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Tuesday, July 3 2007


Educational leadership chair sees Supreme Court ruling damaging diverse education

Laura Rendon, professor and chair of educational leadership and policy studies at ISU, weighs in on last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring two school desegregation plans as unconstitutional. She said that it made segregation far more likely.

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ISU experts weigh in on identity theft through new wireless technologies

Iowa State University faculty and staff experts are available to provide insightful commentary on all forms of identity theft, including some of the latest coming from cell phones and BlackBerry handheld devices.

News release.

University closed July 4th

University offices will be closed and summer classes in recess Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Richard Doak to receive 2007 Greenlee School Schwartz Award

Richard Doak, a long-time columnist and editorial page editor of The Des Moines Register, will receive the 2007 James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Communication at Iowa State during homecoming weekend.

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Iowa State chemist hopes startup company can revolutionize biodiesel production

Victor Lin, a chemistry professor at Iowa State University, has developed a catalyst that he thinks will revolutionize biodiesel production. Lin has founded a company in Ames, Catilin Inc., to develop and market that technology.

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ISU study finds wives have greater power in marriage problem-solving behavior

A team of Iowa State researchers conducted a study of 72 married couples and found that wives, on average, exhibit greater situational power than their husbands during problem-solving discussions, regardless of who raised the topic.

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Cyclone women's basketball attendance ranks 7th nationally

Iowa State women's basketball ranked seventh nationally in NCAA Division I attendance, according to recently released NCAA figures. The Cyclones averaged 8,906 fans per game to rank in the top 10 for the eighth straight season.

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