Issue: 691

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AG AND LIFE SCIENCES ONLINE
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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Newsletter
Iowa State University
March 12, 2012 No. 691

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COLLEGE NEWS
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CALS DIVERSITY PROGRAMS INTERVIEWS CONTINUE MARCH 19
Luiza Dreasher, the third of four candidates for the CALS Diversity Programs Officer position, will hold an open seminar on Monday, March 19, at 11 a.m. in 9 Curtiss Hall. Candidate information and open seminar dates are available online. The final candidate will be on campus March 22. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/features/2012/Diversity_Officer/

ROSE RESEARCH EVALUATES SUSTAINABILITY
Nick Howell, ISU Horticulture Research Station superintendent, is using the program Earth-Kind as the focus of current rose research at ISU. The goal of the Earth-Kind trials is to identify the most consistently beautiful, low-care, pest tolerant roses for the region by putting them through multiyear, multisite trials under a typical landscape environment. More: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/rose-research-iowa-state-evalua...

CRUSE ANNOUNCES NEW CAST PUBLICATION
Rick Cruse, agronomy and director of the Iowa Water Center, announced a new Council for Agricultural Science and Technology publication at the Iowa Water Conference on March 6. "Assessing the Health of Streams in Agricultural Landscapes: The Impacts of Land Management Change on Water Quality" examines agriculture's impact on water quality. Cruse was project manager for the publication. More: http://www.cast-science.org/news/?waterworld_agriculture_and_stream_wate...

SWINE EXPERTISE THROUGHOUT IOWA STATE
This year's edition of the ISU swine research and extension faculty and staff directory is now available. There are more than 90 entries that include contact information, a photo and a brief description of the person's responsibilities. More: http://www.ipic.iastate.edu/publications/ISUSwineResearchers.pdf

REINVIGORATING PUBLIC SUPORT FOR AGRICULTURE SEMINAR, MARCH 19
Karl Glasener, director of Science Policy for the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America, will speak on "Reinvigorating Public Support for Agriculture" at a special seminar cosponsored by the departments of horticulture and agronomy on Monday, March 19, 4 to 5 p.m. in 118 Horticulture Building. More: http://www.event.iastate.edu/event/27536/?sy=2012&sm=03&sd=19&featured=1...

JENSEN HONORED AS 2012 AAEA FELLOW
Helen Jensen, economics, has been named a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. The Fellow Award is the highest honor bestowed by the AAEA, recognizing continuous contribution to the advancement of agricultural and applied economics. More: http://www.econ.iastate.edu/about-department/announce/news/10-2012-jense...

ENERGY DEMONSTRATION GRANTS AWARDED TO THREE FARMERS
The Iowa Farm Energy Working Group has awarded three demonstration grants to Iowa farmers to demonstrate how they can reduce fossil fuel use and meet their energy needs through energy efficiency or the use of renewable resources from on their farms. The working group is funded by the Leopold Center. More: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/03-07-2012/energy-demonstration-gran...

eCARLY: AMY PEYTON ON RECEIVING ALL-UNIVERSITY SENIOR AWARD
Carly Martin, student intern in the CALS Communications Service, talks with Amy Peyton, recipient of the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. Peyton, who is majoring in agricultural business, economics, public serve and administration in agriculture and international agriculture, is one of four CALS students who were presented the award by the ISU Alumni Association on Feb. 24. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/features/2012/Amy_Peyton/

"˜SOY YOU THINK YOU CAN COOK' WINNERS ANNOUNCED
On March 6, three teams of ISU students competed in the championship round of the second annual "Soy You Think You Can Cook" contest, creating dishes with recipes they had developed using edamame, silken tofu and/or water pack tofu. The winning team included members Krista McCarty, Hartley; Emily Wiemer, Minnetonka, Minn.; and Lumeng Jin, China. The contest was sponsored by The Soyfoods Council. More: http://www.fshn.hs.iastate.edu/2012/03/09/2012-soy-contest-winners/

VIDEO: JACEK KOZIEL AND HIS RESEARCH ON ODORS
Jacek Koziel, agricultural and biosystems engineering, talks about how he analyzes odors in a video posted on the college's website. His laboratory is located in the National Swine Research and Information Center, where he conducts research and works with graduate students. Fernando Urdaneta, a student intern in the CALS communications service, produced the video. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/video/v/Understanding_Odor_Chemistry

LAWNMOWER SERVICE DAYS, MARCH 23-24
The Agriculture Systems Technology Club will hold its annual Lawnmower Service Days on March 23 from 1 to 6 p.m. and March 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Industrial Education II building, west of the ISU horse barns. Cost is $35 for a push mower and $50 for a riding mower. Pick-up and delivery is available for Ames only; $15 for push mowers and $20 for riding mowers. More: astservicedays@gmail.com, (515) 708-8672.

REGISTER FOR BIGMAP SYMPOSIUM BY APRIL 1
The ninth annual BIGMAP Symposium will be held April 18. This year's symposium will address "Agricultural Biotechnology Regulation, Trade and Co-existence." Registration is free to ISU faculty and graduate students as long as seats are available, so please register before April 1. More: http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/bigmap/home.html

ALUM NAMED INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN AT NORTH CAROLINA A&T
Antoine Alston, who earned his doctorate in agricultural education and studies from ISU in 2000, has been named interim associate dean for academic studies in the School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro.

