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Wednesday, July 28 2004



Rick SharpSharp


Sharp named interim chair for health and human performance

Rick Sharp, professor of health and human performance in Iowa State's College of Education, will become interim chair on Aug. 1. Sharp also holds appointments in biomedical sciences, and food science and human nutrition. He is also chair of the Iowa State Human Subjects in Research Committee and Institutional Review Board.

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Iowa science teacher learning new skills in ISU's labs

Science teachers spend their summer vacation in Iowa State research labs

How can ISU help develop more scientists for the future? By inviting 10 science teachers to don lab coats and goggles for seven weeks to conduct research alongside biotechnology and genomics faculty. Sharing their research experiences will help inspire students back home to pursue a career path in science, says Adah Leshem-Ackerman, who coordinates a unique outreach program at Iowa State.

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ISU works to improve football game day experience, increase fan safety

Iowa State University officials and student leaders are taking steps to improve the Cyclone football game day experience and provide greater access to hard-surface public parking at Jack Trice Stadium. Student leaders and administrators hope the policy changes will better meet students' needs and improve the tailgating atmosphere for all fans.

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Wendy WhiteWhite

Got fat? You need it to reap cancer-prevention benefits of vegetables

You've been eating a mixed greens salad for lunch for years now. Is it possible that the absence of fat in that salad has prevented your body from absorbing cancer-fighting carotenoids? Wendy White, associate professor of food science and human nutrition, has some surprising answers based on a recent study.

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Wells president of psychology-law group

Psychology professor Gary Wells has been elected president of the American Psychology-Law Society, an organization dedicated to research and public service in psychology and law. An expert on the reliability of eyewitness accounts of crime, Wells has consulted or spoken to police, judges, and attorneys in 40 states and Canada as well as the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Braue commander of ROTC Army detachment

Lt. Col. Lawrence A. Braue been appointed commander of the Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) Army detachment at Iowa State. Braue was executive officer of the ROTC unit at the University of South Florida.

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Agriculture, veterinary medicine and natural resources news from Iowa State University

Learn about compost blankets for roadway embankments, what the agritourism industry in Europe can teach Iowans, and the status of wine production in the Iowa in July's ag, veterinary medicine and natural resources news from Iowa State.

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John ThomsonThomson


ISU selects new Veterinary Medicine dean

Dr. John Thomson, dean of veterinary medicine at Mississippi State University, Starkville, and a former Iowa State University faculty member, will become dean of ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine Aug. 16. He replaces Dean Norman Cheville, who is retiring. Thomson, a clinical epidemiologist, was selected following a nine-month nationwide search.

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Mark PowerPower

College of Business appoints Principal Financial Group Faculty Fellow

Mark Power, professor of finance in Iowa State University's College of Business, has been appointed the Principal Financial Group Faculty Fellow. The fellowship is for a five-year term, recognizing Power's research, service to the college and university, and commitment to teaching excellence.

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