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July 26, 2018
Inside news
RAGBRAI cyclists wowed by trip through Trice
Listening to what cyclists were saying as they took in the Cyclone Loop, the spin through Jack Trice Stadium was a highlight of the RAGBRAI overnight stay in Ames.

Expect Bissell, Union, Welch roads to reopen by Aug. 10
Roads in the southwest part of campus dug up since March will be back in service early next month. Multiple utility and road projects were phased over two summers, and work will resume next March.

Recreation services plans to redo intramural fields east of stadium
On the heels of improvements to intramural fields east of the Maple Willow Larch residence complex, recreation services proposes similar upgrades totaling $10 million to its fields east of Jack Trice Stadium.

Freeman continues in adviser role
University Professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering Steve Freeman will continue to serve as faculty adviser to the president, a position he's had since 2013. His new three-year, half-time appointment began July 1.

Maximizing class time even when absent
An initiative the Student Loan Education Office launched two years ago, Don't Cancel That Class, makes it easy to fill an open period with a guest presentation.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • State Fair exhibit is 11 volunteers short of fully staffed
  • UCC has openings in fall preschool, after-school programs
  • Youth afternoon camp in the gardens is Aug. 6
  • Tickets for Home Free Christmas concert go on sale July 27
  • EH&S updated its hazard online reporting tool

Around campus
Iowa State will lead national institute to fight antimicrobial resistance
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges today announced a new national institute to address a global public health concern: antimicrobial resistance. It will be housed at Iowa State.

Joint Iowa State, Iowa teams win seed grants to launch bioscience projects
In an effort to spur greater collaboration between bioscience researchers at Iowa State and the University of Iowa, the two schools have awarded seed grants to help investigators build teams, collect data, grow projects and win grants. Each of the five seed grants is $50,000 spread over two years.

Despite negative consequences, benevolent sexism helps in search for mate
New research by postdoctoral researcher Pelin Gul explores how women respond to benevolent sexism from men, gestures such as opening the door and paying for dinner.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Linda Nelson, veterinary pathology, July 27 (3-4 p.m., 2768 Vet Med)
Next week
  • Retirement: Lori Whipple, accounts receivables office, Aug. 1 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Bob Steffes, PCC Lab, Institute for Transportation, Aug. 1 (9:30-10:30 a.m., 316 Town Engineering)
  • Retirement: Catherine Strohbehn, apparel, events and hospitality management/extension and outreach, Aug. 3 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., Tearoom, 23 MacKay)
  • Retirement: Carol Smith, materials sciences and engineering division, Ames Laboratory, Aug. 8 (10 a.m.-noon, 301 Spedding)
  • Retirement: Dianne Bystrom, Catt Center for Women and Politics, Aug. 9 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., Alumni Center), RSVP 
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • Workshop: Essentials of ArcGIS, Aug. 14-15 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, 2321 N. Loop Dr., Suite 121), half price ($250) for ISU faculty, staff and students, register online by Aug. 10
Arts and events
Mix things up a bit
The Memorial Union will hold its art lending open house Tuesday, July 31 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Wednesday, Aug. 1 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) in the browsing library on the first floor (food court level). Rent framed posters, paintings and prints for a semester or a year. Most pieces rent for $10-$25. Proceeds support art programs at the Memorial Union.

More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.

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