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Wednesday, January 28 2009


'River of Milk' mural installed at ISU Dairy Farm

An etched glass mural titled "River of Milk" has been installed at the Iowa State University Dairy Farm's visitor center. The mural combines dairy production, science and a bit of history.

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Iowa State hosts Black History Month events through March 3

Iowa State kicked off its annual observance of Black History Month with a Jan. 27 lecture from author Manning Marable, and will continue the celebration of African-American culture with four other events through March 3.

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As the country braces for new poverty, ISU sociologist charts 20-year poverty trends

David Peters, an assistant professor of sociology in Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has studied community poverty rates across the country between 1980-2000. His paper, "The Typology of American Poverty," was published in this month's International Regional Science Review 2009.

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Idea of Ecotones to Highlight Department of English Symposium

Writers, artists, scholars and scientists will converge at Iowa State for the 5th Annual Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness & the Creative Imagination, Feb. 8-9, at the Brunnier Art Museum and Memorial Union.

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Iowa State economists assess the state of the Iowa economy and its 2009 future

Iowa State economists Peter Orazem and Liesl Eathington agree that the country's economic crisis hasn't hit bottom yet, but they say that Iowa continues to weather the economic storm better than the rest of the nation.

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Iowa State student receives $25,000 Geoffrey Beene fashion scholarship

ISU student Danielle Sponder was awarded a $25,000 YMA Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship at a dinner this month honoring the scholarship recipients in New York's Marriott Marquis. Four other Iowa State students also were awarded $5,000 YMA scholarships.

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Greenlee School professor sees consumer drawbacks to digital TV conversion

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication assistant professor Jeff Blevins questions the benefit to consumers of the mandated digital television conversion on Feb. 17, and the government's involvement in the process.

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ISU report to United Nations conference says drug prevention programs help the economy

Iowa State researchers Richard Spoth and Max Guyll have authored a report showing that substance abuse prevention programs return nearly $10 for every dollar invested. The report was presented at an international conference, co-sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Health Organization.

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