So much more
than a floor.

House Details

Floor # 1
Capacity 55
Room Types Double
Gender Female
Average Ceiling Height 9′
Average Window Size 4′ x 5′
A/C Yes
Furnishings Lofted bed; desk with bookshelf and desk chair; wardrobe with drawers and hanging space; waste basket; recycle bin; mirror; towel bar; blinds.
More Details Tiffany House has a den that has tables and chairs for studying, playing game or a quiet place to stretch out and relax. Each house has two bathrooms. Sinks are in one area with fully-enclosed toilet rooms and fully-enclosed individual shower rooms that have a place for changing. A water bottle refill station promotes the Department of Residence’s green initiatives.

House History

Known as “The Mushroom Lady,” Lois Hattery Tiffany received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in plant pathology all from Iowa State College (University). She joined the Botany faculty at Iowa State as an Instructor and worked her way through the department to become Distinguished Professor. She was the first woman scientist in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to be awarded the title of Distinguished Professor. She served as Chair of the Botany Department for six years. She retired from the department in 2002 and was named Emeritus Distinguished Professor. Tiffany’s research included studies of fungal diseases of native prairie plants in Iowa and a 10-year survey of Iowa’s morels. Her continuing commitment to research led to the naming in her honor of a recently discovered Iowa truffle (Mattirolomyces tiffanyae), which was discovered in several locations of Story County’s oak woods.