Thursday, September 30 2010
Lyric Bartholomay, assistant professor of entomology
Iowa State University researcher examines mosquito genes for new disease responses
Iowa State University researcher Lyric Bartholomay searched for new genes that are turned on during infection in a type of mosquito that is not only a pest, but transmits disease-causing pathogens. Bartholomay is the first author on the paper, "Pathogenomics of Culex quinquefasciatus and Meta-Analysis of Infection Responses to Diverse Pathogens," to be published in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Science.
Iowa State architecture professor's book makes new ADA requirements more accessible
An Iowa State University architecture professor has devoted
much of his career to helping architects, building contractors,
code officials and students decipher and implement the
accessibility standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). And he wants them to become
advocates for good, inclusive design that goes beyond minimum
standards -- even the new standards, which were published in
the Federal Register Sept. 15. Arvid Osterberg's latest
contribution is the third edition of a 260-page manual,
"Access for Everyone: A Guide to the Accessibility of
Buildings and Sites with References to 2010 ADAAG."
'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.
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.