Wednesday, March 10 2010
ISU planning researcher studies global complexities of Iowa meatpacking towns
Although Gerardo Sandoval's new book is about the revitalization of a downtown Los Angeles immigrant community, he's finding the same intricate global relationships are at play in rural Iowa's meatpacking communities.
With their growing immigrant populations, towns like Perry and Postville are on "the cutting edge of globalization," says the Iowa State University assistant professor of community and regional planning. Sandoval's book, "Immigrants and the Revitalization of Los Angeles: Development and Change in MacArthur Park," (Cambria Press, 2010) tells the story of how a distressed, low-income immigrant neighborhood turned a large-scale redevelopment project to its advantage. The book offers lessons for other immigrant communities, large or small. News release
Iowa State University horticulture graduates get high marks from employers
In a survey of employers that hired Iowa State University horticulture graduates, 95 percent of companies responding reported that the students they hired are prepared for the field.
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.
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