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Leopold Center director will take on new role

Fred Kirschenmann, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State, has accepted a new leadership role as a distinguished fellow of the center. Jerry DeWitt, coordinator of ISU Extension's sustainable agriculture program and its Pest Management and Environment Program, has been named interim director of the Leopold Center, effective Nov. 1.

News release.

Finalists named in extension vice provost search

Three finalists have been named in the search for the next vice provost for extension. The finalists will visit campus in November.

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Modeling a better energy system

Iowa State researchers are building computer models that will answer lots of questions about the efficiency, infrastructure and sociology of America's energy system.

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Week celebrates legacy of Carver

The contributions and career of Iowa State graduate and faculty member George Washington Carver will be celebrated the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 with an exhibit, lectures, story-telling and a play.

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ISU/Ames community to host summit on preventing disturbances

The City of Ames, Iowa State University and its Government of the Student Body will host the National Summit on Preventing Civil Disturbances Nov. 10-11 at ISU's Memorial Union.

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Student groups collect for hurricane victims

Three student organizations in Iowa State University's Department of Sociology have collected several thousand dollars of donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita.

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National Geographic film crew

National Geographic in tornado lab

A National Geographic crew filmed ISU's tornado simulator as part of a documentary.

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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

Cyclones over Aggies

Cyclone football notches first-ever win over A&M.

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Another soccer win

Soccer team upsets No. 22 Nebraska

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