Author: Amy Juhnke

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Following the impact

Even negative research findings can take new, exciting paths, Mark Hargrove and fellow researchers found. Though their research funded by the Signature Research Initiative showed no promise for helping animal cells survive during and after low oxygen conditions, the chemistry led them to new, potentially groundbreaking research in fertilizer production. “This type of funding allows … Continue reading Following the impact

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Advancing collaborations in sustainability

Strategic funding can transform conversation into collaboration. For residents in the Skunk River watershed, this meant a voice in the sustainability research happening in their own community. William Gutowski, professor in the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, brought together a group of researchers … Continue reading Advancing collaborations in sustainability

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Expanding research potential in writing instruction

What started as a prototype writing evaluation tool has blossomed beyond expectation, thanks to funding from the Liberal Arts and Sciences Signature Research Initiative. After using and researching with a commercial based automated writing evaluation tool, a computer-based system to help users improve their writing skills, Volker Hegelheimer, professor, Carol A. Chapelle, Distinguished Professor, and … Continue reading Expanding research potential in writing instruction

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Critical Engagements with Economic Thought website launches

In 2013, William Carter, assistant professor of German studies, convened a Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) Research Cluster on “Debt: Crisis, Risk, Inequality.” Faculty members from anthropology, art history, history, philosophy, and world languages and cultures contributed to this group. With an interdisciplinary approach to this important topic, Kate Padgett Walsh … Continue reading Critical Engagements with Economic Thought website launches

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ISU Faculty Research Day

Faculty are encouraged to attend ISU Faculty Research Day and celebrate our outstanding research accomplishments, exchange ideas, discover connections, and help create the future of Iowa State’s interdisciplinary grand challenge research areas. We invite scholars from all disciplines to present a poster, deliver a talk, display an exhibit, and meet new colleagues, as you showcase … Continue reading ISU Faculty Research Day

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LAS strategic plan update

The LAS Strategic Plan Steering Committee was pleased to see a large number of comments were received in recent surveys. Nearly 300 individuals responded to the surveys, which presented subcommittee reports for review. A summary of the comments are available on the LAS website. The next step in the process is subcommittees processing the feedback, … Continue reading LAS strategic plan update

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LAS Discover Summer Online 2017 program supports student success

An enhanced bundle of online course offerings will be available again this summer to help students alleviate schedule pressures, catch up with requirements, and even contribute to a minor or second major. LAS departments and LAS Online Learning (ELO) are partnering to offer courses that include high-demand classes that fulfill requirements across all majors: Mathematics … Continue reading LAS Discover Summer Online 2017 program supports student success

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LAS faculty and staff award nominations due December 15

LAS Awards Each year the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of its faculty and staff as exemplified in awards received from both the university and the college. LAS faculty are recognized for their exemplary contributions in the areas of research, teaching, advising, and professional and institutional service. Staff members are … Continue reading LAS faculty and staff award nominations due December 15