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New online help for transfer students

Iowa's Regent universities and public community colleges have launched a new Web site, www.transferiniowa.org, that can help students answer the important question "How will my credits transfer?" Students who are interested in transferring to Iowa State can go directly to the TRANSIT web page to begin planning their journey to ISU.

Regents news release (pdf). | Inside Iowa State story. | TransferinIowa.org | TRANSIT web page

Media advisory: ISU co-hosts international symposium on animal welfare and epidemiology July 14-16

"Welfare and Epidemiology Conference: Across Species, Across Disciplines and Across Borders," will address the need for a balanced, multidisciplinary approach to animal welfare issues.

News release.

Ames, ISU RAGBRAI entertainment will benefit disaster relief

Rock legends Styx will entertain RAGBRAI riders in Ames on July 22, along with local favorite band The Nadas. The RAGBRAI CYcling Country Festival will benefit the Embrace Iowa: 2008 Disaster Fund. "The Embrace Iowa: 2008 Disaster Fund gives Iowa State University and Ames a wonderful opportunity to show our support for our fellow Iowans who are suffering from the devastating floods," says ISU President Gregory Geoffroy. "I'm encouraging everyone to join us on July 22 and demonstrate our commitment to help those in great need."

News release.

Tree-killing fungus named by scientists at ISU, other institutions

Tom Harrington, ISU plant pathology, led a team that has officially named the fungus responsible for a devastating disease that is killing trees in the coastal plains of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

News release.

Iowa State students prep $400,000 solar car for cross-continental race

Sol Invictus, Iowa State University's latest student-designed and student-built solar race car, will compete in the North American Solar Challenge July 13-22. The challenge will take 24 university and college teams 2,400 miles from Plano, Texas, to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The cars will race along Iowa's western border July 15-18.

News release.

Iowa State faculty are creating a rural renaissance community index to curb out-migration

A group of 12 Iowa State University researchers is working on a three-year rural renaissance community index project designed to identify some of the greatest attributes found in rural Iowa communities through an interactive database.

News release.

Iowa State Steel Bridge Team competes at nationals.

Building bridges

The Iowa State University Steel Bridge Team recently won 10th place at the 42-team National Student Steel Bridge Competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The bridge -- designed and built by students -- also won first place in the aesthetics category.

In the news

Flooded farmlands may take decades to recover

PBS

Jerry DeWitt, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State, narrates a slide show, demonstrating longterm flood damage to fertile farmland.

See story.

On levees, flooding and redevelopment

Newsweek On Air

William Simpkins, an Iowa State University professor of hydrogeology, answers questions about levees, the magnitude of the 2008 floods and redevelopment after flooding on this Newsweek podcast. His comments begin 5 1/2 minutes into the podcast.

Click on the Sun., June 29 button to listen to the podcast.