Tuesday, October 17 2006
Geoffroy on WOI's "Talk" Oct. 19
ISU President Gregory Geoffroy will be the guest on WOI Radio's "Talk of Iowa" Oct. 19. The one-hour, call-in show will begin at 9:10 a.m. Questions for President Geoffroy can be mailed in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISU dining director named
Nancy Levandowski, a California-based business consultant, has been named director of campus dining services. Previously, she was a resident district manager for Aramark, an international food service company.
Student meteorology group best in nation
The Iowa State University student chapter of the American Meteorological Society has been named the national Student Chapter of the Year.
Homecoming Week Oct. 15-21
ISU Homecoming week is Oct. 15-21, culminating with the Cyclone football game vs. Texas Tech at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.
ISU will co-host National Summit on Video Games, Youth and Public Policy Oct. 20-21
The ISU Department of Psychology and the Institute for Social and Behavioral Research will join with the Minneapolis-based National Institute on Media and the Family to host the National Summit on Video Games, Youth and Public Policy next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, at The University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center in Falcon Heights, Minn.
Delaware Senator Biden to present Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science Oct. 31
U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., will present the fifth annual Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science at Iowa State University at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Sun Room, Memorial Union.
Ravenscroft to become Roger P. Murphy Professor of Accounting
Susan P. Ravenscroft has been named the first Roger P. Murphy Professor of Accounting at Iowa State University.
MSNBC's "Hardball" to broadcast live from Iowa State
As part of its nationwide College Hardball Tour, MSNBC's show "Hardball with Chris Matthews" will broadcast live from Stephens Auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. Matthews' guest for the one-hour show will be U.S. Sen. John McCain. The event is free and open to the public.
Webcast, mini-conference on ethanol Nov. 13
Experts will offer a variety of perspectives on the corn-based ethanol industry in Iowa in a statewide webcast and mini-conference Nov. 13. The conference is sponsored by the ISU economics department.
Hank Harris has a winning plan
Sirrah LLC, a startup biotech company originating from the research laboratories of animal scientist Hank Harris and colleagues in veterinary medicine, was awarded $15,000 as runner-up in the first John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. Sirrah develops vaccines for swine diseases. More than 80 business plans were submitted to the competition, which fosters entrepreneurial activity in the state. The award was announced at the recent Iowa Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship Conference in Des Moines.
Metallurgist named Iowa Inventor of the Year
Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at Ames Laboratory and ISU adjunct professor of materials science and engineering, has been named Iowa Inventor of the Year for developing a patented, lead-free solder that's used worldwide and has generated more than $10 million in royalties to date.
Iowa State researchers recognized for work to inhibit meth production
George Kraus and John Verkade, University Professors of chemistry at Iowa State, discovered a way to make anhydrous ammonia fertilizer useless as an ingredient for methamphetamine.
Engler will explore critical landscapes in Presidential Lecture Nov. 6
There's more to landscape architecture than moving dirt and planting flowers, says Mira Engler. The Iowa State University landscape architecture professor will discuss her ideas on critical design and present examples of her work during the fall Presidential University Lecture. "Critical Landscapes: From Pork Barrels to Otherworldly Dumps and Gardens," will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Sun Room, Memorial Union.
See and learn at Iowa State's planetarium
Iowa State graduate students will present planetarium shows at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21, Nov. 10 and 11 and Dec. 8 and 9 in Room B57 of Physics Hall. The presentations will be followed by star-gazing sessions from Iowa State's astronomy observation deck. The presentations and sessions are free and open to the public.
Munkvold named to seed science chair
Internationally recognized seed pathologist Gary Munkvold has been named to a new endowed seed science chair at Iowa State.