Issue: 635

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AG AND LIFE SCIENCES ONLINE
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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Newsletter
Iowa State University
Jan. 24, 2010 No. 635

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COLLEGE NEWS
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LAMONT NAMED CALS EQUITY ADVISOR
Susan Lamont, animal science, has been named CALS equity advisor. In this role she is responsible for leading the college's ADVANCE effort. Lamont works with college leadership to develop programs, policies and distribute information to improve working environments, serves as a liaison between CALS and ISU ADVANCE, leads and provides support for ADVANCE events on campus, and encourages participation by other in ADVANCE events. More: http://www.advance.iastate.edu/about/slamont.shtml

WILDLIFE CARE CLINIC FULFILLS STUDENTS' PASSION
The student-run Wildlife Care Clinic, housed inside the ISU Veterinary Medical Center, is staffed with five CALS undergraduate students who provide care to injured and orphaned wildlife on a daily basis. The clinic helps students get hands-on experience caring for injured animals. Students also prepare educational programs for the public. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/features/2011/Wildlife_Care_Clinic/

EXTENSION WORKSHOPS ADDRESS EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT FOR AG OPERATIONS
ISU Extension is offering employee management workshops specifically for agricultural operations. Topics include employer roles and responsibilities, performance and legal issues, communication and compensation. Workshops are available in four locations beginning late January through early March. More: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2011/jan/121801.htm

SPRING AG CAREER DAY SET FOR FEB. 2
The spring version of Ag Career Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Memorial Union. The job fair is open to Iowa State students, alumni and the general public. Mike Gaul, director of career services for CALS, expects 80 to 85 companies and organization to recruit at the annual event. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/907/

DIRECTOR OF U.S. CENSUS BUREAU TO SPEAK AT ISU FEB. 3
Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will be presenting the Wayne A. Fuller Lecture on Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Howe Hall Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium. Groves will be speaking on the 23rd census and the role of statistics. More: http://www.stat.iastate.edu/seminars/seminar.html?id=548

TAKLE TO SPEAK ON CLIMATE, AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY FEB. 6
Gene Takle, agronomy, will speak on climate, agriculture and sustainability at the annual Shivvers Memorial Lecture, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. He will discuss Iowa's changing climate and the impact on agriculture, as well as how shifting weather patterns are changing how Iowa farmers do business. More: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/newsreleases/2011/011911_climate.html

BEGINNING FARMERS CONFERENCE FEB. 12
The Beginning Farmer Network, an organization made up of ISU students interested in entering farming, is sponsoring the Beginning Farmers Conference on Feb. 12 at the Scheman Center. Speakers include Loren Kruse, Successful Farming magazine editor-in-chief, and Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. More: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2011/jan/431001.htm

THIRD ISU APHID RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM FEB. 15
The third ISU Aphid Research Symposium will be held Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ensminger Room at 1204 Kildee Hall. Bryce Falk, University of California, Davis, will present the keynote address. Oral presentations from ISU labs and an open discussion will follow. A poster presentation will be held in the afternoon. More: Dai Nguyen, dna112@iastate.edu.

IOWA WATER CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7-8
The 2011 Iowa Water Conference is scheduled for March 7-8 at the Scheman Continuing Education Building. The conference is a collaborative effort consisting of the following conferences: Ag and the Environment, Floodplain Management, Iowa Learning Farms, Stormwater and Water Monitoring. The goal of this partnership is to create greater awareness of Iowa urban and agricultural water issues through sustainable watershed management. More: http://www.iowawaterconference.org/

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
Jan. 29: ISU Tradition of Excellence Heifer and Bull Sale, http://www.ans.iastate.edu/events/news.php?nbr=137
Jan. 31: Application deadline for Iowa women farmers to help women farmers in Uganda, http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2011/jan/161001.htm
Feb. 1: Application deadline for "Soy You Think You Can Cook" competition, http://www.fshn.hs.iastate.edu/news/soyyouthinkyoucancook.php
Feb. 7: CALS Faculty Development Seminar on FSHN Student Outcomes, noon to 1 p.m., Memorial Union Cardinal Room.
Feb. 23: Proposals due for ISU On-Farm Research and Demonstration Grant Program, http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/newsreleases/2011/010711_onfarmgrant...
April 1: Application deadline for CALS P&S Exceptional Performance Pay requests, http://www.ag.iastate.edu/facultystaff/policy/
April 6-7: Egg Industry Issues Forum, http://www.ans.iastate.edu/EIC/?pg=2011forum
April 19-20: BIGMAP Food and Fuel Symposium, Gateway Conference Center

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EXTERNAL FUNDING
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TRAVEL SUPPORT FOR 2011 NIH REGIONAL GRANTS SEMINAR
CALS will provide $800 each for up to five faculty members to attend the 2011 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. Participants will interact with NIH policy officials, grants management, program and review staff, eRA Commons experts and other key personnel. The seminar is offered in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 27-29, and in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., June 22-24. Interested faculty should contact Joe Colletti, colletti@iastate.edu, by noon on Friday, Jan. 28. Preference will be given to new/young faculty and then to mid-career faculty. Faculty who receive support will be asked to share their new knowledge within the college following the seminar, with date and format to be determined. More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm

