Friday, July 7 2006
Update on flu-like illness affecting Special Olympics National Games attendees
Iowa State University and organizers of the Special Olympics National Games are cooperating with state and local public health officials in regard to a flu-like illness that has affected some delegates and families. Andrew Zalasky of Mary Greeley Medical Center said 40 patients have been treated for gastrointestinal symptoms this week. The majority of these patients have been served from field care centers staffed by the Special Olympics National Games medical team.
ISU researcher tests combustion for NASA
Iowa State researchers will drop a test rig eight stories to learn more about the combustion of powders as part of a research project for NASA.
Geoffroy accepts budget report
President Gregory Geoffroy has accepted the fourth and final report from the committee that has been working on a new budget model for Iowa State for nearly a year. Over the next several months, the university community will review and further refine the budget model recommended in the report.
ISU tornadoes on TV
The History Channel's "Mega Disasters: Windy City Tornado" will feature tornadoes created by Iowa State University's Tornado/Microburst Simulator. The show airs at 8 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, July 11. The show will be rebroadcast at midnight on Wednesday morning, July 12.
Cargill commits $600,000 to ISU bioeconomy program
To help Iowa State University students prepare to enter the rapidly growing biorenewable industry, Cargill, has invested $600,000 in the school's Bioeconomy Initiative.
Iowa State's food science college bowl team places 2nd in national championship
A team of Iowa State students took second at the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association's Knowledge Bowl national championship.
Bioinformatics researchers here July 13-14
Iowa State University will host the Sixth Annual Joint Bioinformatics Symposium, July 13-14. This year's conference will focus on systems biology, with presentations by leading researchers.
ISU faculty among nation's most cited in social psychology textbooks
Two Iowa State psychology professors were among some of the most cited scholars in social psychology textbooks published during 2004 and 2005 -- making ISU one of just five institutions that had at least two scholars in one of the top 30 citation lists during those years -- according to a study printed in the Spring 2006 edition of Dialogue, the official newsletter of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
ISU returns to supercomputer rankings
Iowa State's supercomputer is among the 100 most powerful in the world, according to the latest TOP500 list released at the International Supercomputer Conference in Dresden, Germany on June 28.