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NIACC, ISU announce admissions partnership
Iowa State University and North Iowa Area Community College are making it more convenient for NIACC students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to ISU. NIACC President Michael Morrison and ISU President Gregory Geoffroy announced a joint admission program at a news conference today in Mason City.
New ISU Nutrition and Wellness Research Center Open House planned for Nov. 9
Iowa State's new Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC), located in Building 6 of ISU's Research Park, will conduct an open house on Friday, Nov. 9, from 3-7 p.m.
National Science Foundation study: Iowa State a technology licensing powerhouse
A study prepared with support from the National Science Foundation calls Iowa State University a "licensing powerhouse" for its work to transfer technologies developed on campus to businesses. In fiscal year 2005, in fact, the Iowa State University Research Foundation ranked second nationally in the number of technology licenses it executed.
Christopher Hitchens to speak Oct. 31
Author, commentator and National Book Award nominee Christopher Hitchens will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. A columnist for Vanity Fair, The Nation and Slate, and a former foreign correspondent, Hitchens is the author of several books. His lecture is part of the World Affairs Series.
Newt Gingrich to talk science before Iowa State globalization course
Newt Gingrich, speaker of the U.S. House from 1995 to 1999, will address Iowa State's Technology, Globalization and Culture class from 12:10-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium of Howe Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
ISU to host community college leadership conference in Kansas City Oct. 28-30
ISU's Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) has organized the inaugural "Education Practice in Leadership: Transforming Community Colleges Conference" at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 28-30.
Ames Laboratory director named
Alexander King has been named the new director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University.
ISU MBA program makes Aspen Institute's "Global 100" ranking of business schools
The MBA program from Iowa State University's College of Business is ranked 81st in the "Global 100" ranking by The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education, released this month in its "Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2007-2008" publication.
Iowa State University launches $800 million fundraising campaign
Iowa State University today publicly launched an $800 million comprehensive fundraising campaign that will raise private dollars to address the high-priority opportunities of the entire institution.
Presidential candidates to speak as part of caucus lecture series
Two Republican presidential candidates will be on campus next week as part of the Lectures Program's Presidential Caucus Series. Ron Paul will speak at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct 26, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Tom Tancredo will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom. The lecture series provides the university community with opportunities to question candidates or their representative before the precinct caucuses.
New dairy farm
ISU agriculture and life sciences dean Wendy Wintersteen was among speakers at the recent opening of the new dairy farm, a complex of high-tech buildings on 27 acres south of the campus. The farm begins operations in November.
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.
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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.