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Iowa Public Radio names executive director finalists

Two veterans of public broadcasting have been named finalists for the position of executive director of the newly created Iowa Public Radio. They are Cindy Browne, a Minnesota-based public broadcasting consultant, and John Stark, general manager of KNAU-FM, the public radio station at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.

News release (PDF file)

Babcock discusses livestock insurance with Senate committee

Bruce Babcock, economics professor and director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, discussed federal livestock insurance programs in June 28 testimony before a Senate committee.

Full testimony.

South Korean company commits to research park

Soyzen, a South Korean company that has developed processing technologies to maximize the nutrition of soybean products, will open an office in the ISU Research Park.

News release.

Scientists showcase ag biotech research in D.C.

ISU researchers were among 32 teams invited to showcase leading-edge science and technology research to congressional representatives and staff in Washington, D.C. Associate professor of agronomy Kan Wang and research associate Jennifer McMurray demonstrated plant genetic transformation and its applications June 21. The event was sponsored by the Coalition for National Science Funding.

Robbery reported at student apartment

A student resident in ISU's University Family Housing reported that he was was robbed the evening of June 28.

News release.

Scientists study ultrasound for brain tumors

An Iowa State research team will study the feasibility of using high-intensity focused ultrasound as a noninvasive way to treat brain tumors.

News release.

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."

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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.

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.

ISU engineer explains the science of wind storms

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.

Youngster and Cy at Arts Festival

Art festival fun

Cy was among numerous Iowa Staters greeting visitors at the Des Moines Arts Festival June 24-26. The ISU exhibit on the Locust Street Bridge included arts activities for kids and exhibits.

More festival photos

In the news

Wall Street delves into minds of investors

Chicago Tribune

Tahira Hira, ISU professor and assistant to the president, cites her national research that shows different approaches to investing among men and women. She wants investors to better understand themselves so they can make more informed decisions.

News article.

Amber waves of plastic

The Los Angeles Times

American crops could be used in place of many products' petroleum base, some scientists say. "Anything you can make out of petroleum, I can make out of corn and soybeans," says Larry Johnson, director of ISU's Center for Crops Utilization Research.

News article.

American Ranchers reliving 2003 worries

The Washington Post

The second confirmed case of mad cow disease in the U.S. doesn't seem to be significantly affecting the beef market, says John Lawrence, ISU livestock economist and director of the Iowa Beef Center.

News article.

Scientists: Mad cow in U.S. very rare

CNN.com

Nolan Hartwig, ISU veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine professor, says some 388,000 U.S. cattle have been screened for mad cow disease, so the results suggest the disease is rare in American herds.

News article.