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Geoffroy will ask Regents to approve college combination at ISU
President Gregory Geoffroy today (Dec. 13) announced that he will recommend that the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approve a plan to combine the colleges of Family and Consumer Sciences and Education into a new college that would be named the College of Human Sciences.
Farmland value results to be announced Dec. 14
Extension economist Michael duffy will announce results of the 2004 survey of Iowa farmland values at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14. Results and streaming video of the live press conference will be available on the Extension web site.
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ISU in the news
Life-long aggression linked to violent video games
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia
Some of the popular video games on thousands of Christmas lists may increase the likelihood of violence and aggression in children, says Craig Anderson, professor of psychology at Iowa State. In a paper published for the Victorian Parenting Centre and Young Media Australia, he said violent video games were worse than violent movies.
ISU looks to boost corn, soybean growers
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil
Extension education and production research are two primary objectives of ISU's Corn and Soybean Initiative.
"Iowa has the best crop producers in the country and they just keep getting better," says Greg Tylka, the initiative's coordinator and an ISU plant pathology professor. Tylka said the initiative will help integrate Iowa State's applied research, extension programs and expertise in corn and soybean production. The goal is to improve Iowa growers' productivity and to help them be more competitive globally.
Criminal lineups get a makeover
The Christian Science Monitor
Eyewitness testimony expert Gary Wells, a professor of psychology at Iowa State, says changing the way witnesses view suspect photos can significantly alter the results. He supports a sequential lineup -- in which witnesses view each person one by one instead of with five others. Wells' research shows that using the sequential method makes incorrect identifications dip by a third.
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