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Barry Scheck to discuss DNA forensics

Barry Scheck, best known as the DNA expert on the O.J. Simpson defense team, will give an Oct. 3 lecture at Iowa State titled "The Innocence Project: DNA and the Wrongly Convicted."

News release.

Finding the odor in livestock agriculture

A high-tech instrument is helping Iowa State University researchers identify and characterize the compounds that cause livestock odor. The research could lead to treatments that reduce the odor.

News release.

Geoffroy discusses "to-do" list

President Gregory Geoffroy lauded highlights of the past year at Iowa State and laid out his key agenda items for the coming year in his fall convocation speech Sept. 27.

Speech (text and streaming video).

Conlin to discuss leadership

Roxanne Conlin, who is ranked among the country's 100 most influential lawyers in America, will speak on campus Sept. 29. Her talk is a part of a women's leadership series.

News release.

Veterinary hospital offers 24/7 emergency service

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital has expanded its emergency and critical care service to provide a veterinarian on premises at all times to give emergency care for small animal patients.

News release.

Beef sticks for Katrina aid

Graduate students Sherry Olsen and Angela Laury are leading an effort to process and package nearly 3,000 beef sticks to send to students and staff at Louisiana State and Mississippi State universities.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

VISIONS magazine

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.

VISIONS | Alumni Assn. membership

Jamie Pollard

Pollard

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.

News release.

Stanford researcher assumes Iowa State's Jischke Professorship

Paul Durbin brings his work in the mathematical modeling of turbulence to Iowa State.

News release.

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.

News release.

Woodbury County Courthouse

Century of Iowa architecture

Iowa's finest architecture over the past century is featured in an exhibit coming to campus Oct. 3-28.

See story.

Notes from Louisiana

Gene Deisinger

Deisinger

Pitching in

Iowa State's Gene Deisinger writes from Louisiana, where he is helping with Katrina relief.

See blog.

In the news

Ultraportable power charges ahead

BusinessWeek

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.

See story.

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.

See essay.

Athletics

Comeback in West Point

Cyclones come back on Army, 28-21.

See story.