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Thursday, February 15 2007


Former ambassador Joseph Wilson will speak at Iowa State

Joseph Wilson, career diplomat and author of "The Politics of Truth," will present "Dissent in Our Democracy" at ISU on Feb. 21.

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Air Force biological defense expert and veterinarian to speak on bioterrorism Feb. 26

A U.S. Air Force public health officer, who was honored by the former Republic of Zaire for his efforts in controlling their Ebola outbreak, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the Sun Room, Memorial Union. Col. Donald L. Noah is an international expert on protecting animals and humans against biological terrorism. He will talk about "The Threat of Bioterrorism: A 'One-Medicine' Perspective."

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New facility at Iowa State focuses on student academic success

The Hixson-Lied Student Success Center, a new facility designed to help Iowa State students perform better in the classroom, will officially be dedicated during a ceremony Friday, Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m.

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Ames Laboratory/IPRT interim director named; search committee for new director named

Alan Goldman has been named interim director of the Ames Laboratory/IPRT at Iowa State University.

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Iowa State researchers improve soy processing by boosting protein and sugar yields

In Iowa State University laboratory tests, adding ultrasonic treatment to soy processing has increased the release of soy proteins by 46 percent. The treatment has also boosted sugar yields by 50 percent.

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Snow ordinance in effect

The City of Ames Snow Ordinance went into effect at 11 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. Vehicles parked along snow routes (marked by red, white and blue signs) must be moved or they will be ticketed and towed. Move vehicles to off-street parking or to streets that are not designated snow routes. To assist in plowing efforts all Ames residents are asked to remove parked vehicles from residential streets. However, only those on snow routes are REQUIRED to move them. The snow ordinance remains in effect until the streets are completely plowed from curb to curb, AND it has stopped snowing.

Snow ordinance.

Gschneidner to National Academy of Engineering

ISU Distinguished Professor Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. The materials science professor and senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory was cited for contributions to the science and technology of rare-earth materials. He is among 64 members and 9 foreign associates elected to the academy this year.

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Black Cultural Center to reopen

A Feb. 14 rededication marks the reopening of the Black Cultural Center.

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ISU student named Rolls Royce North American Student of Year

ISU Senior spent two semesters and one summer working for Rolls Royce at their Indianapolis plant and another summer working at the Rolls Royce headquarters in Derby, England.

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ISU Pappajohn Center, Kauffman Foundation fund 26 campus entrepreneurship grants

The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship recently awarded 26 Iowa State faculty and staff grants for programs designed to advance entrepreneurship on campus.

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New director named for Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Sally Brown Prickett has been named director of the Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Iowa State. Prickett, who started Feb. 1, manages the clinical services, biosecurity and business operations of the hospital, which has a staff of more than 110 and treats approximately 18,500 cases annually.

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ISU's College of Design can move forward on building addition, says Board of Regents

The Board of Regents has approved the preliminary design for an addition to Iowa State University's College of Design building.

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'Home Ground' creative writing symposium is Feb. 18-20

The third annual free public Symposium on Wildness will be held at ISU Sunday-Tuesday, Feb. 18-20. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, it will feature workshops, panel discussions, concerts and readings centering around "Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape."

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Top-ranked fans

Cyclone fans continue to keep Iowa State women's basketball among the elite in home game attendance. The Hilton crowd currently sits seventh in national rankings, with an average attendance of more than 8,500 fans per game, according to statistics compiled by the University of Wisconsin. Cyclones have ranked among the top 10 in this category for the past eight years.

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.

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