Monday, October 31 2011
ISU economics study finds Vision Iowa provided healthy return on investment
Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab helps Iowa State engineers improve wind power
Iowa State University's Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory is helping engineers study and develop new, low-cost manufacturing systems that could improve the productivity of turbine blade factories. The ultimate goal of the lab research is to make wind energy a more cost competitive energy option.
Experian VP to discuss living credit smart in Greater Iowa Credit Union Lecture Nov. 1
"Diet for a Small Planet" author Frances Moore Lappé to speak Nov. 3
Frances Moore Lappé, who authored the 1971 classic, "Diet for a Small Planet," -- the first best-selling book to brand grain-fed meat production as detrimental -- will speak next week at Iowa State. She will talk about her new book, "EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Lappé is the author of 18 books and the co-founder of Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and the Small Planet Institute. Her lecture is part of the university's World Affairs Series, and is free and open to the public.
Healthy food advocate Gregory Jaffe will discuss biotech food Nov. 1 at ISU
Gregory Jaffe, director of the Project on Biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom. Jaffe is a recognized expert on the U.S. regulatory structure for agricultural biotechnology and related consumer issues. His talk, "Genetically Engineered Foods: The Naked Truth," is part of the university's National Affairs Series, and is free and open to the public.