In 2016, news erupted that the FBI had asked Apple to hack their own phone, raising issues of privacy for millions of users. Facebook has continually been in the news with questions about user data and how our privacy is affected. With the rapid growth of technology and social networks, intense questions have arisen regarding user privacy and what it means to be human in a virtual world. In this lecture, Dr. Tsakiridis presents issues connected to technology, big data, and privacy/identity, forging a path forward with ethical thinking.
Dr. Heather Battaly is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Battaly specializes in epistemology, ethics, and virtue theory. She is a leading researchers on the concept of intellectual humility, and is a pioneer on the topic of epistemic vice. Her work influences research in philosophy, psychology and education on intellectual humility and the teaching of intellectual character traits.
Dr. Kirk Hawkins is an associate professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, where he teaches Latin American politics. He studies populism and political organization and is the author or co-author of several books, including Venezuela’s Chavismo and Populism in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge UP, 2010), Latin American Party Systems (Cambridge UP, 2010), The Ideational Approach to Populism: Concept, Theory, and Analysis (Routledge 2019), and Contemporary US Populism in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge UP, 2019).
Part of the Corothers Life Science Series.
Drawing on his latest book, “Geography: Why It Matters,” Murphy explains why geography, a subject concerned with how people, environments, and places are organized and interconnected, is so important. Geographical perspectives and techniques provide critical insights into a planet undergoing unprecedented change as a result of rising sea levels, deforestation, species extinction, rapid urbanization, modern technologies, and mass migration.
Technology expert, media personality and Latino author Ariel Coro will discuss how technology impacts the Latinx community in the U.S.
***Please note: This event is part of the 2019 Common Read and i is one of the "CommUNITY Meetings" hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. ***
Author, historian, and humanist David Staley will speak on the future of the Humanities and the role of humanities disciplines in the modern university at 11 a.m. on October 3 at the Founders Recital Hall in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Dr. Staley is the director of the Humanities Institute and director of the Center for the Humanities in Practice at The Ohio State University. He is the author of Alternative Universities: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education, which was published earlier this year by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Christine Gaffney is the senior vice president for Supervision, Regulation and Credit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Bret Afdahl is the director of the South Dakota Division of Banking and, currently, chairman of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.
The talk will be generally about why studying history especially more traditional military and ancient history, is valuable in today's world. Professors Tritle and Palaima are very well respected and published scholars in the area of military and ancient history. The former is an expert on PTSD in the ancient world having served in Vietnam himself, and the latter focuses on war literature and poetry.
Capt Sturgess, from the Ellsworth AFB Judge Advocates General Office will present a brifing to AFROTC cadets about opportunities in the Air Force JAG Corps. Capt Sturgess is a JAG with Ellsworth AFB.
Wicanhpi Iyotan Win Autumn Cavender-Wilson is a Wahpetunwan Dakota mother, midwife and artist living and working near the Upper Sioux Reservation in Minnesota. She has spent her life dedicated to Indigenous language revitalization, cultural reclamation and broader liberation for her people. Seeing birth as a fundamental piece of traditional societal function and a seat of social power, Autumn works to highlight the perinatal period as a catalyst for social change in Indigenous communities.
Alex Soupir – Started his undergrad in Fall 2012 and graduated in the Fall 2016 majoring in biology. Started PhD work in Spring 2017 working with Vincent Peta and Indigo Ag out of Boston. He is interested in computational biology and data analytics.
Part of the Corothers Life Science Series.
Speaker Series: Transforming the face of pharmacy by leading the convergence of science, healthcare and policy
Through the ages, the pharmacist has served as healer, apothecary, chemist and clinician, and today serves as an increasingly essential member of the healthcare team. Meanwhile, biomedical research is at a turning point, building upon the convergence of diverse fields—from genomics to chemistry and mathematics to engineering—to more rapidly translate novel laboratory insights into promising new treatments, just as the government and the markets are promoting the development of high-quality, accessible and affordable new treatments.
Come explore how play therapy can be a viable and effective treatment for neurodevelopmental disorders! This training will focus on learning play therapy approaches and interventions that address the core struggle areas of children with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders which include: social skill deficits, emotional regulation challenges, relationship development issues, concentration and focus issues, and anxiety struggles.
Martin is a senior investigative reporter for WGBH News in Boston. His multi-part, multi-platform investigation explored the stratification that manifest as discrimination amongst some immigrants and privilege and exclusivity for others. An award-winning reporter, Martin was NPR’s first national race-relations correspondent from 1998-2001.
This public lecture is part of the annual Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Campus Consortium visit.
Greg Stern shares his accounts of his missions to rescue children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Gregg Stern grew up on a small family farm in South Dakota. Growing up he milked cows, raised pigs and crop farmed corn and beans.
In high school he played football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball. He enjoyed woodworking in school which lead him to rebuild homes after hurricane Katrina, and weightlifting which lead him to start Powershop Gym in Brookings in 1995. Gregg graduated from SDSU with an exercise science degree.
Transcriptional, translational and proteolytic regulation of synthetic and natural systems - from oscillators to antibiotic tolerance
Part of the Corothers Life Science Series .
Come learn about the life of this Black and Filipino, Transgender and Non-Binary, poet and educator.
Ebo Barton currently resides in Seattle, Washington by way of Los Angeles, California. As a representative of Seattle, they’ve been on 4 National Slam Teams and participated at 3 Individual World Poetry Slams. Their most notable poetry slam accolade is placing 5th in the world in 2016. Ebo curated and directed, How to Love THIS Queer Body of Color: An Unapology and wrote and directed the award-winning play, Rising Up.
