2010-2011 ISU ADVANCE Events and Lectures

Role of Virus and Host in Interspecies Transmission of Influenza Viruses

Monday, May 2, 2011, 4:00 PM in South Ballroom, Memorial Union. Dr. Richard J. Webby, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Co-sponsored by Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Center for Advanced Host Defenses, Immunobiotics and Translational Comparative Medicine, and ISU ADVANCE.

How can we mitigate global change?

Friday, April 29, 2011, 4:00 PM in 227 Science I. Dr. Margaret Leinen, CEO and Founder,  Climate Response Fund and Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, University of Rhode Island. Dr. Leinen was Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. She rose to become the university's Vice-Provost for Marine Programs and Dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography. She served as Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation. She is now active in climate-change science and policy, serving as CEO and Founder of Climate Response Fund in Washington, D. C. Co-sponsored by the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences and ISU ADVANCE

The ISU ADVANCE Program: On the Path to Transformation: Looking Back and Looking Forward - ISU ADVANCE Workshop and lunch

Friday, April 29, 2011, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in Gallery, Memorial Union. Lunchtime workshop to review the accomplishments and future plans of ISU ADVANCE. Come for lunch, enjoy a brief Readers' Theater production, and discuss the ISU ADVANCE Program with colleagues. On the Path to Transformation: Looking Back and Looking Forward with ISU ADVANCE, Readers' Theater Script, "A Tale of Ten Departments"

Application of Nanotechnology to Advanced Cement-based Materials

Monday, April 25, 2011, 3:10-4:00 PM (followed by reception), in Design 101. Surendra P. Shah, Member, National Academy of Engineering in US, China, India; Emeritus Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University. Co-sponsored by the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and ISU ADVANCE.

Genomics and Evolution of Symbiosis in Insects - ISU ADVANCE Lectureship

Monday, April 18, 2011, 4:10 PM in 1414 Molecular Biology. Dr. Nancy Moran, Yale University. Co sponsored by the Department of Entomology, Interdepartmental Genetics Program, Interdepartmental Microbiology Program and ISU ADVANCE

A Statistician's Tour of Duty in the World of Drug Discovery

Monday, April 11, 2011, 4:10 PM in 3105 Snedecor. Dr. Jacqueline Hughes-Oliver, Professor of Statistics, North Carolina State University. Dr. Hughes-Oliver's research is in the broad area of spatial and time series modeling, with applications in the environmental, chemical, and ecological sciences. In recent years, she has also focused on chemometrics and drug discovery and has collaborated widely with colleagues in academia, industry, and government. Co-sponsored by the Department of Statistics and ISU ADVANCE.

Managing Your Time

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Ensminger Room (1204 Kildee Hall). Dr. Susan R. Johnson, currently serves as University Ombudsperson for the University of Iowa. She was the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Carver College of Medicine from 1994 to 2003, and the Associate Provost for Faculty from 2005-2009. Dr. Susan R. Johnson received her B.S., M.D., and an M.S. in Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health from the University of Iowa. She completed residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and then joined the faculty of that Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where she is now Professor.

This session will present core principles for organizing your work and managing your time, and describe in detail a system for implementing these principles in your own work. At the end of the session, you will come away with specific methods to define/focus your current workload, efficiently handle e-mail, paper mail and other input, make lists that will enhance your ability to get things done, deal directly with procrastination and plan your week and day. Co-sponsored by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ISU ADVANCE; PowerPoint (PDF), 8 pages

Frequent Fliers: Tracking Songbird Migration
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium Keynote Speaker

Friday, April 1, 2011, 3:10 PM in W142 Lagomarcino. Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, professor in the Department of Biology at York University in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Stutchbury’s research focuses on conservation biology, ecology, and behavior of songbirds in both North America and the New World tropics.  Current projects include tracking songbird migration using geolocators, measuring fledgling survival in logged areas using radio telemetry, extra-pair mating systems and reproductive success, and behavioral ecology and conservation of tropical birds. Co-sponsored by ISU ADVANCE.

