Issue: 587

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COLLEGE NEWS <br>
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CALS WELCOMES LAWRENCE AS ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR EXTENSION<br>
John Lawrence begins as associate dean for extension programs and outreach and director of agriculture and natural resources extension today, Feb. 1. Contact information for Lawrence is jdlaw@iastate.edu, 4-1428 or 4-7801 for Julie Honeick, 109 Curtiss Hall. <br>
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EXTENSION TO HOST CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY WEBCAST TODAY<br>
To help Iowans better understand the proposed climate change legislation and regulations and its expected implications for agriculture, ISU Extension will offer a statewide webcast today, Feb. 1, starting at 7 p.m. The two-hour webcast will feature leading economists in energy economics and agricultural policy. More: <a href="http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2010/jan/161501.htm">http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2010/jan/161501.htm</a> <br>
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JOHNSON HONORED FOR RESEARCH IN CEREALS AND OILSEEDS<br>
Lawrence Johnson, food science and human nutrition, will receive the 2010 Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds Award of Excellence at the Feb. 3 annual meeting of the NC-213 Multistate Research Program in Marketing and Delivery of Quality Grains and Bioprocess Coproducts. Johnson was selected for his significant contributions in research, outreach and technology transfer, as well as leadership and professional service related to cereals and oilseeds. More: <a href="http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/818/">http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/818/</a> <br>
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BEGINNING FARMERS CONFERENCE AT ISU FEB. 6<br>
The Beginning Farmers Network at ISU will host the fifth annual Beginning Farmers Conference on Feb. 6 at the Memorial Union. Craig Lang, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Association, will share his outlook on challenges facing agriculture in the next 20 years as part of the conference&#146;s keynote address. More: <a href="http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/819/">http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/819/</a> <br>
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BENTLEY JOINS ANR EXTENSION AS FIELD DAIRY SPECIALIST<br>
Jennifer Bentley has joined ANR Extension as field dairy specialist. She is located at the Winneshiek County Extension Office. Bentley was previously employed by the Experiment Station and assigned to the Northeast Iowa Community Based Dairy Foundation at Calmar. <br>
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CALS DEPARTMENTS COSPONSOR SEAN CARROLL LECTURE<br>
Sean Carroll, an award-winning scientist, author and educator who writes a monthly science column for The New York Times, will present &#147;Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species&#148; at 8 p.m. on Feb. 10, Great Hall, Memorial Union. The talk, part of the National Affairs Series, is free and open to the public. CALS departments cosponsoring this lecture are: animal science; ecology, evolution and organismal biology; and genetics, development and cell biology. More: <a href="http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2010/jan/CarrollLecture">http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2010/jan/CarrollLecture</a> <br>
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STUDENT ILLUSTRATORS CREATE DRAWINGS FOR WEED IDENTIFICATION GUIDE<br>
Seniors in biological and pre-medical illustration were asked to create technically accurate illustrations of several grass species for a Weed ID Guide to be published in March by the CALS Corn and Soybean Initiative. More: <a href="http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2010/jan/BPMIstudents">http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2010/jan/BPMIstudents</a> <br>
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NEW WEB SITE PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR LOCAL FOOD EFFORTS<br>
Value Chain Partnerships, an Iowa-based network for food and agriculture working groups that is coordinated by the Leopold Center, has a new Web site featuring reports from more than 60 projects funded by five working groups during the past seven years. More: <a href="http://www.valuechains.org/">http://www.valuechains.org/</a> <br>
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ROTHSCHILD AND HARRIS RECEIVE NEW PATENTS<br>
Max Rothschild, animal science, was issued a patent on Dec. 1 for &#147;Calpastatin Alleles.&#148; Delbert &#147;Hank&#148; Harris, animal science, received a patent issued Nov. 24 for &#147;Identification of Protective Antigenic Determinants of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus and Uses Thereof.&#148; <br>
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KETCHUP OR SALSA? FSHN&#146;S WILSON PROFILED<br>
Lester Wilson, food science and human nutrition, has a buffet of tidbits about the science of food. It&#146;s the type of fun-food trivia Wilson shares with students in his introductory food science classes. &#147;Who would have thought, from the condiment standpoint, that more salsa is sold in the United States each year than ketchup?&#148; Wilson said. More: <a href="http://www.iastate.edu/Inside/2010/0128/wilson.php">http://www.iastate.edu/Inside/2010/0128/wilson.php</a> <br>
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CALS STUDENT FEATURED IN OCHEYEDAN NEWSPAPER<br>
Cortney Schmidt's story is featured in The Press-News in Ocheyedan. The story about her internship and the challenges of living with Bell's palsy ran in the fall 2009 STORIES magazine. To read her story go to:<br>
<a href="http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?brd=2204&pag=460&dept_ID=431373">http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?brd=2204&amp;pag=460&amp;dept_ID=4313...
