Monday, January 27 2014
C-SPAN’s American History TV to feature Dobbs’ lecture
Charles Dobbs outlines several factors that influenced John F. Kennedy’s approach to foreign policy in a lecture that will air on C-SPAN’s American History TV. The segment will air at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, and again at noon on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Iowa State students help Des Moines neighborhoods plan for change
Graduate students in Jane Rongerude's community and regional planning studio have been helping two of Des Moines' oldest and most diverse neighborhoods — Capitol East and Capitol Park — plan for their next two decades of change. The students will present the plans to the neighborhood associations in February. It's the first round of presentations in a two-month approval process with the plan and zoning commission, city council and county board of supervisors. Once approved, the plans will become part of the city's comprehensive plan.
Leading life sciences entrepreneur Juan Enriquez will speak at ISU Feb. 6
Juan Enriquez, a life sciences entrepreneur and vanguard of innovation at the intersection of science, business and society, will present “The Life Code: Changing Lives, Changing Business” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Enriquez is co-founder of Synthetic Genomics, managing director of Excel Venture Management and former director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project. His talk is free and open to the public. A welcome by Iowa State President Steven Leath and an introduction by Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill will precede the talk.
Iowa State College of Business launches new CyBIZ Lab
An initiative to expand experiential learning for Iowa State University students will also provide businesses with access to market research and consulting services. ISU’s College of Business created CyBIZ Lab as a way for students to gain real work experience.
ISU volunteers help with Moulton Elementary service project
Cheers filled the gym at Moulton Elementary School every time a table of students sealed another box of packaged meals. Volunteers from Iowa State University worked side by side with the students and Moulton teachers to measure and fill 14,472 of the nutritionally balanced meal bags that Meals from the Heartland will ship around the world to fight hunger.
Pork producers who discontinue the use of gestation crates have choices to make, according to Iowa State veterinary expert
Pork producers considering a transition away from the use of gestation crates will have to weigh plenty of options to find the right fit for their operations, according to an Iowa State University swine expert.
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.