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Saturday, March 17 2007


Bong Wie


Wie named Coffman Faculty Chair

Bong Wie has been named Iowa State University's first endowed Vance D. Coffman Faculty Chair in Aerospace Engineering.

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Asian soybean rust confirmed on soybean plant tissue submitted to Iowa State University

Asian soybean rust has been confirmed on soybean plant tissue submitted to Iowa State University. This soybean residue was recovered from a bin of soybeans produced in Iowa in 2006. Bill Northey, Secretary of Agriculture with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, said the finding does not necessarily increase the risk for the 2007 crop.

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Nutrition and Wellness Research Center finalists

Two finalists for director of the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center will visit campus. Mindy Kurzer, director of the graduate program in nutrition at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, will visit March 21-22. Michael Lefevre, chief of functional foods research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, La., will visit March 27-28. Finalists will give two open forums each -- a research presentation and vision discussion.

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Iowa State wins international turf bowl competition for sixth straight year

An ISU team won first place in the 13th Annual Collegiate Turf Bowl at the annual Golf Industry Show in Anaheim, CA, last month.

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25th Anniversary ISU fashion show is March 31

"Reflect"--a showcase of more than 100 garments created by Iowa State students--will take the runway on Saturday, March 31 at Stephens Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for others, available through Ticketmaster.

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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.

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Spring break

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.

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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.

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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.

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