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Career fairs draw hundreds of recruiters

Iowa State hosts two separate career fairs this week. The College of Engineering hosts Career Expo 2006 in Hilton Coliseum Tuesday, Jan. 31, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Business jointly host Spring '06 Job Fair, Feb. 1, in Hilton. The first event will be the largest engineering job fair ever held on campus with more than 700 recruiters representing 200-plus companies. Around 4,500 students also are expected. The College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences expect about 143 companies to be represented and 2,700 students to attend.

Srinivas Aluru

Srinivas Aluru

A supercomputer for Iowa State University

Iowa State University's new supercomputer can do 5.7 trillion calculations per second. It's among the top 10 university supercomputers in the country.

News release.

Steps to improve child care recommended

A new study finds that high employee turnover and overhead costs may jeopardize continued operation of quality early child care and education programs in Iowa. The study offers four strategies for addressing the problem.

News release.

Speakers' talks will be available as podcasts

Many of the talks by visiting speakers on campus this semester will be available as podcasts.

News release.

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.

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.

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.

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.