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Wednesday, July 11 2007


NEWS TIP: Iowa State experts can discuss McCain's setbacks in GOP presidential race

Could the end of the campaign road be near for GOP candidate John McCain? Iowa State University political experts are available to discuss the latest setback and possible demise of a candidate who had one of his early campaign stops on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" aired live from Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State.

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Victor Lin named director of the Center for Catalysis

Chemistry Professor Victor S.-Y. Lin is the new director of the Center for Catalysis at Iowa State. The center is part of the Institute for Physical Research and Technology.

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Flower show celebrates Iowa State

In a nod to Iowa State's 150th birthday festivities, Ames Garden Club's annual flower show at Reiman Gardens July 15 will be all about "Celebrating ISU." Gardeners and designers will show their skills in ISU-related contests that involve creating a table setting for the MacKay Hall Tea Room and displays with themes that evoke Veishea, Lake LaVerne, child development and even atomic discovery. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission for guests; free to members and ISU students. Call 4-2710 for information.

ISU veterinarians expand service to Iowa dairy producers

Dairy producers in Iowa will benefit from the appointment of Dr. Patrick Gorden as senior dairy clinician in the Food Supply Veterinary Services at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. Gorden will provide care and services to Iowa dairies beginning this month.

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ISU prepares to launch new Ph.D. program in business and technology

ISU's College of Business is moving forward with plans to implement a new Ph.D. program in business and technology. College officials hope to have their first class of students for the new program by Fall 2009.

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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.

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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.

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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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