FACULTY AND STUDENT RESEARCH PARTICIPATION AT U.S. FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers opportunities to participate in FDA mission-related research. Disciplines include life, health and medical sciences; bioengineering; biostatistics; physical sciences; veterinary medical sciences; epidemiology; food technology; pharmacology; nutritional pharmacology; and materials science Duration varies from one month to one year with renewal options, four years maximum, full- or part-time. Faculty appointments are generally three months. More: http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10105

UNFUNDED NIH APPLICATIONS: SHOULD YOU REAPPLY?
The National Institutes of Health offer advice on the steps to take if a new application is not funded on the first try. More: http://funding.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/grant/cycle/pages/part11b.aspx

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

Jan. 26 (notice of intent to propose): NASA 2011 Summer of Innovation Project; 10 awards, $750,000 each. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=63193

Feb. 14: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Five Star Restoration Grant Program; $25,000, 50 percent match. More: http://www.nfwf.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Charter_Programs_List&Templa...

Feb. 15: Sustainable Forestry Initiative Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program; $5,000 small projects, $200,000 large projects. More: http://www.sfiprogram.org/conservation-grant/about-grant.php

Feb. 23 (letter of intent): Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5733&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&W...

March 1: International Research Scientist Development Award (K01). http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-066.html

March 3: NIFA USDA Pest Management Alternatives Program; $100,000 to $200,000. More:
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/pestmanagementalternatives.cfm

March 21 (letter of intent): Dietary Influence on the Human Health Effects of Environmental Exposures (R21); $300,000 direct costs over two years. More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-11-002.html

Letters of intent accepted on rolling bases: Found Animals Michelson Grants in Reproductive Biology. $750,000 over three years. More: http://michelson.foundanimals.org/michelson-grants

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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ADVERTISE ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS ON CURTISS HALL MONITORS
The Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer has updated software for the monitors located on the ground floor of Curtiss Hall, making it easier to post College events. These live bulletin boards are available to student clubs, faculty and staff to advertise information about upcoming events and activities. For more information contact Amy Williams at 4-9732, amyupah@iastate.edu, or Rod Fischer at 4-9970, videoguy@iastate.edu.

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INFOGRAZING
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TEMPLE GRANDIN TO GIVE KEYNOTE AT I-29 DAIRY CONFERENCE
Temple Grandin will give the keynote address at the sixth annual I-29 Dairy Conference, to be held Feb. 9-10 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Grandin has received worldwide acclaim for her ability to design livestock handling systems that reduce stress on animals and improve safety for people working with the livestock. Her keynote presentation is open to both conference attendees and the general public. The I-29 Dairy Conference is co-sponsored by ISU Extension. More: http://www.the-farmer.com/story.aspx/temple/grandin/to/give/keynote/at/c...

SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABILITY FEB. 21-22
The 2011 Symposium on Sustainability at ISU will be held Feb. 21-22 at the Memorial Union. This event provides the platform for students, faculty and staff to take ownership in determining their specific interests, opportunities and commitment to a sustainable future for ISU through interactive sustainability visioning sessions and a number of education and awareness building presentations and panel discussions. The call for posters deadline and the award nominations deadline is Jan. 21. More: http://www.livegreen.iastate.edu/symposium/2011/

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIPS
The California Council on Science and Technology is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships based in Sacramento. This is a one-year professional development opportunity that provides the selected fellows with hands-on experience working with California Legislature to incorporate science and technology into public policy. More: http://fellows.ccst.us/

USDA 2011 STUDENT INTERN PROGRAM
The USDA 2011 Student Intern Program provides an opportunity for college students to gain experience as assistants in scientific, professional and technical areas. The program consists of paid internships that give students an opportunity to gain career experience and to consider future employment with USDA. Each position vacancy has its own deadline. Individual USDA agencies may post additional summer positions on their own websites, so students are encouraged to check throughout the spring for further updates. More: http://www.dm.usda.gov/employ/SIPIntro.htm

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INTERNAL VOICES
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GAUL ON UPCOMING AG CAREER DAY
"Our students are held in high regards by employers. And more importantly, this is a great time to be in the agriculture and life sciences sectors." Mike Gaul, director of career services for CALS, on the upcoming Ag Career Day, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/907/

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MARGINALIA
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JAURON ON STARTING SEEDLINGS INDOORS
Richard Jauron, horticulture, provides information about starting seedlings indoors in a "Ask the ISU Extension Expert" news release. More: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2011/jan/121301.htm

PHOTO CONTEST TO SHOWCASE WATER
Participants at the 2011 Iowa Water Conference, scheduled for March 7-8 at the Scheman Continuing Education Building, may enter up to three photographs in an accompanying contest. Photos must contain a water component such as a lake, river, wetland, stormwater runoff, precipitation or related conservation practices, and may be in an urban or rural setting. Entries are due Feb. 25. Prizes will be awarded during the conference luncheon. More: http://www.iowawaterconference.org/

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