2010 News & Featured Stories

Media Advisory: Global Connections Featured in ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Magazine December 8th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Global research partnerships, student exchanges, immersive study abroad programs and service projects are the focus of the latest issue of STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences from Iowa State University. The college's alumni...

New discovery prevents symptoms of rare genetic disorder December 1st, 2010
AMES, Iowa — A new study offers hope for children born with a rare genetic disease, according to a paper published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The research was led by Dr. Matthew Ellinwood, a veterinarian and animal...

Iowa State Food Science Professor Honored by Cereal Chemist Association November 1st, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Larry Johnson, Iowa State University professor of food science and human nutrition, has been presented the Applied Research Award by the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC). The AACC International Applied Research Award is...

New Grant to Iowa State Will Support Organic Soil Research November 1st, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University was awarded a grant to study the effect of cover crops, soil amendments and reduced tillage on carbon sequestration and soil health in a long-term organic vegetable system. USDA's National Institute of Food...

Iowa State Animal Science Prof Named to Meat Industry Hall of Fame October 31st, 2010
AMES, Iowa — A long-time member of the Iowa State University animal science faculty is now in the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. Robert Rust was one of 12 new members inducted Oct. 30 during a ceremony in Scottsdale, Ariz. Also in the group were the...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alums Honored October 29th, 2010
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards on Oct. 29 at the annual Iowa State University Alumni Association Honors and Awards ceremony. Jim Borel, executive vice president of DuPont, received...

Nearly Half of Iowans Surveyed Visit Iowa's Rivers and Streams October 28th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Results of a new statewide representative survey reveal the patterns and preferences of Iowa citizens in their use of the state's rivers and streams, with nearly half of survey respondents reporting taking trips to one of the 73...

Neil E. Harl to Present Deal Lecture at ISU Oct. 27 October 12th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Neil E. Harl will present the 2010 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 27 at Iowa State University. Harl will present "Building an Enduring Leadership Platform" at 7 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union on...

Iowa State Researchers Study Energy Use in Pig Production October 6th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — The concept of "life cycle assessment" was first applied to manufacturing processes but is increasingly being used to examine agriculture. It's a technique to analyze the environmental impacts associated with a product,...

Vilsack to Headline Global Farmer Town Hall Meeting at Iowa State October 4th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, will be at Iowa State University Oct. 12 to participate in a "Global Farmer Town Hall" meeting. As part of the United Nations' International Year of Biodiversity, a panel made...

Iowa State Agriculture And Life Sciences Career Fair On Track to be One of Largest October 4th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is one of the new organizations that has committed to recruit at Ag Career Day Oct. 19 at Iowa State University. "There's an interesting mix of companies travelling distances including...

IDALS and Iowa State To Develop Statewide Nutrient Reduction Strategy October 4th, 2010
Iowa has rich soils and a climate well suited for producing crops for food, fuel and fiber. But when it rains, farm fields can be susceptible to nutrient loss. This can impact not only Iowa's water quality, but also is a concern downstream in...

Russian Family Farms is Topic for Oct. 18 Lecture at Iowa State September 30th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — A member of the Russian Parliament and president of a farmer organization will present a lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 18. Senator Vladimir Plotnikov, a member of the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament, is president of the...

Cresco Couple Fund Iowa State University Internship for Borlaug Foundation September 27th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Jack and Fran Thomson of Cresco have established the Borlaug-Thomson Internship Fund to support the work of an intern for the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation and the historic Borlaug farm. John H. "Jack" Thomson, a third-...

Iowa State Professor Joins the Ranks of Top Animal Scientists September 23rd, 2010
AMES, Iowa ­— Don Beitz received the Frank Barron Morrison Award in July at the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) conference in Denver. Beitz, an Iowa State Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor, received the honor for outstanding...

Thompson Named Harmon Professor of Forestry at Iowa State September 13th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Jan Thompson has been named the Harmon Family Professor in Forestry in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. The professorship is named for nationally recognized forestry expert Wendell...

Enrollment increase continues in ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences September 9th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Undergraduate student enrollment at Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has increased to 3,298. That's an increase of 216 undergraduate students since last fall. Last fall's enrollment of 3,...

Video offers guidance to growers coping with soybean sudden death syndrome September 9th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — As soybean sudden death syndrome continues to ravage Iowa fields in one of the worst outbreaks in many years, Iowa soybean growers are increasingly worried about the damage the disease will cause, while others are unsure whether their...

Endowed Faculty Position Established in ISU's Meat Science Program September 8th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's top-ranked meat science program now has its first endowed faculty position. Joseph Sebranek has been named the first holder of the Morrison Chair in Meat Science. Sebranek is a distinguished professor in the...

First Recipients Named for Excellence in Applied Research Award September 7th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Two professors in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are the first recipients of a new award named for a former college dean. The Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research was presented...

Iowa State University awarded grant to develop green-chemicals for oil spill clean up August 31st, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Finding greener methods to clean up the Gulf oil spill is the focus of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Rapid Response grant. The grant was awarded to two Iowa State University faculty members who are collaborating with scientists...

U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Launches Swine Science Online August 26th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — After months of testing, the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence is launching classes at six universities through Swine Science Online. Starting in August, the courses will be offered at Colorado State University, Iowa State University,...

Ag business student represents Iowa State at Taiwan agriculture program August 25th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Scott Henry was one of 23 students from 18 universities across the United States selected to participate in the Exploring Agriculture in Taiwan (EAT) program held in early August. Henry, an Iowa State University junior in agricultural...

Soybean Association and Iowa State University publish weed field guide August 24th, 2010
ANKENY, Iowa — The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and Iowa State University (ISU) have developed a new resource to help soybean growers recognize and manage weed problems. The Weed Identification Field Guide includes images and descriptions of 56...

Iowa State Research and Demonstration Farms hosts late summer field days August 19th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension have scheduled several late summer field days beginning Aug. 25 at the Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm near Greenfield and the Western Research...

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