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Charges to go

Iowa State researchers are hoping to make Iowa-made solar technology wearable. The result would be a convenient way to charge your electronic devices.

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Colletti named to interim Ag post

Joe Colletti, professor and interim chair of the department of natural resource ecology and management, has been named interim senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture.

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Professor named engineering fellow

Mechanical engineering professor Atul Kelkar has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International.

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ISU can help businesses find R&D support

Iowa State University can assist small Iowa companies and faculty startup businesses looking for federal grants to fund research and development work.

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ISU summer commencement is Saturday

Commencement for all graduates, including master's and doctoral candidates, will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 in Hilton Coliseum. Tickets aren't needed to attend the ceremony. Michael Gartner, president of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, is the commencement speaker. Gartner also is a lifelong journalist and principal owner of the Iowa Cubs.

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Campus memorial for John Garang Aug. 6

The ISU Sudanese Student Association will sponsor a memorial service Aug. 6 for John Garang, newly appointed vice president of Sudan who died July 30 in an air crash. The service begins at 4 p.m. in the MU Great Hall.

Statement on death of John Garang

"We were greatly saddened by the tragic death of John Garang," ISU President Gregory Geoffroy said recently. "Dr. Garang was a very prominent and important member of the Iowa State University family, and he has many friends here and among our university family throughout the world. We are very proud of the strong leadership he provided for the people of Sudan for so many years, and we hope his legacy will be one of peace and unity for the people of Sudan."

Find out about latest technologies

Sign up online and Iowa State's Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer will automatically e-mail updates about the newest technologies developed on campus.

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Great moments in Trice Stadium

Cast your vote for the greatest moment in the 30-year history of Jack Trice Stadium. Fans' picks will be revealed at home football games.

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ISU state fair exhibit features gardens

Iowa State University is bringing a Reiman Gardens-style oasis to the state fair this year. The university exhibit will be on the northeast end of the Varied Industries Building.

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Search committee formed for selection of ag dean

A 21-member committee is beginning the search for the new dean of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. The search committee is chaired by Labh Hira, dean of the College of Business. Hira said the committee's goal is to name a new dean by the first of the year.

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Gregory Geoffroy

Geoffroy joins NCAA board of directors

ISU President Gregory Geoffroy has been named to the Division I board of directors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as the representative of the Big 12 Conference.

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Sen. Tom Harkin (left) and James Oliver

Harkin views VR demo

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, left, sees a 3-D demonstration of virtual reality technology that Iowa State University researchers believe can help the Air Force pilot swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles. Explaining the research is James Oliver, the director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center. Harkin toured the virtual reality center and the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory on Wednesday.

In the news

Madison Co. bridge watch

USA Today

Iowa State engineers are using high-tech surveillance to protect Madison County's covered, wooden bridges from vandalism.

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Sudanese Vice President John Garang, ISU alum, dead at 60

BBC News

Sudanese Vice President John Garang, who received a doctorate in economics from Iowa State in 1981, has died in a helicopter crash just three weeks after taking office. His vice presidency was a move that united former enemies in a Civil War. Since his death, riots have broken out in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and in Juba, the main city in southern Sudan.

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Gene organizes corn kernels

San Francisco Chronicle

Two scientists -- Eric Vollbrecht, Iowa State University, and Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, recently identified the gene responsible for orderly rows of kernels on corn.

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