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UI and ISU establish shared DNA sequencing instrumentation

Iowa State University and the University of Iowa have each purchased a state-of-the-art DNA sequencer that will advance genetic research on both campuses. The two sequencers -- each with different capabilities -- can be used by researchers from either university. The instruments are expected to benefit research in the agricultural and medical sciences.

News release.

Bernard named interim dean of Iowa State University College of Engineering

James Bernard, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering and a 25-year member of the Iowa State University mechanical engineering faculty, has been named interim dean of the College of Engineering effective Sept. 1.

News release.

Iowa State's external funding hits $274 million in fiscal year 2008

Iowa State University attracted $274 million in grants, contracts and cooperative agreements during the fiscal year that ended June 30, an increase of $2.2 million over the previous year.

News release.

Iowa State solar car finishes 2,400-mile race in eighth place

Sol Invictus, Iowa State University's solar race car completed the 2,400-mile North American Solar Challenge Tuesday afternoon in eighth place overall with a time of 91 hours and 12 minutes.

News release.

Two Iowa State faculty to be named American Statistical Association fellows

Two members of Iowa State's statistics faculty, Dan Nettleton and Yongzhao Shao, will be named fellows of the American Statistical Association in August at the organization's annual meeting in Denver.

News release.

Iowa State business professor assesses the 'greening' of corporate America

Frank Montabon, an associate professor of operations and supply chain management in ISU's College of Business, contends that greener business practices aren't truly "sustainable" if they can't make money.

News release.

Iowa State University names researcher to newly established endowed chair

Dr. Peter Nara, a veterinarian, researcher, scientist and entrepreneur, is the new W. Eugene Lloyd Chair at Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine.

News release.

Iowa State's Hira offers money saving survival tips in a tight economy

Tahira Hira, a professor of personal finance and consumer economics in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at ISU, says there are some practical steps everyone can take to learn how to survive through tough economic times a little while longer.

News release.

For small businesses that suffered weather-related damage, the Iowa SBDC is there to help

Officials from the Iowa Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), housed at Iowa State, are working with Iowa business owners, home owners and renters affected by the recent weather to apply for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster recovery loans.

News release.

Where do your fresh fruits and veggies come from? Find out with new tool

The Leopold Center has a new tool available online that tracks the origins of 95 different fruits and vegetables typically sold in U.S. supermarkets.

More.

RDG Planning and Design selected as architect for Rec Services expansion, renovation

ISU President Gregory Geoffroy has approved a recommendation to hire RDG Planning and Design, Des Moines, for architectural and engineering services for the Recreation Facilities Expansion and Renovation project at ISU.

News release.

Animal welfare expert joins faculty at College of Veterinary Medicine

ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine recently hired Suzanne Millman as an animal welfare specialist. Millman will provide continuing education to veterinary practitioners and serve as a resource to livestock and poultry industries.

News release.

RAGBRAI riders enter campus

RAGBRAI at Iowa State

Thousands of RAGBRAI riders rolled onto campus July 22 on day three of their week-long ride across the state.

View video.

Visions magazine

Change the world

The summer 2008 issue of VISIONS magazine features alumni, faculty, staff and students who are making a difference and 150 years of Iowa State contributions.

See story.

In the news

Bioplastic plant pots

The Guardian, UK

ISU researchers are using proteins from corn and soy plants to make bioplastic plant pots that supply nutrients to the plants as they break down.

See story.

Better buffer than levees

Christian Science Monitor

Rather than continue spending massive amounts of government money on haphazard cleanup efforts after disasters, that hit the Midwest and Louisiana, ISU political science professor Steffen Schmidt argues let's take some realistic measures.

See his op-ed