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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.

Study will focus on urban trees and exercise

Iowa State researchers will do a study of walkers and runners in an effort to find out if vegetation along trails affects the activity levels of city dwellers.

News release.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

'Fit Kids' program starts soon

"Fit Kids," a 12-week program to help youngsters achieve healthy weights, will begin Sept. 24.

News release.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 2 p.m. (Central) 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.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

Angela Groh

Angela Groh

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.

News release.

Pets suffer from effects of aging

An ISU veterinarian offers tips on caring for aging pets.

News release.

Worms in space

Iowa State University students will launch four experimental balloons that will carry payloads of tiny roundworms some 20 miles above central Iowa this week.

News release.

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).

News release.

Getting there

About 80,000 fans are expected to gather in and around Jack Trice Stadium for Saturday's Iowa State-Iowa football clash. Here are some tips for avoiding traffic snarls and arriving at the game safely.

News release.

Donations sought at Saturday's game

ISU's student body government (GSB) and the American Red Cross will accept donations (monetary only) during the ISU-Iowa game on Saturday. Four stations will be set-up inside Jack Trice Stadium to collect funds throughout the game.

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.

Katrina disrupts grain markets, shipments

Hurricane Katrina's attack on the southeastern United States is affecting grain prices and delivery in Iowa, says Robert Wisner, Iowa State University Extension economist.

News release.

Students, community team up to aid victims

Iowa State students and Ames community members are working together to collect canned goods, non-perishable food items, clothes, blankets and other necessities for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

News release.

ISU engineers build latest technology into I-235 bridges

Some very smart bridges are telling engineers just exactly how they're holding up. Engineers from ISU's Bridge Engineering Center have helped the Iowa DOT monitor and evaluate three sensor-loaded bridges as part of the I-235 reconstruction project in Des Moines.

News release.

Researcher contributes computer expertise to chimp genome project

Xiaoqiu Huang's computer software used 100 computers working simultaneously to assemble a draft of the chimpanzee genome.

News release.

Leading creativity researcher to speak Sept. 8

A leading creative thinker, who will speak at Iowa State Sept. 8, thinks everyone is capable of creativity.

News release.

Researchers will tackle plant diseases with NSF grant

Iowa State researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Science Foundation to study disease defenses in agricultural crops.

News release.

Pep rally Sept. 6

A Sept. 6 pep rally will kick off "Beat Iowa Week." The rally, featuring the football team, cheer squad and band, begins at 7 p.m. in the parking lot just north of the Jacobson building.

Fans can give to hurricane victims at Saturday's game

Donations for victims of Hurricane Katrina will be accepted during Saturday's football game. The ISU athletics department and Government of the Student Body will accept monetary donations on behalf of the American Red Cross prior to and during the season opener vs. Illinois State.

News release.

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.

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.

The Crucible

The Crucible

Campus art

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.

See article.

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.

Workers clean up downed tree

Workers clean up downed tree near the Metallurgy building.

Severe weather causes some damage on campus

High winds and pounding rain caused property damage and minor injuries on the Iowa State campus Sept. 8.

News release.

Lighted dorm windows

Windows at Wallace-Wilson residence halls beam a message to Cyclone fans this week.

'Beat Iowa' Week

A pep rally, T-shirt sales and more are part of preparations for Saturday's Iowa State-Iowa matchup at Jack Trice Stadium.

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

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.

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.

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.

Ag school confidential

U.S. News: America's Best Colleges

"At premier ag schools like Iowa State, old stereotypes about colleges of agriculture have little in common with the broad-based, interdisciplinary education [Betsy] Hertz and her fellow students encounter."

See story.

High service ranking for Iowa State

Iowa State ranks 34th nationally in The Washington Monthly's community and national service-based ratings of colleges and universities.

See story.

Athletics

Comeback in West Point

Cyclones come back on Army, 28-21.

See story.

Soccer dominates

Cyclones take Texas Tech, 6-2.

See story.

VB stunner

Cyclones top No. 18 Texas

News release.

Soccer success

Soccer team storms back to defeat Creighton.

News release.