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Catt Center celebrates voting

The Catt Center will celebrate voting Friay, Aug. 26, with displays and a complimentary buffet lunch and one-woman play.

News release.

Geoffroy, Skorton on "Talk" Aug. 23

President Gregory Geoffroy will be joined by University of Iowa President David Skorton during the 10-11 a.m. segment of "Talk of Iowa" on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The live, call-in program airs on WOI-AM (640). Questions can be sent in advance to

Folklorist seeks "taste of place" recipes

An Iowa folklorist is gathering recipes for Iowa foods that evoke a "taste of place."

News release.

$10 million to ISU-based concrete center

A $10 million federal appropriation to an Iowa State University-based concrete technology center will help engineers from coast to coast develop pavements that last longer and need less maintenance.

News release.

Play equipment innovators honored

Steven and Barbara King, who turned the concept of continuous play into a successful children's play equipment company, are the recipients of the 2005 Christian Petersen Design Award from the College of Design.

News release.

Engineering College names diversity director

The College of Engineering has named Nancy Knight its first director of diversity and graduate student affairs.

News release.

New analytical tool helps detect cancer

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed a tool that can identify the smallest traces of substances, including the biomarkers that could indicate breast and prostate cancers. The discovery and related research could lead to earlier detection of cancer.

News release.

Students invited to disaster relief training

New Iowa State students can take part in disaster relief training with the city's Red Cross this weekend.

News release.

AD search begins

The committee appointed recently to conduct a nationwide search for a new Iowa State University athletics director began its work on Aug. 16.

News release.

Alumnus killed in Iraq

ISU alumnus David L. Giaimo, 23, was killed recently while serving in the Army in Iraq. He graduated from Iowa State in 2003, with a degree in finance.

Chicago Tribune story.

National honors for women's basketball

The Cyclone women's basketball team ranked fifth nationally among Division I schools with a 3.461 team grade-point average in 2004-05.

News release.

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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.

President Gregory Geoffroy and Kathy Geoffroy greet a student in her residence hall room.

Welcome back

President Gregory Geoffroy and Kathy Geoffroy popped in on students in residence halls recently to welcome them back to campus and offer candy.

In the news

High service ranking for Iowa State

Iowa State ranks 34th nationally in The Washington Monthly's community and national service-based ratings of colleges and universities.

See story.

Mack fights back

Des Moines Register

Fun-loving, feisty associate professor Barbara Mack is an institution at Iowa State. Just ask the thousands of journalism students she's taught since 1986. Now, after recovering from brain surgery, Mack is back where she belongs.

See story.

Building a better pig

"They lost the taste, they lost the juiciness, they lost the moisture content," says ISU animal scientist Maynard Hogberg, referring to years of breeding leaner, more muscular hogs. ISU meat scientist Steven Lonergan is working on a process to make lean pork meltingly tender.

See story.

Poll says Iowans like Rice in '08

Quad-City Times

Condoleezza Rice could be a presidential contender in 2008, a poll of Iowa Republicans indicates. Dianne Bystrom, director of ISU's Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, says Rice is a "new and different face" and overall, there's increasing acceptance for women candidates.

See story.

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.

See story.


Gallick garners gold

Iowa State's Nate Gallick wins World University Games gold.

News release.