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Geoffroy on FBI advisory board

ISU President Gregory Geoffroy has been named to the FBI's newly created National Security Higher Education Advisory Board. The board is made up of 16 university presidents and chancellors. "I'm pleased to serve on this new advisory board and to help improve communications and understanding between higher education and the FBI," Geoffroy said. "I applaud Director [Robert] Mueller for reaching out to Iowa State and other universities."

FBI news release.

Zaffarano Hall to be dedicated Sept. 21

Dedication ceremonies for Zaffarano Hall, formerly known as the Physics addition, will be Wednesday, Sept. 21. The hall is named for the late Daniel Zaffarano, who was a physics and astronomy professor and Graduate College dean at Iowa State.

News release.

Looking for jobs in just the right place

NASA, Microsoft and the Iowa Department of Transporation are coming to the annual Engineers' Week Career Fair at Hilton Coliseum. And so are about 5,000 job- and internship-seeking students.

News release.

ISU learning communities rank among nation's best

One of Iowa State's innovative academic programs has been recognized as one of the country's best. The learning communities program is listed among the top 25 nationally in a recent U.S. News & World Report ranking.

News release.

Emergency care seminar for pet owners

Two Iowa State veterinarians will offer basic information on emergency care for dog and cat owners during their free seminar, "K-911," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in 2226 Veterinary Medicine building.

News release.

Homemaker's Idea founder to speak

Madolyn Johnson, an ISU alumna and founder of The Homemaker's Idea Co., will speak on campus Sept. 28 as part of an entrepreneurial series.

News release.

Tornado simulator

Tornado simulator

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

Son de la Habana

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

discoverychannel.com

Iowa State researchers are developing wearable solar charges for your cell phone, digital camera or music player.

See story.

B-schools that do it their way

Business Week

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.

See story.