Monday, November 2 2009
ISU researchers findings bring hope for possible Parkinsons disease cure
Researchers at Iowa State University have found an essential
key to possibly cure Parkinson's disease and are looking
Anumantha Kanthasamy has been working to understand the complex mechanisms of the disease for more than a decade and thinks he has found hope for the cure.
Iowa State researchers contribute to discovery of gamma rays from starburst galaxy
Iowa State University researchers have contributed to the discovery of high-energy gamma rays coming from a galaxy that's quickly creating new stars. The discovery has just been published in the journal Nature. A key to the research is the VERITAS telescope system that Iowa State researchers helped build.
Iowa States van Leeuwen named R&D Magazines 2009 Innovator of the Year
Iowa State's Hans van Leeuwen is being honored as R&D Magazine's 2009 Innovator of the Year for his work to improve biofuel production and his innovations to protect the environment and improve water quality.
Regents approve budget reversion plan
Employees, students and university units likely will share the burden of a mid-year reduction of $24.5 million in state funding under a plan approved by the state Board of Regents Oct. 29.
ISU researcher looking for Iowa farmers who want to increase soybean yields
An Iowa State University researcher is putting into practice some ideas that he hopes will show results in the form of bin-busting yields and more income for farmers, and he needs help from farmers to do it.
Journalism graduate Corey Moss to speak about his Hollywood career at ISU Nov. 12
On Thursday, Nov. 12, Iowa State University journalism graduate Corey Moss will discuss his work with the film "Dear Jack," and share his experiences in entertainment journalism. A screening of "Dear Jack" will follow his lecture.
Former CIA spy will speak on al-Qaeda and U.S. intelligence Nov. 9
Tom Twetten, an Iowa State University alumnus and veteran of 34
years in clandestine services for the Central Intelligence
Agency, will speak on Monday, Nov. 9. His presentation,
"American Intelligence and the Continuing Threat from
al-Qaeda: Strategic and Ethical Implications," will be at
8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall.
Twetten was chief of the CIA's Near East and South Asia Division during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. He worked closely with leaders in Congress, the White House and other governments to forge a united front in support of the Afghan people.
ISU study finds moderate exercise in mice boosts immune system, diminishes flu's severity
Honey Creek Resort State Park to be home for ISU solar house
ISU researcher, one of governor's economic advisors, predicts long economic recovery
Former presidential candidate Ron Paul will speak on Nov. 13
Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul will talk about his latest book, "End the Fed," at Iowa State on Friday, Nov. 13. His presentation, "Free Market, Sound Money and Non-Intervention," will be at 7 p.m. in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building. It is free and open to the public. Paul, who has served 11 terms in the U.S. Congress, was a presidential candidate in the 2008 election.
Rwandan genocide survivor and author to speak Nov. 4
Discharged gay soldier and Iraq war veteran Dan Choi to speak at Iowa State Nov. 3
Less than one month after Lt. Dan Choi -- a West Point graduate, Iraq war veteran and Arabic linguist -- announced that he was gay, the U.S. Army began discharge proceedings against him for violating 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' Choi, who served honorably under that policy for 10 years, will share his story at Iowa State University on Nov. 3.