Issue: 734

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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. 28, 2013 No. 734

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COLLEGE NEWS
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WANG RECEIVES RESEARCH AWARD FROM OIL CHEMISTS SOCIETY
The American Oil Chemists Society has named Toni Wang, food science and human nutrition, the 2013 Timothy L. Mounts Award winner. The award recognizes excellence in research relating to the science and technology of edible oils. Wang will present an award lecture and receive the award at the 104th AOCS annual meeting and expo in Montreal, on April 28 to May 1.

RESEARCHERS RECEIVE $2.5 MILLION FOOD SAFETY GRANT
A team of researchers led by veterinary medicine faculty has received a $2.5 million grant to study Campylobacter, a food-borne bacteria responsible for thousands of hospitalization in the U.S. every year. Joe Cordray and Joe Sebranek, animal science, are members of the research team. More: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2013/01/25/foodpath

BEGINNING FARMERS NETWORK CONFERENCE, FEB. 2
The ISU Beginning Farmers Network will hold its 2013 Beginning Farmers Conference Feb. 2 at the Scheman Building. The conference features nine breakout sessions given by professionals in the agriculture industry. Mike Pearson, host of the IPTV show Market to Market, will deliver the keynote address. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/1066/

ORGANIZATIONS SET TO RECRUIT AT AG CAREER DAY, FEB. 6
More than 100 organizations will be on the ISU campus Feb. 6 to recruit at the CALS spring job fair. Ag Career Day is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/1067/

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR JEAN TILLEY, FEB. 14
A retirement reception honoring Jean Tilley, food science and human nutrition, will be held Feb. 14, 2 to 4 p.m. (remarks at 3 p.m.), at 331 Palmer Building. Tilley has been with FSHN since 1996 working with the undergraduate program and supporting the curriculum, outcomes assessment and scholarship committees.

BEEF AND BASKETBALL EVENT SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 23
Beef producers can get their fill of new beef technologies and information, followed by ISU men's basketball at the third "Beef and Basketball" event in Ames on Feb. 23. Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, Iowa Beef Center, ISU Extension and Outreach and Iowa Cattlemen's Association, the event includes three educational presentations, lunch from Hickory Park and attendance at the ISU men's basketball game versus Texas Tech University. More: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/beef-and-basketball-combines-in...

NEW OFFICERS FOR CALS STUDENT COUNCIL
New officers for 2013 for the CALS Student Council are:
* Jacob Swanson, senior in global resource systems, president
* Tory Mogler, junior in agricultural business, vice president
* Trisha Collins, senior in animal science, secretary
* Lisa Nelson, senior in agricultural business, treasurer

LIVESTOCK JUDGING TEAM WINS SIOUX EMPIRE FARM SHOW CONTEST
The Livestock Judging Team won the Sioux Empire Farm Show Livestock Judging Contest held last weekend in Sioux Falls, S.D. The team also was awarded high team honors in the sheep and goat division. Individually, Brent Boland, junior in animal science, placed second overall; Willie Weis, junior in animal science, placed first in cattle and third in sheep; and Brett Johnson, junior in agricultural studies, placed first in sheep. The field consisted of 76 students representing 13 universities.   

LEOPOLD CENTER ANNUAL REPORT ONLINE
The 2012 annual report for the Leopold Center is available online. More: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-23-2013/it-s-new-day-2012-annual-...

2013 ANIMAL INDUSTRY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
The 2013 Animal Industry Report is now available online from the animal science department. The seven sections (animal health, animal products, beef, companion animal, dairy, poultry and swine) offer nearly 90 individual articles on a wide range of research and teaching topics. More: http://www.ans.iastate.edu/report/air/

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
Feb. 13 and 26: CALS schedules training, REEport to replace CRIS reporting system, 1 to 3 p.m., CCUR theater (1951 Food Sciences Building), Cathy Good, cgood@iastate.edu, 4-4544.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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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/

Feb. 14 (notice of intent): NASA Earth Science Applications: Ecological Forecasting for Conservation and Natural Resource Management; 10 to 20 Stage I awards, $200,000 each. More: http://goo.gl/124US

