Thursday, 12 Oct 2023
Marta McDowell teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and consults for private clients and public gardens. Her latest book is Unearthing The Secret Garden, about the inspiration for the classic children's book. McDowell will explore how flora and horticulture have had an outsize influence on the genre: motive, means, opportunity, victims, villains, and detectives.
Monday, 23 Oct 2023
Hosted by the Office of Sustainability, an event of the Live Green! Initiative. Sustainability-minded student organizations, campus groups and community businesses will highlight their activities, initiatives and products. Enjoy music from KURE 88.5, cookies, hot cider and green-minded prizes!
2023 Norman Borlaug Lecture: Removing Landmines, Supporting Farmers: Cultivating Peace Through Agriculture
2023 Norman Borlaug Lecture with HeidiÂ Kuhn, the founder and CEO of Roots of Peace, a humanitarian nonprofit organization that replaces landmines with sustainable agricultural farmland. The organization also trains farmers in modern agricultural practices, from planting and harvesting to marketing through international exports. Kuhn, the 2023 World Food Prize Laureate, will be joined in conversation byÂ President Wendy Wintersteen for this...
Tuesday, 24 Oct 2023
Volunteers will help repair broken items to give them a longer life cycle. If our volunteers are unable to repair your item, or parts are required, they can help you find a local repair shop. If you have replacement parts, bring them with you. Bikes and skateboards will be worked on under the overhang outside Parks Library.Clothing, soft goods, jewelry and accessories, and small electronics will be looked at in Room 198.
Wednesday, 25 Oct 2023
Ramin Toloui is the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. In this role, Toloui leads the Departmentâ€™s efforts focused on expanding opportunity for American workers and businesses, deepening cooperation with other countries on shared economic challenges, and leveraging economic tools to advance U.S. national security objectives. Toloui is an Iowa native.Â
Thursday, 26 Oct 2023
Amanda D. Rodewald is the Garvin Professor and Senior Director of the Center for Avian Population Studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at Cornell University. Dr. Rodewald also serves on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Monday, 30 Oct 2023
This talk will present an overview of trends in rural and urban mortality rates since 1990, identify where rates have increased the most, and discuss the major causes of death that have contributed to the increasing rural mortality penalty. Shannon Monnat is the Lerner Chair in Public Health Promotion and Population Health, Director of the Center for Policy Research, and Professor of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public...