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CALS STUDENT BLOG ON BULGARIAN ADVENTURES<br>
Ashlee Hespen, a sophomore in public service and administration in agriculture, is attending classes in Bulgaria this semester as part of the study abroad program. Read about her Bulgarian Adventures on her blog at http://ahespen.wordpress.com/. <br>
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DEADLINES AND REMINDERS<br>
Feb. 3: CALS Career Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union. <br>
Feb. 12: CALS Spring Convocation, 4:10 to 5:30 p.m., Curtiss Hall Auditorium. <br>
Feb. 23-24: Symposium on Sustainability, <a href="http://www.livegreen.iastate.edu/symposium/">http://www.livegreen.iastate.edu/symposium/</a> <br>
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EXTERNAL FUNDING<br>
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GRANTS.GOV MAINTENANCE OUTAGE FEB. 6-9<br>
Grants.gov will be off-line from 00:01 a.m. ET on Feb. 6 until 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 9, to implement a major upgrade to the system. Agencies with previously posted closing deadlines on Feb. 6&#150;9 are taking steps to ensure applicants are able to apply for these posted opportunities. Grants.gov personnel ask that PIs note the outage period and any agency instructions for grant opportunities, and plan accordingly when applying for grants in the early February time period.<br>
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MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM PREPROPOSALS DUE FEB. 15<br>
Colleges are accepting preproposals for the NSF MRI program to assist in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. ISU may submit or be included as a partner or subawardee in no more than three proposals. Preproposals must be submitted to the college of the lead principal investigator by close of business on Monday, Feb. 15. Faculty with split appointments must choose and submit to only one college. Centers that do not report to a college must submit to the VPR office. Contact Roxanne Clemens (rclemens@iastate.edu) to receive full guidelines for preproposals. More: <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.htm">http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.htm</a>.<br>
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PROPOSALS FOR BAILEY RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD DUE MARCH 8<br>
The Bailey Research Career Development Award provides funding to foster innovative research that both increases knowledge and has practical applications. Any full-time tenured associate professor or professor may apply. One submission from each college will be selected on a competitive basis and forwarded to the VPR/ED&#146;s office for final review. Faculty with split appointments must choose and submit to only one college. To submit to CALS, send four copies of the proposal application and the names of two to three possible internal reviewers to 138 Curtiss Hall by March 8, 2010. Complete guidelines are posted at <a href="http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/researcher/funding/internal/bailey.html">http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/researcher/funding/internal/bailey.htm...