Silence of the Songbirds
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium Keynote Speaker

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7:00 PM in 1652 Gilman. Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, professor in the Department of Biology at York University in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Stutchbury’s research focuses on conservation biology, ecology, and behavior of songbirds in both North America and the New World tropics. Dr. Stutchbury will discuss declines in songbird populations and threats to their continuing decline. She will present evidence that songbirds truly are the “canaries in the coal mine”—except the coal mine looks a lot like Earth and we are the hapless excavators. Co-sponsored by EEB Graduate Program, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and ISU ADVANCE

Politics, Policy and the Reality of Leadership

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7:30 PM in Sun Room, Memorial Union. Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and senior correspondent for The PBS Newshour. She is also the author of The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. The Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics and part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration. More information and list of co-sponsors

On Leadership

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 8:00 PM (Reception to follow in lobby), in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center. Gloria J. Gibson was named executive vice president and provost at the University of Northern Iowa effective July 1, 2009. Gibson was formerly the dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and a professor in the Department of English, Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Arkansas State University. She earned her doctorate in folklore, with an ethnomusicology concentration from Indiana University. She also has PhD minors in Afro-American studies and African studies. Part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Series and the Women's Leadership Series. More information

Art is Long, Life is Short: The Writers Struggle to Create Something that Lasts
Dean's Lecture Series, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 7:30 PM in Sun Room, Memorial Union. Dr. Debra Marquart, professor of English. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department Culture: "How to Be an Agent of Change Within Your Department"
Executive Vice President & Provost Office Chairs Workshop

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 12:00-1:30 PM in Season's Marketplace (MWL). Dr. Sharon Bird, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and ISU ADVANCE Research Director.

Take Time on Tuesdays: We Did More Than Get Our Mrs. Degrees
Margaret Sloss Women's Center

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 12:00-1:00 PM in Sloss House. Jeanie Kirkpatrick is a senior in Anthropology and will be presenting a historical analysis of 20 women at Iowa State in the Home Economics Department from 1872-1947. More Information

CANCELLED - Communicating Science - Dr. Jane Lubchenco, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 8:00 PM in Sun Room, Memorial Union. Jane Lubchenco, a marine ecologist and environmental scientist, was sworn in as the ninth and first woman administrator of National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in March 2009. Her scientific expertise includes oceans, climate change, and interactions between the environment and human well-being. She is a past-president of the Ecological Society of America.  Raised in Denver, she received a B.A. degree in biology from Colorado College, a M.S. in zoology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in ecology from Harvard University. While teaching at Harvard and Oregon State University , she was actively engaged in discovery, synthesis, communication, and application of scientific knowledge. Part of the National Affairs Series on Innovation and Women in STEM Speakers. Co-sponsored by EEOB, ISU ADVANCE, and Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB)

DNA at the Dinnertable: The Global Politics of Genetically Modified Food
Women in STEM Series

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 8:00 PM in Sun Room, Memorial Union. Dr. Laura Weasel, author of Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food. More Information

Pathways to Promotion from Associate to Full
ISU ADVANCE Workshop

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 12:00-1:00 PM in Gallery, Memorial Union. Dr. Annette O'Connor, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and 2009-10 ISU ADVANCE Faculty Fellow. Dr. O’Connor will share information on the roles of scholarship and service in pathways to promotion, based on her research of faculty promotion at Iowa State. Faculty who are considering preparing dossiers for promotion to Full Professor are especially encouraged to attend.

Installation Ceremony: College of Veterinary Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 3:30 PM in 1226 Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lisa Nolan, will be installed as the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine. More Information

Pathways to Advancement: Associate to Full Professor
Executive Vice President & Provost Office Chairs Workshop

Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 1:30 PM in Gold Room, Memorial Union. Dr. Annette O'Connor, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and 2009-10 ISU ADVANCE Faculty Fellow.

Evolution and Creation: Conflicting or Compatible?
Women in STEM Series

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 7:00 PM in Great Hall, Memorial Union. Patricia Kelley, Distinguished Lecturer for the Paleontological Society. More Information

Department Culture Part 1: "What's Your Department Culture?"
Executive Vice President & Provost Office Chairs Workshop

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 12:00-1:30 PM in Gold Room, Memorial Union. Dr. Sharon Bird, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and ISU ADVANCE Research Director.

