Tuesday, December 8 2009
Severe weather cancellations, closings
- Tuesday evening classes and events (scheduled for 6 p.m. or later) are canceled. Decisions for Wednesday will be made at 6 a.m. Check the ISU home page for updates.
- Parks Library and all University Library branches are closing at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
- Reiman Gardens is closing at noon Tuesday.
- ISU Extension's Ag Chemical Dealer Update meeting, scheduled for Dec. 9 at the Storm Lake Extension office, is canceled.
- This afternoon's (Dec. 8) Faculty Senate meeting has been canceled.
Iowa State replica of first electronic digital computer going to Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum of Mountain View, Calif., will be the new home for Iowa State University's full-scale, working replica of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) for at least 10 years. The replica of the first electronic digital computer was completed and demonstrated in 1997 as a tribute to the late innovators of the ABC, John Vincent Atanasoff, a former Iowa State professor of physics and mathematics, and Clifford Berry, a former physics graduate student.
A 79-year-old woman who dropped out 60 years ago graduates from Iowa State Dec. 19
ISU psychologist studies how product messages influence our willingness to pay
Two ISU design programs rank in top 20 nationally
Iowa State's programs in landscape architecture and
architecture are among the top 20 in the nation, according to a
new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly
publication for leaders in design professions. The
magazine's annual report, "America's Best
Architecture and Design Schools," is the only national
college ranking survey that focuses exclusively on design.
Landscape architecture and architecture are in the College of
President Geoffroy's Nov. 30 budget message to faculty and staff
In a Nov. 30 update to Iowa State faculty and staff, President Geoffroy said downsizing and restructuring may be inevitable in order to maintain a high level of excellence at the university in an era of "severely reduced" resources.
Iowa State researcher produces, ships only H1N1 vaccine available for swine
Iowa State University's Hank Harris has developed the only swine vaccine available for the H1N1 virus. The vaccine has been sent to protect a swine herd infected with the virus. The vaccination marks the first time vaccine has been sent to a swine herd diagnosed with the pandemic flu.