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FUNDING INFORMATION, OPPORTUNITIES AND DEADLINE REMINDERS<br>
Dates listed are application deadlines. Contact: Roxanne Clemens, rclemens@iastate.edu<br>
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March 3: Energy for Sustainability; $100,000 average annual award for up to three years. More: <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501026&org=CBET&from=home">http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501026&amp;org=CBET&amp;... <br>
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March 26: NIDDK Education Program Grants (R25), $100,000 per year for five years. More: <a href="http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-092.html">http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-092.html</a> <br>
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March 31: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Feasibility/Pilot Project Grant Program, $15,000 per award (indirect costs not allowed) for one year, $50,000 total available funding. More: <a href="http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/filescatter/fileinfo.cfm?f=8274&s=57207...">http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/filescatter/fileinfo.cfm?f=8274&amp;s=5... <br>
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April 14: Active Living Research and New Connections Grant Opportunities (childhood obesity), three types of awards, $50,000 to $300,000 depending on type of grant, $2.6 million total funding. More: <a href="http://www.rwjf.org/files/applications/cfp/cfp_ALR10.pdf%20">http://www.rwjf.org/files/applications/cfp/cfp_ALR10.pdf </a><br>
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April 27: NSF/FDA Scholar-In-Residence at FDA; three to 10 awards, faculty ($25,000 to $150,000 for up to one year), graduate student fellowship (to $35,000 for one year), postdoctoral fellowship ($80,000 per year for one to two years), and undergraduate research experience ($8,000 for summer projects), $500,000 total anticipated funding. More: <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5605">http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5605</a> <br>
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April 27 (one proposal per institution): Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce; six to seven Demonstration Project awards, three to six Implementation and/or Diffusion Project awards, $5 million total anticipated funding. See: <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12782">http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12782</a> <br>
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May 25: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30); five awards, five existing centers expected to submit renewals, $750,000 per year for five years, $5 million total anticipated funding. See: <a href="http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-10-003.html">http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-10-003.html</a><br>
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INFOGRAZING<br>
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HOLZ-CLAUSE NAME ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR EXTENSION<br>
Mary Holz-Clause, a CALS alumnus (agricultural business, public administration and agricultural education), has been named associate vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach. In this capacity, Holz-Clause leads university-wide initiatives such as economic development, strategic resource management and the global extension program. She has served as the interim associate vice president since 2006. More: <a href="http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2010/jan/122601.htm">http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2010/jan/122601.htm</a> <br>
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TOPICS SOUGHT FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LUNCH<br>
The ISU Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer is sponsoring an informational lunch on topics related to intellectual property protection, commercialization and procedural processes, either March 4 or March 10, Campanile Room, Memorial Union. OIPTT is asking faculty to submit topics of interest to Nita Lovejoy, nlovejoy@iastate.edu, 4-0514. <br>
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INTERNAL VOICES<br>
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MILLER EXTENDS THANK YOU TO ANR EXTENSION TEAM<br>
&#147;It has been my honor to serve as the Director of ANR Extension since July 2004. Collectively, we have enjoyed many successes in planning, developing and delivering Extension educational programs for citizens involved in Iowa agriculture. These successes were accomplished because of each of your individual efforts. Thank you for a job well done! I am confident that you will help ANR Extension continue to have quality educational programming that meets the needs of Iowa agriculture.&#148; Gerald Miller, director of agriculture and natural resources extension, and CALS associate dean of extension and outreach, in the January 2010 issue of ANR News. Miller stepped down from his positions effective Jan. 31 and is retiring at the end of March. <br>
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EXTERNAL VOICES<br>
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FRESHMAN TELLS HIGH SCHOOL PAPER WHY HE CHOSE CALS<br>
&#147;I had heard about a new major at Iowa State, global resource systems, that seemed interesting and contacted Dr. Acker, the major&#146;s creator. Interaction with Dr. Acker and time spent on campus showed me that all the staff here are willing to take time out of their busy schedules to communicate with students.&#148; Ian Herrmann, freshman in Global Resource Systems, in the Jan. 29 issue of &#147;The WEB,&#148; the Ames High School newspaper published in The Ames Daily Tribune. <br>
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MARGINALIA<br>
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CAMPBELL TO SPEAK AT BLUE RIBBON BACON FESTIVAL <br>
Jonathan Campbell, Extension program specialist with the ISU Meats Laboratory, will be speaking on &#147;Why Everything is So Much Better with Bacon&#148; at the 2010 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in downtown Des Moines, Feb. 27. Tickets will be available beginning at noon on Thursday, Feb. 4. More: <a href="http://blueribbonbaconfestival.com/">http://blueribbonbaconfestival.com/</a> <br>
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HBO FEATURES ANIMAL SCIENTIST TEMPLE GRANDIN<br>
Temple Grandin is a world-renowned designer of livestock handling facilities, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and one of the world&#146;s highest functioning autistics. A biopic on her life and experiences will air Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. on HBO. More: <a href="http://www.hbo.com/movies/temple-grandin/index.html#/movies/temple-grand...">http://www.hbo.com/movies/temple-grandin/index.html#/movies/temple-grand..., and <a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cowcalfweekly/1031-temple-grandin-hbo-biopic/ind...">http://beefmagazine.com/cowcalfweekly/1031-temple-grandin-hbo-biopic/ind... <br>
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AG AND LIFE SCIENCES ONLINE<br>
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