ADVANCE Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 9:00-10:00 AM in Gold Room, Memorial Union

Leadership: The Art of Developing Followership
Women's Leadership Series

(This speaker is of interest to the ISU ADVANCE Community, but not sponsored by ISU ADVANCE)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 7:30 PM in Sun Room, Memorial Union. Anne Mulcahy, former CEO of Xerox, is board chair of Save the Children, the leading humanitarian organization working to improve the lives of children around the world. A longtime favorite on FORTUNE, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal's lists of most powerful women, Mulcahy has long been an advocate for corporate social responsibility. She speaks on how businesses can champion social causes and her own transition from the private to the public sector. Mulcahy began her career with Xerox as a field sales representative and assumed increasingly important sales and senior management positions over thirty-three-year tenure. She turned the company around from near bankruptcy when she assumed the role of CEO in 2001. She recently stepped down from her role as chairman of the board at Xerox but continues to serve on the boards at Johnson & Johnson, Target Corporation and The Washington Post Company. Fall 2010 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics and part of the World Affairs Series. More Information. Sponsored by the Women's Leadership Consortium

Chewing Over the Numbers: How Food Consumption Data Are Driving Nutrition Policy
Dean's Lecture Series, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

(This speaker is of interest to the ISU ADVANCE Community, but not sponsored by ISU ADVANCE)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 7:30 PM in Sun Room, Memorial Union. Dr. Alicia Carriquiry, Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Iowa State University, will discuss some of the research conducted at Iowa State on the analysis and interpretation of food intake data and how the findings have impacted the way in which countries in every continent are now using food consumption data to guide their food and nutrition policies. Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB)

Tracking Giants Across the Blue Oceans
Errington Memorial Lecture

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 7:00 PM in Sun Room, Memorial Union. Dr. Barbara Block is the Charles & Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences at the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University. She is recognized for her research on the movement patterns and behavior of large pelagic fishes, such as tunas, billfishes and sharks. A former MacArthur Fellow, Block helped establish the Tuna Research and Conservation Center to study the physiology and population structure of these species, which are highly exploited by international fisheries. More Information

Towards structure-function correlations in feline models of degenerative optic nerve disease
Fall 2010 Neuroscience Seminar

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 12:10 PM in 2010 Vet Med (BMS Dept). Dr. Gillian McLellan is a basic and clinical researcher working in comparative ophthalmology at the Veterinary and Medical Schools at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. McLellan’s main area of research focus is comparative glaucomatology, including imaging of the retina and optic nerve, electrophysiology, aqueous humor dynamics, genetics and pathology of glaucoma. She is currently engaged in establishing structure/function correlations in spontaneous, recessively inherited form of congenital glaucoma that she has identified in a pedigree of cats.

Keeping an Eye on the Ball: Juggling clinics, NIH, twins, Teaching, and Tomatoes

ISU ADVANCE co-sponsored coffee hour with Dr. Gill McLellan. Please join us for an informal and informative discussion and visit about balancing a multifaceted profession career, family, life, etc.

Location: 2768 Vet Med (VPTH conf room)
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Coffee and Bagels provided
Co-sponsored by the Neuroscience Program and ISU ADVANCE

A Business Case for Diversity
Engineering Diversity Fair Speaker

Thursday, October 21, 2010, 6:00 PM in Alliant-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall. Dr. Scott E. Page, Director of the Center for the Study of Complex ystems and Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Economics, and Political Science, University of Michigan.

Scott E. Page is a fresh voice in the long-running debate on affirmative action. His book, The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Societies, uses mathematical modeling and case studies to show how variety in staffing produces organizational strength.  Rather than ponder moral questions like, "Why can’t we all get along?" Scott Page asks practical ones like, "How can we all be more productive together?" The answer, he suggests, is in messy, creative organizations and environments with individuals from vastly different backgrounds and life experiences.

