Thursday, January 16 2014
Food fermentation guru will speak at Iowa State University on Jan. 22
Self-described fermentation revivalist Sandor Ellix Katz, who wrote the book Newsweek called "the fermenting bible," will speak at Iowa State on "The Art of Fermentation" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.
White House college opportunity summit: ISU President Steven Leath will meet with President Obama today
Iowa State University President Steven Leath meets today with President Barack Obama and other senior administration officials in an effort to identify ways to increase college opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged students.
Iowa State economists extend outreach to help Iowans understand economy
If news about the ongoing economic recovery or changes in the unemployment rate has you wondering what it all means – Iowa State University’s Department of Economics can help. The new “Ask an Economist” website is a tool the public can use to get answers to their questions on a variety of economic topics.
Hundreds of students to scream for their LEGO robots; compete for Iowa championship
The Iowa FIRST LEGO League Championship returns to Howe Hall and the College of Engineering Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The boisterous celebration of brains, engineering, science, technology, teamwork and silly hats is free and open to the public.
Leath thanks governor for support
President Steven Leath expresses gratitude to Gov. Terry Branstad for the FY 2015 budget recommendations in support of ISU, particularly the 4 percent increase in general university operating appropriations, which will allow Iowa State to freeze student tuition for a second consecutive year. Gov. Branstad’s support will allow Iowa State to remain affordable, accessible and attractive to a growing number of Iowa undergraduates.
Former ISU animal science professor’s artwork serves as his voice since stroke
When a debilitating stroke robbed him of his ability to speak, Steven Nissen found a new way to express himself through art. Nissen, formerly a professor of animal science at Iowa State, will share this journey of self-rediscovery through an exhibition at the ISU College of Design’s Design on Main Gallery in downtown Ames.
Upcoming events will honor Martin Luther King Jr.
During the next three weeks, Iowa State University and the Ames community will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (Monday, Jan. 20) to honor the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights activist. All events are free and open to the public.
Alerts regarding chemical incident in ISU Research Park
See a listing of the breaking news alerts related to the Jan. 3 chemical incident at the Iowa State University Research Park.
Signs for optimism are returning to the cattle market after years of difficulty, according to Iowa State markets expert
For the first time in years, the pendulum is swinging back toward profitability for the American cattle industry, according to an Iowa State University cattle markets expert. With corn prices falling during the second half of 2013, cattle producers are starting to consider growing the herd.