Monday, 06 Apr 2015
Ava Chin, a native of Queens, is the author of Eating Wildly, a memoir about foraging for food in New York City.
"Measuring the Elusive: How to Catch Neutrinos and What They Tell Us about the Universe," Mayly Sanchez, experimental particle physicist in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Iowa State.
Tuesday, 07 Apr 2015
First day of assigned Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 registration dates for students projected as sophomores. Hours for AccessPlus registration are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday--Saturday, and most Sundays.
ISU Dining executive chef Scott Bruhn will cook. Watch the preparation, taste a sample of the prepared dishes and receive a copy of the recipes. RSVP required.
This session will feature a brief overview of the tools available Iowa State University faculty and staff are using to create video lectures for blended course delivery. Join Steve Freeman, Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; Deb Hoyt, Instructional Support, Department of Veterinary Medicine; and Michael Wilson, Academic Information Technology Services, as they highlight their experience using these tools for their courses.
Everywhere educators from K-12 to university professors are attempting to negotiate the widening gap between decades-old teaching methods and the parallel-processing and social-networking students of today. They recognize that students seem more focused on video game challenges than their classes, but literal efforts to use video games to teach have met with uncertain success.
The committee searching for ISU's chief diversity officer seeks input on the role of the diversity officer. The committee will use ideas collected through a series of town hall meetings to develop a job description.
Donna Van Pelt, ISU Foundation senior director of development, will present information on the W. M. Keck Foundation's research grant program and explain the selection process. The Keck Foundation funds projects in the medical research focus area and the science/engineering focus area. Grants range from $500,000 to $2 million.
The Faculty Senate represents the general faculty of Iowa State University and participates in shared governance of the University with the administration. Senate meetings are open to the public.
This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning April 7, April 14, April 21, & April 28 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. This 4-part workshop covers the basics of photography including equipment & how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject & tips & tricks. Each class is broken into 3 parts: classroom discussion, hands-on practice taking pictures by the students & review. Bring your DSLR camera & tripod to each class.
This is a 6 week course on Tuesdays April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, & May 12 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Those who complete this 6-week intensive workshop will leave with their own uniquely developed fragrance, 1 kit of 10 essences, & a Certificate of Perfume Blending from Amanda Feeley, natural perfumer & owner of Esscentual Alchemy. Amanda will teach you the background, skills, & preparation you'll need to become a natural perfumer.
Doris Bergen is a Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology Emerita at Miami University in Ohio. Her work focuses on learning and human development, with a special focus on how technology-enhanced toys affect play, adult memories of childhood play, and the development of humor, especially in gifted children.
Samuel (Sam) Brinton will speak about his first-hand experiences with conversion therapy and championing for state legislation to prohibit treatments of this kind. A bill of this sort has passed in the Iowa Senate but has yet to become law. Conversion therapy is a range of treatments attempting to change an individual's sexual orientation. It can include electroshock therapy along with other forms of physical and mental abuse.
Oh Honey, named both for Mitchy Collins' favorite episode of "How I Met Your Mother" and the burgeoning artisan honey movement in Brooklyn that captivated him and band-mate Danielle Bouchard, is a blend of bright folk and uplifting pop which -- like the sound of a cold beer snapping open in the summertime -- represents the promise of something great.
Wednesday, 08 Apr 2015
Join University Museums in welcoming artist Priscilla Sage to campus to celebrate her contributions to the Art on Campus Collection and to the campus aesthetic. Starting with Forest Flora and Knoll Garden, we will journey across campus to view and discuss her public art at Iowa State.
Join Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, as they moderate this special two-hour webinar hosted by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and Quality Matters. This webinar will provide you with examples and tools to craft plans that measure the effectiveness of your online/blended instructional programs and their impact on student learning and success.
Iowa State vs. Drake.
This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. This month we will focus on the relationship between the environment and movement. Please arrive early for a discussion on the month's topic beginning at 5:15. The practice will begin at 5:30. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat.
This is a 4 week course on Wednesdays beginning April 8, April 15, April 22, and April 29 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Imagine capturing stunning shots and imaginative effects without a studio filled with expensive equipment and large flash units.
A Three Pillars Delsarte based approach to Middle Eastern Belly Dance in the style of award winning performer Shiara. This class teaches the basic movements of belly dance with a specific focus and detailed exploration each week. Walk-ins welcome!
Dan Barber is the author of "The Third Plate" and an award-winning chef. Shivvers Memorial Lecture.
Creative designer Ali Rahimi and business partner John Barle discuss the how their career in the apparel industry took them from the Virginia Marti College of Art and Design in Lakewood, Ohio, to running and operating a niche boutique for Hollywood celebrities.
Rachel Williams, associate professor in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa, discusses her work with incarcerated women.
Continue your Belly Dance addiction with Shiara with A Three Pillars Delsarte based approach to Middle Eastern Belly Dance in the style of award winning performer Shiara. The focus this semester will be on steps, combinations, layers, personal expression and style. This is an intermediate level class. Walk-ins welcome!
Thursday, 09 Apr 2015
"Engineering Immune Responses in Vaccination and Tolerance Induction," Jeffrey Hubbell, Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago. Hubbell will discuss his research in immunological tolerance technology for preventing immunity to protein drugs that would otherwise elicit an immune response. A reception will precede the lecture (10:30 a.m., 2061 Sweeney Hall). Cosponsored with the chemical and biological engineering department.
Tips and Tactics from Active Learning Master Educators Learn teaching strategies that: == Translate research into practice == Engage and energize students == Improve the quality of student learning == Create lively, inclusive learning environments
"Medicinal Plants as Treatment Options for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)" presented by Melanie Abongwa, Iowa State University Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program with a new topic presented by regional professionals and lecturers.
This session will showcase how faculty at Iowa State University are using SoftChalk to create engaging, interactive, media-rich learning content that directly integrates with Blackboard Learn.
"Genome Editing: Foundations and Applications." The symposium will bring together leaders who are developing genome editing resources and tools and applying them in a wide variety of organisms. The main focus will be on the foundations and applications of TALEN and CRISPR/cas technologies in crop plant species.
The Greenlee School Futures Forum will focus on the role of social media in the professional workplace. All members of the Iowa State community and general public will benefit from these professionals' insight on best social media practices. The forum will open with the presentation of the AEJMC's Equity and Diversity Award to the Greenlee School.