Friday, December 15 2006
Report, recommendations from bioeconomy summit
The final report and recommendations resulting from a recent summit on maintaining Iowa's leadership in the bioeconomy has been released. More than 400 leaders from Iowa industry, government and higher education met on campus Nov. 28 for the summit on "Ensuring Iowa's Leadership in the Bioeconomy."
Just in time for the holidays: ISU professor's study on religious board games and toys
Nikki Bado-Fralick, an ISU assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies and women's studies, recently collaborated on a scholarly paper titled "Ritualizing Religious Reward: The Dark Side of Play," which was presented last month at the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Holidays can be hazardous to pets
Add Xylitol to the list of hazards that can put pets in peril, especially during the holidays. The artificial sweetener is toxic to dogs, says Kim Langholz, ISU community practice veterinarian. She offers tips about holiday and wintertime hazards that could be potentially dangerous to pets.
President's report: 'Where Breakthroughs Happen'
A recently released report from ISU President Gregory Geoffroy looks back at recent accomplishments and breakthroughs at Iowa State University and ahead to the future.
Irradiation may be answer to E. coli outbreaks
Irradiation of produce could be a possible solution to outbreaks of E. coli, says Dennis Olson, professor-in-charge of Iowa State's commercial-sized irradiation facility. Although the Food and Drug Administration has approved using the technology to destroy insects in produce, it's not approved for E. coli.
Winter commencement events Dec. 15-16
Winter commencement events at Iowa State are Dec. 15-16. Former Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray will receive an honorary degree and speak at the undergraduate ceremony. Former vice provost for research and ISU professor James Bloedel wil speak at the graduate ceremony.
Design proposal for T Galaxy
Interior design seniors work with Ames clients
Senior interior design students recently presented design solutions for 13 Ames retail businesses and a new headquarters and museum for the Ames Historical Society.
Iowa State researchers developing machinery to harvest corn stalks and leaves
Iowa State University researchers are developing front and rear attachments that allow a conventional combine to harvest corn stover (the stalks, cobs and leaves) as well as grain. The stover could be the source of plant fiber that feeds the next generation of ethanol plants.
NEWS TIP: ISU professors can comment on Bush administration's next step in Iraq
Charles Dobbs, professor and chair of history; and James McCormick, professor and chair of political science, can provide analysis of the Bush administration's next move regarding its policy in Iraq.
Gift to bring top journalists to campus
A gift to the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication will bring a nationally recognized journalist to campus every fall.
Second Annual Iowa State Week in Des Moines set for Dec. 10-16
Iowa State Week in Des Moines begins on Sunday, Dec. 10 and runs through the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic basketball doubleheader at the Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, Dec. 16.
Community college, ISU set up admissions partnership
A partnership between Iowa State University and Iowa Valley Community College District will make it more convenient for the community college students to transfer to ISU.