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Thursday, June 26 2008


Iowa State faculty are creating a rural renaissance community index to curb out-migration

A group of 12 Iowa State University researchers is working on a three-year rural renaissance community index project designed to identify some of the greatest attributes found in rural Iowa communities through an interactive database.

News release.

Summer brings mosquitoes; protect your horses against West Nile Virus

David Wong, ISU assistant professor of equine medicine, encourages horse owners to protect their animals from West Nile Virus now, before the peak of West Nile season.

News release.

White named interim dean of ISU's College of Human Sciences

Pamela White, University Professor of food science and human nutrition, has been named interim dean of ISU's College of Human Sciences effective July 1.

News release.

ReCAP economists prepare report on economic impact of 2008 floods in Iowa

A new report by Iowa State University's Regional Capacity Analysis Program, titled "Economic Impacts of the 2008 Floods in Iowa," details how the economic impact of this year's flooding in the state will be calculated.

News release.

Pediatrics review of underage drinking prevention programs led by Iowa State's Spoth

Richard Spoth, director of the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute (PPSI) at Iowa State, was lead author of a report "Preventive Interventions Addressing Underage Drinking: State of the Evidence and Steps Toward Public Health Impact" in the May issue of Pediatrics -- the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

News release.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa State University faculty experts can discuss flood-related topics

Iowa State University faculty and staff members are available to share their insight and expertise on numerous flood-related topics.

News release.

Iowa State students join science team to chase and capture tornado data

Iowa State University students are spending May and June chasing tornadoes. Yes, there's some adrenaline involved. But what they're really after is some data about the weather conditions near a tornado.

News release.

Community college transfer credits made easy

The Board of Regents recently got a first look at a new web site that will make it easy for students to find out which community college credits transfer to the state universities.

Regents update.

Farm to ISU

Farm to ISU program brings local foods to campus

Local foods are increasingly showing up in ISU dining centers. The Farm to ISU Program aims to bring more local, sustainable and organic foods to campus.

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New web site eases transfer checks

The Board of Regents recently got a first look at a new web site that will make it easy for students to find out which community college credits transfer to the state universities. The regents also approved several new programs and ISU's compensation plan for FY09.

Regents updates.

ISU engineering dean resigns; will join University of Michigan faculty

Mark J. Kushner, dean of the College of Engineering at Iowa State University, has resigned to join the faculty at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, effective Sept. 1.

News release.

ISU's Achterberg resigns; accepts new post at Ohio State

Cheryl Achterberg, inaugural dean of Iowa State University's College of Human Sciences, has accepted a position at The Ohio State University, Columbus, effective July 1.

News release.

Iowa State once again named national center of excellence in information assurance

Iowa State University programs in computer security and information assurance have recently been recognized for academic excellence by two federal security agencies. This is the fourth time The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Iowa State a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

News release.

'Live Green!': Iowa State's conservation, sustainability efforts are moving forward

President Gregory Geoffroy has announced several new programs as part of the Live Green! initiative. They include an Office of Sustainability Programs, a revolving loan fund to support green projects and a goal to achieve LEED gold certification on new construction and major renovations on campus.

News release.