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Dan Nettleton stands tall helping ISU scientists improve agriculture

As a lanky youth, Dan Nettleton grew up in Algona amidst a sea of picture-perfect, north-central Iowa farm fields. Although not a farm kid, he knew corn up close and personal. His parents, both high school teachers with summers off, rounded up their children for family detasseling jobs. Their task was to remove the tassels … Continue reading Dan Nettleton stands tall helping ISU scientists improve agriculture

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Top faculty paper award goes to Prior-Miller and Greenlee alumna

Marcia Prior-Miller of the Greenlee School and Greenlee alumna Zhengjia Liuwon the top faculty paper award in the Magazine Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Liu’s and Prior-Miller’s paper is titled “Self-Schema-Persuasion Perspectives on Localization vs. Internationalization: A Case Study of ELLE China’s Editorial Strategies.” Liu and Prior-Miller worked with … Continue reading Top faculty paper award goes to Prior-Miller and Greenlee alumna

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Kostelnick honored with teaching award

The Society for Technical Communication honored Iowa State English professor Charles Kostelnick with the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication in a ceremony at its annual conference in Sacramento.

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Graduating biochemistry student who creates awareness about poverty wins first Engel Family Upstander Award

A May 2011 Iowa State University graduate who has been active in creating awareness about poverty, homelessness and access to food is the first recipient of the Engel Family Upstander Award from ISU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Nidhi Shah is a native of India who graduated with concurrent undergraduate and master’s degrees in … Continue reading Graduating biochemistry student who creates awareness about poverty wins first Engel Family Upstander Award

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ISU historian edits book detailing first human space mission, which turns 50 this year

AMES, Iowa — The unmanned Soviet satellite Sputnik continues to be associated with the dawn of space exploration, most recently being cited by President Obama in January’s State of the Union address. But Iowa State University history professor James Andrews contends that Yuri Gagarin may be an even bigger Soviet name as a space pioneer … Continue reading ISU historian edits book detailing first human space mission, which turns 50 this year

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Patricia Thiel, Chemistry, named Corbett Professor

Patricia Thiel, Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University, professor of chemistry and senior chemist with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has been named the next John D. Corbett Professor in Chemistry. This professorship has a three-year term. The Corbett Professorship in Chemistry was established by John D. Corbett, … Continue reading Patricia Thiel, Chemistry, named Corbett Professor