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Thursday, August 12 2004

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ISU alumni named poet laureate

Iowa native and 1962 Iowa State graduate Ted Kooser recently was named the next poet laureate of the United States. CBS News.

ISU ag engineer's award-winning design advances fertilizer application technology

One of the year's best new technologies in agriculture was designed by a team led by ISU Extension ag engineer Mark Hanna. The Impellicone is a fertilizer application system that has the potential to reduce the amount of ammonia typically used on crops. The American Society of Agricultural Engineers gave it their top technology award.

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ISU chemistry professor elected to International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science

Mark Gordon, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry, has been recognized by the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science for his innovative work in the development and application of new methods in scalable electronic structure theory.

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Diane RoverRover

Rover named ISU interim engineering associate dean

Diane Rover, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the College of Engineering interim associate dean for academic programs and budget. This appointment will run through June 2005, when incoming dean Mark Kushner announces the permanent appointment.

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Iowa State University public policy and administration program earns accreditation

Iowa State University's master of public administration program has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The accreditation will be for seven years and is the only NASPAA accredited program in Iowa.

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Kindergarten, first grade students learn Japanese at special summer Iowa State language program

Fourteen Central Iowa kindergarten and first grade students are participating in a summer Japanese program at Iowa State that focuses on language comprehension, oral communication and global awareness. The students, with no previous foreign language experience, learn to follow commands, sing songs and shop in Japanese. The class meets 11 a.m. to noon daily through Thursday, Aug. 5 in the Child Development Lab School, Palmer Human Development and Family Studies Building.

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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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