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Robert Ray

Robert Ray

Winter commencement events Dec. 15-16

Winter commencement events at Iowa State are Dec. 15-16. Former Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray will receive an honorary degree and speak at the undergraduate ceremony. Former vice provost for research and ISU professor James Bloedel wil speak at the graduate ceremony.

News release.

Proposal for T Galaxy

Design proposal for T Galaxy

Interior design seniors work with Ames clients

Senior interior design students recently presented design solutions for 13 Ames retail businesses and a new headquarters and museum for the Ames Historical Society.


Iowa State researchers developing machinery to harvest corn stalks and leaves

Iowa State University researchers are developing front and rear attachments that allow a conventional combine to harvest corn stover (the stalks, cobs and leaves) as well as grain. The stover could be the source of plant fiber that feeds the next generation of ethanol plants.

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NEWS TIP: ISU professors can comment on Bush administration's next step in Iraq

Charles Dobbs, professor and chair of history; and James McCormick, professor and chair of political science, can provide analysis of the Bush administration's next move regarding its policy in Iraq.

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Gift to bring top journalists to campus

A gift to the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication will bring a nationally recognized journalist to campus every fall.

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Second Annual Iowa State Week in Des Moines set for Dec. 10-16

Iowa State Week in Des Moines begins on Sunday, Dec. 10 and runs through the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic basketball doubleheader at the Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, Dec. 16.

News release

Community college, ISU set up admissions partnership

A partnership between Iowa State University and Iowa Valley Community College District will make it more convenient for the community college students to transfer to ISU.

News release.

President Geoffroy and Marlene Martinez, acting Ames site office manager, DOE

President Geoffroy and Marlene Martinez, acting Ames site office manager, DOE

U.S. Department of Energy awards contract for management and operation of Ames Laboratory to Iowa State

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a five-year, approximately $30 million per year contract to manage and operate its Ames Laboratory to Iowa State University. The new contract takes effect Jan.1, 2007.

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Two named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Daniel Voytas, professor of genetics, development and cell biology,and Andreja Bakac, adjunct professor of chemistry and senior scientist with the Ames Laboratory, have been named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society.

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Iowa State student and his new computer program go south ... to Antarctica

ISU graduate student Joshua Reed is in Antarctica taking part in an international project studying environmental changes in the region. The computer programmer is helping to map core samples electronically with a program he created.

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Iowa State researchers developing software to improve colon exams

Two Iowa State University computer scientists are developing image-analysis software and related hardware that will measure the quality of colonoscopy procedures. Their goal is better procedures and better health for patients.

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ISU sociologist explores modern American stepfamily in new book

Iowa State Assistant Professor of Sociology Susan Stewart analyzes the modern American stepfamily in her new book, "Brave New Stepfamilies: Diverse Paths Toward Stepfamily Living," which will be published in December by Sage Publications.

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Veishea 2007: 'A Timeless Tradition'

Veishea's executive board has announced the theme of the April 16-22, 2007 event: "A Timeless Tradition." Next spring's Veishea celebration also marks the official kickoff of Iowa State University's 150th birthday, or sesquicentennial.

News release.

Robert Brown


Summit comments

California is mounting a challenge to Iowa's current dominant position in ethanol production, biorenewables expert Robert Brown said during a Nov. 28 campus summit at Iowa State. More than 400 gathered at the summit to discuss ways to ensure Iowa's leadership role in the bioeconomy.

Listen (Flash)

Download brown.mp3 .

View summit presentations.

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Rubber duckie Cy

Holiday shopping on campus

Simon Estes on CD, student art, gift certificates to a favorite show, and Cyclone paraphernalia are among gift ideas.


In the news

Bio bonanza

The story of Scott Bents, an Iowa State University doctoral student in mechanical engineering, "embodies the hope of farmers, agrobusinesses, US heartland politicians and biofuels researchers and enthusiasts. They envisage a day when the biofuels industry will revitalize towns of the depressed Midwest ..."

See story in Nature.