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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Student Teams Win Sustainable Futures Planning Contest

May 6th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Students from Iowa State University have been selected to present their ideas on sustainability at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August. The summit is a follow-up to the Earth Summit held in Rio de...

ISU Study First to Show How Endrocrine Cells Release Hormones

May 6th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University study is the first to show how endocrine cells release hormones in the body. "It's a new finding on how the cell operates," said Lloyd Anderson, a distinguished professor of animal science...

ISU Names Department Leader in Sociology

May 5th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University has named Paul Lasley the new chair of the Department of Sociology. Lasley will begin his new duties on July 1. The professor of rural sociology has been an ISU faculty member since 1981. He succeeds Robert...

Iowa State Crops Team Member Wins National Competition—Team Places Third

May 5th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A member of Iowa State University's student crops team won the National Association of College and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) crops contest in Pomona, Calif. Bart Boehm, a senior in agronomy from Greenfield, Iowa, won...

2002 Water Awards Presented to Iowans for Their Contributions

May 5th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute (ISWRRI) presented awards to four Iowans and one organization for their contributions in understanding and conserving water resources during 2001. The second annual awards were...

ISU Students Take Second Place in Soil Judging Contest

May 5th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - An Iowa State University senior took top individual honors and her team placed second in the American Society of Agronomy national soil judging contest April 20-26. Meghan Buckley, Greenwich, N.Y., is majoring in agronomy. She won...

Plant Scientists to Discuss Epigenetics at Iowa State, May 16-17

April 28th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Six leading scientists in the area of epigenetic mechanisms in plants will present their research during the annual Plant Science Lecture Series at Iowa State University. The presentations will be May 16-17 in the Sun Room of the...

AMES, Iowa — Six leading scientists in the area of epigenetic mechanisms in plants will present their research during the annual Plant Science Lecture Series at Iowa State University. The presentations will be May 16-17 in the Sun Room of the Memor

April 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A pizza crust developed by Iowa State students won first prize in the NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center (FTCSC) product development competition. A group of food science and human nutrition students created EZ Crust,...

ISU Farm Makes Pigs Available for Southwest Iowa 4-H, FFA Projects

April 23rd, 2002
Ames, Iowa — For the second year, Iowa State University has made pigs available for young people involved in 4-H and FFA projects in southwest Iowa. More than 200 feeder pigs recently were purchased by 39 4-H and FFA members from 10 counties...

Environmental Impact of Poultry Manure as Fertilizer Studied

April 22nd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa is one of the nation's top poultry producers, ranking first in the egg laying industry and ninth in the turkey industry. The recent expansion of poultry production in the state has raised questions about the...

Iowa State Researchers Present Findings on Air Quality Monitoring

April 21st, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Recent research by two Iowa State University agricultural engineers illustrates the complex nature of an issue that is generating plenty of public debate — the effect livestock production has on air quality. Dwaine Bundy and Steven...

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