Saturday, July 11 2009
Iowa State helps establish national Community College Policy Center
On July 9, Education Commission of the States (ECS) Chair and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced an agreement on behalf of ECS, the Academy for Educational Development and Iowa State University to establish the Community College Policy Center. Larry Ebbers, head of the Community College Leadership Program at Iowa State, played a lead role in the new center's establishment. News release.
A decade later, first graduates of unusual scholarship program still thankful
The first Hixson Opportunity Award students, now out of school for 10 years, remain loyal and grateful to the woman who knew they could do it. Read about some of the graduates of this most unusual scholarship program in the latest edition of the alumni magazine VISIONS.
ISURF finalizes licensing agreement with Iowa-based wax company
ISURF has finalized a licensing agreement with a Cedar Rapids-based company to manufacture soy-based wax for candles and other uses. An associate professor in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University invented of the new wax technology.
Iowa State researchers contribute climate model to study that finds some winds decreasing
Iowa State University researchers contributed their regional climate modeling expertise to a study that found surface wind speeds are decreasing across the country. That could have implications for the wind power industry, agriculture and city air pollution.
Worlds biggest parsley plant grown by Iowa State University researcher
David Brenner, a plant germplasm curator working for ISU's
agronomy department, has grown a 7 foot 9 3/8 inch parsley
plant, the largest in the world. Brenner is now waiting for the
Guinness Book of World Records to recognize the feat.
Iowa State University researcher looks at the future of agriculture
Wallace Huffman, professor in agricultural economics and Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, presented research to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, France, last month and is very optimistic about the future.
FY10 budget changes may begin; final approval set for Aug. 5
ISU President Gregory Geoffroy told the Board of Regents June 11 that $38.3 million in state appropriation cuts in FY10 will be distributed differentially to university units, with administrative units taking proportionately larger cuts than academic units.