The Voiceless – Film & Discussion

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 at 6:00pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union
Filmmaker Vanessa McNeal, a graduate of Iowa State, premiers her documentary "The Voiceless," which features the stories of five men and their experiences as victims of sexual violence. The film explores the taboos and stereotypes of sexual violence against men and their impact on male survivors. McNeal will provide opening remarks before a screening of the hourlong documentary, after which subjects featured in the film will join in a discussion about ways to support male survivors. The film was co-produced by PLVTO Productions and was funded by the Iowa Board of Regents, Heart and Solutions Counseling Agency, and the Center for Violence Prevention and the Office of the Provost at the University of Northern Iowa, where McNeal is currently a graduate student. Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Monday, 27 Mar 2017

Apps, Maps, and Models: The Digital Revolution and History - Caroline Bruzelius
7:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Caroline Bruzelius, founder of the Wired! Lab at Duke University, will discuss how digital technologies are opening up the humanities to broader engagement with the public and revolutionizing the way scholars teach and do research. Bruzelius has been working with digital visualization technologies for art and architecture for more than ten years and will share how they are changing how scholars model historical questions about places, buildings, and change over time. The Wired! Lab has also been a pioneer in integrating digital tools into teaching. Caroline Bruzelius is the Anne M. Cogan Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Benson Memorial Lecture in Literature, Science and the Arts

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017

The Leopold Center at 30 and Beyond - Panel Discussion
7:00 PM – Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin Business Building - For 30 years the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture has worked to identify and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources and reducing negative environmental and social impacts. Three former Iowa legislators involved in the passage of the landmark Iowa Groundwater Protection Act of 1987, which created the Leopold Center, will discuss their original vision for the center, its accomplishments and challenges, and the role it can play in Iowa agriculture in the 21st century. Participants include David Osterberg, Ralph Rosenberg, and Paul Johnson. Leopold Center Director Mark Rasmussen will moderate the discussion. Shivvers Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017

Hamilton and the Road to Success: In Words & Music ­ - Tony Award Winner Leslie Odom, Jr.
7:00 PM – Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center - No tickets | No saved seats | General admission Doors open at 6:00pm (ISU Students), 6:30pm (ISU Faculty, Staff & General Public) Iowa State Students – LIMITED PRIORITY SEATING Iowa State students should line up at the north, upper lobby entrances. Doors will open at 6pm, and Iowa State students will have limited, first-floor priority seating. Individual Iowa State University students with a valid Iowa State ID will be able to enter at this location, 6:00-6:30pm. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and may not be saved. This entrance will remain open at 6:30pm, when doors open to faculty, staff, and the general public.  Late-arriving students will be able to enter at any door IF there are seats available.   Iowa State Faculty, Staff and General Public Lines will form at the north, lower lobby entrances by ticket office. Doors will open at 6:30pm for general admission first-floor and balcony seating. Seats may NOT be saved for friends or family. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Late arrivals will be able to enter at any door IF there are seats available.

Thursday, 30 Mar 2017

How to Interpret the Bible - Mary Healy
7:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - The question of how to interpret the Bible has exercised some of the greatest minds in history, and in modern times new forms of interpretation have emerged. Mary Healy, a professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, shares her perspective, addressing such questions as Should scripture be interpreted literally or spiritually? What do we do with apparent contradictions and historical inaccuracies? and How do we understand Genesis 1-3 in light of modern science? Healy, a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is currently involved in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture project, a series of commentaries that interpret scripture from within the heart of the Catholic Church. She is author of its first volume, The Gospel of Mark. Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture Series

Main Street vs. Wall Street: An Historical Perspective - David Weiman
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - David Weiman is Alena Wels Hirschorn '58 Professor of Economics at Barnard College and faculty director of its innovative Empirical Reasoning Center. He has been honored with the Economic History Association’s Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History. Weiman specializes in 19th- and 20th-century U.S. economic history and the political economy of contemporary U.S. criminal justice policy. His current research focuses on the evolution of the U.S. banking-monetary system from Jackson’s Bank War to the formation of the Federal Reserve. Phi Beta Kappa Lecture and part of the National Affairs Series

Monday, 3 Apr 2017

America and the Middle East: Shifting Sands in the Security Relationship? - Deborah Jones
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Ambassador Deborah K. Jones, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, recently stepped down as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, a position she held May 2013 through 2015. She also served as U.S. Ambassador to the State of Kuwait from 2008 to 2011 and as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey from 2005 to 2007. Additional overseas assignments include posts in Iraq, Tunisia, Syria, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates. Ambassador Jones has also served as Senior Faculty Advisor for National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and prior to her post in Libya was Scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute. World Affairs Series

Tuesday, 4 Apr 2017

Planned Parenthood: The Pink Exposed - Sue Thayer
7:00 PM – 1148 Gerdin Business Building - Sue Thayer was an Iowa Planned Parenthood manager for 18 years before a transformative experience made her an abortion opponent. Objecting to a controversial teleconferencing system that allows doctors to dispense abortion pills to patients in rural clinics, Thayer's concerns eventually turned into a 2011 lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. She led Storm Lake’s first ever 40 Days for Life campaign at the clinic she supervised for many years and is currently in litigation. Thayer has been a foster and adoptive parent for 27 years, and is founder and Director of Cornerstone for Life Pregnancy Resource Center.

Eco-Theatre: The Intersection of Art, Politics, and Environmental Science - Paula Cizmar, Playwright
8:00 PM – South Ballroom, Memorial Union - How do the arts take on important issues—particularly the often controversial topics that emerge in the area of environmental science? Playwright Paula Cizmar, internationally known as one of the authors of Seven, discusses eco-theatre and how it can communicate ideas, raise awareness, inspire action, and promote empathy. Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series