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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.

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Barry Stevens' family

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.

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Arrest made in armed robbery

An Ames man has been arrested and charged with extortion in connection with an armed robbery alleged to have occurred near Wallace Hall on July 11.

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ISU business experts explain airfares, lack of women in high-tech fields

ISU's College of Business has two story prospects for those "dog days" of summer.

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Iowa State's external funding hits $272 million in fiscal year 2007

Iowa State attracted $272 million in grants, contracts and cooperative agreements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. That's a decrease of 2.8 percent from the previous year.

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ISU student heads to Russia for week-long English, outreach trip

Michael Peterson is part of a group from Ames' Campus Christian Fellowship traveling to Russia this month. Peterson will be a camp counselor for students who are learning English at Orenburg State University south of Moscow.

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ISU prof provides online predator identification tips in Sex Offender Law Report

Chad Harms, an assistant professor in ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has written a two-part series on the grooming of child victims by sexual online predators for the publication, "Sex Offender Law Report," a newsletter published by the Civic Research Institute. He's also created a system in which online communication can be coded to detect an online predator.

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NEWS TIP: Iowa State experts can discuss McCain's setbacks in GOP presidential race

Could the end of the campaign road be near for GOP candidate John McCain? Iowa State University political experts are available to discuss the latest setback and possible demise of a candidate who had one of his early campaign stops on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" aired live from Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State.

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Victor Lin named director of the Center for Catalysis

Chemistry Professor Victor S.-Y. Lin is the new director of the Center for Catalysis at Iowa State. The center is part of the Institute for Physical Research and Technology.

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ISU veterinarians expand service to Iowa dairy producers

Dairy producers in Iowa will benefit from the appointment of Dr. Patrick Gorden as senior dairy clinician in the Food Supply Veterinary Services at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. Gorden will provide care and services to Iowa dairies beginning this month.

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ISU prepares to launch new Ph.D. program in business and technology

ISU's College of Business is moving forward with plans to implement a new Ph.D. program in business and technology. College officials hope to have their first class of students for the new program by Fall 2009.

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Iowa State awards $1 million for research promoting Iowa economic development

State economic development grants will support 10 Iowa State research projects that could lead to startup companies or develop technology for existing businesses. The projects include developing human and livestock vaccines, researching techniques to boost ethanol production, commercializing 3-D software tools that improve surgical procedures, studying the combustion of alternative fuels and examining new uses for the co-products of ethanol production.

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Educational leadership chair sees Supreme Court ruling damaging diverse education

Laura Rendon, professor and chair of educational leadership and policy studies at ISU, weighs in on last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring two school desegregation plans as unconstitutional. She said that it made segregation far more likely.

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ISU experts weigh in on identity theft through new wireless technologies

Iowa State University faculty and staff experts are available to provide insightful commentary on all forms of identity theft, including some of the latest coming from cell phones and BlackBerry handheld devices.

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Richard Doak to receive 2007 Greenlee School Schwartz Award

Richard Doak, a long-time columnist and editorial page editor of The Des Moines Register, will receive the 2007 James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Communication at Iowa State during homecoming weekend.

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Clayton Anderson

Clayton Anderson

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.

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Obama stakes out Iowa

USA Today

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is campaigning close to home in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. "All this excitement he's generating needs to be backed up with a very solid organization," says ISU's Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics.

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Kings don't rule the castle -- queens do

MSNBC.com

A study, which was just released, finds that wives have more power than their husbands in making decisions and dominating discussions. "The study at least suggests that the marriage is a place where women can exert some power," said lead author David Vogel, a psychologist at Iowa State University (ISU).

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