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Monday, February 5 2007

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Statistician's work highlighted on "Law and Order"

A Feb. 6 episode of the NBC crime drama "Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit" will focus on a controversial EPA rule allowing intentional dosing of humans in pesticide experiments. ISU statistician Alicia Carriquiry, part of a scientific committee that probed the practice, is listed in the program credits.

News release.

College of Business to host Big 12 North MBA Team Case Competition

Iowa State's College of Business hosts a preliminary round of the inaugural Big 12 MBA Case Competition on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 16-17.

News release.

ISU Cyclone Army ROTC Brigade named top unit in western U.S.

The Iowa State University Army ROTC program won Army-wide honors as the top overall college cadet command for the western half of the United States.

News release.

Ames Lab composite may replace weapon

Armor-piercing projectiles made of depleted uranium have caused concern among soldiers storing and using them. Now, scientists at Ames Laboratory are close to developing a new composite that consists of environmentally safe materials.

News release.

Dubuque Museum of Art to exhibit ISU professor's ceramics Feb. 27-May 27

An exhibition of 18 of Ingrid Lilligren's abstract ceramic sculptures will be on display at the Dubuque Museum of Art Feb. 27-May 27. Lilligren is associate professor of art and design. The show, "Ingrid Lilligren, A Certain Consistency. Works 1996-2006," derives its title from Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay, "Self Reliance."

News release.

Veterinary student places in national competition

Trip to the Purina Nestle College Challenge brings welcome reward for veterinary student.

News release.

Shashi Nambisan named director of Iowa State's transportation center

Shashi Nambisan, who directed the transportation center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for eight years, will be the new director of Iowa State University's Center for Transportation Research and Education.

News release.

Fund raising increases

Halfway through the fiscal year that started July 1, 2006, the Iowa State University Foundation reports significant increases in fund raising compared to figures recorded the same time last year.

News release.

Acker named endowed chair

David Acker has been named the first Raymond and Mary Baker Chair in Global Agriculture at Iowa State. Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture, said Acker has played a leadership role in expanding the college's global programs and partnerships.

News release.