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Thursday, October 20 2016

Leath releases statement on travel policy review

In a statement, President Steven Leath noted that while a Board of Regents review of his use of university aircraft and the university's purchase of planes didn't violate policy, "there are clearly things I can improve with regard to my  use of the planes and there are things we can do as a university to clarify our policies." Leath added he supports the Board’s decision to expand its review.


Renowned author Margaret Atwood will speak Nov. 1

"I think calling it climate change is rather limiting. I would rather call it the everything change," said writer and environmental activist Margaret Atwood, who will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. "Which Future? Fiction and the Everything Change" is free and open to the public. Atwood's critically acclaimed work is widely known for its commentary on the human condition and female experience. She has written more than 40 works of fiction, poetry and critical essay. 

Alicia Carriquiry

ISU’s Carriquiry named to National Academy of Medicine

An Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of statistics, whose work has advanced the understanding of nutrition and dietary assessment, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Alicia Carriquiry is one of two Iowa State faculty among the 70 new members and nine international members the academy announced.

James Roth

ISU’s Roth named to National Academy of Medicine

James Roth, Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine at Iowa State, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Roth is one of two Iowa State faculty among the 70 new members and nine international members the academy announced on Monday. Induction into the academy is considered one of the highest honors for researchers in the fields of health and medicine.

President Steven Leath

Leath: Partnerships key to solving food challenges

Iowa State University President Steven Leath told an international audience this week the key to significant research advancements in world food supply, food security and environmental stewardship is commitment to public-private partnerships. Leath joined four other higher education panelists at the World Food Prize events in Des Moines this past week.

Iowa African-American Hall of Fame announces 2016 inductees

The Iowa African-American Hall of Fame will induct four new members -- Kesho Scott, Betty Andrews, Henry Harper and and James B. Morris Jr. -- in November. They will be recognized at a reception and banquet starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport, 6111 Fleur Drive. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10. Reservations may be made through Multicultural Student Affairs Director Kenyatta Shamburger at 515-294-6338. In addition to supporting the IAAHF, proceeds provide scholarships for developing youth leadership at Iowa colleges and universities.

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Iowa State University veterinarian identifies a genetically novel virus associated with polio-like symptoms in pigs

ISU veterinarians are investigating a newly discovered virus that may lead to polio-like weakness in the hind legs of young pigs.

President Leath

President Leath's use of ISU Flight Service

Iowa State University has received multiple public records requests from the media and other individuals pertaining to ISU Flight Service and President Leath’s use of university aircraft. In an effort to be open and efficient, we have developed the following FAQ with links to requested documents.

Joel Stein

Time magazine writer will discuss internet trolls and the culture of hate online

Time magazine's Joel Stein will discuss how internet trolling infects our real-life interactions, including politics, in "The Age of Trolls." His talk will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. It is part of ISU's National Affair series: "When American Values Are in Conflict." Best known for the magazine's weekly humor column, Stein also has authored 15 cover stories for Time — most recently, "Why We're Losing the Internet to a Culture of Hate."