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Thursday, September 15 2005

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ISU learning communities rank among nation's best

One of Iowa State's innovative academic programs has been recognized as one of the country's best. The learning communities program is listed among the top 25 nationally in a recent U.S. News & World Report ranking.

News release.

Emergency care seminar for pet owners

Two Iowa State veterinarians will offer basic information on emergency care for dog and cat owners during their free seminar, "K-911," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in 2226 Veterinary Medicine building.

News release.

Homemaker's Idea founder to speak

Madolyn Johnson, an ISU alumna and founder of The Homemaker's Idea Co., will speak on campus Sept. 28 as part of an entrepreneurial series.

News release.

Tornado simulator

Tornado simulator

National Geographic Channel features tornado researchers

The laboratory tornados created by Iowa State University researchers Partha Sarkar, Fred Haan and Bill Gallus will help television viewers understand how science can help buildings stand up to tornados. The Iowa State researchers will be featured in "Explorer: Secrets of the Tornado" at 7 p.m. (Central), Sunday, Sept. 18, on the National Geographic Channel. The show will be rebroadcast at 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18; at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19; at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; at 2 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26; and at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Making plant cells work like miniature factories

Ames Laboratory researchers are working to harness the power of plant cells to produce new materials in a new biotech field called metabolomics.

News release.

One ISU student dead, three injured in Boone County car crash

A two-car accident in Boone County Tuesday night has claimed the life of one Iowa State University student and injured three other ISU students. The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 30 and South Linn Street shortly after 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Andrew Albright, a sophomore majoring in ag studies and a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, was killed in the accident.

News release.

Vet students collect thousands for Katrina relief

Veterinary students, faculty, staff and a local business answered the call sent out from Mississippi to help Hurricane Katrina victims--both the two- and four-legged kind.

News release.

Cyclones top Hawks

LaMarcus Hicks returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown and Iowa State capitalized on turnovers for all its points to stun No. 8 Iowa 23-3 Saturday.

News release.

Iowa State researchers focus an electronic eye on driver behavior

Iowa State researchers are developing software that will analyze video of driver behavior. That could lead to a better understanding of drivers and safer intersections.

News release.

Angela Groh

Angela Groh

ISU student among Glamour's top 10 college women

Angela Groh, president of ISU's student body and senior political science major, was named by Glamour magazine this week as one of the top 10 college women in America. The award recognizes leadership on campus, involvement in the community, academic excellence and personal goals.

News release.

Pets suffer from effects of aging

An ISU veterinarian offers tips on caring for aging pets.

News release.

Fall enrollment: 25,741

Student enrollment at Iowa State this fall is 25,741. Enrollment numbers reflect the most ethnically diverse on record. Total U.S. minority student enrollment is 2,123 (8.2 percent of the student population).

News release.

Reiman Gardens to celebrate 10 years

Reiman Gardens will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Sept. 17-18 with free admission Saturday and a barbecue dinner the same night.

News release.