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Friday, July 17 2009


Iowa State becomes national source of community college research

The Education Commission of the States, the Academy for Educational Development and Iowa State University have partnered to establish a new Community College Policy Center. Linda Serra Hagedorn -- an ISU professor and director of the Research Institute for Studies in Education, who will play a role in the new center -- just became the president-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
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Iowa State's external funding hits record $305.2 million in FY 2009

ISU attracted a record-high $305.2 million in grants, contracts, gifts and cooperative agreements during fiscal year 2009, an increase of $31.1 million over the previous year. This funding is in addition to the fiscal year 2009 state appropriation of $284 million for the university's day-to-day operations.
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Bruce Yang

Bruce Yang

A decade later, first graduates of unusual scholarship program still thankful

The first Hixson Opportunity Award students, now out of school for 10 years, remain loyal and grateful to the woman who knew they could do it. Read about some of the graduates of this most unusual scholarship program in the latest edition of the alumni magazine VISIONS.

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ISURF finalizes licensing agreement with Iowa-based wax company

ISURF has finalized a licensing agreement with a Cedar Rapids-based company to manufacture soy-based wax for candles and other uses. An associate professor in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University invented of the new wax technology.

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Iowa State researchers contribute climate model to study that finds some winds decreasing

Iowa State University researchers contributed their regional climate modeling expertise to a study that found surface wind speeds are decreasing across the country. That could have implications for the wind power industry, agriculture and city air pollution.

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World’s biggest parsley plant grown by Iowa State University researcher

David Brenner, a plant germplasm curator working for ISU's agronomy department, has grown a 7 foot 9 3/8 inch parsley plant, the largest in the world. Brenner is now waiting for the Guinness Book of World Records to recognize the feat.
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Iowa State University researcher looks at the future of agriculture

Wallace Huffman, professor in agricultural economics and Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, presented research to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, France, last month and is very optimistic about the future.

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