Co-sponsored by African and African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Studies, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Business, College of Design, College of Engineering, College of Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB), Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Graduate College, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Sociology, U.S. Latino/a Studies Program. More information

Climate Change: What Could Happen and What Can Earth's Past Tell Us?
Sigma Xi Lecture, Live Green! Sustainability Series, and Women in STEM Speaker Series

(This speaker is of interest to the ISU ADVANCE Community, but not sponsored by ISU ADVANCE)

Thursday, October 21, 2010, 8:00 PM in Sun Room, Memorial Union. Dr. Bette Otto-Bliesner is a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Otto-Bliesner is particularly interested in the naturally forced climate change of the glacial-interglacial cycles of the last million years. She was a lead author on the Fourth Assessment Report generated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007. She received her Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. More Information

A Novel Arabidopsis thaliana Mutant Capable of Genome Restoration
GDCB Brown Bag Lecture

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 12:00 PM in 1102 Molecular Biology Building. Dr. Carina Barth, assistant professor, Department of Biology, University of West Virginia. The Barth laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular functions of ascorbic acid and genes that synthesize this small antioxidant in plant growth and development using Arabidopsis thaliana ascorbic acid-deficient mutants. The seminar will discuss the isolation of a novel suppressor mutant with unique genome features. Co-sponsored by the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology and ISU ADVANCE.

A Time for Change: The Mutation Rate of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Active and Latent Disease
ISU ADVANCE Lectureship - College of Veterinary Medicine Ramsey Seminar Series

Thursday, October 7, 2010, 12:00 PM in 1226 Veterinary Medicine. Sarah M. Fortune, M.D., Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, is recognized as a ground-breaking clinical Mycobacterial bacteriologist, having received both the Doris Duke Medical Foundation Early Career Award and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician Scientist Early Career Development Award. Her novel and translational work has also earned enviable levels of research funding. Her laboratory focuses on how M. tuberculosis uses specialized secretion systems and surface structures to mediate virulence in the infected host. Co-sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine and ISU ADVANCE

Informal Coffee Hour: "Being a Mom and a Clinician Scientist in the Ivory Tower"

Location: 2542 Vet Med Alumni Room
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Co-sponsored by the Ramsey Seminar Series and ISU ADVANCE

It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It:  Communication for Leaders
Women's Leadership Series

(This speaker is of interest to the ISU ADVANCE Community, but not sponsored by ISU ADVANCE)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 7:00 PM in South Ballroom, Memorial Union. Dr. Denise Vrchota teaches classes in nonverbal communication, small group communication, professional communication and conflict resolution. She is a consultant with the ISUComm initiative and works with faculty in other departments and colleges who wish to integrate oral communication skills with disciplinary content in their classes. Vrchota offers workshops on a variety of oral communication topics to members of the ISU Community and to external organizations, as well as conducts focus groups and facilitates strategic planning meetings for a variety of organizations. She is an assistant professor in English and Communications Studies. More Information. Sponsored by the Women's Leadership Consortium.

ADVANCE Internal Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in 1550 Beardshear. The ISU ADVANCE Steering Committee meets with the Internal Advisory Board each semester.

College of Engineering - Women's Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
ISU ADVANCE Networking Event

Friday, September 10, 2010, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in 2220 Hoover Hall. Hosted by Dr. Kristen Constant, Equity Advisor to the College of Engineering. This informal lunch discussion is an opportunity for women faculty to get updates on the ISU ADVANCE Program and network amongst each other. You do not have to attend the full two hours.

Bioactive Proteins in Breast Milk
FSHN Seminar

Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 4:10 PM in 118 Horticulture Hall. Dr. Bo Lonnerdal, professor of Nutrition at the University of California-Davis. Co-sponsored by the ISU ADVANCE Scholar Program and the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Montane Meadow Biodiversity Changes During Drought: A Window into Understanding Possible Effects of Climate Change?
Atmospheric Science Seminar

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 3:50 PM Refreshments; 4:00 PM Lecture, in 3140 Agronomy Hall. Dr. Diane Debinski, professor of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology and co-PI of the ISU ADVANCE Program.