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Annette Hacker, director, (515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777


New teaching innovation, entrepreneurship projects funded by College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurial Program and Teaching Innovation Initiatives offered a total of $75,000 to fund winning proposals related to teaching innovations, and another $75,000 for entrepreneurial-related proposals. Seven new ISU faculty-led projects were funded through this new competitive initiative.

News release.

Iowa State is among Washington Monthly's top-ranked universities

For the third consecutive year, Iowa State University is ranked among the top U.S. universities by Washington Monthly magazine. Washington Monthly bills its college rankings as a "guide not just to what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country."

News release.

Iowa State and DMACC work together to increase engineering graduates

Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College will work together to attract more students to engineering. At Iowa State, the goal is 120 more students earning bachelor's degrees in engineering. At Des Moines Area Community College, the goal is more students studying science and technology. That's expected to increase the number of students transferring to Iowa State's College of Engineering.

News release.

Assault reported

Iowa State University officials were informed Aug. 19 of an assault that allegedly occurred at 203 Ash Ave. on Friday, Aug. 17. The victim, a female ISU student, reported that three or four unknown men restrained and inappropriately touched her. The victim was not physically harmed and was able to escape. Identities of the men involved remain unknown. Anyone with further information about the incident or the suspects should call ISU Police at (515) 294-4428.

Speedo's new Fastskin swimsuit

Speedo's new Fastskin swimsuit, modeled by six-time Olympic gold-medallist Michael Phelps.

ISU professor helps design new Speedo swimsuit that's breaking world records

ISU Professor of Exercise Physiology Rick Sharp was part of a design team that created Speedo's new Fastskin FS-Pro swimsuit, which is being credited with helping world class swimmers break dozens of national and international records in the six months since its release.

News release.

Coach concerned about missing student-athlete

Head cross country and track coach Corey Ihmels is concerned for the well-being of Yonas Mebrahtu Gebretinsae, a young runner from Eritrea, recruited by the Cyclones and admitted to the university. He is supposed to start running for Iowa State as a freshman this fall. Ihmels said the 19-year-old hasn't been heard from since he left his home in late June to make his way to Ethiopia and then on to Kenya to process his student visa in Nairobi.

News release.

U.S. News rankings: ISU among top 25 percent of public national universities

Iowa State University is among the top one-fourth of all public national universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2008 "America's Best Colleges" annual rankings. U.S. News ranks Iowa State 38th among 164 public national universities, down slightly from 36th last year.

News release.

Finalists named for Ames Lab post

The search committee charged with finding a new director for the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University has narrowed the field to five finalists.

News release.

$1 million Kresge Foundation challenge grant for veterinary hospital

The Kresge Foundation has approved a $1 million challenge grant toward the renovation and expansion of the Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

News release.

Banner poster

Banner headliners

Banners along Elwood Drive salute some of the faculty, staff, alumni and friends who have helped Iowa State become internationally respected.

About the people on the banners.

Iowa State part of team recommended for supercomputer project

Iowa State is a member of a consortium recommended to design, develop and operate the world's most powerful supercomputer.

News release.

Regents wrap-up

In their August meeting, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, reviewed campus security measures, approved the university budget for the fiscal year and reviewed plans for a bioprocessing research lab.

News story.

Iowa State graphic design student leaves lasting mark in Memorial Union addition

Greg Wohlwend's art is in the entrance of the south addition to the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus.

News release.

Geoffroy part of Spellings' higher ed delegation to Latin America

ISU president Gregory Geoffroy will join U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and seven other college and university presidents on a visit to Latin America to tout the importance of higher education partnerships and exchanges among nations. Spellings will lead the delegation to Chile and Brazil, where it will promote the value of U.S. higher education and discuss future international collaborations.

News release.

McDermott and Pollard

Welcome, students

Coach Greg McDermott and athletics director Jamie Pollard welcome students and parents during residence hall move-in.

Reps. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, and John Boehner, R-Ohio, visit the Virtual Reality Applications Center

Virtual driving

Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the House minority leader, drives a virtual Humvee during a tour of Iowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center on Aug. 13. Watching Boehner are, foreground, left to right, Eliot Winer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Rep. Tom Latham of Iowa's Fourth Congressional District; and James Oliver, director of Iowa State's CyberInnovation Institute. The tour featured explanations of how Iowa State researchers are using virtual reality in military applications.

Clayton Anderson

Clayton Anderson

ISU astronaut in space

See Iowa State's first astronaut Clayton Anderson at the International Space Station. Anderson earned his master's degree in aerospace engineering at Iowa State in 1983.

Latest updates.

In the news

Snail may be climate change casualty

National Public Radio

Commenting on a theory that climate change killed off the purple snail, ISU biologist Diane Debinski says the story, if true, probably won't be the last. "I think what we are seeing is the tip of the iceberg in terms of extinction events," she adds.

See story.

Looking for value

New York Times

Iowa State University researchers Victor Lin, George Kraus and Robert C. Brown are using the co-products of biofuel production to develop high-value products and applications.

See story.