Wednesday, September 30 2009
Ambassador leading U.S. efforts to combat human trafficking will speak Oct. 15
Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, President Obama's appointee to direct the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, will speak on "U.S. Leadership in the Global Fight Against Slavery" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. A Huxley native and ISU alumnus, CdeBaca has worked under three presidential administrations to combat human trafficking and modern forms of slavery. His talk will be in the Memorial Union Sun Room and is free and open to the public. News Release.
ISU fall blood drive under way
There's still time to donate blood to the student-run blood drive, which runs through Friday, Oct. 2. Donors should drop by the Memorial Union Great Hall between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. now through Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
Des Moines Public Schools, ISU receive $1.5 million grant to strengthen history education
The 2009 World Food Prize winner to present Borlaug Lecture Oct. 12
James Bushnell named Iowa States first Cargill Endowed Chair in Energy Economics
James Bushnell, formerly of the University of California Energy Institute, has been named Iowa State University's first Cargill Endowed Chair in Energy Economics. He'll also lead Iowa State's Biobased Industry Center. He hopes to make the center a place for formal and informal discussions.
ISU to host annual meeting of Central States Chapter of Society of Toxicology
Iowa State University will host the annual meeting of the Central States Chapter of the Society of Toxicology at the Iowa State University Alumni Center, 420 Beach Drive, Ames, Iowa, Oct. 1-2.
Iowa State to train the next set of cyber warriors for the government
Iowa State's Information Assurance Center receive funding from the National Science Foundation that provides 24 full-ride scholarships for students to receive a master's degree in information assurance.
Vanity Fair writer and co-author of "The Smartest Guys in the Room" will speak
Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean, who co-wrote "The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron," will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 in the Memorial Union Sun Room. McLean, who was with Fortune from 1995 to 2008, wrote the first article to raise questions about the immense profitability of Enron, then a darling of the stock market. Her talk, "Following the Money: From Enron to Hedge Funds," is free and open to the public.
ISU study finds intervention program helps kids eat healthier, reduce screen time
Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Hill tries biofeedback. Photo by Bob Elbert
Biofeedback Center newest stress-buster for Iowa State University students
Stressed-out college students are nothing new. But at Iowa State University, they have a new option for dealing with stress: Biofeedback. This fall, the university opened a Biofeedback Center that is free and open to all students. Biofeedback uses technologies like video games and guided meditations to teach relaxation techniques, concentration skills and healthy coping responses. Iowa State is the first of the three Regents' universities to offer a biofeedback service to address students' emotional needs.