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Feb 20th, 2013
The exhibit includes video interviews with current students, Dean Wendy Wintersteen and a video titled, “Follow Your Dreams.”
Feb 14th, 2013
Patrick Gunn, who joined the animal science department earlier this month, said his first priority is to meet with as many beef producers as possible.
Feb 11th, 2013
Farmers will be able to check soil moisture levels around the state when the Department of Agronomy upgrades weather stations at several research and demonstration farms.
Feb 6th, 2013
CALS offers many programs that support education and innovation to help Iowa’s young people prepare for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Feb 4th, 2013
Prospective graduate students are invited to learn more about ISU and Ames and meet with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines.
Feb 1st, 2013
Lisa Schulte Moore has received a fellowship from the 2013 Leopold Leadership Program at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment.
Jan 31st, 2013
Jianming Yu joined the Department of Agronomy Jan. 1. DuPont Pioneer provided the funding for the position and Yu is serving as the Pioneer Distinguished Chair in Maize Breeding.
Jan 31st, 2013
Theressa Cooper began as the assistant dean for diversity on Feb. 1. The position was created to coordinate, manage and implement the college’s existing diversity programs.
Jan 11th, 2013
A team of researchers at Iowa State University has received a $3 million grant to study genetic resistance to the costliest disease threatening the pork industry.
Jan 11th, 2013
Senior Kevin Hansen was selected for Toro's Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. He will spend seven days in New Orleans helping prepare the game and practice fields for the Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.
Dec 20th, 2012
Jonathan Wendel was a leader of an international team that has mapped the cotton genome, a watershed moment in plant genetics.
Dec 11th, 2012
Students shared research results from their fall semester projects at a poster presentation in Kildee Hall on Dec. 5. The Science With Practice program gives students the opportunity to work with mentors, research their area of interest, earn credits and get paid.
Nov 28th, 2012
Developing chemicals with biomass, DNA engineering and cleaning up Iowa’s lakes are among the life science research featured in the latest issue of the college's alumni magazine STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences from Iowa State University.
Nov 26th, 2012
In the spirit of Thanksgiving the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences asked a few faculty, staff and students — including Dean Wendy Wintersteen and the associate deans — to share what they are most thankful for. Best wishes for a warm and wonderful holiday season!
Nov 14th, 2012
Michael Retallick in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies was honored with the New Teacher Award at a national ceremony Nov. 11.
Nov 14th, 2012
The international effort included ISU's Max Rothschild, Chris Tuggle and Jim Reecy. Its findings promise to expand the ways pigs are used in human health and medical research.
Nov 14th, 2012
ISU and the Iowa Soybean Association were part of a national team honored for multistate research excellence.
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.