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Wednesday, September 10 2008

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Iowa State University fall enrollment is 26,856; fourth-highest on record

Student enrollment at Iowa State University is 26,856, an increase of nearly 2.7 percent (or 696 more students) compared to fall 2007.

News release.

Archie and Nancy Martin

The Martins

Remembering a remarkable couple

Painting dedication honors Archie and Nancy Martin, who opened their home to generations of Iowa State black students in the first half of the 20th century.

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Osborn Drive section closing Sept. 15 for utilities project

A short section of Osborn Drive, between Coover Hall and the Armory, is scheduled to close Monday morning, Sept. 15. It will remain closed through at least Friday, Nov. 21, while crews complete an underground utility corridor that will provide better service to the northwest part of campus.

News release.

Freshman injured in fraternity house fall is serious, but stable

An Iowa State University freshman remains in serious but stable condition following a fall from a third-story window at the FarmHouse fraternity house, 311 Ash Ave. Kaleb Stebens, 18, of Davenport reportedly fell through the window shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday.

News release.

Iowa State scientists, students contribute to world's biggest science experiment

Iowa State University physicists will be part of the international research team looking on as the first beam of protons races inside the Large Hadron Collider on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The collider -- the world's biggest science experiment -- cost $8 billion and is the work of more than 10,000 scientists and engineers from 500 schools and companies.

News release.

Brent Shanks answers a reporter's questions about the new NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State.

Iowa State wins $18.5 million grant to create NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

The National Science Foundation has awarded Iowa State University and its research partners an $18.5 million grant to establish the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State. The center's focus will be to develop catalysts that promote the chemical reactions that can efficiently produce biorenewable chemicals. The center is also expected to create university and industry partnerships that promote innovation, transform engineered systems, advance technology and produce engineering graduates who can creatively contribute in a global economy.

News release | Video.

ISU researchers help map first plant-parasitic nematode genome sequence

Iowa State University researchers have contributed to the release of the annotated genome of one of the most destructive nematodes: Meloidogyne incognita -- the southern root-knot nematode, as reported recently in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

News release.

Author and reporter Sonia Nazario to speak Sept. 23

Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sonia Nazario will speak on "Enrique's Journey and America's Immigration Dilemma," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The event is free and open to the public.

News release.

Author Adrienne Rich to speak, Sept. 22

Adrienne Rich, writer, award-winning author, poet and feminist icon, will speak at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

News release.

ISU student organizations dish up something for every taste

ISU students can climb mountains, ride unicycles, build robots, speak French, study the Bible, dance Celtic, prepare for the Marines, march for peace and walk for AIDS. That's because ISU student organizations have something for everyone. They'll show be showcased at Clubfest "Come See What Happens After Class," 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Memorial Union Durham Great Hall.

News release.

Henry Rollins performs free Sept. 18

Henry Rollins, known as a post-punk renaissance man, will launch his new Recountdown Tour, an election-time talking show, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University. The performance is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m.

News release.