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August 27, 2004


New president

Chuck Schwab, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and extension safety specialist, has been named president of the National Institute for Farm Safety.


The Thielen Student Health Center has received a full (three-year) accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Society recognitions

Faculty in the department of agricultural and biosystems engineering received several annual awards from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. University professor Carl Bern received the Massey-Ferguson Education Medal, which recognizes members for dedication to learning and teaching in ag engineering. Professor emeritus Dwaine Bundy received the Henry Giese Structures and Environment Award for distinguished service in advancing the knowledge of agricultural structures and environment. Professor emeritus Stewart Melvin received the Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award for contributions to soil and water engineering. Field specialist Kapil Arora, associate professor Steve Mickelson, and University professor emeritus Jim Baker received a Superior Paper Award. Their paper was selected from hundreds submitted to ASAE journals during the year.

Distinquished scholar

William Robinson, professor of philosophy, has been named Iowa State's Distinguished Arts and Humanities Scholar for the 2004-05 academic year. The Distinguished Arts and Humanities Scholar receives a semester without teaching responsibilities to work on research and delivers a university lecture. Robinson has written on consciousness, philosophy of artificial intelligence.

Young investigator

Kenneth Malmberg, assistant professor of psychology, has received the Young Investigator Award from the American Psychology Association. Malmberg and his co-author were selected for their article "The Effect of Normative Context Variability on Recognition Memory," which appeared in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.

Botanical honor

Harry "Jack" Horner, University professor of liberal arts and sciences and professor of genetics, development and cell biology, has received the Merit Award from the Botanical Society of America. It is the society's highest honor.


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