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Painting research: ISU faculty join ranks of ‘Faces of Iowa State’

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    Over 14 months, Iowa artist Rose Frantzen completed 39 portraits of distinguished Iowa State faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. They are now on display in the “Faces of Iowa State” exhibition in the Brunnier Art Museum through Dec. 8, 2017. Afterward, the exhibition will tour Iowa:


    • Maquoketa Art Experience: Dec. 9, 2017-Feb. 12, 2018
    • Muscatine Art Center: Feb. 15-April 15, 2018
    • Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji: April 26-June 23, 2018
    • Blanden Art Museum, Fort Dodge: Aug. 4-Oct. 14, 2018
    • Harvester Artspace Lofts Exhibit Gallery, Council Bluffs: Nov. 4-Dec. 31, 2018

    These new paintings celebrate the tradition and the impact of portraiture at Iowa State, showing the development of the university as a story of democracy where the vision, dreams, and actions of individual people play a vital role in how our collective identity is shaped. Portraits are more than simply a record; they illuminate intelligence, importance, virtue, beauty, taste, and other qualities of the portrayed person as seen through the eye of an artist. By celebrating these people, this exhibition focuses on the diverse qualities that define the people of a great university.


    Portraits of ISU faculty include:

    Alicia Carriquiry, distinguished professor of statistics and director of the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE). Carriquiry’s work has helped people better understand and measure what they eat with regard to nutrition. She has developed statistical methods to better measure food consumption and in 2016 was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for the work she has done to advance the understanding of nutrition and dietary assessment.

    Wayne Fuller, distinguished professor emeritus of statistics and economics. Fuller is known for his keen insights into the meaning of data, and he’s considered a leading researcher with seminal textbooks and articles in three distinct fields: time series analysis, measurement error models, and sample surveys. He has received numerous prestigious awards from professional societies as well as from Iowa State, and has worked closely with many government agencies seeking to improve the information they provide to the public.

    Stephanie Hansen, associate professor of animal science. Hansen is a leading cattle nutrition researcher who works with veterinarians, animal nutritionists, biochemists, and extension personnel to improve the efficiency of beef cattle production. She runs the Hansen Ruminant Nutrition Lab, where she has been granted more than $7 million for her research.

    Warren Kuhn, professor emeritus and retired dean of Library Services.  His career at Iowa State was marked with a major expansion of research and study space, special collections, and the inauguration of private endowments to ensure the future success of the library as the “heart of a university.”

    Surya Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor, Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in chemical and biological engineering, associate vice president for research. Mallapragada is an award-winning polymers researcher and innovator whose 20-year career at Iowa State University is paving the way for nanotechnology to deliver vaccines and genes to improve human health.


    Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman