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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. (Thu, 30 Jun 2005 14:10:00 CST)

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. (Wed, 29 Jun 2005 13:10:00 CST)

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. (Mon, 27 Jun 2005 17:00:00 CST)

Wall Street delves into minds of investors
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. (Mon, 27 Jun 2005 17:00:00 CST)

Amber waves of plastic
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. (Mon, 27 Jun 2005 17:00:00 CST)

American Ranchers reliving 2003 worries
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. (Mon, 27 Jun 2005 17:00:00 CST)

Scientists: Mad cow in U.S. very rare
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. (Mon, 27 Jun 2005 17:00:00 CST)

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. (Fri, 24 Jun 2005 13:05:00 CST)

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. (Fri, 24 Jun 2005 11:25:00 CST)

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. (Thu, 23 Jun 2005 11:20:00 CST)

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. (Thu, 23 Jun 2005 05:00:00 CST)

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. (Wed, 22 Jun 2005 17:00:00 CST)

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. (Wed, 22 Jun 2005 17:00:00 CST)

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. (Wed, 22 Jun 2005 15:15:00 CST)

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. (Wed, 22 Jun 2005 15:15:00 CST)

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. (Wed, 22 Jun 2005 15:15:00 CST)

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. (Tue, 21 Jun 2005 11:10:00 CST)