Issue: 611

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AG AND LIFE SCIENCES ONLINE
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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Newsletter
Iowa State University
July 19, 2010 No. 611

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COLLEGE NEWS
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BBMB 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, JULY 23-24
The 50th anniversary celebration of the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology is this Friday and Saturday, July 23-24. The focus will be on bringing people together and promoting interaction. More: http://www.bbmb.iastate.edu/

RESEARCH FARM REPORTS AVAILABLE ONLINE
Annual reports of research conducted at the 12 Iowa State Research and Demonstration Farms are now available online. Articles are organized by research farm, university departments, broad research categories and more specific topic categories. The farm report website has a binder feature that allows articles to be sorted, selected and saved as a collection. Once included in the "My Binder" feature, the articles are organized, given page numbers and a table of contents is automatically created. More: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2010/jul/161501.htm

GRAVES NAMED ASSOCIATE DEAN OF GRADUATE COLLEGE
Bill Graves, horticulture, has been named associate dean of the Graduate College beginning July 15. This is a new position created as a result of retirements and reorganization. More information regarding the new configuration and distribution of responsibilities among Graduate College leadership and support staff will be provided this fall.

TUGGLE SELECTED FOR FULBRIGHT EXCHANGE IN SCOTLAND
Christopher Tuggle, a specialist in functional genomics in the animal science department, has been selected to participate in the United States-United Kingdom Fulbright Commission educational exchange program. As a Fulbright scholar at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh from January to July 2011, he will help develop systems biology tools for a better understanding and prediction of disease resistance. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/871/

FREEMAN, BRATSCH-PRINCE ARE ASSOCIATE PROVOST CANDIDATES
Interviews for the position of ISU associate provost for academic personnel will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 19-20. The public forum for Dawn Bratsch-Prince is Monday, 3 to 4 p.m. in 130 Design. The public forum for Steven Freeman, agricultural and biosystems engineering, is Tuesday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 130 Design. More: http://www.provost.iastate.edu/searches/assocprovost/candidates/

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR BONNIE GLATZ JULY 21
Bonnie Glatz died of cancer on July 16 at her home in Ames. There will be a visitation at 4:30 p.m. with the service to follow at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Ames. Glatz was a University Professor and retired in 2004 after 29 years in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. More: http://www.amestrib.com/articles/2010/07/19/ames_tribune/obituaries/doc4...

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR LINDA SCHULTZ, JULY 23
A retirement reception will be held for Linda Schultz this Friday, July 23, at 9:30 to 11 a.m. in 17 Curtiss Hall.

DEMONSTRATION GARDEN FIELD DAYS BEGIN JULY 27
Several ISU Research and Demonstration Farms will offer gardeners new ideas at Home Demonstration Garden Field Days beginning July 27. Each farm will grow annual flowers in the pattern of a quilt block, and compete to see who can grow the largest pumpkin in the Home Demonstration Garden. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/872/

NATIONAL SWINE NUTRITION GUIDE WELL-RECEIVED BY INDUSTRY, ACADEMICS
A comprehensive swine nutrition guide released earlier this year is getting rave reviews from users. The National Swine Nutrition Guide, funded by a United Soybean Board grant, was developed in collaboration with land-grant universities, agribusinesses and the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, which is housed in the National Swine Research and Information Center on the ISU campus. The guide consists of a 320-page book, a 37-page set of tables and a CD with a computer diet balancer program. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/873/

RUST ELECTED TO MEAT INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME
Robert Rust, professor emeritus in animal science, has been elected to the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. The Class of 2010 includes 12 new members. The induction ceremony will take place Oct. 30 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
July 26-30: PASTA class, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in 200 MacKay Hall, http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/fpwpasta/home.html
July 29: All Horticulture Field Day, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/869/

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EXTERNAL FUNDING
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FUNDING INFORMATION, OPPORTUNITIES AND DEADLINE REMINDERS
Dates listed are application deadlines. Contact: Roxanne Clemens, rclemens@iastate.edu

July 21 (concept paper): USAID Gender and Food Security; two awards, up to three years, $1.5 million total funding. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=55667

Aug. 2 (letter of intent): Market-Based Approaches to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Energy Efficiency in Homes and Buildings - EPA-OAR-CPPD-10-11; 14 awards, $60,000 to $1.2 million, $5,360,000 total anticipated funding. More: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=55806

Aug. 18: NSF Research Coordination Networks; 15 to 35 awards, $500,000 for five years. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11691&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39

Sept. 1 (letter of intent): Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25); eight to 10 new awards, $900,000 per year, up to five years. More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-11-024.html

Sept. 8: A.S.P.E.N. Nutrition Research Grants; $25,000 for one year, early career investigators of nutrition and metabolic support. More: http://www.nutritioncare.org/wcontent.aspx?id=784

Sept. 14: Department of Commerce Cooperative Research Program (fisheries); eight awards, $300,000 per award, $2 million total anticipated funding. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=55900

Sept. 30: Department of Defense Long Range Funding Opportunity Announcement for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for K-12 and Institutions of Higher Education; average awards of $200,000 per year, 12 to 36 months, $10 million per year total anticipated funding. More: http://www.onr.navy.mil/~/media/Files/Funding-Announcements/BAA/10-023-S...

