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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ISU among 'fittest colleges'
Iowa State is one of "America's fittest colleges," according to Muscle and Fitness Magazine. The magazine ranks Iowa State No. 3 nationally in providing students with opportunities to stay fit. It gives Iowa State high marks for the number of recreation facilities, sports clubs, intramural opportunities, and unique fitness classes. The magazine ranked public institutions with NCAA Division I-A sports teams.
ISU ag research among most cited
Over the past decade, Iowa State was the 10th most-cited institution in the world in agricultural sciences research papers.
In a dusty basement, facilities manager Mike Parsons found a little history about a campus boulder that rolled into Iowa State with a glacier.
In the news
Building a better lineup
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.
Adjacent Wal-Marts may dodge size curbs
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.
Both squads to dance
For the fourth time, both ISU teams are headed for the NCAA.
Here's game, bracket and ticket information for Cyclone fans.