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ISU mosquito researcher in Science
ISU entomologist Lyric Bartholomay is part of the international team that identified 350 genes in the immune system of a tropical disease-transmitting mosquito and looked at their evolution as compared to two other species. Their paper was published in the June 21 edition of the journal Science.News release. (Thur, 21 Jun 2007 15:55:00 CST)

Iowa State partners with ISEA, Farm Bureau on presidential candidate events
Iowa State University has established a partnership with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Iowa State Education Association to sponsor a nationally telecast debate for Republican presidential candidates Nov. 6.News release. (Thur, 14 Jun 2007 13:45:00 CST)

ISU study finds wives have greater power in marriage problem-solving behavior
A team of Iowa State researchers conducted a study of 72 married couples and found that wives, on average, exhibit greater situational power than their husbands during problem-solving discussions, regardless of who raised the topic.News release. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 13:00:00 CST)

Cyclone women's basketball attendance ranks 7th nationally
Iowa State women's basketball ranked seventh nationally in NCAA Division I attendance, according to recently released NCAA figures. The Cyclones averaged 8,906 fans per game to rank in the top 10 for the eighth straight season. News release. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 13:00:00 CST)

Life skills volunteer approved, with guidelines
President Gregory Geoffroy has approved a volunteer life skills bposition for ISU Athletics, following guidelines and recommendations from the Athletics Council. News release. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:00:00 CST)

Rosenberg named to ISU federal relations post
Allison Rosenberg, a vice chancellor at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been named special assistant to the president for federal relations at Iowa State University, effective Sept. 4. News release. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 15:00:00 CST)

Sustainable development of the ag bioeconomy
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture's Jeri Neal is a co-author of a policy paper in the June 15 edition of Science. The paper calls for ag policies that focus more on developing and rewarding sustainable, multifunctional landscapes and less on merely maximizing crop yield.News release. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:05:00 CST)

Volunteers help celebrate ISU 150th
As part of its 150th birthday celebration, Iowa State, with the help of lots volunteers, is giving a gift to every county in the state. Recently, Woodbury County volunteers painted a historic house at the fairgrounds in Moville. Story, photos. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:00:00 CST)

Police seek info on robbery
ISU police seek information about a report of a robbery that occurred in the area of the Iowa State Center at about 1 a.m. June 15. News release. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:00:00 CST)

George Kraus to direct Iowa State's Institute for Physical Research and Technology
George Krause, a university professor of chemistry, will be the new director of Iowa State's Institute for Physical Research and Technology. The institute is a network of scientific centers devoted to developing new technologies. News release. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 15:40:00 CST)

Agriculture college gets a new name
Iowa State University's College of Agriculture is now the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. News release. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 17:15:00 CST)

Threat of ground transport terrorism still very real, says Iowa State professor
ISU Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Mike Crum documented ground transportation security issues for a chapter titled "Transportation Management" for the "Handbook of Global Supply Chain Management" (Sage Publishing, 2007).News release. (Tue, 12 June 2007 17:00:00 CST)

See Iowa State graduate Clayton Anderson in space
Miss the launch of Iowa State's first astronaut into space on June 8? NASA's Web site features photo and video highlights of the flight. (You can even see Clayton Anderson, who earned his master's degree in aerospace engineering at Iowa State in 1983) floating upside-down in the International Space Station. News release. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:05:00 CST)