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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. News release. (Fri, 29 Jul 2005 11:15:00 CST)

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. News release. (Thu, 28 Jul 2005 21:15:00 CST)

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. News release. (Thu, 28 Jul 2005 11:40:00 CST)

Solar car finishes third in its class
Iowa State's student-built solar car did Austin to Calgary in 71.5 hours, good for a third place finish in its class. News release. (Wed, 27 Jul 2005 16:40:00 CST)

Fund-raising high
Athletic fund-raising has nearly doubled since last year. News release. (Wed, 27 Jul 2005 11:30:00 CST)

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. News release. (Tue, 26 Jul 2005 15:10:00 CST)

Regents executive director to take new post
Gregory S. Nichols will resign his post as executive director of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to become a special assistant to Iowa State President Gregory Geoffroy and lecturer in a university department. News release (PDF). (Mon, 25 Jul 2005 15:15:00 CST)

From Shanghai pencil factory to ISU lab
She had to study in secret during China's Cultural Revolution. Today, biologist Kan Wang is a biotech pioneer. Story. (Mon, 25 Jul 2005 15:15:00 CST)

NASA grant promotes science, tech education
NASA has awarded $1.2 million to an Iowa State program with a record of increasing the number of minority and disadvantaged students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. News release. (Mon, 25 Jul 2005 13:00:00 CST)

Academic honors
Cyclone swimming and diving team is Academic All-American. News release. (Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:25:00 CST)

Researchers paper in 'Nature' details genetic origins of corn on cob
Iowa State faculty member Erik Vollbrecht, along with lead researcher Robert Martienssen of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, have determined a genetic reason why modern corn's straight rows and compact ears evolved from corn's wild ancestor, teosinte. News release. (Sun, 24 Jul 2005 16:00:00 CST)

Imploded
Knapp and Storms residence halls were imploded at 10 a.m. July 19. You can view streaming video of the implosion on RealPlayer Story, photos (Tue, 19 Jul 2005 13:30:00 CST)

Schnable appointed PSI associate director
Patrick Schnable has been appointed associate director of the Plant Sciences Institute. Schnable has been active in the Plant Sciences Institute since its establishment in 1999. News release. (Mon, 18 Jul 2005 09:35:00 CST)

Too few vets work in crucial research
A report by the National Academy of Sciences warns the U.S. faces a critical shortage of research veterinarians. Dr. James Roth says ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine is trying to address the shortage by encouraging undergraduates to work in research laboratories during the summer, with the hope they'll consider research as a career. Roth is Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor in Veterinary Medicine and director of the Center for Food Security and Public Health. News release. (Mon, 20 Jun 2005 09:40:00 CST)