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Wednesday, July 18 2007


ISU business experts explain airfares, lack of women in high-tech fields

ISU's College of Business has two story prospects for those "dog days" of summer.

News release.

Iowa State's external funding hits $272 million in fiscal year 2007

Iowa State attracted $272 million in grants, contracts and cooperative agreements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. That's a decrease of 2.8 percent from the previous year.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

Crime alert.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

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.

News release.