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Oct 23rd, 2012
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commissioned sculptor Sarah Pratt to create a life-sized butter replica of the beloved mascot to mark the university's centennial homecoming. Check it out on YouTube.
Oct 11th, 2012
The Dean's Art Gallery features seven Christian Petersen sculptures, a four-piece pastel drawing sequence by Iowa artist Ellen Wagener and judging trophies awarded to Iowa State student teams.
Oct 9th, 2012
October is Pork Month and the Iowa Pork Industry Center has prepared a PDF of swine projects, research, and programs coordinated or led by Iowa State and ISU Extension specialists.
Oct 4th, 2012
Emily Haugen is the first student to complete the Swine Science Online program offered by the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence (USPCE) located at Iowa State University credits the curriculum for helping her make a career switch.
Sep 28th, 2012
Iowa State University researchers are helping to advance new techniques that allow scientists to site-specifically mutate and edit the genes of living organisms.
Sep 21st, 2012
Listen to task force members talk about ISU BioCentury Research Farm tour and expo addressing water quality.
Sep 20th, 2012
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences undergraduate enrollment has reached 3,900 surpassing the 3,623 students in 1977.
Sep 6th, 2012
Youssef Asar, 77, an Egyptian artist, who was invited to serve as the George Washington Carver Artist-in-Residence by former Dean David Topel, died June 27.
Jul 20th, 2012
ISU Extension has drought information related to: crops, livestock, dealing with stress, home and yard, financial concerns and tips for businesses.
Jul 19th, 2012
The Iowa State University Research Foundation and an agricultural biotechnology company have signed a license agreement to develop nematode-resistant plants based on the discovery of ISU plant pathologists.
Jul 12th, 2012
The National Science Foundation has awarded Maria Salas-Fernandez, an assistant professor of agronomy, a Faculty Early Career Development grant for her genetic research on sorghum.
Jul 10th, 2012
In its 25th year, Professor Fred Janzen's turtle camp studied at its location on the Mississippi River plus the team is working to develop four new ponds at the Horticulture Research Station.
Jul 2nd, 2012
Taylor Goetzinger, a senior in landscape architecture and minor in horticulture, is interning at the Horticulture Research Station, Goetzinger, helping research a method to repel Japanese beetles attacking roses.
Jun 27th, 2012
The latest STORIES magazine showcases student life in Agriculture and Life Sciences with two special edition covers, each featuring a different CALS student.
Jun 22nd, 2012
Neil Harl, emeritus professor of economics, praised the foresight of the farmer group that created the farm in the depths of the Farm Crisis, as quoted in an article in the Muscatine Journal.
Jun 20th, 2012
The Iowa FFA Career Development Event of Agricultural Mechanics competition June 7 drew about 120 participants from 27 high schools to the Ag 450 Farm. Iowa FFA officers talk about the event in this video.
Jun 12th, 2012
The one-day program for Iowa pork producers will provide practical and useful information to apply on their farms or in their jobs.
Jun 11th, 2012
Max Rothschild, C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, is looking back at nearly a year working on international development with a sense of accomplishment.
Jun 5th, 2012
On June 8 the ISU Dairy Farm will hold an open house that includes tours, activities and free dairy samples from 6-11 a.m.
May 31st, 2012
The gift will support strategic research initiatives in biomolecular structure, which is important to human, plant and animal life.
May 30th, 2012
The Cyclone Power Pullers compete this weekend in the International ¼-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
May 25th, 2012
The cover story of the latest issue of Crops and Soils magazine features an alum who is working with the agronomy department on a program to give students experience to prepare them for careers.
May 25th, 2012
In the first of a series on "CALS Across the Continents," learn more about students, faculty and programs focused on Africa, including the work of the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods.
May 24th, 2012
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to deliver proteins and DNA into plant cells, simultaneously; allowing for more sophisticated and targeted plant genome-editing techniques.
May 16th, 2012
Ken Stone, emeritus economics professor; and Georgeanne Artz, a visiting assistant professor of economics, compared retail sales in Iowa communities 15 years before and after the arrival of a Wal-Mart store.