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  • Researcher Guidebook Webinar Series
  • January 22, 2018

    The Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) will host a seven-session Researcher Guidebook Webinar Series presented by the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP). This free webinar series will provide an in-depth understanding and insights on how to successfully navigate expectations when industry and university researchers collaborate. Sessions will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, all at 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, except for Feb. 21, which will be at Building 6, Room 6115, Research Park.

    • Session 1: Navigating the Benefits and Challenges, Feb. 7
    • Session 2: Managing Expectations and Creating Relationships, Feb. 21
    • Session 3: Establishing Contacts and Handling Proprietary Information, March 7
    • Session 4: Preparing Proposals and Budgets, March 21
    • Session 5: Addressing Compliance and Contracting Issues, April 4
    • Session 6: Negotiating Intellectual Property, April 25
    • Session 7: Leveraging Government Involvement, May 2

    You can attend one or more sessions but are asked to RSVP to pduncan@iastate.edu at least one week in advance with the session number(s) you wish to attend.

  • Spring 2018 college faculty-staff meeting schedule
  • January 19, 2018

    The College of Design faculty-staff meetings for this semester will be from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 12, March 26 and April 23 in 130 Design. These meetings have been added to the college’s online calendar and will be announced in the weekly “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast for faculty and staff.

  • Find frequently used information on Dashboard
  • January 19, 2018

    The College of Design Dashboard for faculty and staff displays important and frequently used information (announcements, news, events, deadlines, sign-ons, forms, etc.) in one location. If these are items you look for most often on our website, you may find it useful to set the Dashboard as your homepage, or bookmark it for easy reference. The Dashboard is also a main-menu item on the Faculty & Staff Resources page of our website.

    The weekly “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast highlights just a few of the current announcements, events and news items and links to the full listings online. Announcements are posted on this page as they are received and may be viewed anytime.

  • Honors program seeks fall seminar proposals
  • January 18, 2018

    The University Honors Program is seeking proposals for fall 2018 Honors seminars, 1- or 2-credit courses on topics of current or special interest. Seminars, open to all Honors students, are pass/fail with enrollment usually limited to 17. A grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development of the instructor(s). Further information, including a proposal form and guidelines, is available online. Proposals are due Feb. 2.

  • In Memoriam: Ken Lane
  • January 17, 2018

    The College of Design is saddened by the passing of Professor Emeritus Ken Lane, 87, of Bellingham, Washington, who died peacefully at home Monday, Jan. 8, after a long illness. He joined the ISU landscape architecture faculty as an assistant professor in 1963 and was promoted to associate and later to full professor, retiring in 1998. View obituary (PDF). Memorial gifts may be made in his name to the Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy or Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California.

  • Big 12 Faculty Fellowship applications due Jan. 19
  • January 17, 2018

    The Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program offers faculty the opportunity to travel to member institutions, typically for two weeks, to exchange ideas and research. Faculty members may receive up to $2,500 toward transportation, room and board (awards generally will not exceed $1,500). For fellowship dates between Jan. 17 and Aug. 15, applications are due to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost by noon Friday, Jan. 19.

  • Register for Iowa Arts Council grants presentation and one-on-one sessions
  • January 17, 2018

    Learn about the Iowa Arts Council and grant funding available to Iowa artists, nonprofits and communities in a presentation from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in 130 Design. IAC Grant Services & Artist Programs Manager Veronica O’Hern will discuss available grant programs, provide insight into how to apply and share the characteristics that differentiate a strong grant proposal from a weak one. This is a brown-bag session; cookies will be provided.

    Attendees are welcome to bring ideas to share and discuss with O’Hern in 15-minute one-on-one sessions scheduled between 1:15 and 3:30 p.m. Hosted by the College of Design, the event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is appreciated. RSVP online. Sign up for a one-on-one session. Contact Sandra Norvell with questions.

  • Register for three-part series on Sketchnoting
  • January 16, 2018

    Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to register for “Sketchnoting for Visual Notetaking and More,” a three-part workshop series on a pattern-based notetaking strategy that actively engages learners. Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, assistant professor of industrial design, will demonstrate the essentials of Sketchnoting. Participants will learn the basics, start building your own simple image libraries and discuss ways to implement low-fidelity visual maps of what you see, hear and think. No artistic talent is required. You will leave this session with concrete ways to break linear-thinking barriers for yourself and students.

