Friday, March 5 2010
Iranian author Firoozeh Dumas to speak March 8
Iranian author and humorist Firoozeh Dumas will speak at Iowa State on Monday, March 8. Her talk, "Laughing Without an Accent," will be at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Dumas is the author of two memoirs, "Funny in Farsi" and "Laughing Without an Accent." She was a finalist for the prestigious Thurber Prize for American Humor, the first Middle Eastern woman to be considered for this honor. Her talk, part of the university's and community's International Women's Day Celebration and Women's History Month, is free and open to the public.
ISU researchers Robyn Cooper and Warren Blumenfeld
Iowa State researchers publish national study on cyberbullying of LGBT and allied youths
Newly developed early canine glaucoma tests should help owners of breeding dogs
Dr. Sinisa Grozdanic has developed two new methods to detect glaucoma in dogs at an early age, long before the dogs show any signs of the disease. The early detection should allow dog owners to make better breeding decisions and allow for earlier treatment of the disease.
Carver Trust awards grant to Iowa State
Scott Nelson, assistant professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology at Iowa State, has been awarded a $356,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, Muscatine. Nelson will study the molecular mechanisms of DNA replication and repair, which could lead to more effective cancer treatments.
ISU Extension leader to Florida; Gerald Miller named interim vice president
Jack Payne, vice president for extension and outreach at Iowa State University since 2006, has accepted a position at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Hoffman has appointed Gerald "Jerry" Miller, longtime faculty member and administrator at Iowa State, as interim vice president for extension and outreach, effective June 1.
ISU Distinguished Professor of Psychology Craig Anderson
ISU study proves conclusively that violent video game play makes more aggressive kids
Iowa State physicist writes a better formula to predict baseball success
The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh to speak at ISU March 9 about foreign policy crisis
The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who broke the 2004 Abu Ghraib prison scandal will speak at Iowa State about "The Crisis in American Foreign Policy." Seymour Hersh will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the Memorial Union Sun Room.
Hersh earned the 1970 Pultizer Prize for International Reporting for exposing the Vietnam War My Lai massacre and cover-up. He is the author of eight books and has been a regular contributor to the New Yorker since 1993. The talk, part of the World Affairs Series, is free and open to the public.
Iowa State senior in software engineering releases CyRide application for iPhone
Jonathan Salvador, an Iowa State senior majoring in software engineering recently released the CyRide application, which allows iPhone users to check bus schedules and access the transit system's Twitter feed in seconds.
ISU marketing professor plans first business college lab to study consumer brain waves
ISU club wins Turf Bowl competition eighth time in nine years
The Iowa State University Turf Club won first place at the 2010 Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition at the annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's education conference on Feb. 11. This is the eighth time the team has won the competition over the past nine years. Iowa State competed against 67 teams from 31 colleges and universities.