Sunday, July 8 2007
Iowa State awards $1 million for research promoting Iowa economic development
State economic development grants will support 10 Iowa State research projects that could lead to startup companies or develop technology for existing businesses. The projects include developing human and livestock vaccines, researching techniques to boost ethanol production, commercializing 3-D software tools that improve surgical procedures, studying the combustion of alternative fuels and examining new uses for the co-products of ethanol production.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.