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Wednesday, September 8 2004


Iowa State engineering professor named top editor of leading academic journal

An eminent ISU professor has been tapped to lead his discipline's most prestigious academic journal. David Jiles, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. The monthly journal is published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Magnetics Society, the world's leading professional organization for the study of magnetism and magnetic materials.

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Students involved in Veishea disturbance disciplined

Iowa State University has taken disciplinary action against 15 students who were involved in the April 18 riot in Campustown. In four of the cases, the students were expelled or suspended from ISU. In the other 11 cases, students were given deferred suspensions or were placed on conduct probation.

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"Hoofin' it for Alison 2004"

The ISU Dairy Science Club will host a six-kilometer race/walk and pancake breakfast on Sept. 25 to raise funds for a scholarship that honors Alison Ciancio, a sophomore in animal science who was killed in a car accident in 2002. Entry forms must be postmarked by Sept 17.

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Open forum on strategic plan draft is Sept. 10

An open forum to discuss the first draft of Iowa State's next strategic plan will be held Friday, Sept. 10 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union Gallery. Comments on the first draft of the plan also may be submitted to through Friday, Sept. 17.

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Remembering 9/11: ISU alumnus to share first-hand experience from the Pentagon

An Iowa State University alumnus who went above and beyond in the face of terrorism during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the Pentagon will be on campus Thursday to share his experience. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Swanson will speak Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall, Memorial Union. His lecture is free and open to the public.

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New book by Iowa State journalism professor examines how to bridge the technological "Interpersonal Divide"

In the new book, "Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age," Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State, says modern technology is driving civilization away from real communities. Bugeja writes that e-mail and cell phones have created an "interpersonal divide" -- a void that develops between people when they spend too much time in virtual, rather than real, communities. He notes communications problems may be both business and personal.

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Iowa State University psychology professor earns Young Investigator Award

Kenneth Malmberg, assistant professor of psychology at Iowa State University, has received the Young Investigator Award from the American Psychological Association for his paper "The Effect of Normative Context Variability on Recognition Memory." The paper was co-written by Mark Steyvers, assistant professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine.

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Iowa State University names chair of naval science department

Capt. Douglas G. MacCrea has been named professor and chair of naval science at Iowa State University. About 50 midshipmen are enrolled in the Navy ROTC program.

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Ecologist and author David Orr will speak
at ISU Sept. 10

A noted ecologist and author will present Iowa State University's P. H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture on Friday, Sept. 10. David Orr's lecture. "Patriotism, Politics and the Environment in an Age of Terror," will focus on the need for a coherent environmental agenda. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor and chair of the environmental studies program at Oberlin College. The lecture at 7 p.m. in the Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design is free and open to the public.

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