Thursday, January 26 2006
Gartner on universities and economic development
In a recent talk to the Iowa House Economic Growth Committee, Regents president Michael Gartner tackled the "myth" that universities don't understand or participate in economic development. "The brainpower at the universities, the creativity, the inventiveness and the entrepreneurial spirit are second to none," Gartner said.
Presenting the research and development power of Iowa's Regent universities
The Innovation Iowa economic development program sponsored by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center at 1200 Grand Ave. in Des Moines.
Entrepreneurship expert to speak Jan. 27
Michael Morris, internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship, will speak at 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27 in the auditorium of LeBaron Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Get a good look at virtual reality
Carolina Cruz-Neira, a leader in virtual reality, will present the Spring 2006 Presidential University Lecture Monday, Feb. 6, in the Sun Room of Iowa State's Memorial Union. Demonstrations of virtual reality begin at 7 p.m. The lecture begins at 8 p.m.
Bugeja: High-tech gadgets can distract students
Facebook and today's high-tech gadgets are becoming as much a distraction as a tool for learning, says Michael Bugeja, director of ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication.
Top of the list
Jamie Pollard knew what he was looking for, and he found it in Ames. ISU's new athletics director is profiled in the winter edition of VISIONS, the magazine for members of the ISU Alumni Assn.
African American studies director named
R. Tunde Adeleke, director of African American Studies at the University of Montana, Missoula, has been named director of African American Studies in Iowa State's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The appointment is effective Aug. 16.
The science of alternative fuels
Faculty experts from Iowa's public universities on Thursday, Jan. 12, presented a seminar on renewable fuels to the Iowa General Assembly in the House Chamber of the Iowa State Capitol. Lawmakers requested science-based information on ethanol, biodiesel and other bio-based alternative fuels. Issues addressed by the faculty from Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa included energy balance, performance, tax incentives, mandates and sustainability. Participating Iowa State faculty included Joe Colletti, interim senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture; Robert Brown, director of the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies; Larry Johnson, director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research; and John Miranowski, a professor of economics.
ISU Department of Residence will expand student housing options for next fall
ISU's Department of Residence is offering more student housing options for fall 2006. The changes involve Wallace Hall, Schilletter/University Village Apartments (SUV) and Helser Hall.