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Wednesday, August 31 2011


Iowa State sociologist, migration researcher assesses the current crisis in Somalia

Abdi Kusow (above) has been painfully aware of the horrific images of starving children and violence caused by famine and political unrest in Somalia. A native of the African nation, Kusow is now an associate professor of sociology at Iowa State, where he is a researcher and author on Somalia and the Somali Diaspora. He urges the international community to not only consider providing immediate relief, but to also make efforts to resolve the political crisis in Somalia.

Thomas Leslie is first Pickard Chilton Professor at Iowa State College of Design

Thomas Leslie, an internationally recognized expert on the history of technology and architecture, has been named the first holder of the Pickard Chilton Professorship in Architecture in the College of Design. Leslie is an award-winning teacher and author, and previously was architect with one of the world's leading design firms. He will be recognized in a campus ceremony Friday, Sept. 9.

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