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Bronson named associate vice provost for research
Charlotte Bronson, currently the chair of Iowa State University's department of plant pathology, begins her new job Oct. 1.
Comedy Central exec to speak
Comedy Central executive Tony Fox will share insights on the network that spawned South Park and Jon Stewart's Daily Show in a Sept. 26 talk.
Obesity topic of talk
"Why Are We So Obese?" is the topic for Judith Stern, a University of California professor who will speak on campus Sept. 28.
Athletes and academics
Normally reserved for members of the ISU Alumni Association, the fall issue of VISIONS magazine can be accessed by all readers. The issue examines the delicate balancing act performed by student-athletes. Also featured: Ballroom dancing and ISU's newest college -- Human Sciences.
Pollard named next athletics director
Jamie Pollard, deputy athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named athletics director at Iowa State, effective Oct. 1. Pollard, 40, joined the athletic department at Wisconsin in May 1998 and has been deputy athletic director since 2003.
Stanford researcher assumes Iowa State's Jischke Professorship
Paul Durbin brings his work in the mathematical modeling of turbulence to Iowa State.
'Fit Kids' program starts soon
"Fit Kids," a 12-week program to help youngsters achieve healthy weights, will begin Sept. 24.
Finding better ways to protect your information
A new national center based at Iowa State University will bring together university researchers and industry professionals to solve information security problems so information entrusted to companies stays confidential.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Iowa State has the largest campus collection of public art in the nation. Here's an online tour of just a few of those works of art.
Notes from Louisiana
Iowa State's Gene Deisinger writes from Louisiana, where he is helping with Katrina relief.
In the news
Ultraportable power charges ahead
Want your iPod or cell phone to simply charge itself? Researchers at Iowa State are working on wearable solar technology that could do just that, giving busy people alternative energy on the go.
Growing Iowa's economy
Des Moines Register
Investments in universities and partnerships with them have pushed economic development in other parts of the country. Mark Kushner, the dean of Iowa State's College of Engineering, says a similar effort here could produce an Iowa Technology Quadrangle.
Saving the bridges of Madison County
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Iowa State bridge engineers have developed high-tech monitoring devices to alert authorities if vandals try to burn the bridges of Madison County.
Cyclones top No. 18 Texas
Soccer team storms back to defeat Creighton.