Wednesday, September 28 2005
Barry Scheck to discuss DNA forensics
Barry Scheck, best known as the DNA expert on the O.J. Simpson defense team, will give an Oct. 3 lecture at Iowa State titled "The Innocence Project: DNA and the Wrongly Convicted."
Finding the odor in livestock agriculture
A high-tech instrument is helping Iowa State University researchers identify and characterize the compounds that cause livestock odor. The research could lead to treatments that reduce the odor.
Geoffroy discusses "to-do" list
President Gregory Geoffroy lauded highlights of the past year at Iowa State and laid out his key agenda items for the coming year in his fall convocation speech Sept. 27.
Conlin to discuss leadership
Roxanne Conlin, who is ranked among the country's 100 most influential lawyers in America, will speak on campus Sept. 29. Her talk is a part of a women's leadership series.
Veterinary hospital offers 24/7 emergency service
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital has expanded its emergency and critical care service to provide a veterinarian on premises at all times to give emergency care for small animal patients.
Beef sticks for Katrina aid
Graduate students Sherry Olsen and Angela Laury are leading an effort to process and package nearly 3,000 beef sticks to send to students and staff at Louisiana State and Mississippi State universities.
Bronson named associate vice provost for research
Charlotte Bronson, currently the chair of Iowa State University's department of plant pathology, begins her new job Oct. 1.
Obesity topic of talk
"Why Are We So Obese?" is the topic for Judith Stern, a University of California professor who will speak on campus Sept. 28.
Athletes and academics
Normally reserved for members of the ISU Alumni Association, the fall issue of VISIONS magazine can be accessed by all readers. The issue examines the delicate balancing act performed by student-athletes. Also featured: Ballroom dancing and ISU's newest college -- Human Sciences.
Pollard named next athletics director
Jamie Pollard, deputy athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named athletics director at Iowa State, effective Oct. 1. Pollard, 40, joined the athletic department at Wisconsin in May 1998 and has been deputy athletic director since 2003.
Stanford researcher assumes Iowa State's Jischke Professorship
Paul Durbin brings his work in the mathematical modeling of turbulence to Iowa State.
Finding better ways to protect your information
A new national center based at Iowa State University will bring together university researchers and industry professionals to solve information security problems so information entrusted to companies stays confidential.