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Monday, November 21 2005


Harry Potter and the K-12 classroom

Harry Potter may have a home at Hogwarts School of Magic and Wizardry, but the character could just as easily transition to the American K-12 classroom, according to an Iowa State University education researcher.

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Iowa State University scientists explore the frontiers of NASA science

From finding spacecraft leaks to the latest in nanotechnology, Iowa State University scientists are working on 17 research projects for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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ISU plant scientist leads national effort to use metabolomics to unlock gene functions

ISU plant scientist Basil Nikolau heads a national research effort to develop a new tool to decipher the functions of plant genes. The work could define new ways to improve oils, starches and proteins from corn and soybeans.

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Let's talk turkey

Iowa State University Extension's AnswerLine can help with many questions related to safely preparing and serving your Thanksgiving feast. In Iowa, puzzled cooks can call (800) 262-3804 until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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ISU Week in Des Moines

A week of Iowa State festivities in Des Moines culminates Dec. 17 with the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic, a men's and women's basketball doubleheader in Wells Fargo Arena.

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Get the scoop on kitty's litter box problems at ISU pet care seminar, Dec. 6

Dr. Kim Langholz will offer cat owners an overview of causes for litter box-related difficulties during a pet care seminar Dec. 6.

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Reiman Gardens to host four days of holiday celebrations

Reiman Gardens' annual Blossoms of Light festival Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10

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Cratchit and Tiny Tim

Iowa State University to present 'A Christmas Carol'

ISU Theatre will perform 'A Christmas Carol,' Dec 1-4 and 9-10

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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