    Sponsored by the ISU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the series meets from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9. Register online through Learn@ISU. See instructions.

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Upcoming Events

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Wednesday 01/24/18
  • Still Dreaming: Space After Spectacle and the Indifference of Architecture
  • 05:00 pm

    Susan Buck-Morris, in her book “Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West,” observed that the end of the Cold War was marked by the passing of the dream-forms of modernity — capitalist, socialist and fascist — as sustained through the experience of the built environment. If, following Walter Benjamin, we understand the awakening from the dreamworld to be premised on the conscious realization of its utopian fantasies, then what hope remained now, she asked, in the absence of any dreamworld? Douglas Spencer takes up this question through an analysis of the seemingly indifferent and post-spectacular spaces of contemporary architecture and urban space, offering, in response, an analysis that explores both its historical and its phenomenological implications.

    Spencer is a lecturer in landscape urbanism and history and critical thinking at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He also serves as a PhD supervisor at the Architectural Association, University of East London and the Royal College of Art. He is the co-author of “Critical Territories: From Academia to Praxis” (ListLab, 2014) and author of “The Architecture of Neoliberalism: How Architecture Became an Instrument of Control and Compliance (Bloomsbury, 2015).

    Part of the ISU Department of Architecture 2017-18 Public Programs Series, “For Other Architectures.”

Thursday 01/25/18
  • Biorenewables Art Competition Q&A Session
  • 05:00 pm

    The 9th Annual Biorenewables Art Competition, sponsored by the ISU Bioeconomy Institute, is open to all ISU students enrolled in College of Design programs. You may partner or collaborate with any other Iowa State student if you wish and enter up to two works that reflect economic, environmental and/or social sustainability to advance the development of biorenewable resources for the production of fuels, energy, materials and chemicals. Submissions are due March 23. Attend this Q&A with PhD students Apra Ghosh (chemical engineering) and Jake Lindstrom (mechanical engineering) to learn more about the competition and various sustainability issues and biorenewable materials.

Friday 01/26/18
  • Sketchnoting for Visual Note Taking and More
  • 12:10 pm

    Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, assistant professor of industrial design, will demonstrate the essentials of Sketchnoting, a pattern-based notetaking strategy that actively engages learners. Participants will learn the basics of Sketchnoting, start building their own simple image libraries and discuss ways to implement low-fidelity visual maps of what they see, hear and think. No artistic talent is required. You will leave this session with concrete ways to break linear-thinking barriers for yourself and students.

    This is a three-part series that meets from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9. Participants should be faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants. Register online through Learn@ISU. See instructions.

  • Iowa Arts Council Grants
  • 12:10 pm

    Learn about the Iowa Arts Council and grant funding available to Iowa artists, nonprofits and communities. IAC Grant Services & Artist Programs Manager Veronica O’Hern will discuss available grants programs, provide insight into how to apply and share the characteristics that differentiate a strong grant proposal from a weak one. This is a brown-bag session; cookies will be provided.

    Attendees are welcome to bring ideas to share and discuss with O’Hern in 15-minute one-on-one sessions scheduled between 1:15 and 3:30 p.m. Hosted by the College of Design, the event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is appreciated. RSVP online. Sign up for a one-on-one session. Contact Sandra Norvell with questions.

  • Design Council Ice Cream Social
  • 12:30 pm

    The Design Council will host an ice cream social from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in 116 Design. College of Design students can stop by to provide input on everything from technology in the classroom to geopolitical events. Enjoy free ice cream and chat!

  • Amalgamation Exhibition Reception – Chris Martin
  • 05:00 pm

    Public reception for Amalgamation, an exhibition of artwork by Chris Martin, ISU professor of art and visual culture, in conjunction with the reception for the 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood National All-Media Exhibition, both at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames.

  • Opening Reception: Fractured Vistas and Mechanical Typographies
  • 07:00 pm

    Opening reception for “Fractured Vistas and Mechanical Typographies: Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman.” A brief artist-led discussion will begin at 8 p.m.