Part of the Corothers Life Science Series.
Harjo was recently appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold the position. Born in Tulsa, Harjo is an internationally known award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation.
Made possible through the Brookings Arts Council, 3M, South Dakota Humanities Council, The City of Brookings Convention and Visitor Bureau, Private Donation, and Woodbine Productions. The event is in partnership with the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science.
Born in the UK, Professor Barrett obtained his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and is an evolutionary biologist with interests in the evolution of plant reproductive systems and the ecology and genetics of invasions. Over his 40-year academic career at the University of Toronto, where he is now Emeritus University Professor, he has published over 300 scientific articles, edited five books, and has trained ~55 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, many of whom are now successful university faculty.
Louise McDonald Herne (Wakerakatste) is a condoled Bear Clan Mother for the Mohawk Nation Council. She is a trusted advisor for families and community youth and works closely with them in their homes and schools. Through her work as a matrilineal leader and as a mother, she is a founding member of Konon:kwe Council, a circle of Mohawk women working to reconstruct the power of their origins through education, empowerment and trauma-informed approaches.
South Dakota Art Museum is pleased to host the 2019 Northern Plains Indian Art Market Juror's Forum Lecture, featuring Cole Redhorse Jacobson speaking about Dakota Puckertoes and the Woodland Heritage.
The events are free and open to the public. For parking and additional information, please contact the School of Design at (605) 688-4103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by the South Dakota State University School of Design and funded by the Joe and Signe Stuart Fund.
Dr. Schorn's lecture will focus on the history of and current status of US- Iran relations including the new tensions since the US withdrew from the multinational Iranian Nuclear Agreement.
Dr. Schorn is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program at USD. Dr. Schorn has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East leading tours and participating in seminars.
Keynote Speaker* for the SD World Languages Association Conference 2019
Yvonne Dennis Rosario
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
“On Capá prieto, Myths of Afro-Puerto Rican women, and Puerto Rican literature”
Plant steroid hormones, Brassinosteroids (BRs), regulate plant growth and stress responses. BRs act through plasma membrane receptors BRI1/BAK1 and a cascade of signaling components to control the activities of BES1 and BZR1 family transcription factors, which regulate the expression of thousands of genes for various BR responses. Our recent studies showed that under drought conditions, BES1 is targeted to autophagy pathway to slow down plant growth.
Consumption and income dynamics of the rural poor: Evidence for behavioral consumption theories using high-frequency household-level income-diary data in rural Uga
Dr. David R. Just is an agricultural economist who examines individual decisions involving both consumers and producers in the food system. His work has examined public policy issues around food choice, food assistance, and the impact of biofuel policy on food markets.
Capá Prieto has ‘negritude’ as its central theme. Interweaving history and fiction, the book revises Puerto Rican mainstream version of history as it inserts stories of Afro-Puerto Ricans, that is, of men and women on the other side of Puerto Rico’s history whose sociocultural contributions to the historiography of the nation have been silenced or minimized by hegemonic discourses of identity.
Language Makes Us Human
Jeffrey Cameron is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and an Institute Fellow in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He also holds a Joint Appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. This event is part of the Corother's Life Science Series.
Keynote address for Staging the Space Between, the 21st annual conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945. This international society for the study of the period between the First and Second World Wars provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and research of texts, authors and new approaches to traditionally canonical works.
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945 is an international society for the study of the literature and culture of the period between the First and Second World Wars. It provides an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for discussion and research of texts, authors and new approaches to traditionally canonical works. It also encourages fresh examinations of art, society and culture illuminating the interwar and wartime periods.
Iddo Friedberg is an Associate Professor for the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine at Iowa State University. This speaking event is a part of the Corothers Life Science Series.
As a consultant pharmacist with Avera long term care, Anna will be discussing regulations imposed on long term care facilities and how pharmacists help attain those requirements.
Steven Wingate is a multigenre author whose work ranges from poetry to gaming. His books include the novel, "Of Fathers and Fire," coming from the University of Nebraska Press in 2019, and the award-winning short story collection, "Wifeshopping." His digital works include the interactive memoir, daddylabyrinth, and the interactive romance novel, "Love at Elevation," published in 2018 by Choice of Games. He is an associate professor of English at South Dakota State University and associate editor at Fiction Writers Review.
Melissa DeNoon is employed by SD Board of Pharmacy and will be discussing use of PDMP in healthcare and ways to incorporate into pharmacy practice.
25th lecturer in the Lardy Distinguished Lecture Series. This is the public lecture. A scientific lecture will be given to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on Tuesday April 23rd at 12pm. The scientific lecture is titled In-Crystal Reaction Cycle of a Toluene-Bound Diiron Hydroxylase.
Speaker Series: Engaging Students through Green Chemistry, Sustainable Polymers, and Guided-Inquiry Experiment
Department Seminar for Chemistry and Biochemistry. Topic is student engagement via green chemistry.
Funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Newman investigates whether violence prevention programs can be expanded to address intimate partner violence and reduce infections that rape can spread. M. Sophia Newman is a health journalist and medical editor from Chicago with a master’s degree in public health. Linking her public health background with an interest in creative non-fiction, she has been published in The Atlantic, Religion & Politics, Tricycle, Vice, Vox, Tin House, Literary Hub, Next City, and elsewhere.