FORMER ANIMAL SCIENCE FACULTY MEMBER DIES
Dean Zimmerman, emeritus professor in animal science, died March 8. He was 79. He served on the faculty for 34 years in the area of swine nutrition. Zimmerman earned a bachelor's degree and doctorate in animal science from ISU in 1954 and 1960, respectively. The funeral will be held March 15 in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
March 28: Mega Trends in Agriculture, http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/workshop-looks-global-influence...
April 10-11: Fourth Annual Egg Industry Issues Forum, http://www.ans.iastate.edu/EIC/Forum.dwt

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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OSPA SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE
Office hours for OSPA during spring break, March 12-16, will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
PREPROPOSALS FOR NSF SCALABLE NANOMANUFACTURING
NSF has announced a second year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. ISU can submit one proposal as lead institution. Interested individuals should submit preproposals to the office of Vice President for Research and Economic Development (dpimlott@iastate.edu) by April 2. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/research/fundingResources/isucals_announcements
 
NCRCRD CALL FOR SPECIAL STUDIES
The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development is seeking proposals for special studies with up to $20,000 available per study.  Brief proposals are due March 29, and studies must be completed by August. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/research/fundingResources/node/118
 
2013-2014 FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAM
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals per year to approximately 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Applications for core awards are due August 1; deadlines for other programs are noted on the website. More:  http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/

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/

March 30 (notice of intent): ARPA-E Open Funding Opportunity (Open FOA); $250,000 to $10 million. More: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/

April 2: Fire Prevention and Safety; up to $1 million. More: http://www.fema.gov/firegrants/docs/pdf/2011FPSguidance_Section_I.pdf

April 3 (deadline extension): USAID Agro-Inputs Project in Bangladesh; one award, $15 million. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142513

April 25: Integrated Research, Education and Extension Competitive Grants Program "“ Organic Transitions; up to $750,000, cost share if benefits are commodity-specific. More: http://nifa.usda.gov/fo/organictransitionsprogram.cfm

May 14 (letter of intent): NIH Research Networks for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells (U54). More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=147913

Various due dates, Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs; 10 competitions, $40,000 to $1 million. More: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-06/pdf/2012-5412.pdf

Concept Papers accepted continuously until Jan. 31:  USAID FY2012 Global Development Alliance Annual Program Statement; past awards of $50,000 to $10,000, 1:1 leverage required, early submission of concept papers is recommended. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=150033

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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INNATE vs. INHERENT
An "innate" characteristic is one that a living thing has from birth; it should be distinguished, then, from a talent or disposition that one acquires from training or experience. An "inherent" characteristic is also part of a thing's nature, but life is not implied; a rock, for example, has an inherent hardness.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., 2010

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INFOGRAZING
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RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DISCUSSION ON FOOD POISONING
An ISU food safety team is looking for persons who have ever experienced food poisoning. Participants are needed for a research discussion on food poisoning to be held the evening of March 22. The discussion will be conducted by the Food Safety Team in the Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management, College of Human Sciences. Those who participate will receive a monetary gift of appreciation. More: Janell Meyer, jrcmeyer@iastate.edu, 4-4494.

EVENT SUBMISSIONS FOR ALUMNI CALENDAR DUE APRIL 1
Submissions for the 2012-2013 ISU Calendar of Events are being accepted through April 1. Send to Karen Good at the Alumni Center, kjlgood@iastate.edu, 420 Beach Ave., 4-9402 fax. Due to space limitations, not all events will be included, but every attempt will be made to cover a wide range of campus activities. Inclusive dates are Aug. 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013.

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INTERNAL VOICES
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STUDENT JUDGING TEAM MENTIONED ON WHO RADIO
The Iowa State Meat Animal Evaluation Team is headed to Lincoln to participate in a national judging competition. This morning the team called WHO-AM radio to tell morning hosts Van and Bonnie they were listening. The team's trip subsequently was mentioned twice on the WHO-AM show.

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EXTERNAL VOICES
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CHRISTIAN INDUCTED INTO NPPC HALL OF FAME
Allen Christian, former manager of ISU's Swine Teaching Farm and a pork producer from Ames, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Pork Producers Council at the organization's annual business meeting held in Denver, March 1-3, for his outstanding contributions to the U.S. pork industry. "Al was and still is a valuable champion for the U.S. pork industry. His leadership and mentoring of young people for an improved swine industry has been invaluable. NPPC is pleased to induct him into its Hall of Fame." R.C. Hunt, president of the National Pork Producers Council and a pork producer form Wilson, North Carolina. More: http://www.nppc.org/2012/03/christian-inducted-into-nppc-hall-of-fame/

WHY I WRITE ABOUT FOOD
"I write about food because I think it is a vital issue that has for decades been critically overlooked by the media"”and thus the American public"”leaving a vast backlog of interesting stories. And because I think food has the potential to unite us." Paula Crossfield, managing editor of Civil Eats. More: http://civileats.com/2011/01/21/why-i-write-about-food-its-journalism-at...

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MARGINALIA
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ADVENTURERS AND SCIENTISTS FOR CONSERVATION
Gregg Treinish, an experienced outdoorsman and 2008 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, has founded a program called Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. The program enlists outdoor athletes as field assistants to scientists in need of data from far-flung places. Treinish said he started the program out of a sense that adventure for its own sake was a bit self-indulgent. More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/us/matching-adventurers-with-scientist...

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