News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

August 13, 2012 — Vol. 28 No. 29

In this Issue

Accelerator Center Aids Curiousity

The $2.5 billion Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars on Aug. 6 and Idaho State University's Mike Smith is confident about his part on powering the automobile-size craft that has travelled more than 339,000,000 miles to the Red Planet. (read more...)

ISU Researcher Helps Create Maps to Predict Future Weather

Idaho State University research scientist Bruce Finney's ultimate goal is to help create accurate weather maps of the past for the American West that can be used to better predict future weather patterns. (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Academic dean, Bessie Katsilometes, and Glenda Carr, assistant clinical pharmacy professor, presented an analysis of ISU-Meridian's Community Health Screenings at the National Association of Local Boards of Health 20th Annual Conference (read more...)

Idaho State University's Jason Harris was honored with the Elda E. Anderson Award at the 57th annual meeting of the Health Physics Society (read more...)

Frieda Pickett, RDH, MS, recently published an article in the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene (read more...)

News Bites

The President of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, James Delaney, delivered the commencement address for the Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2012 (read more...)

Children's "special places" are under the bed, in a cupboard, behind a chair or out in a hidden nook of the backyard. We can remember our own and can often identify some of the special places of our children (read more...)

The first Great Idaho State University Ambush, an approximately 5-kilometer mud and obstacle team race, will be held Sept. 8 and early registration is due Aug. 12 (read more...)