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    Food During the Great Depression

    Iowa State University Professor Pamela Riney-Kehrberg taught a class on food during the Great Depression. She described the ways families tried to stretch their money and food supply, often…

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    Development of Parkways and Freeways

    Professor Heidi Hohmann talked about the rise of automobiles and the creation of roads leading to and through parks, which became known as parkways, and how innovations made for those were later…

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    Women Journalists at the Turn of the 20th Century

    Iowa State University professor Tracy Lucht talked about women journalists in the late-19th and early 20th centuries. She described the careers of some pioneers, such as Nellie Bly and…

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    Women and Farm Work in the 20th Century

    Iowa State University Professor Carmen Bain taught a class on women’s work on family farms during the 20th century. She argued that societal expectations for what roles were appropriate for…

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    Watergate Reconsidered

    Iowa State University hosted a panel discussion on Watergate’s lessons and their implications for future presidents. Panelists included former U.S. Representative Edward Mezvinsky, who served on…

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    History of Diet and Nutrition Guidelines

    Professor Ruth MacDonald talked about the history of nutritional standards and government dietary guidelines. She described the shift from preventing disease to promoting optimum health…

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    Advent of the Skyscraper

    Professor Thomas Leslie talked about the changes in late 19th century architecture design and technology that allowed buildings to be built taller and incorporate more glass to let in light. This was a…

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    Northwest Ordinance

    Professor Carlton Basmajian talked about the Northwest Ordinance, which was an act of Congress in 1787 to organize and govern the newly acquired territory from the Ohio River to the…

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    American Regionalism and Politics

    Colin Woodard, author of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, spoke about the history of regionalism and cultural conflict in America. He used data from the 2008 and 2012 elections to…

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    Fashion Piracy in the 1930s

    Professor Sara Marcketti talked about the creation of the Fashion Originators Guild of America in the 1930s, and why why fashion is not given copyright protections. The Fashion Originators Guild of…

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    Colonial America and King George's War

    Professor Timothy Wolters talked about King George’s War, which took place in the 1740s in North America between European colonial powers. This class was from his course titled “American Military…

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    Future of Newspapers and Politics

    Rick Green spoke to Iowa State University students about the future of newspapers and about Iowa’s role in national politics at the annual Chamberlin Lecture. He also answered students…

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    John F. Kennedy's Foreign Policy

    Iowa State University History Professor Charles Dobbs talked about President John F. Kennedy’s foreign policy. Topics included the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba, the raising of the Berlin…

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    History of Political Parties

    Iowa State University professor Steffen Schmidt talked about the history of political parties from their origins to the present, and presidential elections beginning with the 1800 contest…

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    Rural Issues Conference Panel 1

    A Rural Issues Conference, from Ames Iowa. President Bill Clinton, Vice -President Al Gore, Agricultural Secretary Dan Glickman led a panel discussion on agriculture and rural development.…

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    Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins

    Professor Hazen talked about his book Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life’s Origins, published by Joseph Henry Press. He described the latest scientific thinking on the origin of life in the universe,…

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    Democratic Agenda

    As part of the National Affairs Series of lectures held in the Memorial Union Sun Room, former Senator Tom Daschle spoke about the Democratic agenda. He served as Senate Majority Leader and…

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    Iowa Caucus Workshop

    Participants talked to students about the Iowa Caucuses and the presidential nominating process. They also talked about the importance of youth participation in the process. Following their…

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    Dole Campaign Speech

    Republican presidential candidate Senator Dole attended a town hall meeting in Story County, Iowa and spoke to supporters. He also took questions from the audience. Senator Dole was shown…

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    Rural Issues Conference Panel 2

    During the Rural Issues Conference in Ames ,Iowa President Bill Clinton and the other participants focused on the role of agriculture in the overall economy and the possible ways to improve…

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