Prof. Kenneth Gayley

"The Early Universe:  What Does it Mean and What do We Know"

Time:  Thursday, September 8, 2005   5:00 – 6:00 PM

'Articulating the Animal Group'

 Prof. Jane Desmond , Prof.  Teresa Mangum, Prof. Kim Marra, Prof.  Mary Trachsel,  Prof. Ed Wasserman, and Pamela Trimpe

"Anthropomorphism and Animals"

Time:  Thursday, October 20, 2005   5:00 – 6:00 PM

 Prof. Sonya J. Franklin

"Building Designer Proteins That Battle Disease"

Time:  Thursday, November 10, 2005   5:00 – 6:00 PM

 Prof. Vincent Rodgers

"So What is String Theory Anyway?"

Time:  Thursday, December 8, 2005   5:00 – 6:00 PM


Prof. Jeffrey Murray

"Genes For Everyone:  How they help and how they hurt."

Time:  Thursday, February 9, 2006  5:00 – 6:00 PM

 Prof. Erika Lawrence

"Why some marriages succeed and others fail."

Time:  Thursday,  9 March  2006   5:00 – 6:00 PM

 Prof. Vicki Grassian

"Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:
When Size Really  Matters"

Time:  Thursday,  13 April  2006   5:00 – 6:00 PM

 Prof. Tara C. Smith

Department of Epidemiology

"Avian Influenza:  What's The Big Deal?"

Time:  Thursday,  11 May  2006   5:00 – 6:00 PM

 Prof. Tonya Peeples

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

"Extremophiles:  Life In Extreme Environments"

Time:  Thursday,  14 Sept  2006   5:00 – 6:00 PM

 Prof. George Neumann

George Daly Research Professor of Economics

 and of Applied Mathematical & Computational Sciences
Tippie College of Business

"Markets and Medicine: Teaching Doctors to Use Probabilities"

Thursday,  12 Oct. 2006   5:00 – 6:00 PM

Dr. Lisa Segre

Department of Psychology

"Postpartum Depression: The Untold Story"

Thursday,  16 Nov. 2006 5:00-6:00 PM

Prof. Padmini Srinivasan

School of Library and Information Science
Henry B. Tippie College of Business

"Discovering Hidden Knowledge from the Web"

Thurday, 14 Dec. 2006 5:00-6:00 PM

Prof. John Logsdon

Department of Biological Sciences

"Sexy science: the evolutionary biology of sexual reproduction"

Thursday, 8 Feb. 2007 5:00-6:00 PM

Prof. Craig Kletzing

Department of Physics and Astronomy

"The Auroral Borealis: Nature's Light Show in the Sky"

Thursday,  8 Mar. 2007   5:00 – 6:00 PM

Prof. Sarah England

Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

"The Timing of Labor; a ScientistΉs

Thursday,  12 April 2007   5:00 – 6:00 PM

Prof. Linda Boyle

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Faculty Director
Human Factors and Statistical Modeling Lab

Thursday,  10 May 2007   5:00 – 6:00 PM


Garry R. Buettner, Ph.D

Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program
Department of Radiation Oncology

"Hype vs. Hope with nutritional antioxidants: Vitamins C & E are now on TV"

Thursday,  13 September 2007   5:00 – 6:00 PM

Professor Cornelia Lang

Department of Physics and Astronomy

"A Journey into the Center of the Galaxy"

Thursday,  8 November 2007   5:00 – 6:00 PM

Professor Vincent Rodgers

Department of Physics and Astronomy

"The Physics of the Big Bang"

Thursday,  13 December 2007   5:00 – 6:00 PM

Department of Physics and Astronomy's Public Demonstration Show

Wednesday,  13 February 2008   6:30 – 7:30 PM

Professor Michael Anderson

Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Glaucoma and genetics: Three tales of basic science contributing to new ideas of a complex disease”

Thursday,  13 March 2008   5:00 – 6:00 PM

Prof. Larissa Samuelson
Department of Psychology

 “How Are Children Able to Learn Vocabulary So Quickly?”

Thursday,  10 April 2008   5:30 – 6:00 PM

Prof. Greg Carmichael

Associate Dean
 College of Engineering
and  Co-director of
Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research

"The  ABC's of Climate Change"

Thursday,  18 September 2008   5:00 – 6:00 PM

Prof. Barry Butler

 College of Engineering

"Wind Energy"

Thursday,  16 October 2008   5:00 – 6:00 PM


Prof. Jane Nachtman

"The Large Hadron Collider"

Associate Professor

Experimental High Energy Physics Group
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Thursday,  20 November 2008   5:00 – 6:00 PM


Physics and Astronomy Demonstration


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Prof. Jerry Schnoor

College of Engineering

       "Climate Change Threat and Opportunity: Will Iowa Respond?"

Tuesday,  16 April 2009   7:00 – 8:00 PM


Prof. Hassan Raza

Electrical and Computing Engineering

       "Why our computers are heating up?  And what Nanotechnology can do about it?"

Thursday,  24 September 2009   5:00 – 6:00 PM

Prof. Sarah Larsen

Department of Chemistry

"Nanospoons, Nanoherky and other Big Applications of Nanotechnology"

Thursday,  15 October 2009   5:00 – 6:00 PM

Prof. Gregory Gray

Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases

Department of Epidemiology and International Programs
University of Iowa College of Public Health

 "Swine Influenza: What Do We Know About These Viruses and Their Threat to Humans?"

Thursday,  19 November 2009   5:00 – 6:00 PM


Dr. Witold Krajewski

Iowa Flood Center
IIHR- Hydroscience & Engineering
College of Engineering

       "River Networks and Floods"

Thursday,  10 December 2009   5:00 – 6:00 PM


Professor Larry Weber

Director of  II-HR,
College of Engineering,
The Univerisity of Iowa

“Floodplain Mapping 101”

Thursday,  23 September 2010   5:00 – 6:00 PM


Professor Maurine Neiman

Department of Biology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
The Univerisity of Iowa

"Sex and The Single Snail"

Thursday, 9 December, 2010   5:00-6:00 PM

Professor Julie Gros-Louis 

Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
The Univerisity of Iowa

"The Role of Parents in Children's Communication Skills"

Thursday, 24 March, 2011 5:00-6:00 PM

Professor Steve Hendrix

Department of Biology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
The Univerisity of Iowa

"Endangered Pollinators: The Buzz about Colony Collapse, Wild Bees, and Your Vegetables"

Thursday, 22 September, 2011 5:00-6:00 PM

Professor Mary Hall Reno

Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
The Univerisity of Iowa

"The Velocity of Neutrinos:  Faster than the Speed of Light?"

Thursday, 20 October, 2011 5:00-6:00 PM

Professor Victoria Sharp

Department of Urology
College of Medicine,
The Univerisity of Iowa

" STEM:  Great Opportunities for Women Now and the Future ?"

Thursday, 19  April, 2012 5:00-6:00 PM

The Scientist and Public Responsibility: "Snail Sex, Sciences, and Federal Funding"

A Panel Discussion With:

Dr. Maurine Neimann, Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr. John Logsden, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Pentacrest Museums
Dr. John Fingert, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Dr. Jodie Pulmert, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology and Delta Center
Dr. Vincent Rodgers. Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy (moderator)

Wednesday, 5  June, 2013 5:30-6:30 PM

Prof. James Torner
Professor and Head
Department of Epidemiology

“Concussions, Contusions and Protection of One’s Brain”
    How the rising cost of head injuries will change sports and transportation.

Wednesday, 2  Oct, 2013 5:30-6:30 PM