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Wednesday, April 16 2014

Wei Zhang Hotel Reservations

Book early and after work if you want to enjoy your next hotel stay

If you’re planning a summer vacation or weekend getaway, when you book your hotel room can make a big difference. As convenient as it may be to make a reservation at the office, a new Iowa State University study found you’ll be happier with your hotel stay if you wait to book your room after business hours.


Team PrISUm builds next solar racer; cross-country race includes Ames stop

The students of Team PrISUm are putting in long hours to build a solar race car for this summer's eight-day, 1,700-mile American Solar Challenge. The race will make a stop in Ames on July 26. Iowa State's team finished second in the last cross-country race for student-designed and student-built solar race cars.

Joe Flanagan

Houston Zoo veterinarian will discuss wildlife conservation at ISU April 21

Iowa State University alumnus Joe Flanagan, who is chief veterinarian at the Houston Zoo, will speak about wildlife conservation in "That Horse Has Stripes! How Zoos and Veterinarians Are Helping to Save Wildlife" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His talk is free and open to the public.

Samantha Cross research on bi-national families

Time for marketing campaigns to reflect cultural differences within families

A cereal commercial intended to tout the heart-healthy benefits of Cheerios, instead sparked an ugly debate on social media about the interracial family featured in the ad. But for Samantha Cross, an assistant professor of marketing at Iowa State University, the family in the ad, consisting of a black father, white mother and biracial daughter, represented a change that is long overdue.

2014 Voorhees Supply Chain Conference

Industry leaders to share experience of building effective supply chain partnerships

Successfully delivering a product to a customer depends on an integrated network of firms that all contribute to the end goal. To help business leaders improve efficiencies within their supply chains, the 2014 Voorhees Supply Chain Conference will feature three examples of companies that have benefited from effective supply chain partnerships. The conference, sponsored by Iowa State University’s College of Business, is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Reiman Gardens.

Misperceptions about energy drinks

ISU prof concerned that misperceptions about energy drinks could have health consequences

Look closely at the label of any energy drink and you will likely notice a key ingredient is missing. Despite the fact that many of these popular drinks contain as much as 500 mg of caffeine, you won’t find the amount listed on the can or bottle.

Kerry Cook

Exonerated Texas death-row convict will share his legal system battle in ISU talk April 16

Human Rights Watch considers Kerry Max Cook "... the most brutalized inmate ever confined to an American prison institution." He will share his experiences as an innocent inmate battling the system for 22 years from death row in "Exonerated by the Evidence, Convicted by the System" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His talk is free and open to the public.

Aaron Beam

HealthSouth co-founder to talk at Iowa State about securities fraud scandal

Success turned to greed and ultimately landed Aaron Beam in federal prison. The former chief financial officer and co-founder of HealthSouth Corp. served three months for his role in the company’s $2 billion securities fraud scandal. Beam will talk about the unethical and illegal decisions that led to his downfall during the Bacon Ethics Lecture at Iowa State University’s College of Business.