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Iowa State faculty are creating a rural renaissance community index to curb out-migration
A group of 12 Iowa State University researchers is working on a three-year rural renaissance community index project designed to identify some of the greatest attributes found in rural Iowa communities through an interactive database.
Summer brings mosquitoes; protect your horses against West Nile Virus
David Wong, ISU assistant professor of equine medicine, encourages horse owners to protect their animals from West Nile Virus now, before the peak of West Nile season.
White named interim dean of ISU's College of Human Sciences
Pamela White, University Professor of food science and human nutrition, has been named interim dean of ISU's College of Human Sciences effective July 1.
ReCAP economists prepare report on economic impact of 2008 floods in Iowa
A new report by Iowa State University's Regional Capacity Analysis Program, titled "Economic Impacts of the 2008 Floods in Iowa," details how the economic impact of this year's flooding in the state will be calculated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
The Iowa State University Steel Bridge Team recently won 10th place at the 42-team National Student Steel Bridge Competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The bridge -- designed and built by students -- also won first place in the aesthetics category.
Riding to work
Some Iowa State faculty and staff bike to work for lots of reasons ... and in all the seasons.
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.
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.