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Monday, August 29 2005

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Panel features ISU alumni

Iowa State alums return to Ames to discuss the future of business and technology

News release.

Book looks at Kahn architecture

In his new book, ISU's Thomas Leslie takes a fresh look at one of the most influential architects of the late 20th century.

News release.

Winning technology for noise reduction

An Iowa State spin-off company has won a $440,000 grant from the NSF to develop its unique noise-reduction technologies.

News release.

Mural celebration Tuesday

A "Celebration of the Unity Mural," painted by student artists, will begin at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the front entrance to the College of Design. The mural illustrates the university and city of Ames' "One Community" theme.

More about the mural.

ISU establishes center for computational intelligence

A new Iowa State center will study how massive data sets can be integrated, analyzed and interpreted to advance collaborative science and research.

News release.

Private support for ISU grows 30 percent

For the second consecutive year, a record number of donors have committed more than $82 million in private support for Iowa State. For FY05, the ISU Foundation reported a 30 percent increase in new gifts and future commitments over the previous year.

News release.

ISU receives $3 million for bioinformatics

The National Science Foundation has awarded Iowa State a $3 million grant for graduate studies in computational molecular biology.

News release.

Folklorist seeks "taste of place" recipes

An Iowa folklorist is gathering recipes for Iowa foods that evoke a "taste of place."

News release.

$10 million to ISU-based concrete center

A $10 million federal appropriation to an Iowa State University-based concrete technology center will help engineers from coast to coast develop pavements that last longer and need less maintenance.

News release.

Play equipment innovators honored

Steven and Barbara King, who turned the concept of continuous play into a successful children's play equipment company, are the recipients of the 2005 Christian Petersen Design Award from the College of Design.

News release.

Engineering College names diversity director

The College of Engineering has named Nancy Knight its first director of diversity and graduate student affairs.

News release.

New analytical tool helps detect cancer

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed a tool that can identify the smallest traces of substances, including the biomarkers that could indicate breast and prostate cancers. The discovery and related research could lead to earlier detection of cancer.

News release.