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Ames Lab gets $1.6 million to study hydrogen fuel
A team of Ames Laboratory researchers are looking for ways to make hydrogen a viable alternative fuel for vehicles, thanks to a $1.6 million Hydrogen Fuel Initiative grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Demolition work under way at Storms, Knapp halls
Contractors are working to prepare Knapp and Storms residence halls for implosion between July 19 and 21.
Dean of students search begins
Sharon McGuire, assistant dean of students and director of the Academic Success Center, has been named interim dean of students, effective July 1. A national search to fill the dean of students position is under way.
White named interim dean of new college
Pam White will serve as interim dean of the new College of Human Sciences in its inaugural two months.
Ribbon-tying event to mark founding of college
Iowa State University will mark the founding of the College of Human Sciences with a ceremonial ribbon-tying event at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, on Osborn Drive between MacKay Hall and Lagomarcino Hall.
Sarkar lobbies for research funding
Partha Sarkar, associate professor of aerospace engineering, talked to congressional staff members about his tornado and wind research in a "Science 101" seminar June 20 in Washington, D.C.
Interim director named for arts and humanities center
Brenda Daly, University Professor of English, has been appointed interim director of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.
Device provides directions via cell phones, handhelds
A team of Iowa State students has come up with a way for airports -- or any other large operation -- to forward useful directions and messages to your cell phone or handheld computer.
New department: Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services is the name for Iowa State's new centralized info technology department. Four units merged to create the department and a more coordinated approach to university information technology (IT) needs, says chief information officer Jim Davis.
Student-developed device helps blind tell who's nearby
A team of ISU students' developed a device to help blind people recognize who's around them at home and work. The invention puts the students in the finals in an international Microsoft competition.
Regents approve sale of Ankeny farm
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has approved the sale of Iowa State's 1,031-acre Ankeny dairy farm.
NSF executive will become next vice provost for research
John Brighton, an assistant director of the National Science Foundation and head of its Engineering Directorate, will become Iowa State's vice provost for research Sept. 1. He has been appointed to a three-year term.
A youngster dabbles in art at last year's Extension exhibit.
Kids-based fun at Des Moines art festival
Art activities and displays, with a focus on youth, are part of the Iowa State University Extension exhibit at the Des Moines Arts Festival June 24-26. The exhibit is on the Locust Street Bridge.
In the news
Poetry contests "rigged"
Los Angeles Times
Neal Bowers, poet and Distinguished Professor of English, concurs with the web site Foetry's allegation that poetry contests are rigged. "The world of poetry is all about hustle and connection," he said.
Fear of phishing
Inside Higher Ed
Michael Bugeja, director of ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, writes about "phishing" -- a cybercrime in which surprisingly believable e-mails attempt to solicit personal data, passwords and account numbers from unsuspecting consumers. Bugeja offers tips to help online users protect themselves against fraud.