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ISU establishes center for computational intelligence

A new Iowa State center will study how massive data sets can be integrated, analyzed and interpreted to advance collaborative science and research.

News release.

Private support for ISU grows 30 percent

For the second consecutive year, a record number of donors have committed more than $82 million in private support for Iowa State. For FY05, the ISU Foundation reported a 30 percent increase in new gifts and future commitments over the previous year.

News release.

ISU receives $3 million for bioinformatics

The National Science Foundation has awarded Iowa State a $3 million grant for graduate studies in computational molecular biology.

News release.

Folklorist seeks "taste of place" recipes

An Iowa folklorist is gathering recipes for Iowa foods that evoke a "taste of place."

News release.

$10 million to ISU-based concrete center

A $10 million federal appropriation to an Iowa State University-based concrete technology center will help engineers from coast to coast develop pavements that last longer and need less maintenance.

News release.

Play equipment innovators honored

Steven and Barbara King, who turned the concept of continuous play into a successful children's play equipment company, are the recipients of the 2005 Christian Petersen Design Award from the College of Design.

News release.

Engineering College names diversity director

The College of Engineering has named Nancy Knight its first director of diversity and graduate student affairs.

News release.

New analytical tool helps detect cancer

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed a tool that can identify the smallest traces of substances, including the biomarkers that could indicate breast and prostate cancers. The discovery and related research could lead to earlier detection of cancer.

News release.

President Gregory Geoffroy and Kathy Geoffroy greet a student in her residence hall room.

Welcome back

President Gregory Geoffroy and Kathy Geoffroy popped in on students in residence halls recently to welcome them back to campus and offer candy.

In the news

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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Building a better pig

USNews.com

"They lost the taste, they lost the juiciness, they lost the moisture content," says ISU animal scientist Maynard Hogberg, referring to years of breeding leaner, more muscular hogs. ISU meat scientist Steven Lonergan is working on a process to make lean pork meltingly tender.

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Athletics

Tennis team honors

The women's tennis team is All-Academic.

News article.