Issue: 654

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AG AND LIFE SCIENCES ONLINE
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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Newsletter
Iowa State University
June 6, 2011 No. 654

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COLLEGE NEWS
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WALTER, ALUM AND ACTIVE MEMBER OF ISU COMMUNITY, DIED
Marvin J. Walter, a College alum and supporter and an active member of the ISU community, died June 1. He was 70. Visitation is today, June 6, from 3 to 7 p.m.; the service is tomorrow, June 7, at 10:30 a.m., both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ames. Walter earned two degrees in animal science at ISU in 1962 and 1964. He was on the ISU Foundation Board of Governors and received the Order of the Knoll Award for distinguished service. He also received the College's Floyd Andre Award for distinguished service to agriculture and was a member of the college's Campaign Committee. More: http://www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com/obituary/34362/MarvinJosep...

ABE FACULTY RECEIVE BEST PAPER AWARD
Jacek Koziel, agricultural and biosystems engineering, accepted the best paper award at the first World Conference for Pollution and Environment"”Treatment of Air (PETrA) in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 23-25. The paper was titled "Simultaneous Chemical and Sensory Analysis of Odor," and was authored by Koziel, Lingshuang Cai and Steve Hoff, agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Shicheng Zhang, a postdoc who is now on the faculty at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Ninety-four papers from 26 countries were submitted for the conference.

JUNGST RETIREMENT RECEPTION, JUNE 24
A retirement reception for Steven Jungst, professor and interim chair in the department of natural resource ecology and management, and also serving as interim chair of the entomology department, will be held June 24, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union South Ballroom (program at 4:30). Jungst has been a member of the forestry faculty at ISU since 1974. He was the first recipient of the Harmon Family Professorship in Forestry in 2004. He is a fellow of the Society of American Foresters and serves as chair of the NREM Student Learning Outcomes Committee. Jungst received a bachelor's degree (1969), a master's degree (1976) and a doctorate (1978) in forestry from ISU.

NUMBER OF CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY RISING FASTER IN IOWA
David Peters, sociology, has analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data and compared Iowa's rates of poverty to national figures. The number of Iowa children in households with incomes below the poverty line is growing faster than the national average. More: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2011/jun/peterschild

EXPLORE STRIP-TILLAGE AT WEBSTER CITY OPEN HOUSE, JUNE 14
Iowa Learning Farms will sponsor a strip-tillage open house at the Arlo Van Diest farm in Hamilton County on June 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. See how strip-tillage works and learn from a local farmer who is experienced with this practice. More: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/explore-strip-tillage-webster-c...

DAIRY FARM TO CELEBRATE DAIRY MONTH, JUNE 17
The ISU Dairy Farm will celebrate Dairy Month on June 17 from 6 to 11 a.m. The event is open to the public and will include tours of the milking parlor, barns and a discovery center for children. Free samples of milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream will be available courtesy of Iowa's dairy processors. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/941/

PORKBRIDGE EDUCATION SERIES RETURNS JUNE 30
PorkBridge, a distance education series operating through the collaboration of 11 land-grant universities, begins the 2011-2012 season June 30. PorkBridge provides relevant and accurate information for those who own, manage or work in swine grow-finish facilities. The Iowa Pork Industry Center at ISU coordinates all program details. More: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/porkbridge-educational-series-r...

IOWA LOCAL FOOD DIRECTORY UPDATED
The directory "Learning about Local," compiled by the Leopold Center, has been updated to help Iowans stay in touch with the growing number of organizations supporting local food efforts. More: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/newsreleases/2011/060111_directory.html

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
June 14: Retirement reception for Loren Shiers, 2 to 4 p.m., 1151 NSRIC.
June 20: Retirement reception for Lloyd Anderson, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Kildee Hall atrium.
June 27: Retirement reception for Jerry Miller, 3 to 5 p.m., Reiman Gardens.
July 19: Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open, Veenker Memorial Golf Course, ipic@iastate.edu

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EXTERNAL FUNDING
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USDA SBIR WEBINAR, JUNE 14
The Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network will hold a free webinar to learn how to leverage USDA's Small Business Innovation Research Program for internal research and development projects with commercial potential. Dr. Charles Cleland, USDA SBIR National Program Leader, will present the webinar and answer questions. Pat Dillon and Dave Linz, WEN, will discuss the resources and capabilities available in Wisconsin to support USDA SBIR applicants. The webinar will be held Tuesday, June 14, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register at http://www.uwex.edu/ics/wlwreg/wlwwelcome.cfm. Contact: Ashwini Rao, (608) 263-0398.