Feb. 15 (request for comments): USAID Rwanda Private-Sector Driven Agricultural Growth; draft Statement of Work for comments. More: http://goo.gl/zZTwa

Feb. 15 (concept paper): DOE Advanced Biomass Feedstock Logistics Systems II; 20 percent cost share, one to four awards, $3 million to $5.7 million over three years. More: http://goo.gl/gkEjy 

March 14: DOE Crosscutting Research: Development of Novel Architecture for Optimization of Advanced Energy Systems; 20 percent cost share, six to 10 awards, $900,000 to $1.5 million. More: http://goo.gl/F4THI

March 15: NIST Small Business Innovation Research Technology Commercialization Assistance Program; one award, $100,000 per year for up to five years. More: http://goo.gl/MsCPk

April 5: NIH Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease; research institutions can be collaborators. More: (STTR) (R41/R42) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-093.html#,  (SBIR) (R43/R44) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-092.html

April 5: NIH PHS 2013-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42]); research institutions can be collaborators. More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-089.html

April 5: NIH PHS 2013-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Technology Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]); research institutions can be collaborators. More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-088.html

June 3: NSF Hydrologic Sciences; 25 to 35 awards, $10 million total anticipated funding. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13684&org

July 22-24: NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program; 600 awards, $400,000 or $500,000 per award over five years. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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TECHNOLOGY POLICY FOR THE CLASSROOM
"You are welcome to bring technology to the classroom as long as you can handle it responsibly and respectfully..." This is the beginning of a new technology policy that Isaac Sweeney, assistant professor of English at Richard Bland College, a two-year institution in Virginia, has written for his classroom. In a blog for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sweeney explains the revision. More: http://chronicle.com/blogs/onhiring/time-to-catch-up/36209?cid=at&utm_so...

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INFOGRAZING
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CAMPUS FARMING MOVEMENT PROMPTS SOCIAL NETWORK
Launched in October, Campus Farmers is a social networking website aimed at connecting campus growers across the nation. According to one student, what makes the movement so dynamic is that campus farms try to fulfill an agricultural mission and an educational mission. More: http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/ccp/amid-resurgence-cam...

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INTERNAL VOICES
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ROTHSCHILD: ON LIVESTOCK GENOMICS' ROLE IN FOOD SECURITY
At the Plant and Animal Genome Conference held in San Diego, Jan. 12-16, Max Rothschild, animal science, spoke about how livestock genomics could be used to address global food security issues. "My interests lie in producing more food around the world, because we are not producing the food that we should with the resources we have." More: http://www.genomeweb.com/arrays/genomics-takes-agriculture-developing-world

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EXTERNAL VOICES
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VETERAN: NEW SENSE OF MISSION IN FARMING
For many military veterans, a second life as a farmer presents a chance to do something they've grown accustomed to doing already; serving a greater good than their own. "It's definitely that sense of purpose that drove me into the Marine Corps. In the same way, I'm doing that again," said Matt Soldano in a Jan. 19 article in Lancaster Farming. Soldano left the U.S. Marine Corps in 2006 and now has 250 laying hens and some broilers. More: http://www.lancasterfarming.com/-Veterans-Are-Finding-New-Sense-of-Missi...

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MARGINALIA
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DAVE BARRY'S TIPS FOR YOUR SUPER BOWL PARTY
From humorist Dave Barry's Super Bowl party tips, in last week's USA Weekend: "No vegetables. Scientists believe vegetables are the result of something called "˜photosynthesis.' We do not know enough about this yet to risk ruining your Super Bowl party." Barry also recommends that each guest should have their own chips bag "so people don't have to reach for the bowl, which can lead to exertion." More: http://www.usaweekend.com/article/20130125/FOOD02/301250007/Dave-Barry-s...

WINGS OVER AMERICA
According to the National Chicken Council, more than 1.23 billion wing portions will be consumed during Super Bowl weekend this year, which matches up the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3. This is enough wing segments that, laid end to end, would stretch between the two cities 27 times, the NCC said. More: http://bit.ly/WJ35kH

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