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Gartner on universities and economic development

In a recent talk to the Iowa House Economic Growth Committee, Regents president Michael Gartner tackled the "myth" that universities don't understand or participate in economic development. "The brainpower at the universities, the creativity, the inventiveness and the entrepreneurial spirit are second to none," Gartner said.

Gartner's remarks (PDF file)

Presenting the research and development power of Iowa's Regent universities

The Innovation Iowa economic development program sponsored by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center at 1200 Grand Ave. in Des Moines.

News release.

Entrepreneurship expert to speak Jan. 27

Michael Morris, internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship, will speak at 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27 in the auditorium of LeBaron Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

News release.

Bugeja: High-tech gadgets can distract students

Facebook and today's high-tech gadgets are becoming as much a distraction as a tool for learning, says Michael Bugeja, director of ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication.

News release.

Pollard

Top of the list

Jamie Pollard knew what he was looking for, and he found it in Ames. ISU's new athletics director is profiled in the winter edition of VISIONS, the magazine for members of the ISU Alumni Assn.

Pollard story.

African American studies director named

R. Tunde Adeleke, director of African American Studies at the University of Montana, Missoula, has been named director of African American Studies in Iowa State's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The appointment is effective Aug. 16.

News release.

The science of alternative fuels

Faculty experts from Iowa's public universities on Thursday, Jan. 12, presented a seminar on renewable fuels to the Iowa General Assembly in the House Chamber of the Iowa State Capitol. Lawmakers requested science-based information on ethanol, biodiesel and other bio-based alternative fuels. Issues addressed by the faculty from Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa included energy balance, performance, tax incentives, mandates and sustainability. Participating Iowa State faculty included Joe Colletti, interim senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture; Robert Brown, director of the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies; Larry Johnson, director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research; and John Miranowski, a professor of economics.

The presentation.

ISU Department of Residence will expand student housing options for next fall

ISU's Department of Residence is offering more student housing options for fall 2006. The changes involve Wallace Hall, Schilletter/University Village Apartments (SUV) and Helser Hall.

News release.

Carolina Cruz-Neira

Cruz-Neira

Eye on virtual reality

Carolina Cruz-Neira, a leader in virtual reality, will present the Spring 2006 Presidential University Lecture Monday, Feb. 6, in the Sun Room of Iowa State's Memorial Union. Demonstrations of virtual reality begin at 7 p.m. The lecture begins at 8 p.m.

News release.

Science Bowl contestant

Science Bowl draws record interest

The 16th annual Ames Lab/ISU Regional Science Bowl will take place Jan. 28 at the ISU Memorial Union. A record 48 teams with six more on the waiting list signed up this year.

News release.

In the News

Do the right thing

Juice (Des Moines Register publication)

"When you attempt to do the right thing for the right reasons, you grow -- even if it appears that you have failed or lost," agriculture dean Wendy Wintersteen told would-be up-and-comers in an interview on getting ahead in a career.

News article.

Researchers to map pig DNA

CNN.com

Deciphering the pig's genetic code will eventually help breed better pigs, says Max Rothschild, an Iowa State animal science professor who is part of an international research team working to sequence the swine genome.

CNN article. | ISU news release.