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Thursday, 5 Sep 2019

Communications and Civility in Our Democracy - S.E. Cupp
7:00 PM – 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

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

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.

Thursday, 19 Sep 2019

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
5:30 PM – South Ballroom, Memorial Union - 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.

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

Monday, 7 Oct 2019

Let’s Talk: A Conversation on How We Communicate About Science - Deborah Green
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Deborah Green worked for more than 30 years as an environmental and engineering geologist in consulting and industry. Today she applies her technical knowledge and experience to a writing career and has been recognized for her work in raising awareness in science and science communication as the 2018-19 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Applied Geology. In her talk, Green discusses connections between her work as a geologist, which aims to understand and convey the wonder of the landscape and the complexity of earth processes, and her fiction writing, which explores the complexity of human emotion and relationships through essays, stories, and poetry.

Thursday, 10 Oct 2019

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean's Lecture Series
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Speaker to be announced.

Monday, 14 Oct 2019

The 2019 Norman Borlaug Lecture
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - The Norman Borlaug Lecture Series is held annually in conjunction with the World Food Prize Symposium. It honors the agronomist and Iowa native whose discoveries sparked the Green Revolution. Speaker to be announced. A reception and student poster display will precede the lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. in the South Ballroom, Memorial Union. Posters will address world food issues and are submitted by undergraduate and graduate students.