Urban Native Era is a group of collective youth, inspired by the Idle No More Movement, striving to create a vision and voice for 7th generation Native America by reclaiming traditional knowledge and identity in a rapidly changing world; simultaneously redefining what it means to be indigenous and free. The Urban Native Era brand has created at tangible and meaningful way of bringing awareness to issues within Indian Country.
Lee Ann Roripaugh is the author of four volumes of poetry: Dandarians (Milkweed, Editions, 2014), On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year (Southern Illinois University Press, 2009), Year of the Snake (Southern Illinois University Press, 2004), and Beyond Heart Mountain (Penguin, 1999). A fifth volume, tsunami vs. the fukushima 50, is forthcoming from Milkweed in 2018. She was named winner of the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award in Poetry/Prose for 2004, and a 1998 winner of the National Poetry Series.
Dr. Devendra Shah is an Associate professor of veterinary microbiology in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. Over the last 20 years, his research has focused on pheno-genomics of contemporary and archived populations of Salmonella that use wide spectrum of ecological niches including persistence in animal hosts, environment and foods and are transmitted from animals to people via food and other sources. Using Salmonella as a model organism, Dr.
Michael J. Staley is the Psychological Autopsy Examiner at the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner. The Utah Legislature created Staley’s position in 2017 in response to Utah’s high suicide death rate. Staley’s work is mixed method: he uses secondary data from various agencies and databases to analyze suicide death across all age groups. At the same time, Staley leads a team of interviewers who conduct in-depth interviews of parents, peers, educators, employers, and treatment providers to gain a better understanding of the circumstances of someone’s life before they died by suicide.
In the 1970s, with the swagger of unapologetic Indianness, organizers of the American Indian
Dr. Looft is a Research Microbiologist in the Food Safety Enteric Pathogens research unit at the USDA-National Animal Disease Center in Ames IA. He completed his BS and MS at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, and his PhD at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, where he studied swine microbiomes and the effects of antibiotic feed additives on intestinal microbial populations.
Dr. Joan Steitz is an influential biochemist who is especially known for her work on RNAs and ribosomes. At the beginning of her career, Dr. Steitz was the first female graduate student to work under Dr. James Watson, one of the Nobel Laureates known for determining the structure of DNA.
Martin Bloem, Robert S. Lawrence Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in December 2017, relocating to Baltimore from Rome, Italy, where he spent 12 years as a senior nutrition adviser at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and as the WFP’s Global Coordinator for UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Martin has more than three decades of experience in research on public health, nutrition, emergencies and food systems.
VANG (“farm” in Hmong), a drama, was created by Mary Swander, Poet Laureate of Iowa, photographer Dennis Chamberlin and Matt Foss. Vang documents the journeys of four recent immigrant couples as they make farming a part of their daily lives. Based on true stories woven together by Iowa Poet Laureate, Mary Swander, Vang is a story about survival and the deep desire to return to the land.
Department seminar to Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Topic is concerned with protein-protein interactions.
Barry Rosen is a distinguished University Professor, in the department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University.
Jill Baldwin is the former Director of Community Support Services. Having worked in community support services, the speaker will discuss working with those who mentally ill and homeless. The talk is designed to give sociology majors ideas for potential careers in social services.
Seminar: Identification and Characterization of Disease Resistance Genes of Wheat and Wheat Relatives
This presentation is part of the Corothers Life Science Series.
By using simple artwork, a noted nurse scientist is making often-confusing information on a whisper-only topic a little more approachable.
Janet Carpenter’s topic—one that she has been researching for 20 years—is menopause, specifically hot flashes. Using artwork to explain the science, debunk the myths and offer treatment recommendations is comparatively new for Carpenter. It is a product of a 2017 sabbatical from Indiana University School of Nursing, where she is a distinguished professor and associate dean for research.
Four global forces are changing humanity and the planet. Laurence Smith explores what life will be like if population increases to 10 million, temperature and sea level rise dramatically, and globalization continues. The most dramatic changes will occur in the New North: the Arctic Ocean and surrounding countries. Laurence C. Smith is a geographer with research interests in the Arctic, remote sensing, and hydrology. He teaches physical geography and remote sensing at UCLA. His most recent book is The New North: Four Forces Shaping the World in 2050.
The purpose of the presentation by the guest speaker is to help the students learn about domestic violence from someone who works with victims of domestic violence. The speaker will also talk about Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter and the services it provides.
Michelle Trent is a licensed professional counselor in mental health. She works for the Compass Center, an organization that provides services to those dealing with issues of rape and domestic and partner violence. In this highly interactive presentation, the speaker will explain what to do if you are a bystander and see violence happening.
Speaker Series: Study the molecular attenuation mechanisms of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus for rational design of effective vaccines
Dr. Qiuhong Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Food Animal Health Research Program, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State University.
Speaker Series: Design with Users: When Architects Envision a Walkable Downtown Together with the Public
The SDSU Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi presents the 2019 Victor K Webster lecture. Dr. Fang Xu will present on his work in participatory design with architecture students at SDSU and designers and local users in Watertown, SD to envision a future for downtown Watertown.
Speaker Series: Adventures with organic peroxides: synthesis, application as reagents and reaction intermediates, and approaches to controlled destruction
This even is a professional seminar to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The speaker will address cutting edge research in organic chemistry.
Join us at the museum for a presentation given by Dr. Marius Teritsa, a Fulbright Scholar in residence at SDSU. This event is free to the public, so make sure to come and support our visiting scholar!
