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Gschneidner to National Academy of Engineering
ISU Distinguished Professor Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. The materials science professor and senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory was cited for contributions to the science and technology of rare-earth materials. He is among 64 members and 9 foreign associates elected to the academy this year.
Black Cultural Center to reopen
A Feb. 14 rededication marks the reopening of the Black Cultural Center.
ISU student named Rolls Royce North American Student of Year
ISU Senior spent two semesters and one summer working for Rolls Royce at their Indianapolis plant and another summer working at the Rolls Royce headquarters in Derby, England.
ISU Pappajohn Center, Kauffman Foundation fund 26 campus entrepreneurship grants
The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship recently awarded 26 Iowa State faculty and staff grants for programs designed to advance entrepreneurship on campus.
New director named for Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Dr. Sally Brown Prickett has been named director of the Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Iowa State. Prickett, who started Feb. 1, manages the clinical services, biosecurity and business operations of the hospital, which has a staff of more than 110 and treats approximately 18,500 cases annually.
ISU's College of Design can move forward on building addition, says Board of Regents
The Board of Regents has approved the preliminary design for an addition to Iowa State University's College of Design building.
'Home Ground' creative writing symposium is Feb. 18-20
The third annual free public Symposium on Wildness will be held at ISU Sunday-Tuesday, Feb. 18-20. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, it will feature workshops, panel discussions, concerts and readings centering around "Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape."
Cyclone fans continue to keep Iowa State women's basketball among the elite in home game attendance. The Hilton crowd currently sits seventh in national rankings, with an average attendance of more than 8,500 fans per game, according to statistics compiled by the University of Wisconsin. Cyclones have ranked among the top 10 in this category for the past eight years.
College of Business to host Big 12 North MBA Team Case Competition
Iowa State's College of Business hosts a preliminary round of the inaugural Big 12 MBA Case Competition on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 16-17.
Book chronicles life and times of Iowa State
A new history of Iowa State University offers a detail-rich look at the life and times of a university that will soon turn 150 years old.
Lt. Gov. Patty Judge visits Iowa State labs
Hans van Leeuwen, a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, shows Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge how his research team is growing fungus in a co-product of ethanol production to make more valuable products.
In the news
Parade of presidential candidates, national media has begun
Public Broadcasting System
An interview with University Professor of Political Science Steffen Schmidt and footage from a rally on Saturday with members of the ISU student organization, "Students for Barack Obama," will be featured on Monday, Feb. 12, on "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." The show airs daily at 5:30 p.m. on Iowa Public Television stations.