Monday 01/29/18
  • Race and Justice in America: Bryan Stevenson
  • 08:00 pm

    Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system. Stevenson’s memoir, Just Mercy, is the story of a young lawyer fighting on the front lines against extreme punishments and careless justice. Since graduating from Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, he has assisted in securing relief for dozens of condemned prisoners and developed community-based reform litigation aimed at improving the administration of criminal justice.

    Stevenson will also be speaking about EJI’s Lynching in America Project and the need to confront the history of racial terror in this country. The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote.

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CoD Deadlines
Friday 01/26/18 This is due in 3 days
  • Final dollar amounts of variable course fees for S18 field trips due to Deb Hearn
  • Course fee worksheets for SS18 & F18 due from faculty to dept. chairs
Tuesday 01/30/18
  • F18 schedule of classes proofs due to Registrar
Thursday 02/01/18
  • Changes to course titles
  • S19 and F19 experimental course proposals along with college course fee worksheets due to AAC
  • Non-tenure eligible faculty advancement dossiers due from departments to dean's office
Friday 02/02/18
  • University Honors seminar proposals due
Monday 02/05/18
  • Special course fee worksheets for SS18 and F18 due from dept. chairs to Deb Hearn
Saturday 02/10/18
  • University Awards Nominations due from dean to SVP and Provost
Thursday 03/01/18
  • S19 and F19 experimental courses approved by AAC submitted through CIMX
  • Last date to submit changes to SS18 courses and rooms to Linda and Jean and Mandy before registration
  • Last date to submit changes to F18 courses and rooms to Linda and Jean and Mandy before registration
  • Last day to process special course fee authorizations for SS18 and F18 through Access Plus
  • Textbook
  • Women’s and Diversity Grant Program applications due from faculty, staff, and/or students, individually or in groups due to SVP and Provost
  • Non-tenure eligible faculty advancement dossiers due from dean to SVP and Provost
  • Post-tenure reviews due from chairs to dean
Wednesday 03/14/18
  • Last day to change SS18 course offerings with Registrar before registration begins
  • Last day to change F18 courses with Registrar before registration beings
Friday 03/23/18
  • Foreign Travel Grant application due from departments to dean's office
Monday 03/26/18
  • Preliminary room assignments for SS18 distributed
Thursday 03/29/18
  • SS18 course registration begins
  • F18 course registration begins
Sunday 04/01/18
  • S18 study abroad proposals due to AAC
  • Post-tenure review dossiers due from dean to SVP and Provost
Monday 04/02/18
  • Preliminary (third year) reviews of tenure eligible faculty due from chairs to dean
Thursday 04/05/18
  • Changes to SS18 room assignments due to Room Scheduling
Friday 04/06/18
  • Foreign Travel Grants due from dean to Faculty Senate office @ noon
  • Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program Applications due to SVP and Provost
  • Changes to SS18 room assignments due to Linda and Jean and Mandy
Friday 04/13/18
  • SS18, 12-week and Session 1 course cancelations due to low enrollment
Sunday 04/15/18
  • Annual reviews of faculty completed by departments
  • NTE 6 Semester Review completed by departments.
Monday 04/30/18
  • S19 original course offerings distributed to departments
Tuesday 05/01/18
  • S19 study abroad proposals approved by AAC due to Education Abroad Committee
  • Final SS18 room assignments due to Linda and Jean and Mandy
  • Preliminary (third year) reviews of tenure eligible faculty due from dean to SVP and Provost
Monday 05/07/18
  • S19 original course offerings (gray sheets) distributed for review
Friday 05/11/18
  • Request for FISIP increments for the following fiscal year are due from the colleges to the SVP and Provost
  • Departments begin approval process for S19 experimental courses
  • Last day to cancel SS 18 Session II courses due to low enrollment.
Monday 05/28/18
  • Preliminary room assignments for F18 distributed
Thursday 05/31/18
  • Corrected S18 gray sheets due to Linda and Jean and Mandy
Friday 06/01/18
  • Professional development funding proposals for lecturers/senior lecturers
  • Deadline for approval of new experimental courses for F18 in CIMX
  • Changes to course titles and descriptions approved by college due to Registrar
  • Confirmation that all faculty annual performance evaluations are complete due from dean to SVP and Provost
Friday 06/08/18
  • Changes to preliminary F18 room assignments due to Linda and Jean and Mandy
Wednesday 06/20/18
  • Changes in F18 room assignments due to Room Scheduling @ 4 p.m.
Saturday 06/30/18
  • Women’s and Diversity Grant Program Impact Reports from grant recipient’s due to SVP and Provost
Sunday 07/01/18
  • Departmental responsibility statements for NTE faculty due to dean
Friday 07/06/18
  • Last day to cancel F18 courses due to low enrollment
  • S19 course offerings due to Registrar
Wednesday 08/01/18
  • D-Trak open to chairs for adding % for research, service, buyouts, etc. Changes to courses need to be made by Linda and Jean and Mandy to ensure alignment with ADIN
  • College Responsibility Statements (CRS) due from colleges to Senior Vice President and Provost
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College News

