Friday, June 15 2007
Photo by Jim Heemstra
Volunteers help celebrate ISU 150th
As part of its 150th birthday celebration, Iowa State, with the help of lots volunteers, is giving a gift to every county in the state. Recently, Woodbury County volunteers painted a historic house at the fairgrounds in Moville.
Police seek info on robbery
ISU police seek information about a report of a robbery that occurred in the area of the Iowa State Center at about 1 a.m. June 15.
George Kraus to direct Iowa State's Institute for Physical Research and Technology
George Krause, a university professor of chemistry, will be the new director of Iowa State's Institute for Physical Research and Technology. The institute is a network of scientific centers devoted to developing new technologies.
New Ph.D. program in business and technology will be offered
A new Ph.D. program in business and technology will be offered in the College of Business.The program, which is the college's first Ph.D. program will prepare individuals for academic careers in research, teaching and public service.
Iowa State partners with ISEA, Farm Bureau on presidential candidate events
Iowa State University has established a partnership with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Iowa State Education Association to sponsor a nationally telecast debate for Republican presidential candidates Nov. 6.
Agriculture college gets a new name
Iowa State University's College of Agriculture is now the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Threat of ground transport terrorism still very real, says Iowa State professor
ISU Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Mike Crum documented ground transportation security issues for a chapter titled "Transportation Management" for the "Handbook of Global Supply Chain Management" (Sage Publishing, 2007).
Iowa State tornado lab on CNN
CNN went live from Iowa State University's Wind Simulation and Testing Laboratory during the "American Morning with John Roberts and Kiran Chetry" show Friday, June 8. The story is on the Web at CNN.com. Scroll down and click on "Tornado technology."
ISU to host meeting to address Colony Collapse Disorder in bees, other topics
ISU will host an international meeting of pollination experts who will address, among other topics, Colony Collapse Disorder--the latest phenomenon that is affecting the number of bees pollinating food crops.
Iowa State biodiesel research featured on public television
Iowa Public Television featured a visit to Victor Lin's Iowa State University chemistry lab during a recent episode of "Farmers' Almanac TV." The "Iowa Biodiesel" segment is also on the show's video Web site.
Rolls-Royce acquires license to use Iowa State discovery that improves jet engines
Rolls-Royce Corp. has acquired exclusive rights to use a coating invented by Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers. The coating helps turbine blades withstand metal temperatures approaching 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit inside a jet engine.
Looking for better biofuel crops
Ames Lab analytical chemist Emily Smith is using Raman imaging to study plant cell structure and composition to determine what plant crops might serve as more cost-effective and sustainable feed stock for ethanol production than using corn.
ISU political scientists ponder Thompson's GOP entry, Clinton's Iowa strategy
Two Iowa State political scientists assess Fred Thompson's decision to run for the Republican presidential nomination among an already crowded field, and why national party favorite Hillary Clinton just can't seem to overtake John Edwards for the polling lead among likely Iowa caucus voters on the Democratic side.
Iowa State experts primed to discuss effects of high gasoline prices
Iowa State University faculty and staff experts are available to provide comment on the societal and economic ramifications of such high gasoline prices, as well as some alternative options.