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Dykstra, Josiah Modified: 1/24/2017 5:29:57 PM
Class of 2004 Posted by an administrator
 

 
Josiah Dykstra, PhD (MS, 2004) is the author of his first book, Essential Cybersecurity Science (O'Reilly, 2016). This book provides practical and hands-on advice, case studies, and guidance for students and practitioners of cyber security. Internet pioneer Vint Cerf said "Dykstra surprises readers by showing that the security of software artifacts can be the subject of scientific study." Dykstra is a senior researcher at the National Security Agency, and was recently selected for promotion to the Senior Executive Service. He was a 2015 nominee for FedScoop's "Tech Champion of the Year" and received a 2015 Best Paper Award from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) for a research study on stress and cognitive workload in cybersecurity watch centers. He was featured for having one of the 13 coolest jobs in government (http://fedscoop.com/the-13-coolest-jobs-in-government/future-tech-expert-for-national-security).
 
Mullenbach, Cheryl Posted: 1/20/2017 10:36:44 AM
Class of 2001
 

 
Chicago Review Press has released "Women in Blue" by Cheryl Mullenbach. This is her fourth book. She has been recognized by International Literacy Association, American Library Association, National Council for Social Studies, FDR Presidential Library and Museum. Cheryl's talk at Hyde Park was featured on C-SPAN's "Book TV." Her next book on the sinking of the "Athenia" in 1939 will release in 2017.
 
Burns (Wall), Heidi Posted: 1/10/2017 11:04:53 AM
Class of 2002 Posted by an administrator
 
Heidi Wall Burns (MA '02 English) is pleased to announce the recent publication of her book, "Intellectual Creativity in First-Year Composition Classes," published by Rowman & Littlefield, Oct. 2016.

Burns currently teaches English courses for Minnesota State University Mankato and for St. Petersburg Community College in Florida.

Burns' belief that the current methodology used in first-year composition classrooms is inadequate is what led her to create the study on which this book is founded. In addition, she has published several articles on teaching as well as presented at regional and national conferences. Her goal is to encourage other instructors to take risks in their classrooms and to continue offering more effective learning opportunities for students. In Spring 2016, she was awarded the contingent faculty award from her current institution for her innovation in the classroom.
 
Kuhns, Matt Posted: 1/10/2017 9:20:20 AM
Class of 2000 Posted by an administrator
 

 
Matt Kuhns (A)('00 graphic design) is the author of a new book chronicling the multi-year feud between former ISU President James H. Hilton and University of Iowa President Virgil Hancher, Hancher vs. Hilton: Iowa's Rival University Presidents.
 
Williams, Dave Posted: 1/10/2017 9:18:35 AM
Class of 1985 Posted by an administrator
 
Dave Williams ('85 fisheries and wildlife biology) is the author of the new book The Prairie in Seed: Identifying Seed-Bearing Prairie Plants in the Upper Midwest, published by University of Iowa Press.
 
van der Linden, Peter Posted: 1/10/2017 9:16:58 AM
Class of 1975 Posted by an administrator
 
Peter J. van der Linden ('75 botany, MS '80) is the author of the new book Shrubs and Vines of Iowa, published by University of Iowa Press.
 
Cubbage, Frederick Posted: 1/10/2017 9:11:57 AM
Class of 1974 Posted by an administrator
 
Fred W. Cubbage (L)('74 forestry) is the author of the new book, Natural Resource Policy, published by Waveland Press.
 
Sevigny, Melissa Posted: 1/10/2017 8:51:32 AM
Class of 2013 Posted by an administrator
 
Melissa L. Sevigny (MFA '13 creative writing and the environment) is the author of the new book Mythical River: Chasing the Mirage of New Water in the American Southwest, published by University of Iowa Press.
 
Arora, Madan Posted: 7/29/2016 3:52:00 PM
Class of 1969 Posted by an administrator
 
Madan Adora recently published two books: "Turning Sewage Into Reusable Water" (Archway Publishing) and "Happiness Comes From Small Things." (Xlibris Publishing)
 
Trauger, David Posted: 5/24/2016 10:44:48 AM
Class of 1964 Posted by an administrator
 

 
David L. Trauger has published "Peak Oil, Economic Growth, and Wildlife Conservation," a compelling synthesis of key emerging issues of our time --- the fundamental relationships of peak oil and economic growth to conflicts with wildlife conservation. There are numerous books available on the subject of Peak Oil; however, most, if not all, address the consequences of peaking on our industrialized society and how we might adapt. There also are several excellent books available dealing with economic growth. Books on wildlife conservation are also commonplace. However, no book currently integrates the topics of Peak Oil, economic growth, and wildlife conservation into one narrative. This book attempts to do just that. The book is divided into four sections, respectively titled The Energy Dilemma, Economic Considerations, Fundamental Conflicts, and Wildlife Conservation and the Future. Each succeeding section builds on those that come before it. Readers of this book will gain a deeper understanding of the vital linkages between energy, economic growth, and the conservation of natural landscapes and native species.

a compelling synthesis of key emerging issues of our time --- the fundamental relationships of peak oil and economic growth to conflicts with wildlife conservation. There are numerous books available on the subject of Peak Oil; however, most, if not all, address the consequences of peaking on our industrialized society and how we might adapt. There also are several excellent books available dealing with economic growth. Books on wildlife conservation are also commonplace. However, no book currently integrates the topics of Peak Oil, economic growth, and wildlife conservation into one narrative. This book attempts to do just that. The book is divided into four sections, respectively titled The Energy Dilemma, Economic Considerations, Fundamental Conflicts, and Wildlife Conservation and the Future. Each succeeding section builds on those that come before it. Readers of this book will gain a deeper understanding of the vital linkages between energy, economic growth, and the conservation of natural landscapes and native species.This book is written for a broad audience, including natural resources professionals, planners, and policy-makers in federal, state, and provincial governments. Leaders of conservation and environmental organizations will value its clarion call for action to stem further losses of biodiversity (including genetic diversity) and advance its conservation. Professors teaching university courses in wildlife ecology and management, conservation biology, and ecological economics will find this volume to be an indispensable course book for their students. Others will use it as a primary reference for seminars dealing with sustainability. Persons interested in Peak Oil and energy depletion will learn how these issues impinge on wildlife conservation. Those interested in alternatives to a growth economy will find the discussion of a steady state economy enlightening, given that lack of cheap, abundant energy may force us in that direction anyway. It is our hope that readers of this book will act on the information contained in it to effect positive change in how our global civilization interacts with the biosphere and humanity’s co-inhabitants—the millions of species composing Earth’s biodiversity. Everyone interested in making positive changes for a better future will discover the insightful discussions concerning alternatives to a growth economy and potentials of the steady state economy to be essential reading.
 
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