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ISU Sesquicentennial series to air March 15-17

A three-part series celebrating 150 years of Iowa State, from its land-grant roots to its high-tech future, will air March 25-27 on Mediacom's access channel (channel 22 in Des Moines and Ames) . KCCI news anchor Kevin Cooney will host the series, which airs from 7 to 8 p.m. each night.

More on the series.

Morrill Act and James Zeender and Lynette Pohlman

Morrill Act highlights campus exhibit

The Morrill Act, a rare historical document, never seen outside of D.C., will go on display in ISU's Christian Petersen Art Museum March 22. Above, James Zeender, registrar, Museum Programs, National Archives and Record Administration and Lynette Pohlman, director, University Museums.

News release.

Schnable to present Spring Presidential Lecture on the present, future of genomics

Professor Pat Schnable will discuss the corn genome map and future of genome research in the Presidential University Lecture March 31.

News release.

Charges dismissed in Willow Hall incident

The Story County Attorney has dismissed charges against Jawon Jackson, 20, of Aurora, Illinois, in connection with a March 16 incident at Willow Hall.

News release.

Iowa State researchers developing system to efficiently convert biomass to ethanol

A team of Iowa State University researchers led by Victor Lin, a professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Catalysis, is developing a system of thermochemical and catalytic technologies to produce ethanol from plant biomass. Lin has already worked on his catalyst for a year and has filed a patent application.

News release.

16th Annual Voorhees Supply Chain Conference set for April 4

The 16th Annual Voorhees Supply Chain Conference featuring supply chain management experts from around the nation will take place on Friday, April 4, in the Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, from approximately 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

News release.

ISU Police remind students of everyday safety precautions

The students who remain in Willow Hall over spring break have returned to their normal routines following an incident in the early morning hours of March 16, but ISU Police urge all students to be mindful of basic safety precautions.

News release.

ISU entomologist stars in Top 10 finalist in Tide commercial contest

Brendan Dunphy, ISU entomology, is one of 10 national finalists for a Tide To Go commercial conntest. The entry, produced by the Bondurant company Dark Art Films, can be seen at www.youtube.com/mytalkingstain.

News release.

Wrestlers art

ISU's African American grapplers honored

Iowa State's diverse legacy of All-American, NCAA champion and Olympic achievement were highlighted in a display as the National Wrestling Hall of Fame celebrated the 50th anniversary of African-American NCAA champions.

See story.

In the news

Smart Science: What is a food mile?

The Weather Channel

Forecast Earth, a weekly program produced by The Weather Channel, explains the science behind food miles (weighted average source distance) in a segment that aired beginning March 17, 2008. Heidi Cullen, the program's climate expert, quotes work done by the Leopold Center about the number of food miles for a carton of strawberry yogurt.

Listen to the 4-minute clip