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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.
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.