Friday, July 21 2006
Iowa State's external funding reaches $280 million in FY 2006
Iowa State University generated $280 million in grants, contracts and cooperative agreements during fiscal year 2006, including $171 million for research projects.
Author on religious violence says 'sacred space' key in ending Middle East dispute
Iowa State University Associate Professor of Religious Studies Hector Avalos is author of the book "Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence" (2005) and sees no short-term solution to the current conflict in the Middle East.
Iowa State receives $795,000 grant for advanced electron microscope
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Iowa State University a $795,000 grant to purchase a state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscope for research in the biological and material sciences. The instrument, which will arrive late in spring 2007, will be housed in the Bessey Microscopy Facility.
ISU student named American Honey Princess
ISU agriculture student Teresa Jurchen was recently named 2006 American Honey Princess for the American Beekeeping Federation.
ISU professors assess Iowa Caucus landscape as potential candidates visit state
Iowa is expected to once again host the lead-off nominating caucuses in the 2008 presidential campaign less than 18 months from now, and two ISU political science professors assess the early landscape.
Geoffroy names new budget model committee
President Gregory Geoffroy has named the committee that will coordinate the university-wide review of a new budget model for Iowa State and develop plans for implementing the model.
College combination adapts to changing needs of families, students
Last July, Iowa State combined its College of Education and College of Family and Consumer Sciences into a new College of Human Sciences. One year later, officials are pleased at how the new "combination college" is stimulating greater multidisciplinary interaction among faculty -- providing a more contemporary education for students to meet society's changing human needs.
Grad student earns trip to research conference
Katrina Duttweiler, a graduate student in plant pathology, has been selected to receive a free trip to the annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society Foundation in Quebec City, Canada, July 29- Aug. 2. While there, she will present a poster on her research.
Study finds overweight women exercise harder, experience less pleasure
According to a recent study by Iowa State University researchers, overweight people exercise at a higher intensity of their peak aerobic capacity than their normal-weight counterparts -- producing a gradual decrease in pleasure over time.
Interest builds in criminal justice program
A new academic program in criminal justice is drawing student interest. Approximately 140 students have declared a major in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in criminology and criminal.