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Iowa State economists assess recession's impact on wages, immigrant workers

Two Iowa State economists have been studying what the country's economic downturn has meant to workers. University Professor of Economics Peter Orazem assesses how the recession has affected employee wages, while Dave Swenson, an associate scientist in economics, assesses its impact on immigrant, low-wage workers.

News release.

Campaign Iowa State surpasses previous two Iowa State University fundraising campaigns

ISU benefactors have made gifts and future commitments surpassing $673.1 million to the Iowa State University Foundation during Campaign Iowa State: With Pride and Purpose. This milestone eclipses the private support that was generated during the previous two fundraising efforts combined at Iowa State.

News release.

Sivils

Sivils

Sivils named the second Geoffroy Faculty Fellow at Iowa State

Matthew Sivils, an assistant professor of English, has been named the next recipient of the Gregory L. and Kathleen C. Geoffroy Faculty Fellowship at Iowa State. President and Mrs. Geoffroy established the fellowship in 2005 to support the teaching and research program of an assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sivils’ three-year fellowship begins Aug. 15.

News release.

Cyclone Power Pullers build four-engine "Wild CYde" for tractor competition

The students of Iowa State's Cyclone Power Pullers are building a four-engine, 1/4-scale pulling tractor for a competition sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers May 28-31 in Peoria, Ill. The team finished third overall last year and is hoping for a better, more consistent performance this year.

News release.

375 alumni return to campus for reunion

A 102-year-old man celebrating his 80-year reunion reportedly is among 375 alumni returning to campus this week for Alumni Days. The alumni are on campus May 14-16. This year's 50-year reunion class is the class of 1959.

Alumni Days schedule.

Iowa State University researcher is part of cattle-genome mapping team

An Iowa State University researcher helped map the genome of Taurine cattle, which includes many breeds such as Angus, Shorthorn and most other beef and dairy breeds that are common to North America and Western Europe.

News release.

H1N1 virus confirmed in ISU student

The probable case of H1N1 virus in a Marshalltown student has been confirmed, Story County health officials recently informed the university. The student left campus May 4.

H1N1 news.

ISU alum Christine Romans of CNN to receive 2009 Greenlee School Schwartz Award

Christine Romans, a 1993 ISU journalism graduate and host of CNN's weekend business program "Your $$$$$," will receive the James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Communication from ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication during homecoming activities on Saturday, Oct. 17.

News release.

Students create furniture, lamps and ceramics for solar decathlon house

When Iowa State University's solar decathlon house is displayed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in October, it will be decked out with furniture, lamps, birdfeeders and ceramics created by students in three College of Design classes.

News release.

Iowa State solar car team tours the state to promote solar energy

Iowa State University's Team PrISUm will promote the power of solar energy during a SunRun to schools and businesses across the state May 11-15. The tour is part of Iowa Solar Energy Awareness Week.

News release.

ISU promotes sustainability via an all-university compost facility

Iowa State has opened an all-university composting facility that can handle more than 10,000 tons of organic wastes annually. The facility is designed to handle solid organic waste including yard waste, manure and bedding from ISU farms, organic greenhouse waste, biomass research waste and -- beginning this fall -- food waste from campus dining facilities.

News release.

Iowa State University researcher is ready to produce vaccine for H1N1 flu virus in swine

An Iowa State University researcher is ready to produce an H1N1 flu vaccine for pigs.

News release.

2009 graduate

2009 graduate

Relive commencement

More than 3,000 students received degrees from Iowa State at spring graduation May 8-9. Video of the ceremony is available online.

See video.

In the news

Kansas City twins, scholarship winners choose Iowa State

The Kansas City Star

Jonathan and Donathan Morgan, co-valedictorians of Kansas City's Ruskin High School, have received Gates Millennium Scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Morgan brothers will study mechanical and electrical engineering at Iowa State.

See story.

Same-sex ruling belies the staid image of Iowa

The New York Times

"People may think of us some other way," said Paul Lasley, a sociologist at Iowa State University, "but in the main, it is tolerance -- not always support, but tolerance -- that has really been the weave and warp of Iowa culture."

See story.

Study finds some youths 'addicted' to video games

Washington Post

In what is described as the first nationally representative study in the United States on the subject, researcher Douglas Gentile of Iowa State University found that 8.5 percent of American youths ages 8 to 18 who play video games show multiple signs of behavioral addiction.

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