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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    President Clinton and the other participants discussed how federal acgicultural policy can assist working families and local families in rural areas.

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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

    President Clinton and the other participants focused on the role of agriculture in the overall economy and the possible ways to improve the status of farmers which should be included in the…

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    Rural Issues Conference Panel 3

    President Clinton and others discussed rural development issues, including credit availability, education and training, and handling natural disasters.

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    National Rural Conference Opening Session

    President Clinton spoke about the paradoxes in the U.S. economy that are particularly evident in rural areas. He emphasized that technology can be used to bring opportunity to rural areas…

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