Thursday, November 17 2005
Reiman Gardens to host four days of holiday celebrations
Reiman Gardens' annual Blossoms of Light festival Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10
Iowa State University to present 'A Christmas Carol'
ISU Theatre will perform 'A Christmas Carol,' Dec 1-4 and 9-10
Memorial Union parking ramp closed nov. 18-28
The Memorial Union parking ramp will be closed for repairs, from 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, through 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28. Vehicles must be removed from the ramp during that time.
ISU scientists part of project to sequence corn genome
Iowa State is among four institutions on the team selected for a $29.5 million, three-year project to sequence the corn genome, the most complex genome to be sequenced to date.
Presidential Lecture: Reducing aviation risks
R. Bruce Thompson, director of Iowa State University's Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, will present "Reducing the Risk of Aviation Catastrophe" during the fall Presidential University Lecture. The lecture will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Great Hall of Iowa State's Memorial Union. It is free and open to the public.
"Ecological footprint" co-founder to speak Nov. 29
William Rees, the Canadian researcher who helped develop the ecological footprint analysis will discuss sustainability of human civilization in a Nov. 29 lecture at Iowa State.
A real-world computer game
Teams of Iowa State University students will defend their computer networks from hackers in a competition that stretches 18 hours.
Biosciences Alliance of Iowa funds ISU research
The Biosciences Alliance of Iowa awarded funding to ISU for a new Human Nutrition Wellness Research Center and a high-throughput facility to develop animal models of human diseases.
Farming that improves the environment
Iowa State researchers say partially burning some of the residue left in corn fields produces products that can be used to improve soil fertility, boost in-soil storage of greenhouse gases and reduce the amount of natural gas used to produce anhydrous ammonia fertilizer.
Kanthasamy named Lloyd Professor
Biomedical scientist Anumantha Kanthasamy, who researches the link between Parkinson's disease and agrochemicals, has been named W. Eugene and Linda R. Lloyd Endowed Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Kawaler elected fellow of science association
The American Association for the Advancement of Science recognized Iowa State's Steve Kawaler for his study of stars, his work directing the Whole Earth Telescope and his classroom teaching.