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Presidential Lecture: Reducing aviation risks
R. Bruce Thompson, director of Iowa State University's Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, will present "Reducing the Risk of Aviation Catastrophe" during the fall Presidential University Lecture. The lecture will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Great Hall of Iowa State's Memorial Union. It is free and open to the public.
"Ecological footprint" co-founder to speak Nov. 29
William Rees, the Canadian researcher who helped develop the ecological footprint analysis will discuss sustainability of human civilization in a Nov. 29 lecture at Iowa State.
A real-world computer game
Teams of Iowa State University students will defend their computer networks from hackers in a competition that stretches 18 hours.
Biosciences Alliance of Iowa funds ISU research
The Biosciences Alliance of Iowa awarded funding to ISU for a new Human Nutrition Wellness Research Center and a high-throughput facility to develop animal models of human diseases.
Farming that improves the environment
Iowa State researchers say partially burning some of the residue left in corn fields produces products that can be used to improve soil fertility, boost in-soil storage of greenhouse gases and reduce the amount of natural gas used to produce anhydrous ammonia fertilizer.
Kanthasamy named Lloyd Professor
Biomedical scientist Anumantha Kanthasamy, who researches the link between Parkinson's disease and agrochemicals, has been named W. Eugene and Linda R. Lloyd Endowed Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Kawaler elected fellow of science association
The American Association for the Advancement of Science recognized Iowa State's Steve Kawaler for his study of stars, his work directing the Whole Earth Telescope and his classroom teaching.
Community visioning program honored
The Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program has been named the 2005 Outstanding Program by the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association. The program was developed by Julia Badenhope, associate professor of landscape architecture
State dollars will help Iowa State University commercialize campus research
Iowa State University will use state economic development dollars to support short-term projects at six companies, award grants to university projects with high potential for commercialization and support Iowa State offices that provide technology transfer services.
Come hear the dancing feet of "42nd Street"
No need to "Shuffle off to Buffalo" when you can see the show in Ames. The timeless musical "42nd Street" comes to the Iowa State Center Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m.
In the news
A wireless wonder
The Kansas City Star
With features galore, is your fancy cell phone becoming more and more like your PC? Michael Bugeja, director of ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has researched how seemingly helpful technology can contribute to social isolation. "As cell phones become more complex, with added accessories and functions, we will be communicating less and watching videos or gaming more," Bugeja says. "Cell phone users with access to streaming videos will be spotted in public places, like zoos or parks, holding their devices and watching music videos, oblivious to life passing them by, alone in self-imposed virtual isolation booths."
'Clones upset Buffalos
ISU's football team upsets Colorado, 30-16.