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ISU experts can comment on mad cow disease

Iowa State University experts can provide perspective on the latest developments in mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

News tip.

Engineers to protect Madison County bridges

Iowa State engineers are developing round-the-clock monitoring technology to help protect the bridges of Madison County.

News release.

Sanderson nominated for ESPY

Assistant wrestling coach and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Cael Sanderson is nominated for the ESPY Awards "Best Male Olympic Performance."

News release. | Cast your ESPY vote online

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News article.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

Coalition article.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

Arts Festival 2004
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.

More festival info | Festival cams

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.

News release.

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.

News release.