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Achterberg to lead College of Human Sciences

Cheryl Achterberg, founding dean of the Schreyer Honors College and professor at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, will become inaugural dean of Iowa State's College of Human Sciences, effective Sept. 1.

News release.

Air Force awards virtual reality center $2.8 million

Iowa State researchers are working to help the Air Force find a better way to control unmanned aerial vehicles. The vehicles are piloted by remote control and can carry cameras, communication equipment and weapons on the most dangerous military flights.

News release.

Students qualify for science scholarships

A record 33 Des Moines Public School students have completed the Science Bound program at Iowa State and thus qualified for a full-tuition scholarship to ISU.

News release.

Marshalltown man accused in mail incidents

A Marshalltown man is accused of mailing an envelope containing a powdered substance to Iowa State's Admissions Office, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. A federal criminal complaint alleges that over the past few months, Anand Gundo Nariboli, 46, has mailed threatening or suspicious mail to several places.

See article.

ISU has applied for biopharmaceutical crop research permit

Iowa State has applied to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for a permit to plant a biopharmaceutical corn field trial.

News release.

ISU, Ankeny reach tentative agreement on dairy farm land

The City of Ankeny has agreed to purchase approximately 1,031 acres of land from Iowa State. Pending approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, ISU has tentatively accepted the offer of more than $23.6 million. The land has been the site of Iowa State's dairy research farm. State legislation required the university to sell the farm to accommodate the City of Ankeny's development needs. Proceeds will be used to establish Iowa State's new dairy farm south of Ames. The Ankeny City Council unanimously approved purchase of the property at its June 2 meeting.

News release.

New shots from the universe

ISU astronomer Curtis Struck was among those presenting images of star formations in a pair of colliding galaxies at a recent conference.

News release.

Break test planned for high-performance bridge beam

Engineers will test a bridge beam made of ultra-high performance concrete until it breaks in an Iowa State lab June 9. A similar beam will be used this summer to construct a bridge in Wapello County. It will be the first use of the concrete in an American bridge.

News release.

Ted Heindel
Ted Heindel with the XFloViz facility

One-of-a-kind

Iowa State's one-of-a-kind X-ray flow visualization facility has potential applications in the recycling, petroleum, chemical, paper and food processing industries.

News release.

In the news

Consumers prefer homegrown

Reader's Digest

Commenting on a survey in which most consumer said they preferred to buy food from nearby growers, Rich Pirog of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture said, "People want stories about their food -- where and how it's produced, and how it tastes. Local farmers know that."

Pig virus at center of trade dispute

National Nine News Australia

A vaccine for a common pig virus at the center of an international trade dispute should be available within a year, says Dr. Patrick Halbur.

News release.

Ag prof seeks urban recruits

Medill News Service

ISU professor Levon Esters encourages urban students to pursue careers in agriculture.

See article.

Athletics

Game time

Cyclone-Hawks will kick off at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12.

News release