Dr. Revathi Govind received her Ph. D. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas. She completed her postdoctoral training at Institute Pasteur, Paris, France. She is currently an Associate Professor at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
Simon Gilroy is a Professor of Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Simon is speaking about plants and stress signaling in Arabidopsis as a part of the Corothers Life Science Series.
Part of professional seminar program in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, presenters will discuss latest findings in their sub-discipline of chemistry.
Davud Jal was born in a village in South Sudan. At 10, he was forced to flee and spend the next 10 years in various refugee camps in East Africa. Eventually, he was resettled as a refugee in Sioux Falls. David earned a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, and with a fellowship through the Bush Foundation, completed a Master's degree in Social Work.
Speaker Series: Identification and Characterization of Stress-responsive Genes in Soybean and Sunflower Genomes
Surendra Neupane is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biology & Microbiology at South Dakota State University. He joined SDSU Nepal’s lab in for his Ph.D. in Fall 2015. Before joining SDSU, he obtained his M.S. in Biotechnology from Tribhuvan University, and worked as an Assistant Research Fellow at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, in Kathmandu Nepal.
Dr. Owusu's keynote address will be the opening event for a symposium on Africa hosted by SD World Affairs Council. Three 75 minute panels scheduled for 9:30 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm will follow on Tuesday, January 29. Dr. Owusu is Professor and Chair of the Department of Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State. He is a native of Ghana and a member of the African and African American Studies Program Advisory Committee at Iowa State.
Don McGuire is employed by Pharmacist Mutual and will be discussing with the second year pharmacy students pharmacist liability and risk management.
Ranelle Knight-Lueth, Ph.D. is an expert on the combat art of World War I, having written her dissertation about Harvey Dunn and his fellow American Expeditionary Force (AEF) artists. She will discuss their artwork and the AEF combat art program based on research she conducted at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the National Archives, and more. (posted as an Art Museum event: https://www.sdstate.edu/events/2019/01/harvey-dunn-and-wwi-american-expeditionary-force-artists-ranelle-knight-lueth-phd ).
MAJ Christopher Mercado was the Army Times Soldier of the Year last year and is the co-founder of the Objective Zero App. His mission is to prevent veteran suicides.
Fulbright Scholar Dt. Robert (Bob) Thaler and his wife Karen will discuss their observations of agriculture practices and life in Vietnam following their living and working in and around Hanoi during the first half of 2018 .
Dr. Thaler is professor and head of Animal Range Sciences at SDSU and Karen is an educator at Mickelson Middle School in Brookings .
Van Kelley, Head of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at South Dakota State University, the first university to offer a 4-year baccalaureate degree in Precision Agriculture, will speak about current precision agriculture technology and practices, and will discuss what the near future may hold for farming and SDSU students.
This event is free and open to the public.
Fifteen Minutes Ago is a gripping real-life story of one young man's experience of growing up in a strict Mennonite faith based home only to shake free of this lifestyle to join the Vietnam War, descending into the chaos and darkness of that time and place, punctuated by a chilling murder.
Come and listen to our guest speaker Craig Tschetter, the author of Fifteen Minutes Ago: A Vietnam Memoir.
Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino are co-founders of End Rape on Campus. Tickets are free and will be available online in mid-September.
Dr. Russell B. Melchert is the keynote speaker for the 28th Annual Pharmacy Research Presentations and Keo Glidden Smith Convocation on Monday, October 22nd. Dr. Melchert is Professor and the Dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).
Plants comprise the major portion of the human diet, and improving their elemental nutrient content can greatly affect human health. The presentation will discuss what factors influence elemental composition of crops such as soybean and corn, and how it can be improved.
Dr. Ivan Baxter is an associate member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St Louis, MO. His research uses high throughput elemental profiling to measure composition of multiple chemical elements simultaneously and determines various genetic and environmental factors that influence nutrition.
From August of 1966 to January of 1970, the U.S. Army sent teams of artists with sketchbooks and paint brushes into Vietnam as part of the U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Artist Program. South Dakota artist, James Pollock was one of 46 artists that participated in the program. Pollock provides a historical overview of the Vietnam soldier art program, along with examples of his art and that of the other 45 soldier artists. This presentation was prepared for, and first given, at the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. in 2003.
Nathan Edwards, the Director of Mesonet at SDState will discuss the importance of the Mesonet, SDSU’s statewide network of weather stations, in collecting, researching, and sharing data related to agriculture, weather forecasting, drought monitoring, water management, and research. Edward’s will have a portable professional weather station on hand to show in person how a weather station works, and the benefits it has to offer to our community statewide. This event is free and open to the public.
Stacy Bare, veteran of the Iraq war, co-founded the Great Outdoors Lab (GO Lab) in 2014 to put scientifically defensible data behind the idea of time outside as healthcare in partnership with Dr. Dacher Keltner at the Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley. Stacy is also a skier, rafter, climber, and the founder of both Adventure Not War, which works to change the narrative about conflict zones and the people who live there, and Bare, LLC a boutique consulting firm focused on organizational and leadership development.
Nicole Hassoun heads the Global Health Impact project intended to extend access to medicines to the global poor. The project is intended to assist policy makers in setting targets for and evaluating efforts to increase access to essential medicines. As part of the 2018 Bioethics Lecture, in collaboration with the International Conference on Global Human Rights, Hassoun argues that the human right to health plays many important roles in national and international affairs.
