Thursday, July 22 2004
Got fat? You need it to reap cancer-prevention benefits of vegetables
You've been eating a mixed greens salad for lunch for years now. Is it possible that the absence of fat in that salad has prevented your body from absorbing cancer-fighting carotenoids? Wendy White, associate professor of food science and human nutrition, has some surprising answers based on a recent study.
Agriculture, veterinary medicine and natural resources news from Iowa State University
Learn about compost blankets for roadway embankments, what the agritourism industry in Europe can teach Iowans, and the status of wine production in the Iowa in July's ag, veterinary medicine and natural resources news from Iowa State.
ISU selects new Veterinary Medicine dean
Dr. John Thomson, dean of veterinary medicine at Mississippi State University, Starkville, and a former Iowa State University faculty member, will become dean of ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine Aug. 16. He replaces Dean Norman Cheville, who is retiring. Thomson, a clinical epidemiologist, was selected following a nine-month nationwide search.
College of Business appoints Principal Financial Group Faculty Fellow
Mark Power, professor of finance in Iowa State University's College of Business, has been appointed the Principal Financial Group Faculty Fellow. The fellowship is for a five-year term, recognizing Power's research, service to the college and university, and commitment to teaching excellence.
ISU College of Business names Accenture Faculty Fellow
ISU's College of Business has named Anthony Hendrickswon as its first Accenture Faculty Fellow in Management Information Systems. Hendrickson is associate dean of graduate programs and associate professor of management information systems. The fellowship recognizes Hendrickson's contributions to the profession, the college and to the education of students.
Poist named logistics, operations and MIS department chair
Richard Poist, professor of transportation and logistics at Iowa State, has been named department chair of logistics, operations and management information systems in the College of Business. He had served as interim chair.
OPNET software gift will give business
students an edge
Students in ISU's College of Business will soon benefit from more than $4 million worth of software that will allow them to gain practical experience in simulating and modeling telecommunications networks. The software is an in-kind gift from Bethesda, Md.-based OPNET Technologies.
External support soars to $274 million in FY 2004
Iowa State University generated more than $274 million in grants, contracts and cooperative agreements during fiscal year 2004, a record high. It's an increase of 19 percent from FY 2003's total of $230 million. The $274 million includes all contracts and grants received directly by Iowa State from federal, state and local government units, corporations and foundations. This funding is used for research, public service/extension activities, educational projects, student financial aid, buildings and equipment.
Hebert to serve as interim chair of Iowa State's Chemical Engineering department
An ISU chemical engineering professor has been appointed interim chair of his department, following nearly 20 years on faculty. Kurt Hebert will replace Charles Glatz, who has been named interim dean of the university's College of Engineering until the January arrival of Mark Kushner, the college's eighth dean.