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ISU's College of Education awarded $600,000 U.S. Department of Education FIPSE grant to prepare teachers for K-12 virtual schooling

Iowa State University's College of Education has been awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Education to become the first teacher education program in the nation to prepare undergraduates for virtual schooling.

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Rural small business conference Dec. 4 at ISU

A one-day, statewide conference for rural businesses, "Solutions for Managing Business Risk," will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall (room 1148), Gerdin Business Building, Iowa State University. Registration for the conference is $50 and includes lunch. Registration must be paid in advance. The conference is part of the Grow Your Small Market Farm Business Network, an Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program based in Des Moines. The SBDC is the outreach unit of Iowa State's College of Business.

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Souleyrette appointed to endowed professorship

Reginald Souleyrette, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, has been named the first recipient of the Gerald and Audrey Olson Professorship in Civil Engineering.

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ISU professor helps develop postage stamp honoring noted scientist

When U.S. Postal Service researchers landed on ISU chemical engineering professor Kenneth Jolls' Web site, they knew they'd found the best person to help develop a new stamp honoring a noted American scientist.

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Iowa State experts available to speak to media about Asian soybean rust

The USDA confirmed today that Asian soybean rust has been found in Louisiana, the first known incidence of the disease in North America. Asian soybean rust is an aggressive fungal disease that can reduce soybean yield substantially. Media can contact Iowa State experts who can discuss the disease and what its discovery means for producers.

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Club's online auction generates funds for memorial scholarship

Looking for an antique milk can? How about a cow charm bracelet? Check out the ISU Dairy Science Club's auction at http://www.ag.iastate.edu/departments/ansci/alisonciancio/. All proceeds go to the Alison Ciancio Memorial Foundation for scholarships.

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ISU psychology professor receives $400,000 National Science Foundation grant to study recognition memory

For those who have stood in line at the ballpark and noticed a passerby who seemed oddly familiar, but couldn't place a name, research from a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation grant awarded to an Iowa State University psychology professor may provide perspective. Anne Cleary, assistant professor of psychology, will study familiarity-based recognition memory -- why some features (color, place, texture, etc.) of an experience later give rise to feelings of familiarity and what underlying aspects of the mind cause these subjective feelings.

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"Murder in Maui" is theme for last 2004 International Dinner Series At ISU Nov. 17

Tickets are on sale for the last international dinner, "Murder in Maui," on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Participants will "investigate" a murder mystery while enjoying a five-course Hawaiian dinner. A reception and cash bar begins at 6 p.m. in LeBaron Hall, room 1009. The dinner will be in the Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom, room 23, MacKay Hall. Tickets cost $45 per person.

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A steamrolled print of the grim reaper holding puppet soldiers

Iowa State University students In April Katz' printmaking class used a road builder's steamroller to create large-scale prints on oversized woodblocks. War and its impact is the theme the students selected for their artwork. The artwork will be on display in the College of Design atrium this week. Katz is associate professor of art and design

ISU in the news

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Tornado team on network TV

ABC's "Good Morning America" featured Iowa State's tornado simulator on Oct. 28. The simulator is a collaboration of ISU faculty Partha Sarkar, Bill Gallus and Fred Haan.

Background on tornado simulator.

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The New York Times

Folklore says fuzzy caterpillars can predict the weather. Can they? Iowa State University Extension entomologist Donald Lewis fields a few hundred questions about this every year, and explains the subtle differences between woolly bear caterpillars and other fuzzy species in the same family.

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