Comedy! Comedy! Comedy! – Saturday Night Live's Colin JostFriday, 29 Aug 2014 at 11:00pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union
Colin Jost is the head writer of Saturday Night Live and co-anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update." Since joining SNL nine years ago as one of the show's youngest ever writers, heís won three Writers Guild awards, a Peabody Award, and been nominated for nine Emmy awards. Jost has performed standup on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliverís New York Stand Up Show, and the Just for Laughs Comedy Festivals in Montreal and Chicago. ISU AfterDark
Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014
WHERE Am I Wearing? - Kelsey Timmerman
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Kelsey Timmerman, journalist and traveler, is the author of Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes. The book describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. His writing has appeared in publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Condť Nast Portfolio and aired on NPR. He is also the author of Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy. In an effort to connect people through stories and strengthen communities, Kelsey cofounded the Facing Project. Whether in print or in person he seeks to connect people around the world.
Thursday, 4 Sep 2014
Civility and Academe - Neil Hamilton
8:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Neil Hamilton is the founding director of the Thomas Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and nationally known for his work on academic freedom and academic ethics. The American Council on Education published his most recent book, Academic Ethics: Problems and Materials on Professional Conduct and Shared Governance. Hamilton is the former associate dean for academic affairs and had a private law practice prior to going into teaching. The Holloran Center seeks to address how higher education can most effectively foster the ethical professional formation of each student and practicing professional. Civility and Academe Conference Keynote
Thursday, 11 Sep 2014
Twenty Years of Yellowstone Wolves: Reintroduction to Recovery - Douglas Smith
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Douglas Smith is a senior wildlife biologist with the National Park Service and has been involved with wolves in Yellowstone since their controversial reintroduction to the park in 1992. He joined the Yellowstone Gray Wolf Restoration Project in 1994 as a research technician and now serves as the project leader, supervising research on ecosystem responses to the predator and educating people on wildlife conservation and endangered species preservation. Prior to Yellowstone, Smith worked with wolves on Michigan's Isle Royale and in Minnesota. He is the author of Decade of the Wolf: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone. 50th Anniversary Paul L. Errington Memorial Lecture
Monday, 15 Sep 2014
Where Does the Bible Come From? - Charles Bobertz
7:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Rev. Charles Bobertz is a professor of New Testament Theology at Saint Johnís School of Theology Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota. He holds degrees from the Harvard Divinity School and Yale University, and was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1997. He is coeditor of Readings in Christian Communities: Essays on Interpretation in the Early Church and has taught scripture and early church history at St. Michael's College in Vermont and Loyola College in Maryland. Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture Series.
Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014
Chamberlin Lecture in Journalism - Rick Green
8:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Rick Green was named publisher of the Des Moines Register in 2013 after serving previously as the paper's vice president and editor. A twenty-five year veteran of the Gannett Company, Green came to Des Moines from the Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun, where he was executive editor and managing editor before that. He earned a journalism degree from Ohio University and worked for several Ohio newspapers, including the Cincinnati Enquirer. He joined the Enquirer as a reporter and moved into roles as business and local news editor, suburban editor and assistant managing editor. Chamberlin Lecture in Journalism
Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Religious Liberty, Birth Control and Corporate Personhood - Panel Discussion
8:00 PM – Gallery, Memorial Union - Panelists will discuss recent Supreme Court rulings as well as potential cases that may go before the court. Panelists include Drake Constitutional Law Center Director Mark Kende, former ACLU of Iowa Executive Director Ben Stone and Dirk Deam, senior lecturer in Political Science. Iowa State Bioethics Program Director Clark Wolf will moderate. Constitution Day Event.
Thursday, 18 Sep 2014
Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues - Martin Blaser
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Martin Blaser is the director of the Human Microbiome Program at New York University and the author of Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues. He has studied the role of bacteria in human disease for more than thirty years. He is the George and Muriel Singer Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology at the the NYU School of Medicine, was the president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and has held major advisory roles at the National Institutes of Health. His revolutionary book reports on trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health. National Affairs Series.
Friday, 19 Sep 2014
Engineers' Week 2014 - Michio Kaku
7:00 PM – Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center - Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, popularizer of science, and television personality. Two of his books, Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future, were both New York Times best sellers. His numerous television appearances have included 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report, and multiple programs on the Discovery Channel. He is also featured in the Science Channel series Futurescape. He holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City University of New York. Engineers' Week 2014
Monday, 29 Sep 2014
Closets are for Clothes: Being LGBT in Black America - Juan Battle
7:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Juan Battle is a professor of Sociology, Public Health, & Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He heads the Social Justice Sexuality Initiative, a project exploring the lived experiences of Black, Latina/o, and Asian lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States and Puerto Rico. He is a Fulbright Senior Specialist, was the recent Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Gender Studies at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, and is an Affiliate Faculty of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Battle has coedited three books:The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration, Black Sexualities, and Free At Last?: Black America in the Twenty-First Century. He is a former president of the Association of Black Sociologists, and received his A.S. and B.S. from York College of Pennsylvania. His M.A. and PhD were both received from the University of Michigan.