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Tuesday, November 13 2007


ISU ROTC battalion ranked third in nation

Thanks to high scores in everything from academic grades and leadership development to marksmanship and land navigation, the Cyclone ROTC Battalion at Iowa State University is ranked among the nation's elite.

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First endowed deanship established at Iowa State

A first-of-its-kind endowed deanship at Iowa State University has been established in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences thanks to a $3 million gift from an anonymous donor.

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ISU receives $11.6 million grant to continue project to strengthen families, communities

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has added $11.6 million to an earlier $21.1 million award to the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute at Iowa State to continue its Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience project.

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ISU Catt Center for Women and Politics will host Iowa Caucus workshop Nov. 13

ISU's Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics will host an educational workshop on the Iowa caucuses from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Memorial Union's Sun Room.

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"Modern Marvels" to showcase Iowa State experts, wonders, uses, future of corn

The History Channel program "Modern Marvels" is exploring the topic of corn and will feature several Iowa State University experts Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

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Iowa State receives $4.5 million commitment from Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust for new chemistry building; additional funding pledged for faculty research

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed $4.5 million toward construction of Iowa State University's new chemistry building. Groundbreaking is scheduled for May 2008.

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Gentile, father explore how violent video games are exemplary aggression teachers

ISU Assistant Professor of Psychology Douglas Gentile and his father, J. Ronald Gentile -- a distinguished teaching professor emeritus of educational psychology at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York -- collaborated on a study of nearly 2,500 youths that found that violent video games are effective teachers of aggression.

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Iowa State's new CyberInnovation Institute to strengthen research, state economy

Iowa State University has created a CyberInnovation Institute to advance the university's science and engineering research through linkages with information technology. The institute is designed to help Iowa State compete for larger and broader research projects. And it's designed to help Iowa State do a better job leveraging its research strengths to benefit the state's economic development.

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ISU researcher honored at White House ceremony

Iowa State researcher Ravindra Singh received the 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at a special ceremony at the White House.

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