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Sunday, April 15 2012


Bring on Veishea

Iowa State's beautiful spring campus backdrop is ready. Student organizers of the university's annual festival are ready. And April 16-22, the Iowa State community will be ready to celebrate the 90-year tradition that is Veishea.

Undergraduates showcase their research and creative expression at ISU April 17

What's the best light setting for public spaces? Can resistant starches help prevent colorectal cancer? How does foot rotation during stair navigation affect knee motion and injury? These are just a few of more than 100 research projects Iowa State students will share during the university's sixth annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression. The symposium will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.

April 18 forum to focus on biotechnology, regulation, trade and coexistence

Iowa State University's Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP) will welcome experts to discuss the role of regulation in biotechnology and genetically modified agriculture production at an April 18 symposium, "Agricultural Biotechnology Regulation, Trade and Coexistence." BIGMAP's ninth annual conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. Register now; ISU faculty and staff may attend free of charge, but must respond by 5 p.m. April 12.

Iowa State researchers find, test winds extending far away from Alabama tornado’s path

Christopher Karstens, an Iowa State University doctoral student from Atlantic, was studying a deadly Alabama tornado when he noticed high winds from the storm travelled along valleys and knocked down trees. He built a 3-D model of that Alabama terrain and is using Iowa State's Tornado/Microburst Simulator to confirm rough, complex terrain can channel tornado winds.

Iverson to receive 2012 Greenlee School James W. Schwartz Award

Barbara Riedesel Iverson, president of Weber Shandwick's financial services industry practice and 1976 Iowa State journalism graduate, has been chosen as this year's recipient of the James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Communication. Iverson will be presented the award on Friday, Oct. 26, in Hamilton Hall as part of ISU's homecoming activities.

Iowa State kinesiology professor Rick Sharp called upon Cyclone swimmers (L to R) Amanda Paulson, Bri Carlberg and Imelda Wistey to test out Speedo's new Fastskin®3 Racing System.

Iowa State kinesiology professor Rick Sharp called upon Cyclone swimmers (L to R) Amanda Paulson, Bri Carlberg and Imelda Wistey to test out Speedo's new Fastskin®3 Racing System.

ISU's Sharp continues to assist Speedo in design of Fastskin³® Racing System

After helping to design Speedo's record-setting LZR Racer® suit worn by swimmers in 94 percent of swimming gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Iowa State kinesiology professor Rick Sharp has been part of the design team that developed Speedo's new Fastskin³® Racing System -- a cap, goggle and suit that will be worn by top swimmers at the London 2012 Games.

Iowa State will be on display at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival this summer

Iowa State will be center stage in Washington, D.C., this summer when the nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Morrill Act and creation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Iowa State is one of 17 universities selected to participate in the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival (June 27-July 1 and July 4-8) on the National Mall. Iowa State's exhibit, "Transforming Communities: Design in Action," will highlight the university's unique partnership between the College of Design and Extension and Outreach. It is the only exhibit that will focus on design.