Wednesday, September 29 2010
'Safety & You' publication available online
ISU's Department of Public Safety has issued its annual security and fire safety report. The information-packed publication includes safety tips, statistics, and more.
Iowa State doctoral programs rank high in new rankings by National Research Council
The National Research Council has released rankings of more than 5,000 doctoral programs across the United States and 50 programs at Iowa State University. Iowa State's programs in statistics, chemistry, agricultural sciences, physics, electrical engineering and economics earned high rankings.
Phosphorus runoff can be slowed by changing farming practices, ISU researchers say
Two recent studies by Iowa State University researchers Antonio Mallarino and Matt Helmers show that phosphorus runoff into Iowa's rivers, streams and lakes can be slowed by farmers changing how they plant and fertilize their crops. The two have been studying phosphorous runoff for the past three growing seasons at two research sites that evaluate effects on runoff of tillage practices, bioenergy harvest systems, and phosphorus application using fertilizer or swine manure.
ISU's new Hach Hall chemistry building will be dedicated Oct. 8
Public dedication ceremonies for Hach Hall, Iowa State University's new chemistry facility, will be held Friday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m.
"Hach Hall will support the continued excellence of
chemistry at Iowa State University," ISU President Gregory
Geoffroy said. "Its state-of-the-art classrooms,
laboratories and instrumentation will enhance Iowa State's
competitive position as a leading research university and
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.
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. 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.