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Aug. 10, 2006


Chang named Computer editor

Carl Chang, professor and chair of the department of computer science, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Computer, the flagship publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society. His two-year term begins January 2007.

Gunlogson Countryside Engineering Award

Jeff Lorimor, emeritus professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, received the 2006 G.B. Gunlogson Countryside Engineering Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Lorimor was recognized for research and extension contributions that advanced the understanding and adoption of environmentally sound manure management practices by operators and regulators.

Ornithology award

James Dinsmore, professor emeritus in natural resource ecology and management, received the American Birding Association Ludlow Griscom. The award is given to those who have dramatically advanced the state of ornithological knowledge for a particular region. Dinsmore retired from ISU in 2002 after more than 25 years of service.

Downing elected to board of directors

John Downing, professor in ecology, evolution and organismal biology, has been elected to the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography board of directors. The society is the world's largest professional organization for researchers and educators in aquatic sciences, with members from 58 countries.

Two honors for Carriquiry

Alicia Carriquiry, statistics professor, will receive two honors this summer. She has been elected a fellow of the Institute for Mathematical Statistics, which fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. Carriquiry also has been elected vice president of the American Statistical Association.

Adviser of the year

Fred Kirschenmann was named 2006 Adviser of the Year by Wholesome Harvest Organic Meats based in Colo. Kirschenmann is a distinguished fellow with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Wholesome Harvest is a coalition of more than 40 small family farms.

ABE Extension sweeps section awards

Agricultural and biosystems engineering extension faculty captured every award presented by the Iowa section of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Matt Helmers received the newcomer engineer of the year award; Robert Burns received the young engineer of the year award, and Mark Hanna was named engineer of the year. The Iowa section has more than 400 agricultural engineers.

National panel member

Forrest Nutter Jr., plant pathology professor, recently served as an adviser on two national policy panels at the "Development of Standards for Biodefense" summit held in Washington, D.C., and hosted by the American Type Culture Collection, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Nutter also served on a panel on the development of a national plant disease recovery system.

Symphony orchestra director/conductor

James Hannon, director of orchestral activities and assistant professor of music, was selected as the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra's music director/conductor. He will continue to direct the ISU Symphony and serve as music director/conductor of the Central Iowa Symphony.

National ag award

Neil Harl, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and emeritus professor of economics, received the Service to American/World Agriculture Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. The award recognizes major contributions to American and international agriculture.

Willystine Goodsell award

Theresa McCormick, professor emeritus in curriculum and instruction, will receive the American Educational Research Association's Willystine Goodsell Award at the group's 2007 meeting in Chicago. The award recognizes an educator who has served AERA on behalf of women, girls and education through scholarship, activism and community building.

Meritorious service award

A national professional group has renamed an award to honor Edwin Jones, professor emeritus in engineering. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will present the Edwin C. Jones Jr. Meritorious Service Award for dedication, effort and contributions to the organization. Jones has been an IEEE member since 1953.

IBM faculty award

Carl Chang, professor and chair of the computer science department, earned the 2006 IBM Faculty Award. The $30,000 software engineering award recognizes outstanding faculty and promotes innovative, collaborative research in disciplines of mutual interest to IBM and the researcher.

Public service award

James Roth, Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor in Veterinary Medicine, has received the highest honor for public service awarded by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The award recognizes a veterinarian for long-term, outstanding public service or unusual contributions to the practice or science of public health and regulatory veterinary medicine.

Innovative research award

Thomas Baum, professor of plant pathology, is part of a team that will receive the Ruth Allen Award for Innovative Research from the American Phytopathological Society. The award recognizes scientists who have made innovative contributions to research that may change the direction of research in any field of plant pathology. Other recipients are Richard Hussey of the University of Georgia and Eric Davis of North Carolina State University.


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