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More than one-third of online footnotes disappear, researchers find

Faculty in ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism found that more than 33 percent of links to Web citations in professional journals have disintegrated within four years. The new study, by Greenlee School director Michael Bugeja and assistant professor Daniela Dimitrova, is featured in the current issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Workshop on sharing local government services

ISU faculty will offer options for local Iowa governments to share services during a March 18 workshop.

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Three ISU researchers to be honored by governor

Three ISU researchers will be honored by Gov. Tom Vilsack for their work to improve the quality of child care for Iowa children.

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400 to campus for vet med preview

Iowa State's Pre-Vet Club will draw 400 students to campus March 18-20 for a national symposium.

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4-H Day at legislature

In a March 22 visit to the Iowa legislature, some 450 4-H'ers will meet lawmakers and display their community service projects

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Volunteers sought for forgiveness study

An Iowa State researcher is recruiting volunteers for a study on the benefits of workshops to help people overcome grudges.

News release.

John Corbett

Corbett wins Spedding Award

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry John Corbett is the 11th recipient of the annual Spedding Award, the top honor for rare earth research. The award is named for the late Frank Spedding, longtime ISU chemistry professor and a pioneer in the Manhattan Project, which led to the world's first controlled nuclear reaction. Corbett, who also is a senior chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, is the third Ames Lab researcher to receive the award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has served on the ISU faculty since 1952.

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Raffle will help fund memorial scholarships

The ISU Dairy Science Club will raffle off basketballs signed by ISU men's and women's teams to help fund scholarships in memory of a student who was killed in a 2002 car accident. Tickets are $2 or three for $5. The raffle winner will get both basketballs.

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Sanderson finalist for top amateur athlete award; online voters will help choose

Wrestling standout Cael Sanderson is among 10 finalists for the Sullivan Award, which is given to the USA's top amateur athlete by the Amateur Athletic Union. Fans will help determine the award winner, with online votes accounting for one-third of the balloting. Sanderson is assistant coach of the Cyclone wrestling team.

Story and online ballot.

Vet med students tackle rural veterinarian shortage

Some veterinary students are working to reverse the shortfall of large-animal veterinarians by encouraging younger students to pursue careers in food animal medicine.

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Glacial boulder

Glacial boulder

In a dusty basement, facilities manager Mike Parsons found a little history about a campus boulder that rolled into Iowa State with a glacier.

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In the news

Building a better lineup

TIME magazine

ISU psychology professor Gary Wells, who has been advocating sequential police lineups for almost 30 years, says that method will become dominant in the next few years. Viewing suspect photos one at a time, rather than side by side, can significantly minimize the chance of mistakes and misidentification, Wells' research shows.

See article.

Adjacent Wal-Marts may dodge size curbs

Washington Post

In Maryland, the world's largest retailer has found a way around the rules that restrict the size of "big box" stores. ISU Professor Emeritus Ken Stone, who has studied Wal-Mart for 20 years, comments.

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Cyclones moving on

The Cyclone men move to the NCAA's second round after a win over Minnesota.

News release

Gallick to final

Wrestler Nate Gallick has advanced to the NCAA 141-pound title match.

News release.

NCAA details

Here's game, bracket and ticket information for Cyclone fans.

NCAA info