Oct. 5: Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins (R01); number, size and duration of awards will vary. More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-228.html

Nov. 15: Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering; 23 to 40 awards, $250,000 to $2.5 million depending on program, $29 million total anticipated funding for FY 2011. More: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10586/nsf10586.htm

March 31: USAID/LAC Bureau's Phase II Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon (ICAA II); four awards, four to five years, $10 million. More: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=55733

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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USE OF COMMAS IN A SERIES
Use commas to separate elements in a series, but do not put a comma before the conjunction in a simple series: "The flag is red, white and blue." Put a comma before the concluding conjunction in a series, however, if an integral element of the series requires a conjunction: "I had orange juice, toast, and ham and eggs for breakfast." Use a comma also before the concluding conjunction in a complex series of phrases: "The main points to consider are whether the athletes are skillful enough to compete, whether they have the stamina to endure the training, and whether they have the proper mental attitude." (The Associated Press Stylebook, 39th ed., 2004)

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INFOGRAZING
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ANIMAL PROGRAM TASK FORCE SPEAKER TO PRESENT JULY 28
An ISU Animal Program Task Force has been organized to develop strategies for a proactive, educational approach to address public concerns regarding the use of animals in research, teaching, testing and food production. The task force is hosting a speaker from the Foundation for Biomedical Research to discuss strategies for addressing concerns on July 28 at 10 a.m. in 2226 Vet Med. If you are planning to attend, please register with Jerry Zamzow at jzamzow@iastate.edu. CALS, the College of Vet Med and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development organized the task force.

NWRC GRANT INCENTIVE PROGRAM
The Nutrition and Wellness Research Center has created a small grant incentive program to facilitate and reward application planning and submission through the NWRC. Ten $5,000 incentive grants will be made available in two phases; applications are due Aug. 15 and Sept. 30 respectively. More: http://www.nwrc.iastate.edu/newsandevents.php

GRANT COMPETITION TO ATTRACT SCIENTISTS TO RUSSIAN UNIVERSITIES
An open grant competition of the Government of the Russian Federation is designed to support scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning. Grant applications are due July 25. More: http://eng.mon.gov.ru/pro/ved/uch/

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INTERNAL VOICES
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MACDONALD ON IOWA AS FERTILE GROUND FOR FOOD PRODUCTS OF TOMORROW
"Careers in food science are the best kept secrets out there. Because of ISU's strong reputation and proximity to the leading food companies in the world, most of our students have internship opportunities before graduating. We didn't see a decrease in job opportunities for our graduates during the economic downturn and students usually have two or three job offers to consider. It's a path to worldwide job opportunities because most food companies have global markets." Ruth MacDonald, chair of the Food Science and Human Nutrition department. More: http://www.agnetwork.com/monday_newsletter.aspx?oid=1162543&tid=Archive&...

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EXTERNAL VOICES
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KOLMER FINDS ISU CREATIVE WRITING COURSE THERAPEUTIC
Diane Kolmer of West Des Moines is taking a six-week, noncredit ISU online creative writing course for Iowans with disabilities and says she's found the class to be therapeutic. A former lobbyist, news reporter and TV assignment editor and producer who has multiple sclerosis, Kolmer is using the class to refine poetry writing and storytelling skills that she developed in college. The daughter of Lee Kolmer, the late dean of ISU's College of Agriculture, she is trying to produce fiction narratives that touch on conflicts born of disability. More: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2010/jul/disabilities

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MARGINALIA
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FAIR SQUARES "“ NEWEST FOOD ON-A-STICK AT IOWA STATE FAIR
Fair Squares are the official treat of the 2010 Iowa State Fair and the newest food on-a-stick. Each is four ounces of crispy rice cereal and made-from-scratch marshmallow, in plain or peanut butter flavor. All proceeds from each $2 treat will benefit the Blue Ribbon Foundation to improve the fairgrounds. More than 50 foods on-a-stick will be available at the Fair on August 12-22. For a complete list: http://www.iowastatefair.com/services/food-on-a-stick.php

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