Communications and Civility in Our Democracy – S.E. Cupp

Communications and Civility in Our Democracy – S.E. Cupp

Thursday, 05 Sep 2019 at 7:00pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union
S.E. Cupp is a political commentator, culture critic, and author of Why You're Wrong About The Right, Behind the Myths and Losing Our Religion. She brings a conservative, feminist perspective to her weekly program on CNN, Unfiltered, and is recognized for encouraging honest and respectful dialogue around politics, religion, and the media in American life. In addition to her commentary for CNN, Cupp hosts her own radio show and writes a regular column in the New York Daily News and on The Daily Caller. She was previously a co-host on MSNBC’s The Cycle. Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication 2019 Summit Keynote

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019

Emotions: Separating Fact from Fiction - Lisa Feldman Barrett
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Neuroscience Interdepartmental Graduate Program reception & student poster display 6:00-7:00 p.m., South Ballroom, Memorial Union Lisa Feldman Barrett is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University and the author of How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. She will discuss her research and paradigm-shifting theory that feelings like happiness, pride, or rage aren’t hardwired and triggered but rather constructed in the moment based on experience and learned behavior. Her work has implications not just in fields like neuroscience and psychology but also for medicine, the legal system, child-rearing, and even airport security. In addition to her academic position, Barrett holds research appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Monday, 16 Sep 2019

My Battle with Mental Illness: Finding Hope in the Midst of Suffering - Jake Sullivan
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - The Story County Mental Health Resource Fair will precede the lecture, 6:00-7:00pm, in the South Ballroom. Cyclone basketball legend Jake Sullivan was a student athlete at Iowa State from 2000 to 2004. He was a 3-time All-Big 12 selection, 3-time Academic All-American, and was voted to the Iowa State All-Century Team. In the midst of his many athletic and academic accomplishments Sullivan also silently battled depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. He will speak about the steps he took to navigate his challenges with mental illness and the importance of recognizing that mental illness can affect anyone - even people who appear to have it all. National Recovery Awareness Month - Story County Mental Health Expo Representatives from ISU Police Department and Student Health and Wellness will be available to share information on campus resources during the closing Q&A discussion.

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019

Free Speech and Academic Freedom - Henry Reichman
5:30 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Henry (Hank) Reichman, professor emeritus of history at California State University, East Bay, will speak on the topic of his new book, The Future of Academic Freedom. In the wake of the 2016 election, challenges to academic freedom have intensified, and issues of free speech on campus have grown increasingly controversial. As an expert on campus free speech and former chair of the Association of American University Professors Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, Reichman discusses the meaning of and current challenges to academic freedom, including political, corporate, and donor interests and influence as well as the impact of social media, student activism, and outside speakers.

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019

Ivy College of Business CEO Series
3:00 PM – Location to be announced - Speaker to be announced

Thursday, 26 Sep 2019

Computer Science 50th-Anniversary Celebration Keynote Speaker
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - To be announced

Saturday, 28 Sep 2019

Channeling Mextasy: Latinxers in the Digital Age - William Nericcio
1:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - William “Memo” Nericcio is a Mexican-American public intellectual, artist, cultural critic, and professor of comparative literature at San Diego State University. He will speak about the many stereotypes of Mexicans and other Latinas/os in American mass media and popular culture, when and how they were introduced, and why they persist. It is the topic of his book Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of "Mexicans" in America as well the art exhibition, Mextasy. Nericcio currently directs San Diego State’s Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Program and serves on the faculty of the Center for Latin American Studies. U.S. Latino/a Studies Program’s 25-Year Anniversary Symposium Keynote The exhibition Mextasy will be on display in the Memorial Union Multicultural Center September 10-October 30, 2019, as part of Iowa State’s U.S. Latino/a Studies Program’s 25th-Anniversary celebration and Hispanic Heritage Month.

Tuesday, 1 Oct 2019

The Case Against Free Speech - P.E. Moskowitz
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - P.E. Moskowitz will discuss their new book The Case Against Free Speech. The book looks at how one of our most treasured rights - free speech - is rarely the equalizer we assume it to be, but rather is defined and re-defined by those in power to reflect their ideals and agenda. A former staff writer for Al Jazeera America, P.E. Moskowitz has written for publications like the Guardian, New York Times,, Wired, and Slate and is the author of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood. They also created the media support group Study Hall. Constitution Day Lecture

Wednesday, 2 Oct 2019

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
7:00 PM – To be announced - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences speaker to be announced.

Thursday, 3 Oct 2019

Monarch Conservation: Saving an Iconic Insect - Karen Oberhauser
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Karen Oberhauser is the director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and the founder and director of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, a nationwide citizen science project. She will discuss the ways in which human activities affect monarch butterfly habitats, including her research on habitat management and availability and the risks posed by global climate change and pest control practices. Oberhauser has a strong interest in engaging K-12 students and teachers in inquiry-based science and promoting scientific and environmental literacy. As part of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, she developed a comprehensive science education program, Monarchs in the Classroom. Paul L. Errington Memorial Lecture

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