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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.
Speaker will discuss women's world leadership
Laura Liswood, an authority on women's world leadership, will speak on campus March 29.
Business conference is April 1
Experts on global entrepreneurship and supply chain management will be part of the April 1 Voorhees Business Conference.
Children's health experts to speak
A March 28 public symposium will feature three experts on improving children's health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.