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ISU researcher honored at White House ceremony
Iowa State researcher Ravindra Singh received the 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at a special ceremony at the White House.
Playground soil tested for lead at ISU's Child Development Lab School; no hazard found
When a September inspection outside Iowa State University's Child Development Lab School found evidence of lead paint chips on the northwest perimeter of the playground, experts with ISU's Environmental Health and Safety Department immediately sent soil samples to be tested. The test results, shared Nov. 1 with parents of daycare children in the school, found no lead hazard in the soil, according to Environmental Protection Agency standards.
Giuliani on campus
Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will hold a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. The event is part of the Lecture Program's Presidential Caucus Series, which provides the university community with opportunities to question candidates before the precinct caucuses. It is free and open to the public.
Five Iowa State University faculty members are named fellows of AAAS
Five members of the Iowa State University faculty have been awarded the distinction of being named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This award recognizes scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Iowa State agronomist awarded Pioneer Hi-Bred professorship
Michael Thompson, ISU agronomy, has been awarded the Pioneer Hi-Bred Agronomy Professorship. The intent of the professorship is to support research, teaching and extension at the ISU agronomy department.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to explore Second Life in Nov. 15 symposium
Iowa State's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is exploring the new virtual world of Second Life in an upcoming symposium, "A Second Look at Second Life," which will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union.
Iowa State establishes Bioeconomy Institute to advance biorenewable research
Iowa State University is establishing a Bioeconomy Institute to help the university and state maintain their leadership in biorenewable fuels, chemicals and technologies.The initial work of the institute will focus on six program areas: corn to biofuels; biorenewable chemicals; thermochemical technologies such as gasification and fast pyrolysis; harvest, storage and transportation of biomass; feedstock production; and biorenewables education.
Alum and CNN business anchor Christine Romans to speak Nov. 6
Iowa State University alumna Christine Romans, host of CNN's weekend business roundtable, "Your $$$$$," will speak at Iowa State on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Her talk, "Globalization Backlash: How Politics, Culture and Sovereignty Complicate Real Globalization," is free and open to the public.
Regents approve security policy that arms police
A new campus security policy approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, mandates that certified police officers at the three regent universities carry guns.
Student's digital museum earns nationals honors
ISU senior Grant Thompson won the Communications Honor Award in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Student Competition for his Digital Art on Campus Project. Thompson's innovative project blends Web-based streaming video and downloadable audio files into a digital tour of 17 pieces in Iowa State's celebrated collection of campus artwork. It can be used for a wireless walking tour on campus or a virtual visit from anywhere in the world.
College of Business preparing more ethical leaders through new, improved programs
ISU's College of Business is committing resources to some new and revised business ethics programs in an effort to better prepare its students to be more responsible business leaders.
Iowa State researchers develop technology for early detection of viruses
Iowa State University researchers have developed a technology that can detect a single molecule of the human papillomavirus within a cell. The discovery by Edward Yeung and two of his doctoral students builds on about 10 years of work trying to detect single molecules.
Five former student names to be added to MU war memorial
Iowa State will honor five former students who died in the Iraq or Vietnam wars during a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12. The Gold Star Hall ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, Memorial Union. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Photo by Kevin Teske-VRAC.
Seeing virtual reality
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House, wears 3-D glasses to get the most out of a recent tour of Iowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center. Eliot Winer, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is showing Gingrich the latest in human computer interaction.
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.
In the news
Nobel Prize winner has ties to ISU
Leonid Hurwicz, a former associate professor at Iowa State College, was named the co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics Monday.
Gore glams up global warming fight -- again
Al Gore is embarking on one of the largest public service campaigns in history to raise awareness about climate change. TV, newspaper and Internet ads will attempt to convince people that they can do something about global warming. ISU Assistant Professor Jay Newell says the bandwagon approach is the way to go in this case -- more effective than ads designed to boost brand image.