Many people consider the New Testament to be the result of questionable source material and subject to numerable transcription errors. As a result, it is an untrustworthy document. But, is that true? Dr. Wallace is a leading expert on New Testament textual criticism and has done exhaustive research on virtually all of the thousands of texts that exist of the Greek New Testament. He will provide a scholarly view on this question based on his expertise.
Poet, memoirist, scholar and human rights activist Alicia Partnoy is the author, translator or editor of 11 books. She is best known for "The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival," which was used as evidence in the trial against the genocide perpetrators that terrorized Argentina in the 70s.
As part of the International Conference on Global Human Rights, in her keynote address, "Writing for Human Rights: Poetry as Sanctuary," Partnoy explores the power of literature to elevate the human spirit in times of profound crisis.
In 2014, Time published an article claiming rape culture doesn’t exist in twenty-first century America. Twitter exploded. Using the hashtag #RapeCultureIsWhen , a million people took to Twitter to testify to rape culture’s existence. Beyond simply verifying the existence of rape culture in the U.S., these provocative tweets demonstrated the need to thoughtfully analyze and discuss how social institutions and cultural practices normalize sexual violence in all its forms. Four years later, new hashtag activism such as #MeToo and #TimesUp have only increased this urgency. Dr.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Egan (2001, “How Race Is Lived in America, New York Times) and Banaszynski (1988, “AIDS in the Heartland,” St. Paul Pioneer Press) share their experiences writing about controversial topics and examine the way coverage of those topics has changed over the decades.
Thomas E. Patterson, author of the 2018 One Book South Dakota, Informing the News, discusses his research into the civic impacts on public mistrust of the media and suggests ways for improving reporting and involving citizens.
Alice Sebold discusses her memoir, Lucky, which recounts her rape as a student at Syracuse University and its emotional and legal aftermath. Sebold is committed to inspiring a more open and inclusive conversation about sexual assault.
Sponsored by the South Dakota Festival of Books.
The Great American Read Special Event: An Evening with Alice Sebold, in Conversation with SDPB’s Lori Walsh
SDPB’s Lori Walsh interviews Sebold about her life and writing, focusing on her best-selling novel, The Lovely Bones, which is included on The Great American Read’s list of 100 best-loved books.
Best-selling author Alice Sebold keynotes the 16th annual South Dakota Festival of Books. Her novel The Lovely Bones was named one of America’s 100 best-loved books by PBS’s The Great American Read.
THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING! follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they all areas of America to combat Islamophobia. The goal is to interact with people from a wide range of perspectives on the issue of Islam and highlight the various similarities between the major religions - at the end of the day, we are more similar than different! The presentation begins with a screening of the documentary, followed by a Q&A with comedian Dean Obediallah.
Neal Rock is a Welsh-born visual artist whose creative practice takes an expansive approach to painting and drawing, incorporating printmaking, object-making and photography. His work has been included in survey exhibitions at venues such as the Albright Knox; CAM Houston; ICA London; Royal Academy of Arts London and the Moravian Museum, Czech Republic.
Woodbine Productions presents New Your Times bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman, PhD., M.DIV.
Bart.D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religion Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1988. Professor Ehrman has published extensively in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity, having written or edited thirty one books, including five New York Times Bestsellers.
The lecture will highlight the history, politics and economic of Oman and Oman's current role in promoting peace in the Middle East.
Linda Pappas Funsch is a career specialist in Islamic and modern Middle East history and cultures. Her journey has included travel, study, and residence in a number of Middle East nations from Morocco on the west to the Persian Gulf on the east. She is a respected author and lecturer on a variety of Middle East topics.
Joni Frater and Esther Lastique are best-selling authors, radio hosts and trained sexologists. Funny, sassy and informative, they empower students to make better decisions about their sexuality with knowledge and confidence.Their program is inclusive of all sexual orientations.
Sponsored by: HEROH and the Wellness Center.
Told by Clayton Raithel, a NYC-based comedian, registered nurse, and mental health advocate who has given TEDx Talks to thousands on the therapeutic benefits of comedy, SMILE is the story of Clayton's graduation from college, when, for the first time ever, things just aren't going his way. Tackling head-on the scary but vital conversation about depression that college campuses need to have with humor, candor, and vulnerability, SMILE is a perfect blend of entertainment and mental health programming for young people.
THEY CALL ME Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani (Q) transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life. THEY CALL ME Q speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.
As part of the 3rd Annual Department of Sociology and Rural Studies Research Symposium (SRSRS) with the theme of "Making It in the 21st Century: Sociological Perspectives on Work, Poverty, and Culture," department, regional, and national scholars and students will present their research and service work. The keynote address will feature Jennifer Sherman, author of the book Those who Work, "Those who Don't: Poverty, Morality, and Family in Rural America."
A relatively high percentage of women die as a result of pregnancy. Efforts are being made to determine the reasons why this percentage has been increasing and methods to reduce the number of deaths, a third of which may be preventable.
Learn how to use social media strategically to find professional success, as well as personal balance to go viral for all the right reasons. Keynote session for Leadership Summit.
Speaker Information: Josie Ahlquist is an international digital leadership author, coach, and speaker.
Sponsored by: Women’s and Gender Studies, Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organization Programs, University Program Council, Non-Profit Leadership Alliance, Office of Career Development, SDSU Extension, LeadState and Experiential Learning Certificate – College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Tour will discuss how his work with nanotechnology illustrates the inadequacy of evolution to explain the development of complex molecules required for life.
