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Gardens on display at state fair

State fair exhibit features Reiman Gardens

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

News release.

Astronaut to join ISU scientists at fair

Astronaut and ISU alumnus Clayton Anderson will visit the Iowa State Fair Aug. 16. He'll join ISU scientists to talk about the "soybeans in space" program, a project at ISU's NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center and give a children's presentation.

News release.

Committee named to conduct search for AD

A five-member committee will conduct the search for a new Iowa State University athletics director.

News release.

Van De Velde announces resignation

Bruce Van De Velde, ISU athletics director, announced Monday (Aug. 8) that he is resigning, effective at the end of the year.

News release.

Cindy Browne Cindy Browne

Browne appointed public radio director

Cindy Browne, a Minnesota-based public broadcasting consultant and former executive vice president for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has been appointed executive director of Iowa Public Radio, effective Sept. 1.

Regents news release (PDF file).

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

Professor named engineering fellow

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

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

Fred Haan and U.S. Rep. Tom Latham U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (left) and aerospace engineer Fred Haan

Latham on campus

Fred Haan, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering, explains wind tunnel operations to U.S. Rep. Tom Latham on Aug. 9. Latham visited campus to speak with researchers about their work in wind engineering, virtual reality, biorenewables, nondestructive evaluation and plant sciences.

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Students put finishing touches on mural

Design students are putting the finishing touches on a mural outside the College of Design entry. The mural's theme of "One Community" promotes the partnership of ISU and Ames.

News release.

In the news

Smooth scoops

The New York Times

Two engineering students who built a flash-freeze ice-cream making machine at Iowa State in 1999 will be scooping up their smooth concoction at the state fair for the sixth year.

News release.

Madison Co. bridge watch

USA Today

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

See story.

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.

See story.