Wednesday, September 2 2009
Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu to speak at Iowa State on Sept. 17
Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu will give a free, public lecture titled "Global Hopscotch: The Borderless World and the Search for Home," at 8 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Sun Room of ISU's Memorial Union.
Pigskin parking tips for students, faculty, staff
For the fourth year, Cyclone fans will kick off Labor Day weekend with a football home opener at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones take on North Dakota State at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3. ISU's Parking Division has instructions for students, faculty and staff so that everyone may park safely and legally before the game.
ISU researcher measures effectiveness of activity-promoting video games
Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, an ISU assistant professor of food science and human nutrition, is conducting research on the measurable health benefits of the more active games -- such as Wii Fit™, EA SPORTS Active™ and Dance Dance Revolution™.
Public invited to listen, learn from leaders in global technology, culture
The public is invited to hear a varied lineup of guest speakers address Iowa State's "Technology, Globalization and Culture" course this fall. The lectures are generally at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium of Howe Hall. News release.
Iowa State faculty attract $7.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants
Iowa State University researchers have won 19 grants worth a total of $7.7 million that are supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grants range from $2 million for a study of a bio-engineering technology that could produce biological hydrocarbons for biofuels to $600,000 for a study of cell membranes to $51,710 for a study of how the Ebola virus can inhibit a body's antiviral response.
Iowa State experts weigh in to provide perspective on health care reform debate
Five Iowa State experts provide perspectives on the health care reform debate, addressing the complexities of health care consumers, communicating the reform plan, costs, the uninsured, and hidden prescription medication costs.
U.S. News rankings: Iowa State remains among top 25 percent of public national universities
Iowa State University is among the top one-fourth of all public national universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 "America's Best Colleges" annual rankings. The rankings have Iowa State tied for 39th (up from 40th last year) among 164 best national public universities. And, for the eighth straight year, the magazine has included Iowa State's learning communities among its "Programs to Look For."