Thursday, October 8 2009
Regents president responds to governor's announced cuts in state spending
State Board of Regents President David Miles issued a statement Oct. 8 in response to Gov. Chet Culver's announcement of a 10 percent across- the-board cut to state government spending.
Obama's Deputy Secretary of Agriculture at ISU, will discuss whats ahead for farmers
A top leader of the USDA will visit Iowa State to talk about her vision for the nation's farming and food sectors. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan will speak on "The Future of American Agriculture" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. A longtime advocate of sustainable and organic agriculture, Merrigan was chosen by former Iowa governor and current U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to serve with him. News Release
Former campus minister John Donaghy to speak about Hondurans in crisis at ISU Oct. 19
Ambassador of Spain Jorge Dezcallar to give Manatt-Phelps Lecture Oct. 26
Iowa State studies assess factors affecting osteoporosis, children's obesity
Researchers from Iowa State University's College of Human
Sciences have completed recent studies analyzing factors that
may affect the onset of two serious health conditions --
osteoporosis and children's obesity.
Iowa State researchers looking for catalyst that allows plants to produce hydrocarbons
Iowa State University researchers are working to understand how a catalyst allows certain plants and algae to create simple hydrocarbons that could be a new source of liquid fuels. The project is supported by a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation.
Innovative Lighting founder Handsaker will lead Pappajohn Center Entrepreneur Forums
Iowa State University researcher uncovers potential key to curing tuberculosis
Researchers at Iowa State University have identified an enzyme that helps make tuberculosis resistant to a human's natural defense system. Researchers have also found a method to possibly neutralize that enzyme, which may someday lead to a cure for tuberculosis, a contagious disease that kills 1.5 to 2 million people worldwide annually.
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.
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.