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Monday, July 18 2005


Breach in Alumni Association computer

Alumni Association officials recently notified 3,359 alumni, students, and online customers that a computer containing some of their personal information had been improperly accessed.

News release.

ISU solar car at start of the race

Fusion finishes first day in first

Iowa State University's solar race car finished the first day of the North American Solar Challenge first in its class.

News release.

Schnable appointed PSI associate director

Patrick Schnable has been appointed associate director of the Plant Sciences Institute. Schnable has been active in the Plant Sciences Institute since its establishment in 1999.

News release.

Lois Girton and Kevin Schulte

Summer school for science teachers

Summertime for Southeast Polk High School science teacher Kevin Schulte (right) means learning the 'tools of the trade' in plant biotechnology research. He's spending seven weeks in Pat Schnable's maize genomics lab under the mentorship of Lois Girton (left) as part of a National Science Foundation summer program for biology teachers. Schulte says the research experience has sparked his creativity, triggering ideas for class activities. Nine Iowa teachers are participating this summer at Iowa State.

ISU external support soars to $287 million

Iowa State has posted another record year with $287 million in grants, contracts and cooperative agreements generated in FY 05. It's the seventh consecutive record high and an increase of about 5 percent compared with last year's total.

News release.

Public forums for public radio director

Citizens are invited to meet finalists for the executive director of Iowa Public Radio during forums at the state universities.

News article (PDF file).

Hurricane probably hasn't blown soybean rust closer

Recent tropical storms along with Hurricane Dennis are unlikely to have moved Asian soybean rust spores any closer to Iowa, says an Iowa State plant pathologist.

News release.

No mid-year tuition increase

The Iowa regents have decided not to pursue a mid-year tuition increase at the three state universities. In a news conference, Regent President Michael Gartner thanked state officials for finding more funds for the universities.

Regents release.

Wintersteen named interim ag dean

Wendy Wintersteen has been named interim dean of the College of Agriculture, effective Aug. 1.

News release.

Researcher returns from Brazil with material to study soybean rust

An ISU plant scientist has returned from Brazil equipped with the genetic material necessary to study the molecular interaction between a soybean plant and the Asian rust fungus.

News release.

Scientist named to national security group

ISU scientist Surya Mallapragada will join a study group that looks into the science of national security. Every year, the Defense Science Study Group invites 12 to 15 young scientists to discuss defense policy, military operations and more.

News release.

ISU, Des Moines to host '08 women's tourney

Iowa State has been chosen as one of eight schools to play host to first- and second-round games of the 2008 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. The event, featuring eight teams, will take place at the Iowa Events Center's Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

News release.

Biodiesel pilot plant set to begin production

Later this month, a cutting-edge biodiesel pilot plant should be up and producing as much as 60 gallons of biodiesel per hour. The new plant will be able to produce biodiesel not only from soy oil, but from such inputs as corn oil and grease from food processors.

News release.

Nelson to lead Study Abroad Center

He studied abroad in his college days. And now Trevor Nelson is working to see that Iowa State students have the same opportunity. Nelson, a native of the United Kingdom who studied in the United States, is the new director of Iowa State's Study Abroad Center.

News release.