Oct. 23, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff
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A new fully equipped, digital broadcast studio in the Communications Building enables faculty, staff and students to participate in live, video interviews with reporters around the world.
History prof says storytelling is key to engaging students
Associate professor of history John Monroe offers faculty tips and hints
for keeping students' attention during large-group lectures.
- Half day added to winter break partial shutdown
- Dec. 1 is nomination deadline for three alumni association awards
- See partial solar eclipse at Thursday's star party
- Greek-hosted indoor Trick or Treat is Oct. 28
- Library workshops address research funding, bibliography help
- Registrar's scheduling/fees unit returns to center on Oct. 24
- Workshop highlights university resources for non-tenure track faculty
- You're invited: Second annual dinner to support veterans is Nov. 12
- Stange lane in Somerset closed Oct. 17 for a few weeks
News Service's series on faculty who are using science to change the world for the better continues with a look at Egg Industry Center director Hongwei Xin.
Several dozen ISU dressers, retired from student use in Friley Hall, found new homes through the efforts of a waste exchange network in central Iowa.
Work with lambs helps with medical advances for humans
Veterinary research involving lambs is helping advance new treatments
for a common respiratory virus in humans that poses a serious threat to newborns.
- Lisa Leiden, formerly of Seton Healthcare, Austin, Texas, to director of the office for responsible research, effective Oct. 13
- Max Morris, professor of statistics, to department chair, effective Nov. 1
- Reception: Jeremy Downs' "Fragile Foundations" exhibit, Oct. 24 (6-8 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)
- Retirement: Peggy Lee, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Nov. 4 (1:30-3 p.m., 301 Spedding)
- Reception: Aging and gerontology programs, Nov. 12 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Gallery)
Seminars and conferences
- Nanovaccine Initiative seminar, "Influenza: Tracking a Moving Target in a Rapidly Changing World," Nancy Cox, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oct. 29 (noon-1 p.m., 2226 Vet Med or live webcast)
- Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities national conference, "Edge Effects," Nov. 5-8, Memorial Union, Parks Library and College of Design
Reiman Gardens director candidates (4 of 5)
Open forum for each finalist is 4:30-6 p.m. in Reiman Gardens' Garden Room.
- Oct. 24, Edward Lyon, Allen Centennial Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin
- Oct. 29, Patrick Newman, Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City
- Nov. 6, Aaron Steil, manager of public programs, Reiman Gardens
- Nov. 18, Mark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Arts and events
Alien costumes will shine at gardens event
Apparel design students met an out-of-this-world deadline to create nature-inspired alien costumes that will be part of the fun at Reiman Gardens' Spirits in the Gardens event Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26.
Upcoming music department events
Performances will be held in the Tye Recital Hall, Music Building
- ISU Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 24 (7:30 p.m.), $3-$5
- Cantamus women's choir, Oct. 26 (3 p.m.), $3-$5
- Concert: Guest clarinetist Michael Dean, Oct. 28 (7:30 p.m.), free
Retired general to speak on campus
Retired four-star Gen. Wesley Clark will give a public lecture
about how Americans can move forward on non-military global challenges. Clark will present "Don't Wait for the Next War" on Wednesday, Oct. 29 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall). Admission is free.
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