Michael F. Goodchild is emeritus professor of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also distinguished chair professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Research Professor at Arizona State University, and holds many other affiliate, adjunct and honorary positions at universities around the world. His research interests center on geographic information science, spatial analysis, and uncertainty in geographic data.
Jill Bormann is a research health scientist and clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing. She is an expert in stress management and was recognized nationally in 2017 as a lead innovator in the field.
Speaker Information: Dr. Bormann's credentials: PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Sponsored by: College of Nursing
Senegal's "Creative Class": Intersections of Cultural Production, Political Engagement, and Social Change
Dr. Molly Enz will discuss her research in and perspectives on Senegal following her recent experience there as a Fulbright Scholar.
Speaker Information: Dr. Enz is a professor of French and coordinator of the Global Studies program at SDSU.
Sponsored by: South Dakota World Affairs Council
Dr. Mary Jo Lee was review four classical studies in discussing life in Chinese Villages and comment on her recent Fulbright experience in China.
Speaker Information: Dr. Mary Jo Lee earned her PhD in Sociology from SDSU where she also served as coordinator of diversity . She recently completed studies as a Fulbright Scholar in China.
Sponsored by: South Dakota World Affairs Council
Marie-Pierre Caquot Baggett, professor of French at SDSU, will deliver the Victor K. Webster lecture. She will discuss an international and collaborative research project on an asylum seeker center in the rural community of Peyrelevade, France, to identify possible lessons and connections for SDSU and its community.
Speaker Information: Dr. Caquot Baggett is a professor of French at South Dakota State University, where she teaches French and French-speaking literatures and cultures, with an emphasis on the extreme contemporary period (post-1980).
Julie Stackhouse, Executive Vice President and managing officer of Supervision, Credit, Community Development and Learning Innovation for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will discuss the role of the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis and in today’s economy.
Tom E. Schumacher, South Dakota State University Professor Emeritus of Soil Science, will give a lecture on soil erosion and the effects it has on the land and society. This event is free and open to the public.
Speaker Information: South Dakota State University Professor Emeritus of Soil Science
Sponsored by: South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
Dr. Evgeny Finkel will present the keynote address for the two day symposium on global mass violence and atrocities. He will discuss the scope of the global issues, causes and potential solutions.
Three accompanying 50 minute sessions.
Sponsored by: South Dakota World Affairs Council
Kevin Kephart, head of industry at Indigo Ag Inc. and VP Emeritus of Research and Development at SDSU, will discuss the career of horticulturalist Niels Ebbesen Hansen, the first USDA plant explorer and SDSU professor's impact on early 20th century botany.
Speaker Information: Kevin Kephart, head of Industry at Indigo Ag Inc. and VP Emeritus of Research and Development at SDSU.
Sponsored by: South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
"Standing, Kneeling, Respecting, and Protesting: Liberal Arts Education and Clashes Over National Symbols"
The J.P. Hendrickson Liberal Arts Faculty Scholar Award presents the Herbert Cheever Jr. Liberal Arts Lecture. The award and lecture are named for two former College of Arts and Sciences professors and administrators. J.P. Hendrickson was a longtime faculty member and head of the Department of Political Science and Herbert Cheever Jr. served as professor, department head and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Sgt. Michael Goodale was honored with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his heroic service and injuries received in 1993 in Somalia. During a mission to capture two lieutenants of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The mission was profiled in the movie “BlackHawk Down”.
Historian and SDSU Professor Chuck Vollan, Ph.D. will speak about how citizens and legislators battled to determine how alcohol would return to the state after the repeal of National Prohibition in 1933. The event is free and open to public.
Sponsored by: SDSU Veterans Affairs Office, SD Agricultural Heritage Museum
Moustafa Bayoumi, will share his story at the Griffith Honors Forum Lecture. Free tickets required for admission will be available on the Common Read page of the SDSU website beginning October 1st at 12:00pm.
Sponsored by: Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College, Griffith Honors Endowment
Four speakers including SDSU President Barry Dunn.
Established in 1989, the annual Consider the Century Conference provides a forum for discussion and reflection on relations between American Indian and mainstream cultures over the past 100 years. This year’s conference theme focuses upon American Indian education, and explores best practices for culturally-responsive curriculum and teaching at K-12 and postsecondary schools.
China Town Hall telecast featuring Susan E. Rice former National Security Advisor and US Ambassador to the UN followed by a live lecture and discussion.
Location: Daktronics Headquarters 331 32nd Ave
Sponsored by: South Dakota World Affairs Council
Dr. Elmquist is the keynote speaker for the 27th Annual Pharmacy Research Presentations and Keo Glidden Smith Convocation on Monday, October 23rd. Dr. Elmquist is a Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics at University of Minnesota.
“The Greatest Job in the World. What is it, You Ask? Let Me Tell You.”
The Daschle Dialogues is held in support of the Senator Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Research Study, which consists of more than 2,000 linear feet of materials from his distinguished 26-year public career. The study is located in the Archives and Special Collections of the Hilton M. Briggs Library on the South Dakota State University campus. This year will mark the third Daschle Dialogues. Sen. Trent Lott joined Daschle in 2014, while former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was a guest in 2015.
Tony Parker, Defence Academy of the United Kingdon, Cranfield University, England served as a nuclear strike navigator in the Royal Air Force before pursuing a Ph.D. on fracture and fatigue of aircraft structures. He was then appointed to the Defence of Academy of the UK where he taught and undertook research on fatigue and fracture of ‘big gun’.
