Issue: 707

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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 2, 2012 No. 707

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COLLEGE NEWS
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ANDREOTTI, TUGGLE RECEIVE 2012 BAILEY AWARDS
Amy Andreotti, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, and Chris Tuggle, animal science, are the 2012 recipients of the Bailey Research Career Development Award out of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The award, established with an estate gift from Carl and Grace Bailey, fosters research by ISU full or associate professors that is innovative and has practical applications. The award this year is $50,000 each year for 2-3 years.

RESEARCH SUMMARIES FOCUS ON LOCAL FOODS, GRASSLAND HEALTH
Summaries of eight recently completed projects are now available on the Leopold Center website, covering topics that range from local food networks to invasive species to cattle grazing. More: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/06-25-2012/research-results-focus-lo...

UNITED WAY OF STORY COUNTY DAY OF CARING, FORMS DUE TODAY, JULY 2
The United Way of Story County Day of Caring is Sept. 7. To participate visit the UWSC webside (http://www.uwstory.org), click on News and Events, and then on the Business Day of Caring form.  Forms must be submitted today, July 2. More: Carla Persaud, cpersaud@iastate.edu, 4-1823.

BugGUIDE PASSES HALF MILLION MARK
BugGuide, an online guide to insects and arthropods of North America, has passed the half million mark, with 500,000 photographs. BudGuide is hosted by the Department of Entomology under the direction of John VanDyk and managed by more then 170 volunteer editors who identify photographs submitted to the site and place them in the proper taxonomic category. More: http://www.ent.iastate.edu/bugguide_half_million

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
July 10: Deadline to register for the 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open, http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/registration-now-open-2012-laur...
July 23: Fruit and Vegetable Field Day, ISU Horticulture Research Station, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/fruit-and-vegetable-field-day-j...

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR HANDS-ON STEM EXHIBITS
The Iowa Math & Science Education Partnership, on behalf of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council, is soliciting applications for hands-on STEM for youth exhibits at the Iowa State Fair, to be displayed on Aug. 19. Up to 40 exhibits, plus stage shows, will be accepted. More: http://www.iowamathscience.org/2012-hands-stem-iowa-state-fair

NEW FRINGE BENEFITS RATES EFFECTIVE JULY 1
The FY 2013 fringe benefits rate information and updated budget templates are available on the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration website. The updated templates should be used immediately; however, budgets already in progress using FY 2012 rates do not need to be revised. Contact Asrun Kristmundsdottir, ayk@iastate.edu, with questions or for more information. More: http://www.ospa.iastate.edu/policies/benefits.html and http://www.ospa.iastate.edu/forms/#budget

NSF DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER: US-CHINA COLLABORATIVE SOFTWARE RESEARCH
The NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure and the Division of Computer and Network Systems in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate are interested in encouraging collaborations with China-based researchers who are currently funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. U.S.-based researchers with current NSF awards can submit supplemental funding requests to their awards. Topics must fit the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation program of OCI in the broad area of software development in support of science and engineering research, or the core programs of the CNS Division of CISE. Supplemental funding requests may include international planning visits and funding for students. More: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12096/nsf12096.jsp?WT.mc_ev=click

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/

July 27: NSF Instrument Development for Biological Research. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=9187&WT.mc_ev=click

July 30: USDA NIFA Rangeland Research Program; two awards, $350,000 to $500,000. More: http://nifa.usda.gov/fo/rangelandresearchprogram.cfm

Aug. 8: Robert Woods Johnson Foundation - Public Health Services and Systems Research: Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards; eight awards, $100,000 each. More: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21398&cid=XEM_A6129

Aug. 20 (letter of intent): USDA AFRI Food Safety; awards up to $800,000. More: http://nifa.usda.gov/fo/foodsafetyafri.cfm (see FY 2012 RFA)

Aug. 24: National Marine Fisheries Service Cooperative Research Program; eight awards, $25,000 to $300,000. More: http://goo.gl/eQnGF

Sept. 6: USDA SBIR Phase I Grants - Air, Water and Soils; Animal Production and Protection; Aquaculture; Biofuels and Biobased Products; Food Science and Nutrition; Forests and Related Resources. More: http://nifa.usda.gov/fo/recentReleasedGrants.cfm

Sept. 21: Robert Woods Johnson Foundation "“ Health & Society Scholars Program. More: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21395&cid=XEM_A6120

Oct. 5: NIH Functions of Skeletal Muscle Beyond Contraction (R01). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-208.html

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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ELEMENTAL VS. ELEMENTARY
Something that is "elemental" is an essential constituent (elemental ingredients) or a power of nature (elemental force). Something that is "elementary" is basic, introductory or easy (an elementary math problem).
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., 2010

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INFOGRAZING
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WORLD FOOD PRIZE HONORS LAND-GRANTS WITH BORLAUG MEDALLION
The World Food Prize Foundation awarded its Borlaug Medallion to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on June 26, during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land-grant Act of 1862. The Borlaug Medallion honors those organizations and Heads of State who would not ordinarily be eligible for the World Food Prize, but who have made as especially noteworthy contribution to improving the world's food supply and ensuring adequate nutrition. More: http://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm?nodeID=24667&audienceID=1&action...

NEW IOWA FARMERS MARKET APP
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey unveiled on June 30 a free Iowa Farmers Market app for smartphones that is designed to help Iowans access the more than 230 farmers markets serving Iowans across the state. More: http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/press/2012press/press06292012.asp

"FIELDS OF CHAMPIONS" COOKOUT TO SHOWCASE IOWA AGRICULTURE
A "Fields of Champions" Cookout celebrating food and farming will be a highlight of the Summer Iowa Games Athlete Jamboree and Opening Ceremony July 13 in Ames. The cookout, coordinated by the Iowa Food & Family Project, begins at 5:30 p.m. in parking lot S6 east of Jack Trice Stadium. More: http://www.iasoybeans.com/whatnew/release/166

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INTERNAL VOICES
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BABCOCK ON OVERHAULING THE COUNTRY'S ENERGY POLICY
Advocates of wind, ethanol and other renewable energy resources have the upper hand in the growing battle to overhaul U.S. energy policy, according to Bruce Babcock, economics. "This Congress seems unable to make a national energy policy. The renewable fuels have an advantage in that they are part of current law, and it's always easier to maintain current law than it is to change it." More: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20120702/BUSINESS01/307020017?s...

DUFFY ON GETTING CLOSER TO FOOD CUSTOMERS
The movement toward local food is creating a new economic laboratory for American agriculture. With a growing number of small-scale local farmers, the result is as much about dollars as dinner. "How you make it pay is to get closer to the customer," said Michael Duffy, economics. More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/02/us/small-scale-farmers-creating-a-new-...

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MARGINALIA
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PETERSON BROTHERS: I'M FARMING AND I GROW IT
Three young men from Kansas took to YouTube to highlight what life as a farmer is really like by putting an agricultural spin on an LMFAO song. Greg Peterson, who is studying music and agricultural communications at Kansas State University, and his brothers Nathan and Kendal, wanted to promote agriculture. Since being uploaded to YouTube on June 25, the clip has received more than 2 million hits. More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/im-farming-and-i-grow-it-peters...

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