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Jun 29th, 2009
The latest STORIES magazine provides many online extras.
Jun 29th, 2009
Wally Huffman, professor in agricultural economics and Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, is very optimistic about agriculture's next decade.
Jun 23rd, 2009
Recipients of the Borlaug Scholar Award and Internship will work on renovation and promotion of the childhood home of Borlaug, the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Jun 15th, 2009
The Iowa State University Dairy Farm was the site of a Dairy Month celebration on June 12. View a slideshow of the event, which included tours of the milking parlor and barns.
Jun 12th, 2009
Crop and livestock production topics will be discussed at the first field days of the growing season.
Jun 11th, 2009
The spring issue of the College's magazine for alumni and friends includes profiles of students and faculty.
Jun 5th, 2009
Robert Horton, professor of agronomy, developed the heat pulse probe, which measures variations in soil temperatures, to help scientists understand more about topsoil.
Jun 2nd, 2009
Sam Bird, a sophomore majoring in global resource systems, recently took part in the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.
May 28th, 2009
Alumni Days 2009 celebrated Iowa State's 50-year reunion class of 1959. The College hosted a reception and tour for its alumni at the Dairy Farm just north of Ames.
May 22nd, 2009
Martin Spalding, professor and chair of the genetics, development and cell biology department, talked to GENcast Network about an advance that could accelerate the use of microalgae in the production of biofuels.
May 14th, 2009
Agriculture education major Cliff Dolbeare thanked "CALS" when he spoke to the College Convocation honoring graduates. You can hear his speech in a slideshow by clicking the arrow in the slideshow pane or read the text.
Apr 30th, 2009
The possibility of a worldwide influenza pandemic may have implications for swine producers in Iowa, according to Dr. Jim McKean, ISU Extension swine veterinarian.
Apr 30th, 2009
The university is taking the situation seriously and encourages community members to take basic precautions to protect their health.
Apr 23rd, 2009
View photos of Veishea and listen to alums who recorded their memories at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences exhibit during Veishea 2009.
Apr 23rd, 2009
The College's distance education program held an award reception on April 13. Students, faculty and staff were featured in a video highlighting their experiences.
Apr 13th, 2009
Although uncertainties remain on plans for budget reductions for the fiscal year that begins July 1, Dean Wendy Wintersteen said the College is looking to the future to emerge stronger with fewer state resources.
Mar 27th, 2009
Thirty high school students from six different northwest Iowa schools visited the College as part of the Learners to Leaders program.
Mar 16th, 2009
Gary Munkvold does research on diseases that affect the production and utilization of seeds and the management of mycotoxigenic fungi in corn. View the video.
Feb 25th, 2009
The College presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Feb. 16. View the presentation(pdf)
Feb 11th, 2009
Michael Boehlje, an agricultural economist at Purdue University, presented the 2009 Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Lecture Feb. 19. View the lecture.
Jan 29th, 2009
Gene Takle, professor of agronomy and geological and atmospheric sciences, discusses his research on the use of atmospheric models to study regional climate changes.
Jan 29th, 2009
James Reecy, associate professor in animal science, took his family along when he worked last year in England. He reflects on his genomic work there and the word "bit."
Jan 29th, 2009
Tong Wang, associate professor of food science and human nutrition, is helping the art world become greener.
Dec 23rd, 2008
A new online summary outlines Iowa State's continuing research and extension efforts on reducing odor and gas emissions from livestock operations.
Dec 23rd, 2008
Researchers at Iowa State University have used a Nobel Prize-winning genetic technology to expand the understanding of milling corn.