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Sunday, June 14 2009


FY10 budget changes may begin; final approval set for Aug. 5

ISU President Gregory Geoffroy told the Board of Regents June 11 that $38.3 million in state appropriation cuts in FY10 will be distributed differentially to university units, with administrative units taking proportionately larger cuts than academic units.

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Iowa State’s Intensive Program in Biorenewables shows students the action

Iowa State University's first Intensive Program in Biorenewables attracted 46 students from across the country and around the world. They're spending two weeks in talks, tours, demonstrations and tests that cover the science, the opportunities and the challenges of developing a bioeconomy.

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Iowa State experts can discuss impact of rising gas prices amid economic distress

Iowa State experts can help gauge where rising gas prices are headed this summer and what impact they'll have in many related areas.
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Lightning strike slows Iowa State’s solar car team in Texas competition

A lightning strike damaged the battery system inside Iowa State University's solar race car during the Formula Sun Grand Prix in Texas. That kept the team off the track for more than half of the three-day competition. But the students of Team PrISUm found a solution and turned a very competitive 157 laps on the third day of competition.

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Sioux City area high school art students will invade ISU's Design West studio, June 11-13

Sioux City's Fourth Street Historic District will teem with budding artists, architects and designers June 11-13 during the College of Design Summer Workshop for area high school students. Through a series of activities and tours, students with a penchant for visual arts interact with local artists and designers, explore educational and professional paths in art and design and create work of their own. The workshop is held at the ISU Design West Studio.


Cyclones rank third in NCAA WBB attendance

The Iowa State women's basketball team's third-place national attendance ranking in 2008-09 is the Cyclones' top ranking in school history.


Iowa State physicists discuss the science of ‘Angels & Demons’

Two Iowa State physicists say there's some science fiction in "Angels & Demons." But they're not quibbling because the movie is introducing millions to particle physics.

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Iowa State ‘lean manufacturing’ researcher assesses Big 3 carmakers’ woes

Danny Johnson, an Iowa State associate professor of operations and supply chain management who researches lean manufacturing practices, assesses what's gone wrong with the "Big 3" American carmakers.

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Finance professor creates software to determine stock price reaction to news

ISU finance professor Arnold Cowan has authored an upgraded version of Eventus® -- a software program that determines how stock prices react to significant corporate announcements -- which is due out this month. The program's notable clients include the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and an office in the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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