderator Julie Roosa, First Amendment specialist. A First Amendment Days event.
Craig Hill, Iowa farmer and former president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, has been serving agriculture for several decades. He was elected president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation in December 2011, a position he held for a decade before retiring last December. Throughout Hillâ€™s years in agricultural leadership, he served as the first chairman of the Iowa Ag State Group, which consisted of representatives from all sectors of Iowaâ€™s...
Wednesday, 13 Apr 2022
Small sessions exploring First Amendment topics: "Think Like a Journalist," 10 a.m.; "Dare to Listen with Empathy," 11 a.m.; "Move Over Free Speech: Exercising Your Right to Protest," noon. First Amendment Days events.
Freedom of speech gets all the attention when it comes to the First Amendment, but we also have the right to object. In this session, explore the right of the people peaceably to assemble: what it means and how it works, especially when responding to provocative speakers on campus.
"What Not to Name Your Files," Megan O'Donnell, the data services librarian at the ISU Library. Get a brief overview of how file and folder names affect our ability to find things, tips for establishing logical and intuitive systems, and what to never ever name your files.
WebEx Link: https://bit.ly/3pgM0nQ The guarantee of free speech is essential to any well-functioning democracy, and yet here in the United States free speech is losing its moorings on both the right and the left, with mounting encroachments on open discourse in schools, universities, the news, media and online. Suzanne Nossel currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of PEN America, the leading human rights and free expression...
Thursday, 14 Apr 2022
"Attention All Content Creators: You Should Care About This First Amendment Session," Jeffrey Hunt, Parr Brown Gee and Loveless; and Julie Roosa, ISU adjunct assistant professor and First Amendment specialist. If you create content that is published online, in print, in audio, anywhere, a Supreme Court case called New York Times v. Sullivan affects you. A First Amendment Days event.
Friday, 15 Apr 2022
Five sessions designed to examine more deeply the challenges and opportunities provided by free expression. Led by First Amendment experts from the state, each 50-minute session uses current events to engage a dialogue with national scholars.
Monday, 18 Apr 2022
Join this Department of Horticulture Seminar to hear Dr. Brandon Miller, assistant professor in the Department of Horticultural Science from the University of Minnesota, discuss the need to identify, develop, and utilize diverse species and selections of landscape plants capable of tolerating the demands of a changing climate as a forefront issue in horticulture in the Upper Midwest.
"Change the World" keynote program with Trent Preszler, author and CEO, Bedell Cellars; and Louis Carr, president, Black Entertainment Television. Registration is free.
Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022
"Move the World" keynote program with Robert Piconi, CEO and co-founder of Energy Vault; and Anthony Sardella, vice chairman and founder of evolve24. Registration is free.
Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022
Applying dynamic façades is an effective method to improve building performance by controlling energy consumption, daylighting and glare. Architecture associate professor Chengde Wu will present two dynamic façade projects, including their design, simulation, optimization and prototyping processes. The benefits and the limitations of the façades will also be discussed.
"Make to Innovate" keynote program with Gopi Katragadda, founder and CEO, Myelin Foundry; Mohammed Alabsi, senior VP, Bukalapak; and Narayan Devanathan, CCO, dentsu International. Registration is free.