Tuesday, July 12 2011
Boaters, swimmers on Iowa lakes may see cleaner water after ISU study
This time of year, many lakes around Iowa start to develop blue-green algae that can impair recreation and harm drinking water. Iowa State University researchers are examining why the algae, known as Cyanobacteria, invade the lakes and what can be done about it.
Board of Regents approves new Bachelor of Design degree at ISU
A new degree offered by the Iowa State University College of Design provides additional options for students. The state Board of Regents approved the Bachelor of Design degree program at its June meeting. The four-year, studio-based degree consists of one year in the college's freshman Core Design Program followed by three years in the bachelor's program. The Bachelor of Design will center on interdisciplinary thematic studios and forums that help students connect history and theory to design practice through hands-on experiences addressing different kinds of design challenges. Students can enroll in the program this fall; however, the college primarily will promote it for fall 2012 enrollment.
Search committee seeks nominations for next ISU president
The committee searching for Iowa State's next president seeks nominations and recommendations from the university community by no later than Aug. 24.
Developing corn for warmer climate is focus of Iowa State University research
The prospect of rising temperatures in Iowa and the Midwest is
predicted to lead to a dramatic decline in corn yield. With a
$5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Iowa
State University researchers Alan Myers and Tracie
Hennen-Bierwagen are looking to develop a corn variety that
maintains the region's high yields even as temperatures
rise. The study is part of the response within the scientific
community to challenges issued by the National Research Council
in their report, "New Biology for the 21st Century:
Ensuring the United States Lead the Coming