Friday, March 18 2005
More than one-third of online footnotes disappear, researchers find
Faculty in ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism found that more than 33 percent of links to Web citations in professional journals have disintegrated within four years. The new study, by Greenlee School director Michael Bugeja and assistant professor Daniela Dimitrova, is featured in the current issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Workshop on sharing local government services
ISU faculty will offer options for local Iowa governments to share services during a March 18 workshop.
Three ISU researchers to be honored by governor
Three ISU researchers will be honored by Gov. Tom Vilsack for their work to improve the quality of child care for Iowa children.
400 to campus for vet med preview
Iowa State's Pre-Vet Club will draw 400 students to campus March 18-20 for a national symposium.
4-H Day at legislature
In a March 22 visit to the Iowa legislature, some 450 4-H'ers will meet lawmakers and display their community service projects
Volunteers sought for forgiveness study
An Iowa State researcher is recruiting volunteers for a study on the benefits of workshops to help people overcome grudges.
Corbett wins Spedding Award
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry John Corbett is the 11th recipient of the annual Spedding Award, the top honor for rare earth research. The award is named for the late Frank Spedding, longtime ISU chemistry professor and a pioneer in the Manhattan Project, which led to the world's first controlled nuclear reaction. Corbett, who also is a senior chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, is the third Ames Lab researcher to receive the award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has served on the ISU faculty since 1952.
Raffle will help fund memorial scholarships
The ISU Dairy Science Club will raffle off basketballs signed by ISU men's and women's teams to help fund scholarships in memory of a student who was killed in a 2002 car accident. Tickets are $2 or three for $5. The raffle winner will get both basketballs.
Sanderson finalist for top amateur athlete award; online voters will help choose
Wrestling standout Cael Sanderson is among 10 finalists for the Sullivan Award, which is given to the USA's top amateur athlete by the Amateur Athletic Union. Fans will help determine the award winner, with online votes accounting for one-third of the balloting. Sanderson is assistant coach of the Cyclone wrestling team.
Vet med students tackle rural veterinarian shortage
Some veterinary students are working to reverse the shortfall of large-animal veterinarians by encouraging younger students to pursue careers in food animal medicine.