Thursday, September 23 2010
Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers identify structure that allows bacteria to resist drugs
Researchers led by Iowa State's Edward Yu have discovered the crystal structures of pumps that allow bacteria to resist heavy metal toxins and antibiotics. Their discovery will be reported in the Sept. 23 edition of the journal Nature.
Iowa State makes the lists
In a Wall Street Journal ranking, recruiters selected ISU among
the schools whose graduates were best-trained and
well-prepared. And a U.K. weekly ranked Iowa State among the
world's top 200 universities.
Inside Iowa State story.
Public meetings scheduled to discuss the latest on Campustown redevelopment
You're invited to an update on Campustown redevelopment on
Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial
Union Maintenance Shop. Free popcorn will be served, and soft
drinks may be purchased. Representatives of LANE4 Property
Group, the master developer tasked with creating a development
concept for Campustown, also will make public presentations at
the Ames City Council meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28;
and at a meeting of the Government of the Student Body/Graduate
and Professional Student Senate at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.
29, in the MU Campanile Room.
The 2010 World Food Prize Laureates to present ISU's Norman Borlaug Lecture Oct. 11
David Beckmann and Jo Luck, the 2010 World Food Prize
recipients, will present the ninth annual Norman Borlaug
Lecture on Monday, Oct. 11. Beckmann is president of Bread for
the World; Jo Luck was CEO of Heifer International from 1992 to
2010. They will discuss the role of nongovernmental
organizations in combating hunger and poverty around the world.
Their presentation, "Grassroots Efforts in the Fight
against Global Hunger," will be at 8 p.m. in the Memorial
Union Sun Room. A reception and student poster competition on
world food issues will be at 7 p.m. in the South Ballroom. All
events are free and open to the public.
NSF funding advances Iowa State teams research on Gulf of Mexico hypoxia
Researchers at Iowa State University and partner institutions will address Northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxia and its causes with $1.3 million in funding from the National Science Foundation.
ISU psychology professor Craig Anderson appeared on CNN back in April when the Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case.
California's U.S. Supreme Court case vs. video game industry cites Iowa State research
Endowed faculty numbers surge to 150, achieving key Campaign Iowa State objective
Benefactors to "Campaign Iowa State: With Pride and Purpose" have responded to the need to attract and retain the very best faculty by doubling the number of endowed positions at Iowa State University. During his Sept. 20 convocation, President Gregory Geoffroy announced that 75 additional endowed faculty positions have been created, bringing the new total to 150 and reaching the goal set when the campaign was launched on July 1, 2003.
Iowa State to lead $3.5 million NSF grant award for TEACH MATH project
Environmental author Bill McKibben to speak Oct. 14
Bill McKibben, described as the "world's best green
journalist" by Time Magazine, will lecture at Iowa State
as part of the Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture. He
will speak on "Sustaining Life on a Tough New
Planet," which parallels his most recent book,
"Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet." His
presentation will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the
Memorial Union Great Hall. It is free and open to the public.
The annual Pesek Colloquium presents lectures on sustainable
agriculture, and encourages discussion and community
College of Veterinary Medicine dean candidates will visit campus Sept. 20-Oct. 1
Four candidates for ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine dean post will visit campus Sept. 20-Oct. 1. Each candidate will participate in an open forum. Candidate information and interview schedules are available on the executive vice president and provost's website.
Friendship is catalyst for partnership between science and art in new Iowa State building
In 1996, when Ingrid Lilligren was a junior faculty member in
ISU's art and design department and Jill Euken worked as an
Extension field specialist, they collaborated on a project to
create artwork for the new Wallace Foundation Learning and
Outreach Center. Little did they know that this "beginning
of a beautiful friendship" would lead to a partnership
between the Bioeconomy Institute and the College of Design
nearly 15 years later. Now the institute's new
Biorenewables Research Laboratory will not only be home to some
of the university's most innovative research, but also some
of its most inventive artwork.
Traveling Mercies founder to discuss community service around the world Oct. 4
Aldo Magazzeni, who organizes volunteer community service
projects around the world, will speak at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4.
His presentation, "Roads to Activism: Traveling Mercies in
Afghanistan, Kenya, Haiti and Mexico," will be in the
Memorial Union Great Hall. Traveling Mercies' efforts are
in remote, isolated areas but have far-reaching impact on those
served. The event is part of the World Affairs Series at Iowa
State. It is free and open to the public.
Environmental philosophers will lead town meeting on ethical action for a planet in peril on Sept. 29
Two environmental philosophers -- both noted authors -- will lead a discussion on the importance of taking personal and moral responsibility for the planet during a town meeting at Iowa State on Wednesday, Sept. 29. "Moral Ground: A Town Meeting on Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril" with Michael Nelson and Kathleen Dean Moore will be at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The event is part of the Live Green! Sustainability Series at Iowa State. It is free and open to the public.