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Saturday Veishea crowd offers research opportunity for three ISU accounting professors

Professors William Dilla, Diane Janvrin, and Cynthia Jeffrey will be conducting an online investing simulation Saturday in the Gerdin Business Building, just east of the Sesquicentennial Veishea Village on central campus. The simulations will take place during 30-minute sessions that run every half-hour from 12:30 until 4 p.m.

News release.

Statement from President Geoffroy regarding counseling services

Statement.

ISU's Morrill Hall to be rededicated April 20

The newly renovated Morrill Hall will be rededicated on Friday, April 20, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held on central campus, just across the street from Morrill.

News release.

Statement from President Gregory Geoffroy in regard to Virginia Tech tragedy

Statement.

Iowa State, Iowa join two Midwest universities to create high-speed data network

Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a high-speed optical network that will allow researchers to share massive amounts of data with collaborators around the world.

News release.

Iowa State artist: When it comes to inventing furniture, I fold

With help from friends in Japan, Michigan, Florida and Ames, local artist Fumi Ikeshima creates origami chair.

News release.

Iowa State's Women's Rugby Club headed to nationals for first time

The Iowa State Women's Rugby club is teeming with confidence as it prepares to travel to Sanford, Fla., to take part in the USA Rugby Women's Collegiate National Championships April 21-22.

News release.

Iowa State physicist leads team designing detector for international particle collider

John Hauptman, an Iowa State University professor of physics and astronomy, is leading an international team that's designing a detector for the proposed International Linear Collider. The collider would be about 19 miles long and accelerate electrons and positrons to nearly the speed of light. The particles would collide at the center of the machine at extremely high energies. Collider detectors would record those collisions. Physicists expect the collisions to create new particles and help them understand how the universe works.

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Nationally ranked ISU Paintball team heads to nationals with high expectations

Iowa State's nationally ranked paintball team is going to the College Paintball National Championships to be held April 20-22 in Dallas.

News release.

Speakers at the conference

Left, ConocoPhillips senior vice president for technology Ryan Lance announces the new program. Right, Board of Regents member Ruth Harkin, Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, ISU Biorenewables Program leader Robert Brown and Lance.

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5 million biofuels research program at Iowa State

ConocoPhillips will establish an eight-year, $22.5 million research program at Iowa State University dedicated to developing technologies that produce biorenewable fuels. The grant is part of ConocoPhillips' plan to create joint research programs with major universities to produce viable solutions to diversify America's energy sources.

News release.

Helen Thomas keynotes Iowa State's First Amendment Day activities

In celebration of this year's First Amendment Day activities at Iowa State University, Helen Thomas, former White House Bureau Chief for United Press International and now Hearst Newspapers columnist, will give a presentation in the Great Hall, Memorial Union, Thursday, April 19 at 8 p.m.

News release.

New display at Reiman Gardens highlights role of bees, pollination

Reiman Gardens in Ames is opening an exhibit called "Bee-Aware" that explains the role of bees and pollinators in plant-life cycles. The show will run from April 12 through July 1.

News release.

Ames Lab researchers rethink zinc

Ames Lab physicists Paul Canfield and Sergei Bud'ko have discovered a new family of zinc compounds that can be tuned, or manipulated, to take on some of the physical properties and behavior of other materials.

News release.

ISU 150th logo

Sesquicentennial fun

Iowa State's 150th birthday bash will span an entire year.

Sesquicentennial details.

Sticks lithograph

The fun starts April 21

Fittingly, the kickoff for Iowa State's year-long birthday celebration begins at Veishea, one of ISU's oldest traditions. Here's what you need to know about the exhibits, fun foods, parade route, kid-friendly stops and more.

Guide to the 150th kickoff.

In the news

With big money flowing to biofuels research, universities vie to harvest energy from crops

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The brown and black stalks of switch grass, miscanthus and kenaf are not much to look at, having weathered Iowa's winter snows. But Iowa State researchers see these crops as seeds of change in alternative fuels.

See story.

Chimps spotted using caves

MSNBC

Savannah chimpanzees, which can make weapons to hunt other primates for meat, can also seek refuge in caves, much like our earliest human ancestors, according to new findings by Primatologist Jill Pruetz at Iowa State University.

See story.

Faking it like a man

Wired

Wired magazine features six cool virtual reality simulators, including photographs of the C6 at Iowa State's Virtual Reality Applications Center.

Story and photos.

ISU veterinary lab investigates pet deaths

New York Times

Suspicious pet deaths are under investigation at ISU's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Some could have been caused by a toxin, perhaps from recalled pet food, said Patrick Halbur, professor and chair of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine.

News story.