FUNDING INFORMATION, OPPORTUNITIES AND DEADLINE REMINDERS
Dates listed are application deadlines. Contact: Roxanne Clemens, rclemens@iastate.edu
Additional information is posted at CALS Funding Resources, http://www.ag.iastate.edu/research/fundingResources/

June 26 (letter of intent): Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5501&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&W...

July 1: Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas Projects in Select Countries; five awards, $500,000 to $1 million. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=97744

July 1: NSF MARGINS Program; More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13516&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&...

July 2 (letter of intent): Technology Development for High-Throughput Functional Genomics (R01). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-11-013.html

July 11 (letter of intent): Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research (U10). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-12-200.html

July 15: Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project; one award, $14 million. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=97473

July 18: EPA School Integrated Pest Management Grants; $50,000 to $250,000 per award. More: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/grants/proposals/2011-school-ipm-grants.pdf

July 29: NAWCA U.S. Standard Grants; 40 awards, $75,000 to $1 million. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=88774

Aug. 25: Transit Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Pilots; four awards, $50,000 to $175,000. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=97476

Sept. 15: Biotechnology, Biochemical and Biomass Engineering; one to three years, average annual award $100,000 for individual investigators, $200,000 for multiple investigators. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501024

Sept. 23 (letter of intent): Therapeutics for Neurotropic Biodefense Toxins and Pathogens (R21/R33). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-11-027.html

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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ON vs. UPON
Prefer "on" to "upon" unless introducing an event or condition:
* Put that on the shelf, please.
* You'll get paid upon the job's completion.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., 2003.

ON vs. ON TO vs. ONTO
When is "on" a preposition and when is it an adverb? The sense of the sentence should tell, but the distinction can be subtle. "Onto" implies a movement, so it has an adverbial flavor even though it is a preposition.
* The gymnast jumped onto the bars.
When "on" is part of the verbal phrase, it is an adverb and "to" is the preposition.
* The gymnast held on to the bars.
One trick is to mentally say "up" before "on": if the sentence still makes sense, then "onto" is probably the right choice. Alone, "on" does not imply motion.
* The gymnast is good on the parallel bars.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., 2003.

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INFOGRAZING
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SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CENTRAL SERVICES THAT SUPPORT ISU RESEARCH
Faculty and staff are invited to share their perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of the university's central services that support research at a series of listening sessions. The first will be held June 7, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Memorial Union Gallery. Sharon Quisenberry, vice president for research and economic development, and Pam Cain, associate vice president for business and finance, are convening the listening sessions. More: http://www.inside.iastate.edu/2011/0526/listen.php

MyPLATE REPLACES MyPYRAMID AS FOOD GROUP SYMBOL
USDA's new food icon, MyPlate, was unveiled June 2 to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. More: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/MyPlate/PressRelease.pdf

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INTERNAL VOICES
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STUDENTS: RECOMMENDATIONS TO FIX THE DEFICIT, DEBT
"The current national debate over the federal debt and deficit provided an interesting backdrop for this spring's class in public finance and public policy at Iowa State University...We created our own deficit commission report and arrived at the following recommendations." Written by 13 students in economics professor Dan Otto's class. More: http://www.press-citizen.com/article/D2/20110603/OPINION01/106030318/Stu...

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EXTERNAL VOICES
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RESEARCH TO ENSURE SOIL QUALITY IN BIOFUEL RODUCTION
"Renewable fuel requires healthy soil. We're glad to be working with quality research partners to ensure the soil around Emmetsburg remains that way." Jeff Broin, CEO of POET. ISU has completed analysis on data from the third year of an ongoing study for POET near Emmetsburg, Iowa, to monitor how soil health is affected when crop residue is removed. Douglas Karlen, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, and Stuart Birrell, agricultural and biosystems engineering, prepared the research summary. More: http://www.poet.com/discovery/releases/showRelease.asp?id=274

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MARGINALIA
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OSCAR MAYER UNVEILS WIENERMOBILE FOOD TRUCK
Oscar Mayer has unveiled the food truck version of its Wienermobile, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The "Wienermobile Food Truck" won't replace the Wienermobiles, which tour the country staffed by college kids. Instead, the food truck will travel to 12 cities this summer to plug hot dogs and other meat products. More: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/05/oscar-mayer...

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