Tuesday, March 29 2011
Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" star Paul Watson to speak April 7
Paul Watson, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society -- the leading direct action ocean conservation organization -- will speak on "Whale Wars," at 7 p.m Thursday, April 7, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Since 2002, Watson and his crew have attempted to stop Japanese ships from hunting whales in Antarctica. Their efforts are documented in the Animal Planet's series, "Whale Wars." Watson also is a co-founder of Greenpeace and the Greenpeace Foundation. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Food price experts available for media interviews at Iowa State University
Uncertainty in the oil market, commodities market and stock market can mean broad fluctuations in the food market. Iowa is the commodity provider for the world's breadbasket, and Iowa State University has several experts who offer clear insights when you're cooking up your story on fluctuating food prices.
New mega cookbook co-author Chris Young will speak at Iowa State April 4
Chris Young, co-author of "Modernist Cuisine," the
new mega cookbook rocking the food world, will speak at 8 p.m.
Monday, April 4. His talk, "Modernist Cuisine: The Art and
Science of Cooking," will be in the Memorial Union Great
Hall. Young co-authored the 2,400-page, six-volume
"Modernist Cuisine" with Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime
Bilet. They achieved new flavors and textures by using tools
such as water baths, homogenizers and centrifuges, and
ingredients that include hydrocolloids, emulsifiers and
enzymes. The lecture is free and open to the public.
More than 550 young researchers show off projects, compete for scholarships
The State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa is Friday and
Saturday, April 1 and 2, at Iowa State University's Hilton
Coliseum and Scheman Building. The fair will bring 555 junior
and high school students and their 424 research projects to
campus. Public viewing hours for all projects are 12-5 p.m. on
Friday. Junior high projects will also be on display from 9:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.
Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy will step down
President Gregory Geoffroy today announced his intention to
leave his post no later than July 31, 2012. He will remain
president of Iowa State until a successor is named.
19th Annual Voorhees Supply Chain Conference to feature industry leaders on April 8
Kress named vice president for extension and outreach at Iowa State
Cathann Kress, senior policy analyst and program lead for Military Community and Family Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., will become Iowa State's next vice president for extension and outreach.