Three expert panelists will assess the future of Korea in light of global trade issues, North Korean nuclear threat and Pacific maneuvering by China.
Location: Dailey Rotunda, room F
Sponsored by: South Dakota World Affairs Council
An Emmy award-winner, Dr. Seema Yasmin is a JSK Knight Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University where she researches the way news spreads during epidemics. She previously worked as a disease detective in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC, a hospital doctor in London, and a reporter at the Dallas Morning News. Yasmin trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge and in journalism at the University of Toronto.
Sponsored by: Journalism & Mass Communications, Communication Studies, and South Dakota World Affairs Council
A Normal for Me special event! Mark Sternhagen will be speaking about his book, Polio, and Making the Most of Life with Polio.
Available at the SDSU bookstore, The Town and Country Shopper, and the South Dakota State Ag. Museum.
For more info on my book “Normal For Me, please go to my website www.normal4me.com
Dr. Andrew Russell, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Northern State University, will lecture on the microbiology of brewing. Russell will explain what yeast is, and how it transforms malt into beer. This includes discussing the propagation and pitching of yeast, sanitation and control of spoilage organisms, as well as how modern brewers improve fermentation efficiency today. The event is free and open to public.
Speaker: Howard Jay Siegel
Scientists and engineers always want faster and faster computing systems, and in general faster computers require more energy. With rising energy costs, there is an urgent need for energy-efficient computing at many different levels. This presentation focuses on resource management in an oversubscribed energy-constrained heterogeneous distributed computing system.
Location: Brookings, Dakota Nature Park
The South Dakota Art Museum is hosting a lecture by Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Assistant Curator of Native Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Refreshments will be served. This is free and open to the public.
Throughout the 19th Century, Navajo Chief Blankets were imported into the Northern and Southern Plains, becoming one of the most important inter-tribal luxury goods of its time. This lecture explores the significance, trade, and use of Navajo Chief Blankets in Navajo communities and across Indian Country.
A native of Humboldt, SD, Senator Larry Pressler attended Harvard Law School and served two combat tours in Vietnam, receiving honors and a number of distinguished military awards. He represented South Dakota in Congress for 22 years, including three terms in the U.S. Senate where he chaired the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committees and was an active member of the Foreign Relations Committee.
John DeLisi, is the director of the Office of Aviation Safety of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Discusses the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 accident as a case study of how the National Transportation Safety Board investigates accidents to determine the probable cause and to make safety recommendations.
Sponsored by: Jerome J Lohr College of Engineering
David R. Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is an internationally recognized geologist who studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. He is an author of three award-winning popular-science books and has been featured on TV and radio programs.
Sponsored by: South Dakota Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Speakers: Jim Woster, Kevin Woster, Terry Wooster, and Mary Alice Haug
The Wosters - Jim, Kevin, Terry and Mary Alice Haug — Hilton M. Briggs Library is hosting a discussion by the Woster siblings as the keynote event of its 40th anniversary celebration. These four SDSU alumni have a talent for storytelling and have led respected careers in journalism, writing, teaching and public speaking. They will speak on the impact of books and reading and the value libraries bring to communities.
Professor Nakayama, who was a high school exchange student in Watertown, will provide a broad assessment of past US-Japan relations and the current state and future direction of that relationship in light of developments in the Far East and Pacific Region. East Asia is an increasingly dangerous place, with tensions high on the Korean Peninsula, a more assertive China, disputed territorial issues, and questions about the future role of the United States. These developments present critical challenges for Japanese foreign and security policymakers.
Next week the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access will launch a new series of campus wide conversations – “The Difference is Dialogue.” The first dialogue will focus on understanding, appreciating and respecting differences and will be held Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m., in the Volstorff Ballroom at the University Student Union.
Henry A. Lardy Distinguished Lecture Series in Chemistry
"Career Linguist" Dr. Anna Marie Trester has the answer! She will guide students through the career process using the story approach: how to use your research, critical thinking, and communication skills to identify organizations of interest, how to navigate social media, networking, and interviews, and how to best tell your own story to get that dream job. Free and open to all students! This workshop will benefit anyone with an uncertain career plan.
Plus: Open house with refreshments at 4:30 p.m.! Networking with job recruiters until 8 p.m.! Résumé and social media headshots!
91st Anniversary Sociology Symposium Keynote Presentation
What are the processes and strategies by which we lead ourselves and others to enact resilience in the workplace? This talk takes a research-to-practice approach to demonstrate how to enact resilience at present and for the future. Strategies rely on core communication of resilience processes and empirical evidence for these approaches.
Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. She is the author of "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change," which laid to rest the idea that there was significant disagreement in the scientific community about the reality of global warming and its human causes.
Dr. Mary D. Moller, PhD (hon), DNP, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN is an advanced registered nurse practitioner who is dually certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing and a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. She is an Associate Professor at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA where she is track coordinator for the psychiatric nurse practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
The 2016-2017 Phi Kappa Phi Victor K. Webster Faculty Lectureship will explore how the complex challenges of the 21st century require creative approaches that transcend specialized knowledge and require a liberal arts skillset including communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and perspective-taking.
Women's Challenges and Opportunities in a Complex Political Situation (Conflicts Zones in Eastern Congo)
The African Student Association (ASA) is inviting Dr. Lee Ann De Reus from the Panzi Foundation, who will talk about their activities in the Congo. Their foundation helps victimized women in a conflict zone in DRC.
