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Monday, April 23 2012


Landscape architect and urbanist to present P.H. Elwood Lecture at ISU April 27

Chris Guillard, an accomplished San Francisco designer of public landscapes will present the 2012 P.H Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture, "P.S.T. Places-Systems-Things," at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design.Guillard's work and research focus on the value of public open space and urban landscapes that integrate multiple functions into communities. His presentation is free and open to the public.

Three finalists named in provost search

David Manderscheid, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Carlo Montemagno, Founding Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati; and Jonathan Wickert, dean of the College of Engineering at Iowa State, have been named finalists in the search for ISU's senior vice president and provost. They will be on campus later this month to meet with members of the university community and participate in open forum events.

Chew on this: study finds additional chewing reduces food intake in young adults

A new Iowa State University study found that chewing food thoroughly -- 40 times before swallowing -- also reduces food intake in healthy young adults. James Hollis, an Iowa State assistant professor of food science and human nutrition (FSHN); and Yong Zhu, an FSHN doctoral research assistant, will present results from their research on Saturday, April 21, at the Experimental Biology 2012 Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Iowa State University student named Udall Scholar

Photo by Jim Heemstra

An Iowa State senior in industrial engineering has been named a 2012 Udall Scholar by the Udall Foundation. Casey Fangmann is one of 80 students in the nation to win the prestigious and highly competitive scholarship. Selected from a field of 585 candidates nominated by 274 schools, Fangmann is known on campus for his work with The Green Umbrella and TheGreenHouse Group. The award was announced by the University Honors Program, which coordinates nominations and applications.

April 18 forum to focus on biotechnology, regulation, trade and coexistence

Iowa State University's Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP) will welcome experts to discuss the role of regulation in biotechnology and genetically modified agriculture production at an April 18 symposium, "Agricultural Biotechnology Regulation, Trade and Coexistence." BIGMAP's ninth annual conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. Register now; ISU faculty and staff may attend free of charge, but must respond by 5 p.m. April 12.

Iowa State researchers find, test winds extending far away from Alabama tornado’s path

Christopher Karstens, an Iowa State University doctoral student from Atlantic, was studying a deadly Alabama tornado when he noticed high winds from the storm travelled along valleys and knocked down trees. He built a 3-D model of that Alabama terrain and is using Iowa State's Tornado/Microburst Simulator to confirm rough, complex terrain can channel tornado winds.