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Wednesday, July 28 2010

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ISU student's study finds high heels may lead to joint degeneration and knee osteoarthritis

A new study by Danielle Barkema (at right), an ISU kinesiology master's student, has found that prolonged wearing of and walking in high heels can contribute to joint degeneration and knee osteoarthritis. Kinesiology professor and department chair Phil Martin (at left) assisted her in the study, which will be presented, in part, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Aug. 18-21, at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

ISU student will represent Iowa in Ms. Wheelchair America, Aug. 9-15

Samantha Edwards has finalized her platform and composed her competitive speech. Although nervous, she's excited about sharing her message at the Ms. Wheelchair America 2011 competition. Edwards, a junior in journalism and mass communication from Marshalltown, will be one of 28 contestants who vie for the national title, Aug. 9-15.
News release.

Gold brings a smile to the face of Rachel Derscheid

Gold brings a smile to the face of Rachel Derscheid

ISU-based team wins Ultimate world championship in Czech Republic

A mostly Iowa State University team won the World Ultimate Club Championships for the sport of Ultimate in Prague, Czech Republic.
The team is called "The Chad Larson Experience" for a friend of the team, and beat a Canadian team in the finals, 17-10.
Ultimate is a field game in which teams score by throwing a flying disc to other players to advance down the field and score. It was formerly known as Ultimate Frisbee.

News release.

Design students create ISU Farm Program Show display

Students in a College of Design studio took their ideas from concept to reality, creating a new, interactive display for the ISU Extension exhibit at the 2010 Farm Progress Show. They developed a logo, signage and four main display components that focus on soil. The exhibit, "Working together to care for our land," will fill ISU's 120-by-50-foot building during the annual event held this year in Boone, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.
ISU Extension news release.

An 'elemental' piece of chemistry

University Museums is installing a new public work of art by Seattle-based artist Norie Sato in Hach Hall, ISU's new chemistry building. Sato's piece is a large-scale environmental sculpture, titled "elemental." It's made from glass, aluminum and LED lights in multiple panels. You can view the sculpture from inside or outside the northwest area of Hach Hall, or get a preview here.

Iowa State's external funding hits record $388.2 million in FY 2010

Iowa State attracted a record $388.2 million in grants, contracts, gifts and cooperative agreements during fiscal year 2010, an increase of $83 million and 27 percent over last year's record.

News release.