2010-2011 ADVANCE News

July 15, 2011

ISU physicist Mayly Sanchez is part of a world-wide team conducting research on neurons. Read the Article

June 28, 2011

  • ISU animal scientists Susan J. Lamont, Max Rothschild and Michael Persia will study heat stress in poultry. Read the Article
  • Jo Anne Powell-Coffman will become interim department chair of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology effective July 1.

May 26, 2011

EEOB Professor Diane Debinski is working to restore native Iowa prairies. Read the Article

May 2, 2011

Chemist Malika Jeffries-EL and her research team are improving the properties of certain organic polymers that mimic the properties of traditional inorganic semiconductors. Read the Article

April 25, 2011

  • Chemistry Assistant Professor Malika Jeffries-EL received the LAS Diversity Award.
  • Chemistry Professor and Chair Jacob Petrich received the LAS Achievement in Intellectual Property award.

April 21, 2011

  • Charles Glatz, professor of chemical and biological engineering was named university professor.
  • GDCB Professor Martin Spalding received the ISU Award for Departmental Leadership.
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition professor Jay-Lin Jane was named distinguished professor.

March 24, 2011

Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate provost, was appointed Chief Diversity Officer for ISU.

March 22, 2011

Anthropologist Jill Pruetz is the first holder of the Walvoord Professorship.

March 10, 2011

EEOB associate professor Anne Bronikowski's study of primate aging has been featured in Discovery News, ABC News, and MSNBC News.

March 7, 2011

Nicola Pohl, professor of chemistry and chemical and biological engineering has been named one of the inaugural recipients of the Wilkinson Professorship. Read the Article

March 4, 2011

Julie Kuhlman, assistant professor of genetics, development and cell biology, has received a $376,275 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine for a three-year study of Hirschsprung disease. Read the Article

February 10, 2011

CCEE professor Shauna Hallmark's research referenced in traffic law debate.

February 8, 2011

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff. These women in STEM departments were among those honored.

  • Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, associate professor in genetics, development and cell biology, and former ADVANCE professor, received the Faculty Award for Diversity Enhancement.
  • Ann Marie VanDerZanden, professor in horticulture and associate director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, received the Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award.
  • Maria Baboi, assistant scientist in agricultural and biosystems engineering, received the Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award.
  • Barbara Krumhardt, senior lecturer in genetic, development and cell biology, received the Lecturer and Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award. Read the Article

February 4, 2011

Deb Lewis, received the 2010 Olav Smedal Conservation Award.

February 3, 2011

Patricia Thiel, has been named the next John D. Corbett Professor in Chemistry.

February 1, 2011

Dr. Lisa K. Nolan was named the new Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine at ISU Iowa State University and received the official medallion of office from President Gregory Geoffroy.

January 11, 2011

Several ISU ADVANCE colleagues were among the nine ISU faculty members who were named AAAS Fellows:  Dr. Bryony Bonning, Professor of Entomology, Dr. Patricia Thiel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and Dr. Jonathan Wendel, Professor and Chair of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology.  Read the Article

November 16, 2010

Dr. Christina Campbell has been named the inaugural Sandra S. and Roy W. Uelner Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition.

November 15, 2010

Congratulations to Julie Dickerson, professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Gail Nonnecke, professor in Horticulture, and Nicola Pohl, professor in Chemistry, for receiving awards at the 2010 Women of Innovation awards program.

November 9, 2010

Dr. Lisa Nolan, professor and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine, will become dean of the college effective January 15, 2011. Read the Article

November 8, 2010

Diane Birt distinguished professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Bonnie Bowen Executive Director for the ISU ADVANCE Program and Lora Leigh Chrystal program coordinator for Women in Science and Engineering, are among those selected for the 2011 "Women Impacting ISU" calendar. More than 1,000 copies will be distributed free after an official unveiling and recognition reception on Dec. 8, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. More Info

November 8, 2010

Patricia Theil, a distinguished professor of Chemistry and a faculty scientist of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, and James Evans,a professor of Physics and Astronomy and a faculty scientist for the Ames Laboratory are studying a process called coarsening. Coarsening is a branch of surface chemistry that examines how objects of different sizes transform into fewer objects with larger average sizes. Read the Article

November 1, 2010

Julie Dickerson, Gail Nonnecke, Dr. Nicola Pohl, Genna Chadderdon, Emma White, Lisa Rueschoff, Rachel Kreis and Avanthi Ajjarapu have been nominated for the 2010 Women of Innovation Awards, through the Technology Association of Iowa.

October 25, 2010

Mei Hong, professor of Chemistry and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, discovers proton mechanism used by flu virus to infect cells. Read the Article

October 5, 2010

Lyric Bartholomay, assistant professor of Entomology, examines mosquito genes for new disease responses. More Info

September 20, 2010

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seeks internal applicants for the position of Equity Advisor for ISU ADVANCE. The position is open to tenured faculty in the College as a one-year renewable term at one-third time. To guarantee consideration for this position, apply by October 8. Contact: Joe Colletti, colletti@iastate.edu, 4-1823.

September 16, 2010

Several STEM women faculty and ADVANCE participants received awards at the 2010 Annual Fall University Convocation.

September 14, 2010

Lyric Bartholomay, assistant professor of Entomology, is in charge of monitoring mosquito populations and mosquito-borne diseases around the state. Read the Article

September 14, 2010

Amy Kaleita, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and Monica Lamm, Chemical and Biological Engineering, were among those honored at the Fall 2010 Engineering Convocation. Amy received the Superior Engineering Teaching Award and Monica was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

September 9, 2010

Jan Thompson, associate professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, was honored by President Geoffroy as the Harmon Family Professor in Forestry in a Medallion Ceremony on September 7, 2010.  Dr. Thompson is a member of the ADVANCE Steering Committee and was the ADVANCE Equity Advisor for the College of Agriculture and Life Science from 2007-2010. Read the Article

August 31, 2010

Charles Glatz, professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering will work to develop green-chemicals for oil spill clean up. Read the Article

August 30, 2010

Six faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences were named Masters Teachers for 2010-2011.

August 23, 2010

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is honoring 34 faculty and staff with awards for their accomplishments in teaching, service and research.

August 18, 2010

Judy Vance, professor of Mechanical Engineering, is the inaugural holder of the Joseph and Elizabeth Anderlik Professorship in Engineering. Read the Article

August 17, 2010

Nicola Pohl, professor of Chemistry, and Christine Petersen, assistant professor of Veterinary Pathology, discovered that a natural coating of sugar interacts with the body's defense cells to dampen its own immune response. Read the Article

August 13, 2010

Judy Vance, professor of Mechanical Engineering, was recently selected to receive the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2010 Design Automation Award. Read the Article

August 3, 2010

Ann Marie VanDerZanden, professor of Horticulture, has been presented the 2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). Read the Article

July 29, 2010

Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named associate provost for academic personnel.

July 7, 2010

Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, associate professor, and Clark Coffman, assistant professor, in the department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, were invited by the journal Nature to comment on breakthrough research that may ultimately lead to new treatments for cancer patients. More info

July 6, 2010

Changing climate could affect the diversity of plants and animals, and we can get a glimpse of what this may look like by studying the effects of drought in a relatively pristine ecosystem, according to Diane Debinski, ISU ADVANCE co-PI and professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology. Read the Article