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Jamie Pollard


Pollard named next athletics director

Jamie Pollard, deputy athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named athletics director at Iowa State, effective Oct. 1. Pollard, 40, joined the athletic department at Wisconsin in May 1998 and has been deputy athletic director since 2003.

News release.

Stanford researcher assumes Iowa State's Jischke Professorship

Paul Durbin brings his work in the mathematical modeling of turbulence to Iowa State.

News release.

'Fit Kids' program starts soon

"Fit Kids," a 12-week program to help youngsters achieve healthy weights, will begin Sept. 24.

News release.

Finding better ways to protect your information

A new national center based at Iowa State University will bring together university researchers and industry professionals to solve information security problems so information entrusted to companies stays confidential.

News release.

Geoffroy on FBI advisory board

ISU President Gregory Geoffroy has been named to the FBI's newly created National Security Higher Education Advisory Board. The board is made up of 16 university presidents and chancellors. "I'm pleased to serve on this new advisory board and to help improve communications and understanding between higher education and the FBI," Geoffroy said. "I applaud Director [Robert] Mueller for reaching out to Iowa State and other universities."

FBI news release.

Zaffarano Hall to be dedicated Sept. 21

Dedication ceremonies for Zaffarano Hall, formerly known as the Physics addition, will be Wednesday, Sept. 21. The hall is named for the late Daniel Zaffarano, who was a physics and astronomy professor and Graduate College dean at Iowa State.

News release.

Looking for jobs in just the right place

NASA, Microsoft and the Iowa Department of Transporation are coming to the annual Engineers' Week Career Fair at Hilton Coliseum. And so are about 5,000 job- and internship-seeking students.

News release.

ISU learning communities rank among nation's best

One of Iowa State's innovative academic programs has been recognized as one of the country's best. The learning communities program is listed among the top 25 nationally in a recent U.S. News & World Report ranking.

News release.

Emergency care seminar for pet owners

Two Iowa State veterinarians will offer basic information on emergency care for dog and cat owners during their free seminar, "K-911," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in 2226 Veterinary Medicine building.

News release.

Homemaker's Idea founder to speak

Madolyn Johnson, an ISU alumna and founder of The Homemaker's Idea Co., will speak on campus Sept. 28 as part of an entrepreneurial series.

News release.

Tornado simulator

Tornado simulator

National Geographic Channel features tornado researchers

The laboratory tornados created by Iowa State University researchers Partha Sarkar, Fred Haan and Bill Gallus will help television viewers understand how science can help buildings stand up to tornados. The Iowa State researchers will be featured in "Explorer: Secrets of the Tornado" at 2 p.m. (Central) Monday, Sept. 19; at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; at 2 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26; and at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.

The Crucible

The Crucible

Campus art

Iowa State has the largest campus collection of public art in the nation. Here's an online tour of just a few of those works of art.

See article.

Notes from Louisiana

Gene Deisinger


Pitching in

Iowa State's Gene Deisinger writes from Louisiana, where he is helping with Katrina relief.

See blog.

In the news

Growing Iowa's economy

Des Moines Register

Investments in universities and partnerships with them have pushed economic development in other parts of the country. Mark Kushner, the dean of Iowa State's College of Engineering, says a similar effort here could produce an Iowa Technology Quadrangle.

See essay.

Saving the bridges of Madison County

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Iowa State bridge engineers have developed high-tech monitoring devices to alert authorities if vandals try to burn the bridges of Madison County.

See story.

Cyclone athletics

VB stunner

Cyclones top No. 18 Texas

News release.

Soccer success

Soccer team storms back to defeat Creighton.

News release.