Oct. 11, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Pursuit funding awarded to 12 teams through health
A dozen teams recently received funding to pursue
large-scale grants and contracts in the areas of animal, human,
plant and environmental health. The funds were awarded under the
university's Health Research Initiative.
Dean's gallery is the first of its kind
A brief hallway conversation led to a new partnership between University
Museums and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences -- and shortly
thereafter to a first-of-its-kind
gallery on campus.
Salary report: P&S employee retention is a concern
A fair number of professional and scientific employees are leaving the
university early in their careers and at a higher rate than anticipated.
David Trainor, associate vice president for human resource services, shared
this information and more from the 2013 P&S Salary Report during
an Oct. 4 open forum.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Reserve a seat for Oct. 17 student-prepared fine dining meal
-- Book Talk series with faculty authors returns Oct. 30
-- CYtation award nominations due Dec. 1
-- HeartReach mobile lab makes stop at ISU Oct. 17
-- Alumni association seeks nominations for two awards
-- Iowa Water Center seeks grant applications
-- Apply for CIAG funding by Oct. 31
-- Apply for biotech event funding by Nov. 1
-- Student-athletes collect food donations before Oct. 9 football
-- Library workshop series continues
-- Lane closure on 13th Street at Ridgewood
-- Annual conference focuses on veterans in higher education
-- Entrepreneurship speaker series is Oct. 23; register now
-- LAS hosts online auction for United Way Oct. 10-17
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training >
-- The Award-Winning Faculty Series: Richard Mansbach, Oct. 17
(1:30-2:30 p.m., 2030 Morrill)
Free workshop about Fulbright Program
Andy Riess, assistant director of outreach at the Council for
International Exchange of Scholars, is hosting a free workshop on the
Fulbright Program Oct. 19 (10:30-11:45 a.m. or 3-4:15 p.m., MU Pioneer
Room). Topics include teaching and research opportunities in 125-plus
countries, selecting countries for application, making contacts abroad,
hosting visiting Fulbright scholars and getting tips on preparing the
Fulbright application. Space is limited; contact Ruth Caccia-Birch by Oct. 17 to
reserve your seat.
Descriptions and times
Bond, ISU aerospace engineering and director of the Center for
Nondestructive Evaluation, to interim director of the Institute for
Physical Research and Technology, effective Oct. 1
Lograsso, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, to interim
deputy director of the Ames Lab
Student groups address need for female insight in engineering
With women representing only 13 percent of the engineering workforce,
leaders and students in the College of Engineering are developing
initiatives to encourage females in the discipline. Read about some of
groups in an Innovate story.
Industry team slides over to OIPTT
Effective Oct. 1, the former industry
team in the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration moved to the
Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer. The realignment
is intended to increase and enhance partnerships between Iowa State and
In the October issue of Your
Library: Homecoming history; database of Design disciplines;
fall workshops; scary movie selections from the media center; and two
ISU faculty author book talks.
Info session: Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary
-- Oct. 18 (11 a.m.-noon, 207 Marston)
-- Oct. 26 (11 a.m.-noon, MU Campanile Room)
Listening session with VP Quisenberry
-- Oct. 12 (10 a.m.-noon, MU Gallery)
Iowa Energy Center director finalists
-- Babu Ram, African Development Bank, Tunisia, Oct. 17 (10-11 a.m.,
auditorium, 1951 Food Sciences)
-- Mark Petri, Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis Directorate,
Argonne National Laboratory, Nov. 14 (10-11 a.m., MU Gallery)
-- José Colucci-Ríos, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Nov. 15
auditorium, 1951 Food Sciences)
See more information on finalists.
World Food Prize winner to speak Oct. 15
Daniel Hillel, the 2012 winner of the World Food Prize, will deliver the
Norman Borlaug lecture on Monday, Oct. 15 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall).
Hillel developed and implemented micro-irrigation systems to deliver
water more efficiently to crops in dry lands.
Upcoming music department concerts
-- ISU Small Jazz Combos, Oct. 11 (7:30 p.m., Tye Recital Hall, Music,
-- Guest clarinetist Eric Mandat, Southern Illinois University,
Carbondale, Oct. 12 (7:30 p.m., Tye Recital Hall,
-- Collage of Choirs, Oct. 14 (4 p.m., Stephens, $5-$10)
-- ISU percussion and wind ensembles, Oct. 16 (7:30 p.m., Tye Recital Hall, Music, $2-$5)
National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba performs Oct. 18
The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will perform a 7:30 p.m. concert
at Stephens Auditorium Oct. 18. Tickets, $43 ($28 for youth, $25 for
students), are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office and
All ticket holders are invited to a performance preview (7 p.m.,
Celebrity Café) led by Eric McIntyre, associate professor of music
at Grinnell College. An Overture Dinner also will be held Oct 14 in
conjunction with the concert (5:30 p.m. social hour, 6 p.m. dinner). Advance
tickets are required; deadline is Oct. 14).
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are
listed on the
university calendar. Also, see the
Arts and Entertainment page.
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