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News Service


News Service

Annette Hacker, director, (515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777


Students, community team up to aid victims

Iowa State students and Ames community members are working together to collect canned goods, non-perishable food items, clothes, blankets and other necessities for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

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Katrina disrupts grain markets, shipments

Hurricane Katrina's attack on the southeastern United States is affecting grain prices and delivery in Iowa, says Robert Wisner, Iowa State University Extension economist.

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Engineers build latest technology into I-235 bridges

Some very smart bridges are telling engineers just exactly how they're holding up. Engineers from ISU's Bridge Engineering Center have helped the Iowa DOT monitor and evaluate three sensor-loaded bridges as part of the I-235 reconstruction project in Des Moines.

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Researcher contributes computer expertise to chimp genome project

Xiaoqiu Huang's computer software used 100 computers working simultaneously to assemble a draft of the chimpanzee genome.

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Leading creativity researcher to speak Sept. 8

A leading creative thinker, who will speak at Iowa State Sept. 8, thinks everyone is capable of creativity.

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Pep rally Sept. 6

A Sept. 6 pep rally will kick off "Beat Iowa Week." The rally, featuring the football team, cheer squad and band, begins at 7 p.m. in the parking lot just north of the Jacobson building.

Researchers will tackle plant diseases with NSF grant

Iowa State researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Science Foundation to study disease defenses in agricultural crops.

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Women's basketball schedule final

Iowa State's 2005-06 women's basketball schedule has been finalized with the addition of six televised games, including two Fox Sports Net broadcasts and four Mediacom telecasts.

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Reiman Gardens to celebrate 10 years

Reiman Gardens will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Sept. 17-18 with free admission Saturday and a barbecue dinner the same night.

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Mural artists

Mural celebration

Some of the student artists who worked on the "Unity" mural outside the College of Design were on hand for the Aug. 30 mural celebration. The mural celebrates Iowa State and Ames' new "one community" theme.

Beam signing to launch work on success center

The public is invited to a ceremonial beam signing of the Hixson-Lied Student Success Center, Thursday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. The ceremony will take place on the building site, south of Fisher-Nickell Hall.

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Book looks at Kahn architecture

In his new book, ISU's Thomas Leslie takes a fresh look at one of the most influential architects of the late 20th century.

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Winning technology for noise reduction

An Iowa State spin-off company has won a $440,000 grant from the NSF to develop its unique noise-reduction technologies.

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Crystal structure

Proving Da Vinci right

Researchers from Ames Laboratory and Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory have used quasicrystals to prove a Leonardo Da Vinci theory about friction holds even at the atomic level.

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In the news

Solar charges to go

Iowa State researchers are developing wearable solar charges for your cell phone, digital camera or music player.

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B-schools that do it their way

Business Week

Iowa State's MBA with a minor in sustainable agriculture, the only graduate-level program of its kind in the country, is one of a handful of specialized programs cited in Business Week.

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Ag school confidential

U.S. News: America's Best Colleges

"At premier ag schools like Iowa State, old stereotypes about colleges of agriculture have little in common with the broad-based, interdisciplinary education [Betsy] Hertz and her fellow students encounter."

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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.

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Tennis team honors

The women's tennis team is All-Academic.

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