Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers – Ashraf Habibullah

Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers – Ashraf Habibullah

Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019 at 4:00pm – Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall
Ashraf Habibullah is a structural engineer who helped develop the technology and software engineers use to design earthquake-resistant buildings and bridges. He is president of the company Computers and Structures, whose software is used by thousands of engineering firms around the world. Habibullah will discuss the future of engineering as a profession, especially the need for today’s engineering students to be exposed to more than just technology. The ability to connect with others as humans is what will ultimately allow them to lead, influence, and inspire.

Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

Shut Up and Dance - A Musical Celebration of the First Amendment
8:00 PM – Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall - “Shut Up and Dance” is an engaging and irreverent concert celebrating free speech through music. It tells the story of America's social struggles and progress through pop, rock, gospel, soul, country, and hip-hop music and illuminates for audiences the pivotal moments when artists were told to be quiet and instead spoke up. The program includes some of Nashville's finest musicians and features contemporary songs by Beyonce, Lorde, Macklemore, and Taylor Swift alongside vintage anthems by Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Loretta Lynn. First Amendment Days

Generative Design in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism - Tracy Miller
8:00 PM – Memorial Union, Sun Room - Tracy Miller is an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches the history of art and architecture in Asia, with a special emphasis on the ritual and garden architecture of Imperial China and Japan. Her research focuses on the impact of belief in divinity on the production of art, architecture, and spaces for spiritual encounters. She is author of The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci and is currently writing a book on the use of Indic design strategies in the Buddhist temple architecture of Early Medieval and Medieval China. Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

But Is She 'Likable?' Gendered Media Coverage of Women Presidential Candidates - Dianne Bystrom
7:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Dianne Bystrom is director emerita of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University. She directed the center for 22 years before retiring in August 2018. Bystrom will discuss the how the media has covered women running for office differently than men, and what that might mean for the 2020 presidential election, for which there is an unprecedented number of women candidates. Bystrom has edited or contributed to a number of publications on the topic, including Women in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of Women as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders; An Unprecedented Election: Media, Communication, and the Electorate in the 2016 Campaign; and Gender and Elections.

Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

The Hidden Machinery: The Art of Writing - A Conversation with Margot Livesey
2:10 PM – Pioneer Room, Memorial Union - New date and location! Join students and faculty in the Creative Writing Program for this informal moderated craft talk. Writers will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear author Margot Livesey discuss her writing process. Livesey is the award-winning author of ten books, including a collection of stories, Learning by Heart, and eight acclaimed novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, The House on Fortune Street, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, and Mercury, which was named a Best Book of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews and Barnes & Noble. Her most recent book is a collection of essays on the art of writing, The Hidden Machinery. Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series Praise for The Hidden Machinery: "There is no finer teacher of writing in America than Margot Livesey. The young writer who spends an hour with Livesey leaves with pockets filled with nuggets of her sly intuitions. To have an entire book of her wit, wisdom and constructive suggestions is to possess the mother lode.” James Magnuson, Director of the Michener Center for Writers

The Art of Fiction - A Reading & Conversation with Margot Livesey
7:00 PM – Pioneer Room, Memorial Union - New date and location! Margot Livesey is the award-winning author of ten books, including a collection of stories, Learning by Heart, and eight acclaimed novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, The House on Fortune Street, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, and Mercury, which was named a Best Book of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews and Barnes & Noble. Her most recent book is a collection of essays on the art of writing, The Hidden Machinery. Margot Livesey grew up in a boys’ private school in the Scottish Highlands, where her father taught and her mother was the school nurse. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts and currently teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series

Thursday, 5 Sep 2019

Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication Summit
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Speaker to be announced.

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Speaker to be announced.

Sunday, 20 Sep 2020

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
12:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Speaker to be announced.

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