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Inside Update

Oct. 11, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff

Inside News

Search begins for next business dean
The search for the next dean of the College of Business is under way. Leading the 18-member committee are associate provost and chief diversity officer Dawn Bratsch-Prince and Human Sciences dean Pamela White.

Pursuit funding awarded to 12 teams through health initiative
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.

Homecoming turns 100
Several special features are part of this year's Cytennial Homecoming celebration, including a life-sized butter sculpture of Cy.

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.

More news: Inside Iowa State


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 game
-- 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


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- 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.

See: Descriptions and times


-- Leonard 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
-- Thomas Lograsso, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, to interim deputy director of the Ames Lab

Around campus

Student groups address need for female insight in engineering fields
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 these student 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 industry.

University newsletters

Your Library
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.

Campus forums

Info session: Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research
-- 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 (10-11 a.m., auditorium, 1951 Food Sciences)
See more information on finalists.

Arts and events

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, free)
-- Guest clarinetist Eric Mandat, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Oct. 12 (7:30 p.m., Tye Recital Hall, Music, free)
-- 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 through Ticketmaster. 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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