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ISU alumna and landscape architect Dorothy Tang to speak about design responses to ecological issues in Asia Jan. 31 at Iowa State

January 22, 2018

01/19/18 AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University alumna Dorothy Tang, a landscape architect whose work engages with urban and rural communities in areas facing large-scale environmental upheaval, will present a lecture and workshop at ISU. Tang’s presentation, ”Engineered Ecologies: Scaling…[read more]

Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton to speak about governing well during uncertain times in Jan. 22 lecture

January 11, 2018

01/11/18 AMES, Iowa — Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton will speak about his first two years in office and the challenges of responding to unexpected events in a lecture Monday, Jan. 22, at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery,…[read more]

Artwork by University of Nebraska faculty couple on display Jan. 16-Feb. 13 at ISU Design on Main Gallery

January 9, 2018

01/09/18 AMES, Iowa — An exhibition exploring landscape, architecture and a sense of place will kick off the spring 2018 season at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. “Fractured Vistas and Mechanical Topographies:…[read more]

‘Architecture of Neoliberalism’ author Douglas Spencer to speak at ISU Jan. 24

January 8, 2018

01/08/18 AMES, Iowa — Douglas Spencer, a lecturer in the history and theory of architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and the University of Westminster in London, will present a public lecture Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Iowa State University….[read more]

ISU art professor to exhibit Ghanaian and Indian craft-inspired furniture Jan. 5 – Feb. 17 at the Octagon

January 3, 2018

01/03/18 AMES, Iowa — An exhibition of functional furniture inspired by the traditional crafts of Ghana and India, designed and produced by an Iowa State University faculty member, will be on display Jan. 5 through Feb. 17 in the Community Gallery…[read more]

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Invite to the UIDP Researcher Guidebook Webinar Series 2018

January 22, 2018

In today’s challenging and competitive environment, YOU MUST UTILIZE EVERY RESEARCH AVENUE. TO REMAIN CUTTING EDGE, knowing how to tap into University and Industry collaborations is essential. JOIN US FOR A FREE WEBINAR SERIES to get an IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING and…[read more]

Data Driven Autonomous Systems and Controls

January 22, 2018

The opening webinar of the series is today: Jan. 22, 2018, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central   In this presentation, Dr. Ranganathan will discuss challenges on the nexus of control, data, and processes for next-generation autonomous systems. The talk…[read more]

Research Mentoring: Providing the opportunity to learn from mistakes

January 22, 2018

Award-Winning Faculty Series: Research Mentoring: Providing the Opportunity to Learn from Mistakes (Basil Nikolau) – Events Calendar – Iowa State University Basil Nikolau, Professor of Biochemistry/Biophysics & Molecular Biology and Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Awardee, shares how the Center…[read more]

The Next Digital Turn: Identifying Inequalities

January 22, 2018

Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellow in Architecture Shelby Doyle and Nick Senkse, both assistant professors of architecture at Iowa State University, will chair a conference session on “The Next Digital Turn: Identifying Inequalities” at the Association of Collegiate Schools of…[read more]

Grand Challenges Research Events

January 22, 2018

The college’s Research, Extension and Outreach Council will host two sessions on “Design and ISU’s Grand Challenges” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16, in 130 Design. Please save the dates!

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