Monday, November 8 2010
Cleaning up polluting contaminants takes longer than thought: ISU researcher
For years, scientists who try to predict how long contaminated soils and rocks will stay polluted have been using flawed preconceptions and formulas about the process, according to a new study by Iowa State University researcher Robert Ewing that shows that the rates vary according to how porous and connected the rocks are.
ISU Police ask campus community to be wary of scam
ISU Police are warning the community of a likely scam. Some individuals have received unexpected cashier's checks via UPS. Further investigation has revealed that these cashier's checks -- which are being mailed to random addresses -- are fraudulent. Do NOT cash these checks if you receive one. There is nothing at this time to indicate identity theft. However, it may be a good idea to check your credit history to ensure your identity has not been compromised. The cashier's checks that have been reported are from Fifth Third Bank, but may also originate from other financial institutions. If you question the validity of a check you receive, contact the bank named on the check. If the bank determines the check is fraudulent, contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center to file a complaint.
Chicago artist Frances Whitehead will discuss art and sustainability Nov. 17
Frances Whitehead, a professor, sculptor and proponent of
publicly engaged art projects that contribute to a sustainable
future will speak at Iowa State on Wednesday, Nov. 17.
"Climate Change : Culture Change," will be at 7 p.m.
in Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design. Whitehead is a
professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where
she founded the Knowledge Lab and SAIC4 -- The Chicago Center
for Climate and Culture, a research center for the study of the
cultural dimension of sustainable urbanism. Her talk is free
and open to the public.
Newt Gingrich will speak about his new book Nov. 16
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich
will discuss his new, historical novel during a talk at Iowa
State on Tuesday, Nov. 16. "Valley Forge: A Story of
Endurance and Transformation" will be at 6:30 p.m. in the
Memorial Union Great Hall. Published this month, "Valley
Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory," is
the eighth novel from the writing team of Gingrich and William
Forstchen. Gingrich's talk is free and open to the
Iowa State, Ames Laboratory scientists advance the understanding of the big getting bigger
Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory scientists are studying a process called coarsening, a branch of surface chemistry that examines how objects of different sizes transform into fewer objects with larger average sizes. James Evans and Patricia Thiel say a better understanding of the process could improve the stability of nanoscale technologies. They describe the emerging field of study in the Oct. 29 issue of the journal Science.
Iowa State will honor fallen soldiers in Gold Star Hall ceremony Nov. 11
The walls of the Gold Star Hall -- the "memorial" in Iowa State University's Memorial Union -- are engraved with the names of former students who died while on active duty in the U.S. Armed Services. Four former Iowa State students will be honored during the annual Veterans Day Gold Star Hall ceremony at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. It is free and open to the public. The four being honored are from each major conflict of the 20th century, their deaths spanning 48 years, from 1918 to 1966. They come from Ames, Sioux City, Manson and Hamburg.
Iowa State researchers team up with NFL PLAY 60 campaign to provide tools, analysis
ISU Hilton Chair Steven Blair to discuss whether weight or activity is more important to health