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Wednesday, May 13 2009


375 alumni return to campus for reunion

A 102-year-old man celebrating his 80-year reunion reportedly is among 375 alumni returning to campus this week for Alumni Days. The alumni are on campus May 14-16. This year's 50-year reunion class is the class of 1959.

Alumni Days schedule.

Iowa State University researcher is part of cattle-genome mapping team

An Iowa State University researcher helped map the genome of Taurine cattle, which includes many breeds such as Angus, Shorthorn and most other beef and dairy breeds that are common to North America and Western Europe.

News release.

H1N1 virus confirmed in ISU student

The probable case of H1N1 virus in a Marshalltown student has been confirmed, Story County health officials recently informed the university. The student left campus May 4.

H1N1 news.

ISU alum Christine Romans of CNN to receive 2009 Greenlee School Schwartz Award

Christine Romans, a 1993 ISU journalism graduate and host of CNN's weekend business program "Your $$$$$," will receive the James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Communication from ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication during homecoming activities on Saturday, Oct. 17.

News release.

Students create furniture, lamps and ceramics for solar decathlon house

When Iowa State University's solar decathlon house is displayed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in October, it will be decked out with furniture, lamps, birdfeeders and ceramics created by students in three College of Design classes.

News release.

Iowa State solar car team tours the state to promote solar energy

Iowa State University's Team PrISUm will promote the power of solar energy during a SunRun to schools and businesses across the state May 11-15. The tour is part of Iowa Solar Energy Awareness Week.

News release.

ISU promotes sustainability via an all-university compost facility

Iowa State has opened an all-university composting facility that can handle more than 10,000 tons of organic wastes annually. The facility is designed to handle solid organic waste including yard waste, manure and bedding from ISU farms, organic greenhouse waste, biomass research waste and -- beginning this fall -- food waste from campus dining facilities.

News release.

Iowa State University researcher is ready to produce vaccine for H1N1 flu virus in swine

An Iowa State University researcher is ready to produce an H1N1 flu vaccine for pigs.

News release.