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"Ecological footprint" co-founder to speak Nov. 29

William Rees, the Canadian researcher who helped develop the ecological footprint analysis will discuss sustainability of human civilization in a Nov. 29 lecture at Iowa State.

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A real-world computer game

Teams of Iowa State University students will defend their computer networks from hackers in a competition that stretches 18 hours.

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Biosciences Alliance of Iowa funds ISU research

The Biosciences Alliance of Iowa awarded funding to ISU for a new Human Nutrition Wellness Research Center and a high-throughput facility to develop animal models of human diseases.

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Farming that improves the environment

Iowa State researchers say partially burning some of the residue left in corn fields produces products that can be used to improve soil fertility, boost in-soil storage of greenhouse gases and reduce the amount of natural gas used to produce anhydrous ammonia fertilizer.

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Kanthasamy named Lloyd Professor

Biomedical scientist Anumantha Kanthasamy, who researches the link between Parkinson's disease and agrochemicals, has been named W. Eugene and Linda R. Lloyd Endowed Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Steve Kawaler

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Kawaler elected fellow of science association

The American Association for the Advancement of Science recognized Iowa State's Steve Kawaler for his study of stars, his work directing the Whole Earth Telescope and his classroom teaching.

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Community visioning program honored

The Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program has been named the 2005 Outstanding Program by the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association. The program was developed by Julia Badenhope, associate professor of landscape architecture

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State dollars will help Iowa State University commercialize campus research

Iowa State University will use state economic development dollars to support short-term projects at six companies, award grants to university projects with high potential for commercialization and support Iowa State offices that provide technology transfer services.

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Marching band members rehearse on campus

The Cyclone Marching Band prepares for Saturday's football game.

In the news

A wireless wonder

The Kansas City Star

With features galore, is your fancy cell phone becoming more and more like your PC? Michael Bugeja, director of ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has researched how seemingly helpful technology can contribute to social isolation. "As cell phones become more complex, with added accessories and functions, we will be communicating less and watching videos or gaming more," Bugeja says. "Cell phone users with access to streaming videos will be spotted in public places, like zoos or parks, holding their devices and watching music videos, oblivious to life passing them by, alone in self-imposed virtual isolation booths."

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Athletics

Under the lights

The Colorado football game Saturday begins at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally by Fox Sports Net.

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Academic honors

Nine soccer players named to Academic All-Big 12.

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