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Friday, October 6 2017
Chief of Staff and Chief Financial Officer Miles Lackey will leave Iowa State at the end of the calendar year. He has accepted the chief of staff position at Auburn University, Auburn President Steven Leath announced Oct. 6. Lackey will begin his new role Jan. 2, 2018. He has served Iowa State since April 2012.
"Miles has been instrumental over the past five years in advancing Iowa State's strategic priorities to provide a high-quality, affordable, accessible education for our students; expand the university's research and economic development enterprises; and secure federal, state and private support while operating as efficiently as possible," said Iowa State University Interim President Benjamin Allen. "We thank him for his tireless efforts and expertise to enhance Iowa State's role as one of the top land-grant institutions in the country."
The search for a new CFO and chief of staff will commence after the new Iowa State University president is in place.
Iowa State architecture professor on international team of scholars working to conserve Rome's Flaminio Stadium
Thomas Leslie, Iowa State Morrill Professor and Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, is on an international team of scholars awarded a Getty Foundation grant to pave the way for conserving a threatened, mid-century architectural masterpiece. The Flaminio Stadium was designed and constructed by Pier Luigi Nervi and his son Antonio for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, a 1998 Iowa State graduate, is back on campus after working as a NASA flight director. He's passing on some of the lessons he learned at NASA while helping students with senior design projects related to space and courses in lab techniques and computer applications.
Iowa State University's Santosh Pandey helped lead a project that demonstrates an engineering technology used in cell studies can also be used for drug testing on parasitic roundworms used as a model whole organism. In this case, the technology quickly developed a cocktail of four drugs that was effective in paralyzing the roundworms. The discovery is reported in the journal Science Advances.
The ISU Prairie STRIPS project has found the strategic use of native prairie plants among agricultural fields yields a wide range of environmental benefits, including erosion and runoff reduction and increased wildlife habitat. The findings, published this week, draw on 10 years of data and cover dozens of environmental metrics.
As high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, has grown in popularity, so has the debate over whether it is an effective public health solution. An Iowa State University professor of kinesiology says the workouts are not sustainable for the majority of people who are trying to lose weight and move more.
Akiniwumi Adesina, the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, will present Iowa State's Norman Borlaug Lecture. “Betting on Africa to Feed the World” will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. A reception and student research poster display will precede the lecture at 7 p.m. in the South Ballroom. The free, public lecture is held in conjunction with the annual World Prize celebration.