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Two Iowa State faculty to be named American Statistical Association fellows

Two members of Iowa State's statistics faculty, Dan Nettleton and Yongzhao Shao, will be named fellows of the American Statistical Association in August at the organization's annual meeting in Denver.

News release.

Iowa State solar car rolls on despite clouds

Iowa State University's solar race car reached Fargo, N.D., on Friday evening, day five of the 2,400-mile North American Solar Challenge. Sol Invictus started off in Sioux Falls, S.D., covering 255 miles despite cloudy skies. Iowa State has moved up to 9th place in the race standings.

News release.

Iowa State business professor assesses the 'greening' of corporate America

Frank Montabon, an associate professor of operations and supply chain management in ISU's College of Business, contends that greener business practices aren't truly "sustainable" if they can't make money.

News release.

Iowa State University names researcher to newly established endowed chair

Dr. Peter Nara, a veterinarian, researcher, scientist and entrepreneur, is the new W. Eugene Lloyd Chair at Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine.

News release.

Iowa State's Hira offers money saving survival tips in a tight economy

Tahira Hira, a professor of personal finance and consumer economics in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at ISU, says there are some practical steps everyone can take to learn how to survive through tough economic times a little while longer.

News release.

For small businesses that suffered weather-related damage, the Iowa SBDC is there to help

Officials from the Iowa Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), housed at Iowa State, are working with Iowa business owners, home owners and renters affected by the recent weather to apply for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster recovery loans.

News release.

Cycling Country RAGBRAI logo

RAGBRAI comes to campus

Some 20,000 bicyclists will roll through campus and Ames July 22. Campus tours, a Cy Look-Alike contest, an international food festival, live music downtown and on central campus, and a performance by Styx are among many activities planned for the riders and community.

Ames RAGBRAI activities | Schedule of events (PDF).

Where do your fresh fruits and veggies come from? Find out with new tool

The Leopold Center has a new tool available online that tracks the origins of 95 different fruits and vegetables typically sold in U.S. supermarkets.


RDG Planning and Design selected as architect for Rec Services expansion, renovation

ISU President Gregory Geoffroy has approved a recommendation to hire RDG Planning and Design, Des Moines, for architectural and engineering services for the Recreation Facilities Expansion and Renovation project at ISU.

News release.

Animal welfare expert joins faculty at College of Veterinary Medicine

ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine recently hired Suzanne Millman as an animal welfare specialist. Millman will provide continuing education to veterinary practitioners and serve as a resource to livestock and poultry industries.

News release.

ISU solar car

Time to race

Team PrISUm, Iowa State University's solar car team, has been in overdrive the past month to prepare its new race car, Sol Invictus, for the 2,400-mile North American Solar Challenge. The students are racing their car from Plano, Texas, to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 13-22.

Race update: Day 5 | Pre-race video. | Day 2 video. | Day 3 video. | Day 4 video.

Visions magazine

Change the world

The summer 2008 issue of VISIONS magazine features alumni, faculty, staff and students who are making a difference and 150 years of Iowa State contributions.

See story.

In the news

Bioplastic plant pots

The Guardian, UK

ISU researchers are using proteins from corn and soy plants to make bioplastic plant pots that supply nutrients to the plants as they break down.

See story.

Better buffer than levees

Christian Science Monitor

Rather than continue spending massive amounts of government money on haphazard cleanup efforts after disasters, that hit the Midwest and Louisiana, ISU political science professor Steffen Schmidt argues let's take some realistic measures.

See his op-ed