Monday, November 30 2009
President Geoffroy's Nov. 30 budget message to faculty and staff
In a Nov. 30 update to Iowa State faculty and staff, President Geoffroy said downsizing and restructuring may be inevitable in order to maintain a high level of excellence at the university in an era of "severely reduced" resources.
More H1N1 vaccination clinics scheduled on campus Dec. 1-3
Story County Public Health will hold free H1N1 vaccination clinics Dec. 1-3 at the Union Drive Community Center. Vaccinations will be given in room 136 UDCC (ground floor, just past the Copy Center) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Persons age six months to 24 years remain among the priority groups for this vaccination. Public health officials urge all eligible students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated before finals and the holidays. Story County Public Health can vaccinate 500 people per hour, so any lines should move quickly.
Bioeconomy conference: agriculture can store carbon, help sustain the planet
Iowa State University's seventh annual bioeconomy conference will be 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Scheman Building. The virtual conference will feature morning speakers at Iowa State and afternoon sessions from universities across the Midwest. The talks will address agriculture's place in producing energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Iowa State psychologists offer parental advice on promoting kids' healthy video game play
Iowa State researcher produces, ships only H1N1 vaccine available for swine
Iowa State University's Hank Harris has developed the only swine vaccine available for the H1N1 virus. The vaccine has been sent to protect a swine herd infected with the virus. The vaccination marks the first time vaccine has been sent to a swine herd diagnosed with the pandemic flu.
Iowa State team selected for grant to increase sustainability in parts of Africa
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Foundation recently selected a proposal submitted by ISU's Engineers Without Borders chapter to receive a grant to fund a project designed to increase sustainability in parts of Africa.
"Tomorrow's Table" authors to discuss future of food Dec. 3 at Iowa State
An organic food educator and a plant biotechnologist who teamed up to write a book on the potential combination of biotechnology and sustainable farming methods will speak at Iowa State on Dec. 3. Authors Pamela Ronald and Raoul Adamchak will talk about their book, "Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Their presentation is free and open to the public.
A view to a-maizeISU Plant Sciences Institute researchers provide technical expertise and some biological overlay to maize genome sequence
Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute researchers contributed to the raw data assembly and much of the ongoing functional analysis work for this multi-institutional, $32 million, National Science Foundation-funded effort to sequence the maize genome.
Just in the time for holiday shoppers: Hira offers advice on breaking credit addiction
ISU Dairy Products Evaluation Team returns, places in national contest
Iowa State University's Dairy Products Evaluation Team placed fourth overall in the 88th Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation contest in a national student competition in Glenview, Ill. The team also placed third in individual categories of cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese and butter.