PROJECTS SOUGHT FOR COLLABORATION WITH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Faculty interested in collaborating on research projects with faculty in the College of Engineering are asked to contact Colin Scanes by March 8. He is asking that brief (one paragraph preferred) descriptions of possible collaborative projects be sent to him at 123 Curtiss or email@example.com.
ISU-NCSU CONSORTIUM TO STUDY WASTE, ODOR PROBLEMS
ISU and North Carolina State University have established a Waste Management Research Consortium. Each university is contributing $75,000 to support collaborative projects that address livestock waste and odor problems. Consortium research priorities include: odor measurement technology; technology demonstration; alternative swine production systems; animal nutrition; trade and exports; and value-added products from waste. Proposal deadline: April 15. For more information: Colin Scanes, 4-1823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR IN BRENTON CENTER
College of Agriculture faculty and staff are invited to a "Teaching with Technology" seminar in the Brenton Center, 8-10 a.m., March 15, in Room 9, Curtiss Hall. Center faculty and staff will explain what technology is available, how to use educational technology and how to reserve teaching space in the center. To register: Jeanette Drewry, 4-1862 or email@example.com. Space is limited.
EXPERIMENT STATION OFFERS MINORITY ASSISTANTSHIPS
The Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station is providing graduate research assistantships to newly recruited minority students. This quarter-time support must be matched by departmental or investigator funds. For more information: Susan Lamont, 4-3629 or 4-4763.
SUMMER STUDY IN UZBEKISTAN FOR GRAD STUDENTS
Full-time graduate students who wish to spend the 1996 summer semester studying agriculture at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers in Uzbekistan should contact Joe Dale, International Agriculture Programs, 4-5509 or 4-3972.
UKRAINE INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE FOR JUNIORS, SENIORS
Juniors or seniors majoring in ag systems technology or agronomy, or who have practical farm experience, have an opportunity to participate in a summer internship in Ukraine. For more information: Victor Udin, International Agriculture Programs, 4-8971.
ANIMAL SCIENCE DEPT.'S CENTENNIAL APPROACHING
The Department of Animal Science's centennial will be observed on March 24 with the theme "A Heritage of Leadership." A luncheon and program at the Iowa State Center will highlight the department's contributions to the livestock industry. There also will be an evening reunion and barbecue. For registration information, call 4-5961.
DEADLINES & REMINDERS
Feb. 23: Preregistration deadline - Successful Grantsmanship workshop (see next item). Carla Persaud, 4-9376, or Kathy Kuehl, 4-1242.
Feb. 26: From Theory to Measurement: Hypothesis Development and Experimental Design, a Successful Grantsmanship workshop, 7-9 p.m., Campanile Room
Feb. 29: Application deadline - Beginning-level Spanish language/Latin American culture class, March 19-May 9. Mary de Baca, 4-1851.
Feb. 29: The Land Grant University System in 2020: How Must ISU Adapt to Remain Relevant? - Colin Scanes, College of Agriculture, 4:10 p.m., 2050 Agronomy (sustainable agriculture seminar)
March 1: Instructional Development Grant Proposals due, 121 Curtiss.
March 7: The Importance of Livestock to Iowa Agriculture in 2020 - Jim
Kliebenstein, economics, 4:10 p.m., 2050 Agronomy (sustainable agriculture seminar)
VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY SLATED FOR 1997
The Western Governors' Association is rapidly pulling together plans for a western virtual university. They expect to begin admitting students by the summer of 1997. The Education Management Group, a Simon & Schuster subsidiary that develops interactive courses for secondary schools and colleges, has donated $150,000 to the planning effort. (Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 16)
Next issue: March 8. Deadline: March 4.