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Students lend hand in Uganda

Iowa State students teach, learn and help develop a school farm in Uganda.

News release.

Speaker discusses university entrepreneurship

Michael Morris, Syracuse University, will discuss "The Importance of Being Entrepreneurial in Today's Changing University Climate" Sept. 12.

News release.

Freshman, transfer enrollments up

Iowa State has enrolled its largest freshman and transfer class since 2002. Overall enrollment is 25,462.

News release.

Provost candidates to visit campus soon

Two finalists will interview for the executive vice president and provost position during the week of Sept. 18.

Provost search site.

ISU to offer master's in seed tech, business

Iowa State will offer a master's degree in seed technology and business beginning next year. It will combine scientific subjects relating to seed and genetic improvement with courses similar to those in the first year of an MBA program.

News release.

Students eye orangutans

ISU anthropology graduate students are studying orangutan behavior at the Great Ape Trust of Iowa.

News release.

ISU research shows Extension programs produce long-term prevention of meth use

Research programs designed to prevent destructive behaviors among youth have now been proven to be effective in reducing methamphetamine use by adolescents according to new results from two studies of more than 1,300 students from rural Iowa public schools by researchers from Partnerships in Prevention Science at Iowa State, working with ISU Extension.

News release.

Economist says some ethanol projections high

David Swenson, an associate scientist and lecturer in economics and community and regional planning, reports that some projections about the economic impact of ethanol are being inflated.

News release.

Ted Brimeyer

Ted Brimeyer

Still marching with the band

A short series follows the life and times of Ted Brimeyer, drum major in the Cyclone Football Marching Band. Brimeyer just began his fourth and final season with the band.

Series.

Additional U.S. News rankings

Several ISU programs were recognized in the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings. The College of Business climbed three notches to 47th among 123 undergrad public business programs. The agricultural engineering program was ranked 6th nationally. Undergraduate engineering was ranked 23rd among publics. ISU also was among universities specially cited for first-year experiences and internships and co-ops.

More rankings.

Iowa State's Plant Sciences Institute funds new innovative research

Iowa State University's Plant Sciences Institute has awarded start-up funding to eight innovative research projects at the university. The projects selected focus on bioenergy, crop protection and nutrition. The grants were awarded to faculty researchers through a competitive program designed to stimulate excellence in plant science research. Grant amounts range from $10,000 for one year to $60,000 for two years.

News release.

Rugby players find success

Three players returning to Iowa State this fall have spent the summer playing on top, senior-level rugby teams.

News release.

Private support jumps 139 percent since 2003

The Iowa State University Foundation reports an increase of 139 percent in new gifts and future commitments for ISU since 2003.

News release.

Richard Larock

Richard Larock

Iowa State corn/soy plastics to be made into hog feeders

Richard Larock, a University Professor of chemistry at Iowa State University, is developing plastics made from corn and soybean oils that will be used to build hog feeders. The feeders could be on the market by the end of next year.

News release.

In the news

ISU professors turn fuel into food-grade alcohol

USA Today, Washington Post

Now that ethanol has become common in gas tanks, two Iowa State professors are working to get it into martini glasses.

News article.

Iowa State campus is among nation's prettiest

McClatchy Newspapers, San Jose Mercury News

Whatever you know about Iowa State University, know this: Its central campus is as lovely as they come. That's because it was planned that way.

News article.