Monday, March 12 2007
Iowa State botanists identify new species of North American bamboo
For more than 200 years, North America was known to have two native species of bamboo. Now there are three, thanks to the work of two Iowa State botanists and their colleague from North Carolina.
Spring break at Iowa State is March 12-16. Classes are in recess during that time; university offices are open.
ISU team places second at international MBA Case competition
ISU's logistics and supply chain management Case team placed second in the FedEx Freight International Graduate Logistics Case Competition held at the University of Arkansas late last month.
For ISU, Big 12 tournament weekend is all business
Four ISU students head to the University of Oklahoma to compete in the Final Four Big 12 MBA Case Competition March 9-11.
2007 FAPRI Outlook shows impact of bioenergy expansion and trade resumption in meat products
The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute's 2007 agricultural outlook presented March 6 to Congress shows the impact of bioenergy expansion and trade resumption in meat products. Despite high crude oil prices and various policy incentives, profit margins in bioenergy are expected to deteriorate. For example, FAPRI expects the world ethanol price to fall to $1.50 per gallon in 2007 in response to a 2.4 percent decline in the price of crude oil, and with declining U.S. ethanol net imports. FAPRI is an economic research group with centers at Iowa State and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Weight club to welcome world-class strength training expert for lecture, seminar
Noted author, coach and lecturer Charles Stanley will demonstrate effective weight training techniques March 10 at Lied Recreation Center.
15th Annual Voorhees Business Conference on supply chain management is March 23
The 15th Annual Voorhees Business Conference featuring supply chain management experts from around the nation will take place on Friday, March 23, in the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center.
Long-time ISU prof establishes chemistry professorship
Long-time ISU chemistry professor John D. Corbett has established a professorship in the chemistry department. "This is designed to reward outstanding faculty members," said Corbett, a Distinguished Professor of liberal arts and sciences.
ISU educational leadership chair addresses today's underserved students
Laura Rendon, professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State, identified four categories of underserved students in her recent paper for the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative titled "Reconceptualizing Success for Underserved Students in Higher Education."
IPRT will get own director
The Institute for Physical Research and Technology will get its own director, John Brighton, ISU vice president for research and economic development, said recently. Tom Barton, director of both IPRT and the Ames Laboratory, has returned to the ISU faculty, and the search for an Ames Lab director already is under way. The search for the new IPRT director will focus on internal candidates. IPRT is a network of scientific research centers at ISU.