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Monday, March 27 2006


High-energy physics at the highest level

Iowa State University physicists are working to help design and use massive particle detectors at the world's most powerful particle collider now being built in Europe.

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Veishea lineup: Dave Attell, William Hung, 15+ bands

Ousted American Idol contestant William Hung and Comedy Central's Dave Attell are part of Veishea's entertainment lineup. Among more than 15 bands on campus for the spring celebration will be the hip hop act Nappy Roots, alternative country's Cross Canadian Ragweed and pop-rock's Dazy Head Mazy. Veishea is April 17-23.

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Children of Uganda promise to inspire

Most of the performers in the Children of Uganda, coming to Stephens March 29, have lost one or both parents to AIDS. But the group's founder says audiences won't leave the performance sad, but happy and inspired

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend to speak March 29

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the first woman lieutenant governor of Maryland and president of a nationwide character education program, will discuss whether we're ready for a woman president in a March 29 talk. Townsend is the 14th prominent woman leader to visit Iowa State as the Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics.

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Undergrad to make rare presentation to American Physical Society

ISU senior Stephanie Law will be among the elite few undergraduate students to give a presentation to the American Physical Society in Baltimore this month. The Marion native will discuss her work with rare earths and nickel germanium crystals.

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Chemically squeezing every drop of ethanol from corn

Iowa State University's Brent Shanks is working to create chemical catalysts that would increase the yield of fermentable sugars from corn. That could boost ethanol production by 10 to 15 percent.

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Iowa Water Center to stimulate new research and outreach

With a new name and a new director, a 42-year-old program to stimulate water research, outreach and education in Iowa is experiencing a revitalization.

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Tennis club to nationals

The ISU Tennis Club is headed to Austin, Texas, in April for national championships.

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ISU profs' wearable art on display at LAX

An award-winning wearable art piece designed and constructed by two Iowa State University professors is now on display in the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Volunteers sought for national Special Olympics

Volunteers are sought for the first-ever Special Olympics USA National Games, which will be held at Iowa State and Ames July 2-7. The event will draw 3,500 athletes, 1,500 coaches and officials, 12,000 family members and 30,000 spectators.

Volunteer info & sign-up