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Get the scoop on kitty's litter box problems at ISU pet care seminar, Dec. 6

Dr. Kim Langholz will offer cat owners an overview of causes for litter box-related difficulties during a pet care seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in 2532 Veterinary Medicine building. The seminar is free and open to the public.

News release.

Reiman Gardens to host four days of holiday celebrations

Reiman Gardens' annual Blossoms of Light festival Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10

News release.

Cratchit and Tiny Tim

Iowa State University to present 'A Christmas Carol'

ISU Theatre will perform 'A Christmas Carol,' Dec 1-4 and 9-10

News release.

Memorial Union parking ramp closed Nov. 18-28

The Memorial Union parking ramp will be closed for repairs, from 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, through 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28. Vehicles must be removed from the ramp during that time.

ISU scientists part of project to sequence corn genome

Iowa State is among four institutions on the team selected for a $29.5 million, three-year project to sequence the corn genome, the most complex genome to be sequenced to date.

News release.

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.

News release.

"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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

Steve Kawaler

Kawaler

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.

News release.

Dancers in '42nd Street'

'42nd Street'

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.

Performance details.

In the news

ISU computer students battle hackers

InformationWeek

Iowa State University will be victimized by hackers this weekend, and school officials are just fine with that.

See story.

ISU alum and champion of Native American causes dies

The New York Times

Vine Deloria Jr., a Standing Rock Sioux and Iowa State alumnus who wrote more than 20 books about the Native American experience, has died. He was 72. A theologian, scholar and champion of Native American rights, Deloria burst into the American consciousness in 1969 with his book, "Custer Died for Your Sins.

See story.

Athletics

ISU Week in Des Moines

A week of Iowa State festivities in Des Moines culminates Dec. 17 with the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic, a men's and women's basketball doubleheader in Wells Fargo Arena.

More information.

'Clones upset Buffalos

ISU's football team upsets Colorado, 30-16.

News release.