Friday, August 20 2010
Flood updates: Lied Center closes
The Lied Recreation Center has been closed to facilitate total dehumidification of the facility. More information on facilities, events and ways to give or receive help in the flood's aftermath can be found on the "flood updates" website.
Iowa State awards state-funded grants to boost economy, develop new technologies
Iowa State University has awarded competitive grants totaling
$942,389 to 10 research projects that have potential to grow
the state's economy. The projects include developing
software tools that can improve the quality of health care,
expanding a genetic test of cattle embryos and creating
diagnostic techniques that will help improve fuel nozzles for
gas turbine engines.
ISU's Blossom Project studies pregnant women and how to produce healthier babies
Five ISU ROTC cadets take high honors at 29-day summer training in Washington
Five U.S. Army senior cadets from the Cyclone ROTC Battalion at
Iowa State were recognized for their achievements at this
summer's Leadership Development and Assessment Course
(LDAC) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. LDAC is the most
important training event for an Army ROTC cadet or National
Guard officer candidate. The 29-day capstone course
incorporates a range of subjects designed to develop and
evaluate leadership ability. The Cyclone Battalion consistently
ranks in the top three percent of the 273 ROTC programs in the
ISU researchers discover cause of immune system avoidance of certain pathogens
Two Iowa State University researchers discovered that a special set of sugars found on some disease-causing pathogens helps those pathogens fight the body's natural defenses as well as vaccines. This discovery may be a first step in understanding a disease family that includes tuberculosis for which there are currently no good vaccines or cures.
U.S. News rankings: Iowa State continues among top 25 percent of public national universities
State Fair veterinarian oversees all creatures great and small
The deep-fried Twinkies and corn dogs will have to wait. As the veterinarian for the Iowa State Fair, Dr. Bruce Leuschen won't have much down time as he oversees the health care for approximately 15,000 animals during the 11 days of the fair plus several pre-fair days. Leuschen, Iowa State University Veterinarian and Clinician at ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine, left Tuesday morning for the State Fairgrounds. This is the third year that Leuschen has been the State Fair veterinarian. He's seen about everything, but surprises still happen.