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Rural small business conference Dec. 4 at ISU
A one-day, statewide conference for rural businesses, "Solutions for Managing Business Risk," will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall (room 1148), Gerdin Business Building, Iowa State University. Registration for the conference is $50 and includes lunch. Registration must be paid in advance. The conference is part of the Grow Your Small Market Farm Business Network, an Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program based in Des Moines. The SBDC is the outreach unit of Iowa State's College of Business.
Souleyrette appointed to endowed professorship
Reginald Souleyrette, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, has been named the first recipient of the Gerald and Audrey Olson Professorship in Civil Engineering.
ISU professor helps develop postage stamp honoring noted scientist
When U.S. Postal Service researchers landed on ISU chemical engineering professor Kenneth Jolls' Web site, they knew they'd found the best person to help develop a new stamp honoring a noted American scientist.
Iowa State experts available to speak to media about Asian soybean rust
The USDA confirmed today that Asian soybean rust has been found in Louisiana, the first known incidence of the disease in North America. Asian soybean rust is an aggressive fungal disease that can reduce soybean yield substantially. Media can contact Iowa State experts who can discuss the disease and what its discovery means for producers.
Club's online auction generates funds for memorial scholarship
Looking for an antique milk can? How about a cow charm bracelet? Check out the ISU Dairy Science Club's auction at http://www.ag.iastate.edu/departments/ansci/alisonciancio/. All proceeds go to the Alison Ciancio Memorial Foundation for scholarships.
First female three-star general named fall 2004 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics at Iowa State
Claudia Kennedy -- the only woman to achieve the rank of three-star general in the U. S. Army -- is the fall 2004 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics at Iowa State University. Kennedy will discuss "Women, Leadership and the Future" at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Sun Room, Memorial Union. The free event is sponsored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. Kennedy's public lecture is part of the Advancing Women Leaders series, sponsored by the University Committee on Women, Women's Leadership Consortium, Office of the Provost and Catt Center.
ISU psychology professor receives $400,000 National Science Foundation grant to study recognition memory
For those who have stood in line at the ballpark and noticed a passerby who seemed oddly familiar, but couldn't place a name, research from a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation grant awarded to an Iowa State University psychology professor may provide perspective. Anne Cleary, assistant professor of psychology, will study familiarity-based recognition memory -- why some features (color, place, texture, etc.) of an experience later give rise to feelings of familiarity and what underlying aspects of the mind cause these subjective feelings.
ISU's College of Education receives U.S. Department of State grant for Turkish student teacher internship
Iowa State University's College of Education has received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State to bring 30 Turkish education students from Bilkent University, Ankara, to intern with Iowa teachers and students as part of a cultural exchange and student teaching program. The Turkish graduate students will be in the United States from January to March 2005.
Faculty vote favors college combination
Faculty in the colleges of Family and Consumer Sciences and Education have voted on the proposal to combine their colleges.
ISU Women's Studies program receives $300,000 U.S. Department of State grant
Iowa State University's Women's Studies program has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State to study the relationship of gender to the emerging democracies and market economies of the former Soviet Union. Jill Bystydzienski, director of the program, said the grant will allow a cultural exchange with the Center for Gender Studies at Kharkiv National University, Ukraine.
"Murder in Maui" is theme for last 2004 International Dinner Series At ISU Nov. 17
Tickets are on sale for the last international dinner, "Murder in Maui," on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Participants will "investigate" a murder mystery while enjoying a five-course Hawaiian dinner. A reception and cash bar begins at 6 p.m. in LeBaron Hall, room 1009. The dinner will be in the Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom, room 23, MacKay Hall. Tickets cost $45 per person.
Lester Wilson, professor of food science and human nutrition, explains how he prepared tofu from different varieties of soybeans during a fellowship at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Wilson and a group from ISU's NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center were at the space center earlier this month to report progress in developing foods for space flight.
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Tornado team on network TV
ABC's "Good Morning America" featured Iowa State's tornado simulator on Oct. 28. The simulator is a collaboration of ISU faculty Partha Sarkar, Bill Gallus and Fred Haan.
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Folklore says fuzzy caterpillars can predict the weather. Can they? Iowa State University Extension entomologist Donald Lewis fields a few hundred questions about this every year, and explains the subtle differences between woolly bear caterpillars and other fuzzy species in the same family.
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