Thursday, August 18 2011
Global health care humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer to speak at Iowa State Aug. 25
Global humanitarian and medical anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer
will kick off Iowa State's fall lectures with a talk on
"Haiti after the Earthquake" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
25, in Stephens Auditorium. His talk is part of the
university's World Affairs Series, and is free and open to
the public. Dedicating his life to improving health care for
the world's poorest people, Farmer is a founding director
of Partners in Health. The international nonprofit organization
provides direct health care services, research and advocacy on
behalf of those who are sick and live in poverty. Farmer also
is chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
at Harvard Medical School.
Internationally renowned landscape architect Ken Smith to receive Christian Petersen Design Award at ISU
Iowa State University alumnus Ken Smith, the landscape
architect behind both the Museum of Modern Art Roof Garden in
New York and the redesign of Nollen Plaza in Des Moines, is the
recipient of the 2011 Christian Petersen Design Award presented
by the ISU College of Design. He will be honored in a ceremony
Monday, Aug. 22, in the King Pavilion. The award is given
annually to alumni, staff and friends of the university for
distinguished work that advances the design and art
ISU anthropology professor studying the Fighting Sioux mascot controversy
ISU study uses iPhone GPS tools to assist 12 Iowa towns with their Safe Routes to School programs
An Iowa State
University-Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) study uses
high-tech devices to encourage low-tech solutions to escalating
childhood obesity rates in Iowa. This month the researchers are
providing the 12 communities with the study results they'll
need to achieve the goal: Create safe routes for children to
walk and bike to school. Christopher Seeger, ISU associate
professor of landscape architecture and extension specialist,
spearheaded I-WALK (Iowans Walking Assessment Logistics Kit)
Iowa State fellow receives food leadership honor along with Michelle Obama, others
The James Beard Foundation announced its leadership awards in New York City this week and among the honorees is Fred Kirschenmann, a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious studies and a distinguished fellow at Iowa State University's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Kirschenmann served as director of the Leopold Center from 2000 to 2005.
Opening day at the Iowa State Fair
President Gregory Geoffroy chats with Iowa State Fair visitor Roger Olhausen of Jefferson and University Marketing Director Carole Custer in ISU's "From Biorenewables to Main Street" exhibit in the Varied Industries Building.
Cornings ISU student-designed house demonstrates energy efficiency can be affordable
A new house has just gone on the market in Corning, a fact that normally is not big news. But this house holds special meaning for rural Iowa. It effectively joins affordability and energy efficiency, a combination not readily found in the housing of smaller communities around the state. Iowa State University students designed the "Iowa House" in the College of Design's spring 2010 "Bridge Studio" as part of a collaboration between federal, state and local agencies and organizations.