Monday, October 17 2011
ISU Army ROTC wins regional Ranger Challenge
University's Army ROTC won the Task Force Dodge/Riley
Ranger Challenge Competition for the sixth time in eight years.
Seventeen teams competed in the event, which was held at Camp
Dodge on Saturday, Oct. 8. Iowa State fielded two teams. The
Red Team placed first in three out of nine events, earning an
overall ranking of first place. The ISU Gold Team placed 10th
The New York Times environmental writer Andrew Revkin to speak at ISU Oct. 24
Andrew Revkin, who has written on global environmental issues for The New York Times since 1995, will speak at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Within the next couple of generations, the planet's explosive human population is expected to crest at around 9 billion. Questions about how the peak wave of human population growth and human appetites will play out remain unanswered. Revkin will discuss ways to make progress on these issues. His talk, "9 Billion People + 1 Planet = ?," is part of the 2011 Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture. It is free and open to the public.
Business College benefactor Russ Gerdin dies
Russell Gerdin, founder of Heartland Express and longtime supporter of the ISU College of Business, died Oct. 14. Russ and his wife Ann provided key support for the Gerdin Business Building and the launch of the College of Business' first-ever Ph.D. program.
"I was saddened to learn that Russ Gerdin passed away. He has been a great friend to Iowa State, and to Kathy and me," said Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy. "The Gerdin Building, home to our College of Business, is a beautiful and permanent reminder of the generosity and dedication of Russ. We extend condolences to Ann and the entire Gerdin family on the loss of a truly wonderful man."
Iowa State, Ames Lab physicist says nanoparticle assembly is like building with LEGOs
Alex Travesset reports in the Oct. 14 issue of the journal
Science that nanotechnology has entered a new era. Because of
developments in nanoparticle self-assembly, designer materials
with unique properties are now possible. And that could lead to
immediate applications in catalysis, medical sensing and
ISU apparel students Kaitlyn Clevenstine (left) and Marian Baggenstoss (right) apply the finishing touches to a dragonfly costume that will be worn by student dancer Laura Carr during the "Spirits in the Gardens" program.
ISU students provide costuming, dance to bring Reiman "Spirits in the Gardens" alive
Hira to retire as ISU College of Business dean; will remain on faculty
Labh Hira, who is in his 11th year as dean of the College of
Business at Iowa State University, has announced that he will
retire as dean when his term ends on June 30. He will remain on
the ISU faculty as a professor of accounting.
ISU plant pathologist updates science community on groundbreaking research
In the two years since the journal Science published an article by ISU's Adam Bogdanove about his groundbreaking gene research, scientists around the world have built on those findings to explore further breakthroughs. Now Bogdanove updates the scientific community on where the research has been since 2009 and where it is heading.
Troxel Hall groundbreaking set for Oct. 21
The groundbreaking ceremony for Troxel Hall, Iowa State University's newest classroom auditorium, will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. The ceremony will be held on Farm House Lane between Agronomy Hall and the Horticulture Greenhouse Complex.
On a recent trip to Ghana to finalize the Dietetics Internship details, Erin Bergquist, (left); Jean Anderson, (middle, kneeling); and Grace Marquis (back right) met with representatives from the University of Ghana.
ISUs dietetic internship is first in nation to go international with new Ghana program
Iowa State University's Dietetics Internship program, already the country's largest, will be the first in the nation to offer an international component. ISU interns will have the option of working in Ghana beginning in January.
ISU political academics get front row seat to presidential campaign every four years
As long as Iowa continues to
host its first-in-the-nation caucuses -- allowing Iowans to
cast the first votes in the presidential nominating process
every four years -- Iowa State University faculty will have a
front row seat to the campaign. Three ISU political
scientists discuss that rare inside view and the unique
opportunity it presents them in their research and
Presidential campaign site.
Iowa State researchers help detect very-high-energy gamma rays from Crab pulsar
Iowa State University researchers helped design and build the
$20 million instrument that allowed astrophysicists to discover
the first very-high-energy gamma rays from a pulsar. The
discovery is reported in the Oct. 7 issue of the journal
Iowa State, Ames Laboratory, Technion scientist wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The Nobel Foundation today announced Dan Shechtman of Iowa State University, the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Israel's Technion has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The foundation announced The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences picked Shechtman "for the discovery of quasicrystals."
Lee Hamilton to discuss U.S. foreign policy in ISU Manatt-Phelps Lecture