Friday, April 2 2010
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Joe Mahr will speak April 8
Chicago Tribune journalist Joe Mahr will speak on "Watchdog Journalism in the 21st Century" at 7 p.m. April 8, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Part of the university's First Amendment Days celebration, the presentation is free and open to the public. Mahr previously worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Toledo Blade, where he was part of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning team that uncovered the U.S. Army's 26-year cover-up of the atrocities committed by Tiger Force during the Vietnam War. News Release.
Performance artist David Garibaldi will paint live at Iowa State on April 6
Artist David Garibaldi, who works live on stage to music to create six-foot portraits of pop icons in minutes, will be at Iowa State University on Tuesday, April 6. His one-of-a-kind, "Rhythm and Hue: A Live Painting Performance with David Garibaldi," will be at 9 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His performance is free and open to the public. Garibaldi has toured with the Blue Man Group.
Iowa State leaders partner with Iowa schools to host state's first 1:1 Institute April 7
ISU College of Veterinary Medicine Offering Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs During May
The Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at ISU will provide free eye exams to eligible service dogs - a $120 value at Iowa State -- during the month of May. Eligible dogs must be active working dogs (guide dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs and formally trained and certified therapy dogs) that have been certified through a formal training program.
Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker Steve King to discuss making play his work on April 7
ISU senior qualifies for Boston Marathon on first try
When Iowa State University senior Steve Arntson ran his first marathon, he just wanted to finish. Not only did Arntson finish, he qualified for the prestigious Boston Marathon. A logistics and supply chain management major from Cedar Falls, Arntson will run in Boston on April 19--just six months after he ran his first marathon in Des Moines. And during that time, he's been training nearly every day.
Researchers look at reducing yield loss for crops under stress
Research being done at Iowa State University's Plant Sciences Institute could show how plants in dry areas of the world can overcome the stress of the environment and produce profitable crops. Understanding and eventually curbing crop susceptibility to certain stresses could allow for higher yields during drought years in the agricultural areas of the world. It may also allow drier areas of the planet to support sustainable yields and profitable crops.
Iowa State physicists celebrate a new era in high-energy physics research
Iowa State's department of physics and astronomy will mark
Tuesday's launch of the Large Hadron Collider's new
physics program with several events: A webcast of the
high-energy physics at the European Organization for Nuclear
Research will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 18 of Physics Hall. A
poster and a display that show live data from the ATLAS
experiment are outside Room 30 of Physics Hall. And the ISU
Physics and Astronomy Club will display research posters in the
lower level of the Memorial Union.
Meet the new Cy
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.