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Tuesday, July 25 2006


Iowa State, Nebraska sign veterinary medical education agreement

Officials at Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska--Lincoln have approved an agreement that will bring the nation's two leading livestock producing states together in addressing the region's increasing need for veterinarians.

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ISU psychologists produce first study on violence desensitization from video games

Research led by a pair of Iowa State University psychologists has proven for the first time that exposure to violent video games can desensitize individuals to real-life violence.

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Roth recognized for public service

The American Veterinary Medical Association presented its highest honor for public service to Dr. James Roth, distinguished professor in veterinary medicine at Iowa State.

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Iowa State's external funding reaches $280 million in FY 2006

Iowa State University generated $280 million in grants, contracts and cooperative agreements during fiscal year 2006, including $171 million for research projects.

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Author on religious violence says 'sacred space' key in ending Middle East dispute

Iowa State University Associate Professor of Religious Studies Hector Avalos is author of the book "Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence" (2005) and sees no short-term solution to the current conflict in the Middle East.

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Iowa State receives $795,000 grant for advanced electron microscope

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Iowa State University a $795,000 grant to purchase a state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscope for research in the biological and material sciences. The instrument, which will arrive late in spring 2007, will be housed in the Bessey Microscopy Facility.

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ISU student named American Honey Princess

ISU agriculture student Teresa Jurchen was recently named 2006 American Honey Princess for the American Beekeeping Federation.

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ISU professors assess Iowa Caucus landscape as potential candidates visit state

Iowa is expected to once again host the lead-off nominating caucuses in the 2008 presidential campaign less than 18 months from now, and two ISU political science professors assess the early landscape.

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Geoffroy names new budget model committee

President Gregory Geoffroy has named the committee that will coordinate the university-wide review of a new budget model for Iowa State and develop plans for implementing the model.

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