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ISU Extension leader to retire
Stanley Johnson, vice provost for Extension and renowned agricultural economist, has announced he will retire later this year.
Researcher will discuss effects of media violence
ISU psychologist Craig Anderson will discuss his research on the effects of media violence, especially on children and young adults, in an April 4 talk on campus.
ISU gets StormReady designation
Iowa State has received StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. Iowa State is the ninth university nationally to receive the designation, which goes to communities with the skills and education to manage weather-related disasters.
Student fashion show is April 16
Textiles and clothing students will show their creations at their annual fashion show April 16.
Rural aging conference April 6
A conference on rural aging issues in Iowa will be held April 6.
American Indian Symposium March 30-April 2
Singer and storyteller Jack Gladstone, Blackfeet Nation, will do several performances during the American Indian Symposium, March 30-April 2. The symposium includes music, stories, lectures, exhibits, a family program and a powwow.
Fennelly is Region 5 Coach of the Year
Women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly has been named Region 5 Coach of the Year by Russell Athletic and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.
Science Coalition highlights ISU research
A tornado simulator, an alternative to the computer mouse, and a device to clean up meat products are among ISU research accomplishments highlighted on The Science Coalition web site this week. The coalition, based in Washington, D.C., is a group of universities, businesses and organizations dedicated to sustaining federal commitment to university research.
Political scientists to discuss foreign policy
Four political science experts will examine the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other foreign policy issues during a March 31 panel discussion.
Sociologist's book on career criminals
In his book, "Career Criminals in Society", ISU sociologist Matt DeLisi advocates devoting more resources to prevention programs for children and adolescents and fewer on career criminals.
Business conference is April 1
Experts on global entrepreneurship and supply chain management will be part of the April 1 Voorhees Business Conference.
'Gardening in the Zone'
"Gardening in the Zone, two-minute TV segments featuring ISU horticulture specialists, can be seen throughout Iowa, western Illinois, eastern Nebraska and southern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Faculty can comment on biotech corn sale
ISU faculty can provide perspective for the media on recent news that Syngenta inadvertently sold unapproved biotech corn to farmers from 2001 through 2004.
In the news
Americans & GM foods
Lisa Lorenzen, biotech industry liaison at Iowa State, says most Americans haven't worried about GM foods because they trust the regulatory system. Lorezen and Patrick Schnable, director of ISU's Center for Plant Genomics are part of a story on GM foods on grocery shelves.
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.
Softball on ESPN2
The April 24 Cyclone softball game at Texas will be televised on ESPN2.
Five Cyclone gymnasts earn Academic All-Big 12 honors.