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Vice chancellor Saad and President Geoffroy

Vice chancellor Hassan Saad and President Gregory Geoffroy

Geoffroy's Asian visit bolsters ISU's longtime ties

During a Nov. 11 visit to Kuala Lumpur, ISU President Gregory Geoffroy strengthened ISU links with two Malaysian universities that have a 25-year-plus association with Iowa State.

News release.

ISU student cooks up success on Rachael Ray show

ISU junior Madison Mayberry has survived another round in Rachael Ray's "Hey, Can You Cook?!" TV competition. The 21-year-old Orange City native whipped up "Modern Frank and Beans" on Monday's show -- her inspired answer to the challenge of a healthful, delicious, last-minute dinner for four. Mayberry and two other finalists will next compete on Monday, Nov. 17. The Rachael Ray Show airs in central Iowa at 11 a.m. on WHO-TV.


George Washington Carver sculpture to be unveiled at ISU's Seed Science Center

A life-sized sculpture of George Washington Carver will be dedicated at a ceremony outside Iowa State's Seed Science Center at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 18.

News release.

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to give Smith Chair lecture Nov. 17

Carly Fiorina, former chair and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, will visit ISU on Monday, Nov. 17, as the Fall 2008 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. She'll give a free, public talk titled "Tough Choices: Women, Leadership and Power," at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

News release.

Tyson Foods director to speak on corporate social responsibility at ISU

Tyson Foods community and public relations director Ed Nicholson will speak at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. His talk, "A Nation Hungry for Corporate Social Responsibility," will focus on Tyson Foods' efforts to fight hunger. It is free and open to the public.

News release.

Turtles alter nesting dates due to temperature change says ISU researcher

An Iowa State researchers says turtles nesting along the Mississippi River and other areas are altering their nesting dates in response to rising temperatures.

News release.

Student rock band lives, plays together in Iowa State residence hall

Members of the rock band "Tempest Rose" are all living together, thanks to ISU rooming assignments, in an Eaton Hall suite. The four West Des Moines Valley High graduates recently won ISU's Homecoming 2008 "Battle of the Bands" on Oct. 23.

News release.

Center for Study of Violence paper finds violent video game effects across cultures

A new study, led by ISU Distinguished Professor of Psychology Craig Anderson, shows effects of violent video games on aggression over a 3-6 month period in children from Japan as well as the United States. Anderson also led the effort to establish the Center for the Study of Violence at Iowa State last fall.

News release.

Iowa State cell biology project awarded National Institutes of Health grant

The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that "Meta!Blast," an interactive learning module for cell biology developed at Iowa State, will receive $771,500 as one of NIH's 16 Science Education Partnership Award recipients.

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Iowa State crop genomics lab largest in nation

The largest cluster of plant databases in the nation has a new home, the Crop Genome Informatics Laboratory, a USDA-Agricultural Research Service and Iowa State University facility.

News release.

Agriculture and the arts joined at ISU through "Farmscape" play, campus group

ISU Distinguished Professor of English Mary Swander has found similarities between agriculture and the arts and is leading an effort to join them together in a new play, "Farmscape," and related campus Agarts group.

News release.

Gold Star Hall

Remembering ISU's student soldiers

The walls of Gold Star Hall in the Memorial Union are engraved with names of student soldiers who died while on active combat duty. And Kathy Svec is quietly passionate about ensuring all who should be memorialized are.

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In the news

Violent video games linked to child aggression

In the new study, Distinguished Professor Craig Anderson and his colleagues looked at how children's and teens' video game habits at one time point related to their behavior three to six months later.

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Study links violent video games, hostility

The Washington Post

The U.S. research was the first in the nation to look at the effects of violent video games over time, said lead author Craig Anderson, a Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University and director of its Center for the Study of Violence.

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Turn page at mid-age on activity

The Des Moines Register

For many boomers, the biggest issue in staying active is mentally accepting that your body is aging and that it has its limits, said Warren Franke, a professor in the department of kinesiology at Iowa State University. That means dealing with physical issues such as low-back pain, bad knees, osteoporosis, arthritis and declining vision.

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