Inside Update
July 24, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

Inside news

Stay on the right side of export control laws

Tangling with the feds over export controls -- laws to keep some technologies and info out of foreign hands -- can be costly. Here are some useful tips for academics.


History, suspended

A dramatic, steel hanging sculpture was installed in the foyer of the biorenewables complex this month. Artist Ralph Helmick's Floating World reflects Iowa's agricultural evolution.


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The following announcements were added this week:

  • Regents' education committee meets at ISU July 29

  • Second parking lot available to employees sharing a university vehicle

  • Beach Road traffic limited by steam line work through Aug. 8

  • Creek cleaners dislodge 200 pounds of garbage
See: Announcements

Faculty professional development

Provost office program

Around campus


Stand Down for homeless veterans is July 29

Iowa State offices will co-host a day-long event to provide services and supplies to U.S. veterans and others who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Lunabotics club heads to international competition

The ISU Lunabotics Club is competing this week (July 23-24) in the PISCES Robotic International Space Mining Competition in Hilo, Hawaii. Team Cyclone Space Mining is one of seven college or university teams competing to see who can mine the most regolith at the site used by Apollo astronauts training for moon missions. The PISCES You Tube channel will broadcast the competition.

Dean dares a ride with Navy's Blue Angels

Liberal Arts and Sciences dean Beate Schmittmann was a passenger in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet on a July 16 flight from Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha. The Blue Angels are the Navy's flight demonstration squadron. The flight was intended to bring positive attention to LAS and Iowa State's Navy ROTC Cyclone Battalion.

Open forum

Regents public hearing is Aug. 1

Record your comments about any item on the agenda for the board's Aug. 6 telephonic meeting, Aug. 1 (4-5 p.m., MU Oak Room) 


Open houses/receptions

This week

  • Retirement: Charlotte Bronson, Office of the Vice President for Research, July 25 (2-4 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)

  • Retirement: Michael Otis, University Human Resources, July 25 (2-4 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)

  • Retirement: Penni McKinley, Thielen Student Health Center, July 25 (3-5 p.m., Patterson Library, second floor, Thielen Student Health Center)

Next week

  • Retirement: Bob Elbert, University Relations, July 29 (2-3:30 p.m., MU Cardinal Room)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Solar car race stops in Ames on July 26

ISU's Team PrISUm is competing in the American Solar Challenge cross-country race, which runs through Ames this year. Each car, and team members, will be at the checkpoint site for roughly an hour in Saturday's Omaha-to-La Crosse stage.

More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar. Also, see the Arts and Entertainment page.

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