Inside Update
Feb. 27, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

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Iowa State part of $320 million national manufacturing lab announced by White House

Iowa State is a partner in a new Digital Lab for Manufacturing to be based in Chicago with affiliated partners across the country. Announced recently by President Barack Obama, the lab is designed to be the country's flagship research institute for digital manufacturing and design innovation.


Jones' paintings a fitting backdrop for ISCORE conference 

Brenda Jones' paintings are a beautiful part of the annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity.


It was a great green year

Achievements that factored into ISU's gold rating in a higher education sustainability tracking system and awards for students who organized green projects were part of the Symposium on Sustainability Feb. 25 at the Memorial Union.


New options for Hub patio

The campus community is invited to give feedback on proposed designs for a renovation of the Hub's west patio area. The concepts will be on display at a March 6 open house and online.


CELT announces recipients of Miller Faculty Fellowships

The 2014-15 Miller Faculty Fellowships include six proposals that will share $60,000. 


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The following announcements were added this week:

  • University Book Store hosts Dr. Seuss story time on March 1

  • Teaching-as-Research (TAR) proposals are due April 7

  • Library offers another EndNote Basic workshop

  • Library recycling moves past pilot phase

  • Learn what the Employee Assistance Program offers

  • Next Osborn Club lecture is March 10

  • Beware of 'pay raise' phishing scam

See: Announcements

Faculty professional development

CELT programs

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

Provost office programs

Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses -- titles start with SVPP).


Seminars and conferences

The following events were added this week:

Open forums

Animal science department chair finalists:

  • Mark McGuire, University of Idaho, March 7 (10 a.m., 1204 Kildee)

  • James Reecy, ISU animal science, March 11 (10 a.m., 1204 Kildee)

  • Andre-Denis Wright, University of Vermont, April 4 (10 a.m., 1204 Kildee)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open houses/receptions

Next week

  • Open house: See the stage curtain "Silver Code" up close and learn about the University Museums project to clean and restore it, March 2 (noon-2 p.m., Stephens Auditorium)

  • Retirement: James Brazelton, Ames Laboratory, March 4 (2-3:30 p.m., 301B Spedding)

  • Open house: Products of Public Space studio, March 6 (7-8 p.m., lower gallery, Morrill Hall)


  • Retirement: Nancy Franz, ISU Extension and Outreach, March 12 (12:30-2 p.m., 190 Scheman)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Global problem of physical inactivity is focus of Pease lecture

Harold (Bill) Kohl, a kinesiologist and epidemiologist who helped develop the nation's physical activity guidelines, will present the kinesiology department's Pease Family Scholar lecture on Feb. 27 (7 p.m., MU Great Hall). His talk is titled, "The Global Pandemic of Physical Inactivity: An Urgent Priority for Public Health." It's free and open to the public.


Envy, genius drive Amadeus drama

Historical fiction surrounding the relationship between music composers Wolfgang Mozart and Antonio Salieri are the basis for this Academy and Tony award-winning drama. ISU Theatre opens its two-week run of Amadeus on Friday.


Ornithologist looks at passenger pigeon extinction

Martha, the last of the once-abundant passenger pigeons, died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. Ornithologist Stan Temple will use the passenger pigeons' demise to call attention to the ongoing extinction crisis in a March 6 talk (7 p.m. MU Great Hall).

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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