Saturday, April 8 2006
Chomsky, Rapp to speak at Iowa State
Iowa State hosts the final two speakers in its World Affairs lectures series next week with presentations by Noam Chomsky and Stephan Rapp, both authors and experts on international affairs.
ISU symposium on ag biotech issues April 18
Ag biotech communications, policy and regulations will be discussed by leading national experts at the 3rd annual symposium of ISU's Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products symposium on April 18.
Computer forum features hall-of-fame inventor, student demonstrations
The HCI Forum: Designing Interaction 2006 will be 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Iowa State's Howe Hall. The forum will showcase student work in human computer interaction and the thinking of inventor, author and businessman Ray Kurzweil.
ISU student named Truman Scholar
ISU senior Amber Herman has been named a Truman Scholar. The honor includes a $30,000 award for graduate school. Herman is currently in Uganda, studying and researching young farmer networks.
Student group is national chapter of year
A student group -- Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences -- is the national chapter of the year.
Institute for Food Safety and Security inaugural symposium April 19
National food security experts from USDA and FDA will be featured at the first annual symposium of ISU's Institute for Food Safety and Security, April 19. They will present strategies for science-based risk analysis, decision making and communication in the areas of food safety and security.
ISU prof saved by fast-acting staff, defibrillator
Fast action by staff and a handy defribrillator saved professor Clyde Walter when he suffered a heart attack during a pickup basketball game on campus.
Stars Over Veishea: 'My Fair Lady'
"My Fair Lady" is this year's Veishea celebration production. ISU Theatre and the music department will partner with Stars Over Veishea on the musical, which will be presented April 21-22.
Archaeology team will excavate, study animal bones found at ISU Memorial Union construction site
Animal bones -- more than a century old -- were discovered March 23 by contractors who were excavating south of the Memorial Union for a planned addition to that building.
U.S. News & and World Report graduate rankings
Magazine rankings place Iowa State engineering, statistics and chemistry programs among the top 25 public universities. Iowa State's doctoral program in analytical chemistry ranked ninth among all American universities.