Ron Feldman is executive vice president and senior policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He is the senior officer for Supervision, Regulation and Credit. Feldman is also a primary adviser on monetary policy to the Bank president. He helps oversee the Federal Reserve’s monitoring of financial system stability and identification of risks to stability.
Feldman is the co-author of Too Big to Fail: The Hazards of Bank Bailouts, published by the Brookings Institution.
Sponsored by: SDSU Department of Economics.
Walking Forward Research Program: Assessing Cancer Stage and Screening Disparities Among American Indians in South Dakota
Dr. Daniel Petereit developed the NCI-funded Walking Forward (WF) Program in 2002.
“In 1917 South Dakota adopted a very strict form of alcohol prohibition with a 0.0% tolerance for alcoholic beverages. Americans of that day and ours viewed prohibition as a rurally-supported policy, yet it failed here as it did everywhere else because alcohol was America’s drug of choice.” Speaker - Charles Vollan.
Fourth Annual J.P. Hendrickson Faculty Scholar and Herbert Cheever Jr. Liberal Arts Lecture.
Michael Dianovsky’s lecture focuses on educating and preparing students for the changing pace of today’s world by teaching them how to learn rather than how to conform to the world around them and to conditions that may no longer exist in the future.
Dr. Cheryl Kerfeld is a worldwide leading scientist working on cyanobacteria. She is currently a Hannah Distinguished Professor of Michigan State University and an Adjunct Professor of UC Berkeley.
Ruth DeFries, is Denning Family University Professor at Columbia University based in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology and the Earth Institute and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Recipient of a MacArthur “genius” award, her research addresses how the world’s demands for food and other resources are changing land use throughout the tropics and affecting ecosystem services and human development.
“The use of the horse regalia was a common practice that was utilized for a giveaway in honor or in remembrance of a relative, identification of a warrior society or used for ceremonies such as the horse dance or simply to parade in celebration. Unfortunately over time, this practice has become almost obsolete and unknown by most among the Oceti Sakowin.” - James Star Comes Out, 2016
To see additional information about this artist please see his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Star-Comes-Out-156630834516794/home.
"Keep Strong, Keep On Your Feet - A Key to Successful Aging" Ethel Austin Martin Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Martin Runge is a specialist in Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine. He received a degree in Theology from the University of Tubingen and his medical degree from the University of Essen. He has published extensively in the area of muscle and muscle-bone interactions, including authoring textbooks, chapters, and original research articles.
Lessons Learned from Five Decades of Teaching, Research and Service Experience in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Ronald Borchardt is the keynote speaker for the 26th Annual Pharmacy Research Presentations and Keo Glidden Smith Convocation. Dr. Borchardt is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Kansas with more than 500 scientific publications on drug design and drug delivery.
Students from the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions will get a chance to hear from a professor who spent nearly five decades teaching and researching pharmaceutical chemistry.
9 a.m. - "Native American Community Policing in Rapid City, South Dakota" by Rich Braunstein, University of South Dakota
10 a.m. - "Racial Disparities in Access to Educational Opportunities in SD" by Weiwei Zhang, State Data Center SDSU
1 p.m. - "Collaborative HealthCare Initiatives & Research in Indian Country" by DenYelle Baete Kenyon, Center for Health - Sanford Research and Heather Larsen, Tribal Education - Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
Zach Wahls is the son of two lesbians and an activist for LGBT equality. His journey began after testifying before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee on family and gay marriage.
Dr. Carmen I. Moraru is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of physical and engineering properties of foods, food/dairy processing and food safety engineering.
Izel Vargas is a South Florida based artist who hails from the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. He cites his upbringing in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands as playing a vital role in his approach to making art; Vargas’ works are informed by identity, border politics, displacement, and popular culture.
Dr. Ramin Yadegari is a professor in the School of Plant Sciences at The University of Arizona and will speak on regulatory mechanisms of seed development in the Life Science Seminar of Agriculture and Biology College.
Speakers: Jay and Paul Fishback and Delphine Red Shirt
New Roles for an Ancient Organelle: Ciliary Defects Cause Cystic Kidney Disease and Structural Birth Defects
Dr. Greg Pazour is an SDSU Biology alum and recipient of the 2015 Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for the Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease. He is Professor at University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
One Book South Dakota Keynote: Creating a Midwestern Trilogy, Beginning with Some Luck - Jane Smiley in Conversation with SDPB's Lori Walsh
Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently, The Last Hundred Years trilogy; its opening book, Some Luck, is the 2016 One Book South Dakota.
Good Reads: A Book Critic's Perspective with Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic from the Washington Post
Michael Dirda, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book columnist for The Washington Post, is the author, most recently, of Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books. He has also published the memoir An Open Book and four collections of essays.
Dr. Marc Lynch is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He is a globally recognized frequently published expert on Middle East affairs and conflict.
Poetry reading by Christine Stewart-Nunez of the poems from her "Woman Working from Women" exhibition. This is scheduled in conjunction with the South Dakota Book Festival.
Joni Frater and Esther Lastique, best-selling authors, radio hosts and trained sexologists. Funny, sassy and informative, empower students to make better decisions about their sexuality with knowledge and confidence.
Dr. Karen Vasby Anderson is Professor of Communication Studies at Colorado State University, where she serves as Director of Graduate Studies and teaches courses in rhetoric, political communication, and gender and communication.