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Signs of the Times Protest Art Workshop

Join us for a hands-on interactive session learning to create your own protest art. Whether signs for a march or posters for your wall, you’ll learn the basic elements to consider when creating your own protest works. You will need: Foamboard or posterboard (cardboard will also work) Markers or paint Stencils (optional) Something you believe … Continue reading Signs of the Times Protest Art Workshop

Wednesday, April 14, 10:00-11:00am | virtual via Webex

Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship – Nadine Strossen

Nadine Strossen is a Professor of Constitutional Law at New York Law School and the first woman national President of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she served from 1991 through 2008. A frequent speaker on constitutional and civil liberties issues, her media appearances include 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The Daily Show, and other news … Continue reading Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship – Nadine Strossen

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00pm | virtual via Webex

Art of Resistance at Iowa State: A Virtual Exploration

The First Amendment’s right to assemble and to petition is not the only path toward change. Art can be a highly effective form of resistance. Join the experts from University Museums on a virtual exploration of works of art on campus that seek to challenge the status quo. Questions from the audience will be encouraged. … Continue reading Art of Resistance at Iowa State: A Virtual Exploration

Wednesday, April 14, 12:00-1:00pm

Mathematical Biology Seminar: Modeling gene regulatory network dynamics at single-cell resolution

Speaker: Adam MacLean, University of Southern California  https://g.co/kgs/5y6b2f Abstract: Since single-cell RNA sequencing technologies have become widespread, great efforts have been made to develop appropriate computational methods to learn biological features from high dimensional datasets. Much less effort has gone into the important yet challenging task of inferring dynamics from these genomic data. Here we … Continue reading Mathematical Biology Seminar: Modeling gene regulatory network dynamics at single-cell resolution

Wednesday, April 14, 3:20-4:10pm | Zoom

Probability, Analysis, and Data Science (PADS) Seminar: Regime-Switching Jump-Diffusion Processes with Countable Regimes

Speaker: Chao Zhu (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Abstract: This work focuses on a class of regime-switching jump diffusion processes, which is a two component Markov processes $(X(t),\Lambda(t))$, where the analog component $X(t) \in R^{d}$ models the state of interest while the switching component $\Lambda(t)\in \{1,2,\dots\}$ can be used to describe the structural changes of the state … Continue reading Probability, Analysis, and Data Science (PADS) Seminar: Regime-Switching Jump-Diffusion Processes with Countable Regimes

Wednesday, April 14, 4:10-5:00pm | Zoom

Think Like A Journalist: Arrested on the Job – Andrea Sahouri

Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouriwas covering a Black Lives Matter protest last year when she was pepper sprayed in the face and arrested by a Des Moines police officer. Sahouri and others made it clear she was a journalist, but prosecutors refused to drop the charges. After a three-day jury trial, it took jurors … Continue reading Think Like A Journalist: Arrested on the Job – Andrea Sahouri

Thursday, April 15, 12:00pm | virtual via YouTube Live

A Protest is Worth 1,000 Pictures – Michael Englund

When protesters gathered last summer in Des Moines to advocate for social justice, Greenlee alumnus Michael Englund knew he needed to grab his camera. See his pictures and hear his story during this compelling Depth & Dialogue session. Englund (’17, advertising) will share why photojournalism is so important, how to be prepared for any scenario … Continue reading A Protest is Worth 1,000 Pictures – Michael Englund

Thursday, April 15, 1:10-2:00pm | virtual via Webex

Pawsies – Pet Film Competition Awards Presentation

  The First Amendment Committee will announce the winners of the “Pawsies,” the First Amendment Days Pet Film Competition. Vote for your favorite through April 9 in our online poll. Host: Gary Sawyer, Greenlee assistant teaching professor Event link: https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0d37e8f5d9281ca3017bfeb9a541fac6 First Amendment Days, April 12-16, 2021, is Iowa State University’s annual weeklong celebration of our First … Continue reading Pawsies – Pet Film Competition Awards Presentation

Thursday, April 15, 6:00pm | virtual via Webex

Activism in the Music Industry: An ISCORE Encore Presentation

When we think of the First Amendment and the power of protest, we may not immediately think of music. In this Depth & Dialogue session, ISU student Durga Sritharan shares why we should. Her presentation originally was delivered at ISCORE 2021, but its message is relevant to First Amendment Days 2021. Find out how music … Continue reading Activism in the Music Industry: An ISCORE Encore Presentation

Thursday, April 15, 11:00-11:50am | virtual via zoom