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New treatment for glaucoma shows promise in laboratory
Iowa State researchers have developed a new technique that successfully treated rats for blindness caused by glaucoma. Their experimental treatment will be used on canine patients in the next year. If successful, it is expected to move to human trials.
Plant Sciences Institute jump starts new research
Six innovative research projects at Iowa State that are tackling scientific challenges facing Iowa agriculture recently received start-up funding from the Plant Sciences Institute. The projects relate to the institute's research initiatives in biopharmaceuticals, biorenewables, crop protection, genomics and nutrition.
ISU's Bugeja calls for moral convergence of today's high-tech media in new book
Michael Bugeja, the director of Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has published a new book titled "Living Ethics across media platforms." In it, he calls for a moral convergence to complement the technological one in the new high-tech media environment.
First class in new global master's
This week Iowa State began offering the first class in its new global master's degree in seed technology and business. The degree combines business courses similar to those in the first year of a master's of business administration program with classes relating to scientific and technical subjects in seed and genetic improvement. Classes are offered through the Internet.
Iowa State University to graduate more than 800 in Aug. 4 ceremony
An estimated 837 students will receive degrees from Iowa State University during its summer commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Hilton Coliseum. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Education leadership and policy studies prof researches community college landscape
Frankie Santos Laanan -- an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) at Iowa State -- will share results of two of his most recent studies on Iowa community college students with the State Board of Education during its meeting on Thursday, July 26, in Des Moines.
Barry Stevens' family: wife Sarita (center) and children Jairus, Darius and Arriel
Cyclone greats return to honor Stevens
Some of the greatest players in Cyclone history returned to Hilton Coliseum July 21 to play ball and raise money for the Barry Stevens Foundation and American Heart Association. Stevens, who is second on the Cyclone scoring list, died from a heart attack in February.
ISU astronaut in space
See Iowa State's first astronaut Clayton Anderson at the International Space Station. Anderson earned his master's degree in aerospace engineering at Iowa State in 1983.
In the news
New suit makes splash
The Washington Post
ISU Professor Rick Sharp helped create the new Fastskin FS-Pro swimsuit for Speedo. The high-tech suit weights less than half as much as standard swimsuits, retains little water, and has already impacted dozens of national and international swimming records.
ISU, businesses unite to reverse trend in field
The Des Moines Register
Demand for management information systems graduates is on the rise, but enrollment in MIS programs is falling across the country. Iowa State is working with some of the state's largest employers to add classes, launch a trendier Web site www.amiyes.org and tout the benefits of the field to students.
How much do animals really know?
Chimpanzee hunting behavior documented by ISU Associate Professor Jill Pruetz is cited as an example of animal intelligence.