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Veishea will be back in 2006

Iowa State's traditional spring Veishea celebration will resume in 2006, with changes, President Gregory Geoffroy announced March 23. Geoffroy said he seriously considered eliminating the event, but concluded that students should be given another opportunity to make Veishea a success.

News release | President's statement

Professor to study impact of community colleges

Studies sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education will assess the economic impact of Iowa community colleges for parents, students and taxpayers.

News release.

Student earns national research award

An ISU student's award-winning study shows financial grants are key to low-income students earning bachelor degrees.

News release.

Vilsacks to host 'Unmasking the Arts' event Friday

Gov. Tom and First Lady Christie Vilsack will preside over a carnival-inspired celebration and fund-raiser for the arts March 25.

News release.

Speaker will discuss women's world leadership

Laura Liswood, an authority on women's world leadership, will speak on campus March 29.

News release.

Business conference is April 1

Experts on global entrepreneurship and supply chain management will be part of the April 1 Voorhees Business Conference.

News release.

Children's health experts to speak

A March 28 public symposium will feature three experts on improving children's health.

News release.

Handling kids' challenging behavior is speech topic

Judith Carta, a nationally recognized expert on early childhood behavior, will offer strategies for dealing with youngsters' challenging behavior in a March 28 talk.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

Download print-quality photo | News release.

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.

Simon Estes

Estes to sing Monday

Opera star Simon Estes and several ISU music students will give a special concert in Tye Recital Hall March 28. Tickets ($10) are available at the door.

News release.

News tip

Faculty can comment on biotech corn sale

ISU faculty can provide perspective for the media on recent news that Syngenta inadvertently sold unapproved biotech corn to farmers from 2001 through 2004.

News tip.

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.

See article.


ESPN picks O'Neil

Anne O'Neil has been selected for ESPN's 3-point contest March 31.

News release