The Beginning of Something Big: IT and the Post–Traditional World – Diana Oblinger

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 at 8:00pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union
Diana Oblinger is president and CEO of the nonprofit EDUCAUSE, where she works with more than 2,000 institutions to advance higher education through information technology. Oblinger has held many leadership roles in academia and business, including Vice President for Information Resources and the Chief Information Officer for the University of North Carolina system, Executive Director of Higher Education for Microsoft, and IBM Director of the Institute for Academic Technology. She was on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia and at Michigan State University and served as the Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the University of Missouri. Oblinger earned all three of her degrees from Iowa State, including a doctorate in cytogenetics. Part of the Women's Leadership Series and Women in STEM Series

Monday, 21 Apr 2014

That Horse Has Stripes! How Zoos and Veterinarians Are Helping to Save Wildlife - Joe Flanagan
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Joe Flanagan is Chief Veterinarian at the Houston Zoo where he is responsible for the healthcare of 6000 animals ranging from invertebrates to great apes. Set in a 55-acre lush tropical landscape, the Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species. When he is not treating the animals at the zoo, his conservation activities include providing medical care to the National Marine Fisheries Sea Turtle barn in Galveston, advising the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Research Station, and extensive work with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Dr. Flanagan graduated from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. After graduation, Dr. Flanagan trained at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo until he began work as a veterinarian at the Houston Zoo in December 1982. Part of the National Affairs Series on Innovation.

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014

Caucus Chaos - Dave Price
7:00 PM – South Ballroom, Memorial Union - Dave Price is political director and weekend news anchor at WHO-TV and author of the new book Caucus Chaos. The year 2012 brought an Iowa Caucus campaign like the country had never seen before. What happened then could have a big impact on how future candidates run, how Iowans choose their favorites and how the country views the results. Price reveals never before told stories from hundreds of conversations with presidential candidates, key staffers and analysts. Price has covered local, state and national politics in Des Moines since 2001, including the past three Iowa caucuses.

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014

A One Health Approach to Mountain Gorilla Conservation - Michael R. Cranfield
5:00 PM – 2226 Vet Med Building - Michael Cranfield, DVM, is the project director of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, a non-profit dedicated to the care of mountain gorillas. Five years ago, the MGVP partnered with the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine to form Gorilla Doctors, which is co-directed by Dr. Cranfield. Gorilla Doctors employs more than a dozen veterinarians and health experts to provide healthcare in the countries where mountain gorillas live. He was one of the first veterinarians to embrace the One Health concept for great ape conservation. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College, and completed a residency program at the Toronto Zoo. He is also a consulting veterinarian for the Maryland Zoo and serves on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University. Part of the One Health Lecture Series. A reception will precede the lecture at 4:30 pm in the Fish Tank Lobby.

Caucus Cup Debate - College Democrats v. College Republicans
8:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - The ISU College Democrats will debate the College Republicans on an issue of the day for the chance at the Caucus Cup. The winner claims the trophy for a year and will defend the Cup at the 2015 debate. This year's issues will include gun control and voter identification laws. The judges are Jean Goodwin, Valerie Hennings and Peter Orazem. Jake Swanson will moderate. First Amendment Day Celebration.

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - National Affairs Series speaker to be announced.

Friday, 19 Sep 2014

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
8:00 PM – Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center - Speaker to be announced.

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Speaker to be announced.

Thursday, 9 Oct 2014

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
7:00 PM – Gallery, Memorial Union - Sigma Xi Series.

Monday, 13 Oct 2014

Norman Borlaug Lecture
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Event being planned.