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Annette Hacker, director, (515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777


Pediatrics review of underage drinking prevention programs led by Iowa State's Spoth

Richard Spoth, director of the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute (PPSI) at Iowa State, was lead author of a report "Preventive Interventions Addressing Underage Drinking: State of the Evidence and Steps Toward Public Health Impact" in the May issue of Pediatrics -- the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

News release.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa State University faculty experts can discuss flood-related topics

Iowa State University faculty and staff members are available to share their insight and expertise on numerous flood-related topics.

News release.

Iowa State students join science team to chase and capture tornado data

Iowa State University students are spending May and June chasing tornadoes. Yes, there's some adrenaline involved. But what they're really after is some data about the weather conditions near a tornado.

News release.

Community college transfer credits made easy

The Board of Regents recently got a first look at a new web site that will make it easy for students to find out which community college credits transfer to the state universities.

Regents update.

Farm to ISU

Farm to ISU program brings local foods to campus

Local foods are increasingly showing up in ISU dining centers. The Farm to ISU Program aims to bring more local, sustainable and organic foods to campus.

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New web site eases transfer checks

The Board of Regents recently got a first look at a new web site that will make it easy for students to find out which community college credits transfer to the state universities. The regents also approved several new programs and ISU's compensation plan for FY09.

Regents updates.

ISU engineering dean resigns; will join University of Michigan faculty

Mark J. Kushner, dean of the College of Engineering at Iowa State University, has resigned to join the faculty at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, effective Sept. 1.

News release.

ISU's Achterberg resigns; accepts new post at Ohio State

Cheryl Achterberg, inaugural dean of Iowa State University's College of Human Sciences, has accepted a position at The Ohio State University, Columbus, effective July 1.

News release.

Iowa State once again named national center of excellence in information assurance

Iowa State University programs in computer security and information assurance have recently been recognized for academic excellence by two federal security agencies. This is the fourth time The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Iowa State a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

News release.

'Live Green!': Iowa State's conservation, sustainability efforts are moving forward

President Gregory Geoffroy has announced several new programs as part of the Live Green! initiative. They include an Office of Sustainability Programs, a revolving loan fund to support green projects and a goal to achieve LEED gold certification on new construction and major renovations on campus.

News release.

Faculty member on a bike

Riding to work

Some Iowa State faculty and staff bike to work for lots of reasons ... and in all the seasons.

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Helping hand

Cyclone student athletes, coaches and staff spent a day helping clear debris in Parkersburg, where an EF5 tornado left a path of destruction May 25.


In the news

Flooding to inflate grocery bill

The Des Moines Register

Floods that have wiped out corn and soybean crops will result in a 10 percent increase in meat, milk and eggs by the end of the year, says John Lawrence, ISU Extension economist and director of the Iowa Beef Center.

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Iowa flooding could be an act of man, experts say

The Washington Post

People are still trying to understand all the factors that contributed to Iowa's flooding. Jerry DeWitt of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture says lack of adequate buffer strips in farming is one factor. ISU meteorologist Elwynn Taylor attributes two floods within 15 years to cyclical climate change. The entire Midwest has been in a wet cycle for 30 years, he says.

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