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Tuesday, April 24 2007

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Community discussion on the Virginia Tech tragedy

ISU's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department, the Center for American Intercultural Studies, and "Cyclones for Hokies" will host a discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. today (April 24) to discuss "Learning from the Virginia Tech Tragedy: A Community Response." The discussion will be in the Campanile Room, Memorial Union. All are welcome. Cookies and lemonade will be provided.

ISU team receives $2.5 million NIH grant to study exercise, flu resistance in elderly

The National Institutes of Health has awarded ISU Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance Marian Kohut and her research team $2.5 million over the next five years to continue their research on the role of exercise in aging and resistance to influenza infection.

News release.

Udderly unbeatable -ISU Dairy Challenge team wins national competition

The Iowa State team took a first place in the annual national Dairy Challenge competition held this year at South Dakota State University, Brookings.

News release.

Statement from Regents President Gartner regarding campus security issues

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Cinnamon roll ice cream anyone?

Students in FSHN 412, Dyscovry Foods, Inc., unveil new food products they've formulated, tested, processed, and packaged this semester in their senior capstone course.

News release.

Iowa State astrophysicists provide the eyes for new gamma ray telescope system

Iowa State researchers built the four cameras for the VERITAS telescope system in Arizona. The new $20 million telescope system detects gamma rays and will help astrophysicists explore distant regions of space, look for evidence of dark matter and help explain the origins of the most energetic radiation in the universe.

News release.

Statement from President Geoffroy regarding counseling services

Statement.

Statement from President Gregory Geoffroy in regard to Virginia Tech tragedy

Statement.

Iowa State, Iowa join two Midwest universities to create high-speed data network

Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a high-speed optical network that will allow researchers to share massive amounts of data with collaborators around the world.

News release.

Iowa State artist: When it comes to inventing furniture, I fold

With help from friends in Japan, Michigan, Florida and Ames, local artist Fumi Ikeshima creates origami chair.

News release.

Iowa State physicist leads team designing detector for international particle collider

John Hauptman, an Iowa State University professor of physics and astronomy, is leading an international team that's designing a detector for the proposed International Linear Collider. The collider would be about 19 miles long and accelerate electrons and positrons to nearly the speed of light. The particles would collide at the center of the machine at extremely high energies. Collider detectors would record those collisions. Physicists expect the collisions to create new particles and help them understand how the universe works.

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