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Wednesday, November 10 2004


Iowa State experts available to speak to media about Asian soybean rust

The USDA confirmed today that Asian soybean rust has been found in Louisiana, the first known incidence of the disease in North America. Asian soybean rust is an aggressive fungal disease that can reduce soybean yield substantially. Media can contact Iowa State experts who can discuss the disease and what its discovery means for producers.

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Club's online auction generates funds for memorial scholarship

Looking for an antique milk can? How about a cow charm bracelet? Check out the ISU Dairy Science Club's auction at All proceeds go to the Alison Ciancio Memorial Foundation for scholarships.

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Claudia Kennedy Kennedy

First female three-star general named fall 2004 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics at Iowa State

Claudia Kennedy -- the only woman to achieve the rank of three-star general in the U. S. Army -- is the fall 2004 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics at Iowa State University. Kennedy will discuss "Women, Leadership and the Future" at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Sun Room, Memorial Union. The free event is sponsored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. Kennedy's public lecture is part of the Advancing Women Leaders series, sponsored by the University Committee on Women, Women's Leadership Consortium, Office of the Provost and Catt Center.

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ISU psychology professor receives $400,000 National Science Foundation grant to study recognition memory

For those who have stood in line at the ballpark and noticed a passerby who seemed oddly familiar, but couldn't place a name, research from a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation grant awarded to an Iowa State University psychology professor may provide perspective. Anne Cleary, assistant professor of psychology, will study familiarity-based recognition memory -- why some features (color, place, texture, etc.) of an experience later give rise to feelings of familiarity and what underlying aspects of the mind cause these subjective feelings.

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ISU's College of Education receives U.S. Department of State grant for Turkish student teacher internship

Iowa State University's College of Education has received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State to bring 30 Turkish education students from Bilkent University, Ankara, to intern with Iowa teachers and students as part of a cultural exchange and student teaching program. The Turkish graduate students will be in the United States from January to March 2005.

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Faculty vote favors college combination

Faculty in the colleges of Family and Consumer Sciences and Education have voted on the proposal to combine their colleges.

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ISU Women's Studies program receives $300,000 U.S. Department of State grant

Iowa State University's Women's Studies program has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State to study the relationship of gender to the emerging democracies and market economies of the former Soviet Union. Jill Bystydzienski, director of the program, said the grant will allow a cultural exchange with the Center for Gender Studies at Kharkiv National University, Ukraine.

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"Murder in Maui" is theme for last 2004 International Dinner Series At ISU Nov. 17

Tickets are on sale for the last international dinner, "Murder in Maui," on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Participants will "investigate" a murder mystery while enjoying a five-course Hawaiian dinner. A reception and cash bar begins at 6 p.m. in LeBaron Hall, room 1009. The dinner will be in the Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom, room 23, MacKay Hall. Tickets cost $45 per person.

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ISU, national climate survey results comparable

A consultant who recently completed a climate survey at Iowa State said results are comparable to a national assessment she conducted last year.

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