Friday, March 26 2010
Meet the new Cy
April 1 forum marks anniversary of legal same-sex marriage in Iowa
Just two days before the one-year anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court's unanimous ruling that revoked the state's same-sex marriage ban, the case's lead counsel will be part of a panel discussion at Iowa State. "Marriage Equality Forum: A Legal Perspective," will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. It is free and open to the public. The panel will feature Camilla Taylor, who was lead counsel.
Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin will speak April 5
Wildlife biologist and TV host Jeff Corwin will discuss saving endangered species when he speaks on Monday, April 5. His talk, "The Race to Save Earth's Most Endangered Species," will be at 8 p.m. in Stephens Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. Corwin is an Emmy Award-winning producer and host of more than a dozen TV series on several channels, including Animal Planet, Discovery, Disney and The Travel Channel. His Animal Planet program, "The Jeff Corwin Experience," is one of the most popular cable TV shows, reaching more than 13 million viewers in the United States and airing in more than 70 countries.
Iowa State researchers present study on how global climate change affects violence
Peter Martin, director of Iowa State's Gerontology Program, with local centenarian John Persinger.
Iowa State researchers identify secrets to happiness, depression among oldest of old
ISU symposium to focus on global food, feed, and fuel issues April 27-28
Experts from around the world will gather to share current
research and perspectives at the symposium, "Food, Feed,
and Fuel for the World: Seed and Biotechnology" from 1:30
to 6:30 p.m. April 27, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April
28, at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green
Hills Dr., Ames.
The symposium is sponsored by Iowa State University's Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products.
ISU sociologist publishes book presenting new life path of career criminals
Former skinhead gang leader will speak March 30
Frank Meeink will discuss his descent into America's Nazi underground and his ultimate triumph over hatred and addiction during his talk on Tuesday, March 30. The author of "Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead" will speak at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.
More than 550 young researchers show off their work at State Science + Tech Fair
More than 550 sixth through 12th graders from across Iowa will show off their research during the 53rd State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa at the Iowa State Center's Hilton Coliseum and Scheman Building on March 26 and 27. Public hours are noon to 5 p.m. March 26 and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27. Admission is free.
Iowa State University veterinary students talk pork
Third-year veterinary student Jessika Uden participated in a speaker program offered by the National Pork Board last fall, and brought the program to fellow veterinary students this spring. Twenty-five other members of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians student club at Iowa State took part in the training last month.
Mitt Romney will speak March 29
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will talk about his new book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness," at 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His lecture is free and open to the public.