Tuesday, July 17 2007
ISU student heads to Russia for week-long English, outreach trip
Michael Peterson is part of a group from Ames' Campus Christian Fellowship traveling to Russia this month. Peterson will be a camp counselor for students who are learning English at Orenburg State University south of Moscow.
ISU prof provides online predator identification tips in Sex Offender Law Report
Chad Harms, an assistant professor in ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has written a two-part series on the grooming of child victims by sexual online predators for the publication, "Sex Offender Law Report," a newsletter published by the Civic Research Institute. He's also created a system in which online communication can be coded to detect an online predator.
Police seek suspects in armed robbery
ISU police are seeking help in identifying suspects in an armed robbery that occurred about 10 p.m. July 11 near Wallace Hall along Welch Road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.