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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.
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.
Reiman Gardens to host four days of holiday celebrations
Reiman Gardens' annual Blossoms of Light festival Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10
Iowa State University to present 'A Christmas Carol'
ISU Theatre will perform 'A Christmas Carol,' Dec 1-4 and 9-10
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.
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.
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
ISU computer students battle hackers
Iowa State University will be victimized by hackers this weekend, and school officials are just fine with that.
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.