Monday, July 2 2007
Richard Doak to receive 2007 Greenlee School Schwartz Award
Richard Doak, a long-time columnist and editorial page editor of The Des Moines Register, will receive the 2007 James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Communication at Iowa State during homecoming weekend.
Iowa State chemist hopes startup company can revolutionize biodiesel production
Victor Lin, a chemistry professor at Iowa State University, has developed a catalyst that he thinks will revolutionize biodiesel production. Lin has founded a company in Ames, Catilin Inc., to develop and market that technology.
ISU study finds wives have greater power in marriage problem-solving behavior
A team of Iowa State researchers conducted a study of 72 married couples and found that wives, on average, exhibit greater situational power than their husbands during problem-solving discussions, regardless of who raised the topic.
Cyclone women's basketball attendance ranks 7th nationally
Iowa State women's basketball ranked seventh nationally in NCAA Division I attendance, according to recently released NCAA figures. The Cyclones averaged 8,906 fans per game to rank in the top 10 for the eighth straight season.
Life skills volunteer approved, with guidelines
President Gregory Geoffroy has approved a volunteer life skills bposition for ISU Athletics, following guidelines and recommendations from the Athletics Council.
ISU mosquito researcher in Science
ISU entomologist Lyric Bartholomay is part of the international team that identified 350 genes in the immune system of a tropical disease-transmitting mosquito and looked at their evolution as compared to two other species. Their paper was published in the June 21 edition of the journal Science.
Rosenberg named to ISU federal relations post
Allison Rosenberg, a vice chancellor at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been named special assistant to the president for federal relations at Iowa State University, effective Sept. 4.
Sustainable development of the ag bioeconomy
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture's Jeri Neal is a co-author of a policy paper in the June 15 edition of Science. The paper calls for ag policies that focus more on developing and rewarding sustainable, multifunctional landscapes and less on merely maximizing crop yield.
Photo by Jim Heemstra
Volunteers help celebrate ISU 150th
As part of its 150th birthday celebration, Iowa State, with the help of lots volunteers, is giving a gift to every county in the state. Recently, Woodbury County volunteers painted a historic house at the fairgrounds in Moville.
George Kraus to direct Iowa State's Institute for Physical Research and Technology
George Krause, a university professor of chemistry, will be the new director of Iowa State's Institute for Physical Research and Technology. The institute is a network of scientific centers devoted to developing new technologies.
New Ph.D. program in business and technology will be offered
A new Ph.D. program in business and technology will be offered in the College of Business.The program, which is the college's first Ph.D. program will prepare individuals for academic careers in research, teaching and public service.
Iowa State partners with ISEA, Farm Bureau on presidential candidate events
Iowa State University has established a partnership with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Iowa State Education Association to sponsor a nationally telecast debate for Republican presidential candidates Nov. 6.
Agriculture college gets a new name
Iowa State University's College of Agriculture is now the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.