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National Geographic Channel features tornado researchers
The laboratory tornados created by Iowa State University researchers Partha Sarkar, Fred Haan and Bill Gallus will help television viewers understand how science can help buildings stand up to tornados. The Iowa State researchers will be featured in "Explorer: Secrets of the Tornado" at 7 p.m. (Central), Sunday, Sept. 18, on the National Geographic Channel. The show will be rebroadcast at 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18; at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19; at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; at 2 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26; and at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Making plant cells work like miniature factories
Ames Laboratory researchers are working to harness the power of plant cells to produce new materials in a new biotech field called metabolomics.
One ISU student dead, three injured in Boone County car crash
A two-car accident in Boone County Tuesday night has claimed the life of one Iowa State University student and injured three other ISU students. The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 30 and South Linn Street shortly after 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Andrew Albright, a sophomore majoring in ag studies and a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, was killed in the accident.
Vet students collect thousands for Katrina relief
Veterinary students, faculty, staff and a local business answered the call sent out from Mississippi to help Hurricane Katrina victims--both the two- and four-legged kind.
Cyclones top Hawks
LaMarcus Hicks returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown and Iowa State capitalized on turnovers for all its points to stun No. 8 Iowa 23-3 Saturday.
Iowa State researchers focus an electronic eye on driver behavior
Iowa State researchers are developing software that will analyze video of driver behavior. That could lead to a better understanding of drivers and safer intersections.
ISU student among Glamour's top 10 college women
Angela Groh, president of ISU's student body and senior political science major, was named by Glamour magazine this week as one of the top 10 college women in America. The award recognizes leadership on campus, involvement in the community, academic excellence and personal goals.
Pets suffer from effects of aging
An ISU veterinarian offers tips on caring for aging pets.
Fall enrollment: 25,741
Student enrollment at Iowa State this fall is 25,741. Enrollment numbers reflect the most ethnically diverse on record. Total U.S. minority student enrollment is 2,123 (8.2 percent of the student population).
Reiman Gardens to celebrate 10 years
Reiman Gardens will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Sept. 17-18 with free admission Saturday and a barbecue dinner the same night.
Son de la Habana
Latino Heritage Month
Latino Heritage Month begins Friday, Sept. 16, with opening remarks at 7 p.m. by Rose Vasquez, member of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Kickoff events include a free concert at 8 p.m. by Son de la Habana, a seven-piece Afro-Cuban salsa band, followed by laughs from the Cultural Madness Comedy Jam. All events are in the Great Hall, Memorial Union.
In the news
Solar charges to go
Iowa State researchers are developing wearable solar charges for your cell phone, digital camera or music player.
B-schools that do it their way
Iowa State's MBA with a minor in sustainable agriculture, the only graduate-level program of its kind in the country, is one of a handful of specialized programs cited in Business Week.