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Monday, May 1 2006


Gleeson named first Renken Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at ISU

Iowa State's first named professorship in materials science and engineering will allow Brian Gleeson, an Iowa State professor of materials science and engineering, to develop new alloys and coatings that can withstand high temperatures.

News release.

Geoffroy: Allen will be exceptional UNI leader

ISU provost Ben Allen will make an exceptional leader of UNI, President Geoffroy said in a statement. "He is a strong, decisive leader with great interpersonal skills who is highly respected throughout the university and well beyond our campus. And he is a person with the highest standards of honesty and integrity."

News release.

'Nano' expert will launch lecture series

A Northwestern University chemist will discuss the latest findings in nanoscale chemistry in a May 2 talk on campus. Mark Ratner, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, will launch a new ISU lectures series with his talk on "NANO 301: What is New, and What Might Be Next."

News release.

Bioethics Institute at ISU, June 5-9

Application deadline is May 15 for the 2006 Bioethics Institute, which helps life science faculty and extension personnel introduce ethics into classes and activities.

News release.

President requests input on Principles of Community

President Gregory Geoffroy is seeking campus input on the current draft of Principles of Community, a Government of the Student Body-inspired document that offers ideals and expectations for fostering a welcoming climate at Iowa State.

News story.

ISU's Robert C. Brown to Senate committee: The bioeconomy is bigger than biofuels

Iowa State's Robert C. Brown testified before a U.S. Senate committee on April 26 and suggested four goals for the country's bioeconomy: 1. Reduce America's reliance on imported oil. 2. Improve environmental quality. 3. Expand the markets for U.S. agricultural products. 4. Improve the economy of rural America.

Brown's testimony.

ISU commencement May 5-6

An estimated 3,224 students will receive degrees from Iowa State during spring commencement events scheduled for May 5-6 on campus.

News release.

Geoffroy lauds "highly successful" Veishea

Veishea 2006 was "highly successful" and among the best in the 84-year history of the event, ISU President Gregory Geoffroy said in an April 23 statement.

News release.

Living cardinal and gold dream

Full-time student says he's living his dream as Cyclone writer and cable and radio regular.

News release.

Small-town program has big-time impact

The quality of life in 113 of Iowa's smallest towns has improved thanks to Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program. The one-of-a-kind program led by ISU landscape architecture is being honored nationally by the American Planning Association.

News release.