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Enjoying the view
Veishea parade lovers jam the steps of Beardshear April 12 to watch the show. Check the slide show on the ISU homepage for more Veishea photos. ISU homepage. ()

Biorenewables research
VISIONS magazine looks at biorenewables research, a hot topic on the ISU campus. The spring 2008 issue also celebrates the magazine's 20th anniversary with a look at memorable stories. Bioeconomy story ()

May graduate headed for the international art world of Sotheby's
She may have started elementary school with a speech disability, but Kate Brown is ending up right where she wants to be--on the threshold of a career in the international art world. After graduating on May 10, the Hixson Scholar from Odebolt heads to Sotheby's Institute of Art in London for her master's degree. News release. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 14:30:00 CST)

ISU tornado science featured on Discovery Channel
Iowa State University's Tornado/Microburst Simulator will be featured on "Blown Away: Greensburg, Kansas," a Discovery Channel show examining the May 2007 tornado that flattened the Kansas town. The show will air at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (Central) on Saturday, May 3. News release. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:25:00 CST)

ISU career placement professionals provide grads survival tips for tighter job market
Four ISU career placement professionals say that while the job prospects for this spring's graduates is not as gloomy as the economy, new job seekers have to be well-prepared to gain employment. They offer them tips to be successful in their searches.News release. (Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:30:00 CST)

Researcher works with European Space Agency to test moisture satellite
Brian Hornbuckle, an agronomy professor at ISU, is assisting the European Space Agency research soil moisture content. News release. (Thu, 24 Apr 2008 10:40:00 CST)

Faculty-staff couple head for Peace Corps service in Ghana
It's not your typical faculty leave. But for Chris and Tammi Martin, joining the Peace Corps is the assignment of a lifetime. Chris, associate professor of art and design, and Tammi, administrative specialist in the Center for Crops Utilization Research, depart June 7 for two years of service in Ghana. News release. (Thu, 24 Apr 2008 08:25:00 CST)

ISU study finds Iowa Caucuses generate $15.5 million in state economic impact
A new report by ISU economist Dave Swenson titled "The Economic Impact of the Iowa Caucus: Gauging the Worth of its First-in-the-Nation Position?," found that the major presidential candidates' economic impact to the state was $15.5 million in total sales in the six months preceding the Iowa Caucuses.News release. (Mon, 21 Apr 2008 19:30:00 CST)

Iowa State University helps catch cheaters as summer's fastest athletes compete
The Kentucky Derby, May 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, uses Iowa State University researchers to check the horses for performance-enhancing drugs. Iowa State University researchers have been working with the derby for six years, and during that time drug testing has become a household topic. News release. (Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:00:00 CST)

Iowa State study finds TV portrayals of psychological therapy influences willingness to seek it
Three Iowa State psychologists collaborated on a study that found that television portrayals may make viewers less likely to seek psychological services themselves. Their paper titled "The Influence of Television on Willingness to Seek Therapy," was published in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology.News release. (Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:00:00 CST)

ISU dominates 2008 Des Moines Arts Festival Emerging Iowa Artists
Fifteen of the 24 jury-selected Emerging Iowa Artists in the 2008 Des Moines Arts Festival (June 27-29) hail from ISU's College of Design. Twelve are students and three are alumni. The Emerging Iowa Artists Program identifies Iowa's up-and-coming young artists. News release. (Mon, 21 Apr 2008 11:05:00 CST)

Iowa State-ConocoPhillips collaboration advances 26 research projects in first year
A little more than one year ago ConocoPhillips and Iowa State University announced an eight-year, $22.5 million research program. That collaboration began 14 research projects in 2007 and another 12 in 2008. Those projects include studies of various biofuel production technologies, technical and economic analyses of different types of biorefineries, production of crops for conversion to biofuels, sustainable growing of crops and biomass, the harvest, storage and transportation of biomass, and the combustion performance of biofuels in engines. News release. (Thu, 01 May 2008 9:05:00 CST)