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Tuesday, August 30 2011

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Iowa State sociologist, migration researcher assesses the current crisis in Somalia

Abdi Kusow (above) has been painfully aware of the horrific images of starving children and violence caused by famine and political unrest in Somalia. A native of the African nation, Kusow is now an associate professor of sociology at Iowa State, where he is a researcher and author on Somalia and the Somali Diaspora. He urges the international community to not only consider providing immediate relief, but to also make efforts to resolve the political crisis in Somalia.

Thomas Leslie is first Pickard Chilton Professor at Iowa State College of Design

Thomas Leslie, an internationally recognized expert on the history of technology and architecture, has been named the first holder of the Pickard Chilton Professorship in Architecture in the College of Design. Leslie is an award-winning teacher and author, and previously was architect with one of the world's leading design firms. He will be recognized in a campus ceremony Friday, Sept. 9.

News release.

State Gym opening delayed; student fees will be partially credited

Due to an unexpected delay in the delivery of construction materials, ISU's remodeled State Gym and its 94,000 square-foot addition will not open until spring semester 2012, prompting Iowa State University officials to credit a portion of student fees this semester.

News release.