2002 News & Featured Stories Archive

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New Department Will Broaden Educational and Research Offerings

July 30th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The newly created Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University will provide students with "a more comprehensive program in natural resources stewardship." "The department, while...

NIH Awards $6 Million to ISU and UI to Study Echinacea and St. John's Wort

July 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Two of the nation's top-selling herbal dietary supplement ingredients will undergo scientific scrutiny in a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) research program on dietary botanical supplements at Iowa State University. A...

Researchers Explore Safer, Cheaper Way to Clean Up Agrichemical Spills

July 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Joel Coats, professor of entomology at Iowa State University, and a team of graduate students are developing safer, cheaper ways to find and clean-up agricultural chemical spills. Researchers are looking at the use of "...

Spencer Award to be Presented Aug. 8 at Iowa State Fair

July 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa - The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will present the one of state's largest awards in sustainable agriculture to an Iowa dairy farmer during the 2002 Iowa State Fair. David Petersen of Blue Grass will be the first...

Agricultural Drainage Researchers to Meet Aug. 13 in Minnesota

July 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Progress on water quality linked to agricultural drainage will be reported at an August forum of Iowa and Minnesota researchers. The third annual Minnesota-Iowa Drainage Research Forum, to be held Aug. 13 in Fairmont, Minn., will...

Iowa State Animal Scientist Wins International Award

July 16th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A former dean of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture is the 2002 recipient of an award that recognizes distinguished service to animal agriculture in developing areas of the world. David Topel will receive the...

Iowa State Sets New Mark in Sponsored Funding

July 15th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University received more than $225.3 million in sponsored funding during fiscal year 2002, a record high. This is an increase of 3.5 percent, compared to the sponsored funding total of $217.7 million Iowa State received...

Fighting a Virus with a Virus in Soybeans

July 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Fighting a virus in plants and animals is like hitting a moving target. As soon as researchers find a solution to control a virus — it mutates. That's why researchers at Iowa State University decided to try a unique strategy...

New Book and Web Site Focuses on Renewing Rural Iowa

July 11th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Iowans are invited to submit their ideas showing creative ways that landowners, businesses and others have combined rural job development, income enhancement and community development with environmental stewardship. The web site...

Media Advisory: Iowa State Research Holds Promise for an Alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy

July 10th, 2002
A National Institutes of Health research study about to get under way at Iowa State University could offer a partial alternative to hormone replacement therapy for women who want to prevent bone loss after menopause. D. Lee Alekel, associate...

Information about the Institute for Social and Behavioral Research

July 10th, 2002
Institute for Social and Behavioral Research information The Institute for Social and Behavior Research was formed in response to health problems that evolved from the farm crisis in the 1980s. Its original name was the Social and Behavioral...

Details about the PROSPER Program

July 10th, 2002
PROSPER PROmoting School/community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience What is the purpose of the PROSPER project? The PROSPER project will promote the development of sustainable partnerships among schools, communities and...

ISU Receives $21 million Grant to Help Youth Avoid Problems

July 10th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has received a $21 million federal grant to develop community partnerships that strengthen families and help young people avoid substance abuse and behavioral problems. The National Institute on Drug Abuse...

USDA Honors Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute

July 8th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), a center jointly administered by Iowa State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia, received a Secretary's Honor Award from U.S. Secretary of...

Plant Science Institute Awards Start-up Funds

July 2nd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Plant Sciences Institute has awarded start-up funding to six Iowa State research projects. Each project received approximately $25,000 for one or two years. "Identifying promising research...

ISU Study Questions the Effectiveness of Special Tax District

July 2nd, 2002
AMES, Iowa - In an effort to spur economic development, Iowa cities have steadily increased their use of a special type of tax district. Yet an analysis by researchers in the Iowa State University economics department questions whether the...

ISU Studies Continue to Address Livestock Air-quality Issues

June 30th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Air-quality research at Iowa State University continues to address questions about the impact of livestock confinement facilities on the environment and people who live and work nearby. Dwaine Bundy and Steven Hoff, researchers in...

Iowa Cider Producers Make the Grade

June 25th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Apple cider producers in Iowa have taken precautions to make their processing methods safe and sanitary. That's the finding of a recent survey conducted by Iowa State University researchers. During the past two growing...

Agriculture Dean Woteki Outlines Endowment and Farm Review

June 24th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Catherine Woteki, dean of agriculture at Iowa State University, has released a letter to alumni and friends that outlines endowment and farm reviews in the College of Agriculture. "Accountability for all our resources and...

'Bud' Ewing, Former ISU Animal Science Leader, Dies June 19

June 19th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Solon A. (Bud) Ewing, a longtime leader in animal science at Iowa State University, died of septicemia on June 19 in Ames. He was 71. Ewing joined the ISU faculty in 1958, and remained at ISU with the exception of four years, 1964...

It's Time to Look for Soybean Cyst Nematode on Soybean Roots

June 10th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a widespread and serious pest in Iowa soybean fields. An infestation can reduce yields by 50 percent or more. But surprisingly, fields can be infested with the nematode for years without noticeable...

Lamkey Named Pioneer Maize Breeding Chair at Iowa State

June 9th, 2002
Ames, Iowa — Kendall Lamkey has been named Pioneer Hi-Bred International Endowed Chair in Maize Breeding and director of the Raymond F. Baker Center for Plant Breeding at Iowa State University. The appointment is effective July 1. Lamkey is a...

Warm Winter Increases Risk of Stewart's Disease

May 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University plant pathologists predict a high risk of Stewart's disease in this year's corn crop due to last winter's warmer-than-usual weather. "Based on 30 years of historical disease and weather...

ISU Hosts Nation's Only Swine Ultrasound Training, May 20-21

May 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Ultrasonic scanning is widely used by swine producers, breeders, veterinarians and others to measure fat and muscle area in live swine. The nation's only training and certification for swine ultrasound technicians will be at...

First CPRES Distinguished Lecture is May 31

May 14th, 2002
Jian-Kang Zhu, plant sciences department, University of Arizona, will present the first Distinguished Lecturer Seminar on Plant Response to Environmental Stress, Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m. in 1414 Molecular Biology Building. Zhu will talk on...

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