News Releases

Engineering Plants for Enhanced Nutrition is Focus on Sept. 18 Talk

September 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Dean DellaPenna, a plant biochemist at Michigan State University, East Lansing, will speak on "Engineering Plants for Enhanced Nutrition: A Role for Nutritional Genomics," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18. The presentation...

Iowa State Announces Multi-Million Dollar Technology Gifts from Cargill

September 11th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University announced two intellectual property gifts — an enterprise software system and crop forecasting system — from Cargill, Incorporated, Minneapolis, which will enhance student learning and advance Iowa State...

On-farm Research Discussed at Sept. 11 Field Day Near Jefferson

September 4th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — On-farm research trials being led by Iowa State University will be discussed at a field day near Jefferson Sept. 11. The event will take place on the James Andrew farm, which is six miles south of Highway 30 just west of the...

ISU Agronomy Centennial Presents Henry A. Wallace Play Sept. 20

September 3rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — In honor of its centennial, the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy is presenting "American Dreamer," a play based on the life of the famous agronomist, statesman and Iowa State alum Henry A. Wallace. The...

Iowa State Agronomist Wins National Fellowship

September 2nd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — As part of a national fellowship, an Iowa State University agronomist will work with consumers and decision makers to better understand the issues and challenges of sustaining family farms and food production in the United States...

New Director Named for ISU's Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition

August 29th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Paul Flakoll, a leading clinical nutrition biochemist at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, has been named director of Iowa State University's Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition (CDFIN). His appointment is...

ISU Animal Scientists Win R and D 100 Award for Genetic Test for Pig Appetite Regulation

August 25th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A simple laboratory test developed at Iowa State University that results in leaner pork for consumers, higher profits for producers and a positive impact on the environment has been named one of the year's best new...

Center for Food Security and Public Health Established at Iowa State University

August 21st, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A $1 million federal grant to Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has established a center to increase national preparedness for accidental or intentional introductions of disease agents that threaten...

2002 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science Sept. 11 at Iowa State

August 20th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — An internationally renowned soil scientist will visit Iowa State University to talk about the water needs of production agriculture. The 2002 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science will be given by William Jury on Sept. 11 in 2050...

Aug. 21 Home Demonstration Garden Field Day Cancelled

August 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The Home Demonstration Garden Field Day at the Rhodes Research and Demonstration Farm has been cancelled. The field day was set for Aug. 21. It will not be rescheduled because cattle at the farm got into the garden and trampled the...

Organic Training Session Precedes Iowa State Field Day Aug. 20

August 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University Extension training session Aug. 20 will feature organic crop production and marketing information. The daylong session is called Toolbox Training for Organic and Reduced-input Farming. It will be held at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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