Monday, September 27 2010
New industrial design program off to a promising beginning at Iowa State
The Board of Regents has given the go-ahead. Faculty members
are on board. Classes are under way. And the new Bachelor of
Industrial Design program is off to a promising beginning in
the Iowa State University College of Design. The first of its
kind in Iowa, the new degree program is one of only 10 in the
Midwest. Industrial designers help to create the things we use
every day: toothbrushes, telephones, computers and cars.
Filmmaker presents human face of Postville raid in documentary, lecture at ISU Oct. 7
In his documentary, "abUSed: The Postville Raid,"
Guatemalan-born filmmaker Luis Argueta weaves together the
stories of individuals and families affected by the May 2008
immigration raid at the Agriprocessor meatpacking plant. He
will present the new film and lead a discussion at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Memorial Union's Sun Room. The
event is part of the Latino Heritage Month Celebration. It is
free and open to the public.
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.
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.
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. It is free and open to the