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ISU receives $11.6 million grant to continue project to strengthen families, communities

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has added $11.6 million to an earlier $21.1 million award to the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute at Iowa State to continue its Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience project.

News release.

ISU Catt Center for Women and Politics will host Iowa Caucus workshop Nov. 13

ISU's Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics will host an educational workshop on the Iowa caucuses from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Memorial Union's Sun Room.

News release.

"Modern Marvels" to showcase Iowa State experts, wonders, uses, future of corn

The History Channel program "Modern Marvels" is exploring the topic of corn and will feature several Iowa State University experts Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

News release.

Susan Faludi is women studies program 30th anniversary keynoter, Nov. 12

Susan Faludi, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women," will present the women's studies program 30th anniversary keynote address on Monday, Nov. 12. Her talk, "Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America," at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room, is free and open to the public.

News release.

Iowa State receives $4.5 million commitment from Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust for new chemistry building; additional funding pledged for faculty research

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed $4.5 million toward construction of Iowa State University's new chemistry building. Groundbreaking is scheduled for May 2008.

News release.

Gentile, father explore how violent video games are exemplary aggression teachers

ISU Assistant Professor of Psychology Douglas Gentile and his father, J. Ronald Gentile -- a distinguished teaching professor emeritus of educational psychology at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York -- collaborated on a study of nearly 2,500 youths that found that violent video games are effective teachers of aggression.

News release.

Iowa State's new CyberInnovation Institute to strengthen research, state economy

Iowa State University has created a CyberInnovation Institute to advance the university's science and engineering research through linkages with information technology. The institute is designed to help Iowa State compete for larger and broader research projects. And it's designed to help Iowa State do a better job leveraging its research strengths to benefit the state's economic development.

News release.

ISU researcher honored at White House ceremony

Iowa State researcher Ravindra Singh received the 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at a special ceremony at the White House.

News release.

Playground soil tested for lead at ISU's Child Development Lab School; no hazard found

When a September inspection outside Iowa State University's Child Development Lab School found evidence of lead paint chips on the northwest perimeter of the playground, experts with ISU's Environmental Health and Safety Department immediately sent soil samples to be tested. The test results, shared Nov. 1 with parents of daycare children in the school, found no lead hazard in the soil, according to Environmental Protection Agency standards.

News release.

Five Iowa State University faculty members are named fellows of AAAS

Five members of the Iowa State University faculty have been awarded the distinction of being named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This award recognizes scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

News release.

Iowa State agronomist awarded Pioneer Hi-Bred professorship

Michael Thompson, ISU agronomy, has been awarded the Pioneer Hi-Bred Agronomy Professorship. The intent of the professorship is to support research, teaching and extension at the ISU agronomy department.

News release.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to explore Second Life in Nov. 15 symposium

Iowa State's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is exploring the new virtual world of Second Life in an upcoming symposium, "A Second Look at Second Life," which will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union.

News release.

Iowa State establishes Bioeconomy Institute to advance biorenewable research

Iowa State University is establishing a Bioeconomy Institute to help the university and state maintain their leadership in biorenewable fuels, chemicals and technologies.The initial work of the institute will focus on six program areas: corn to biofuels; biorenewable chemicals; thermochemical technologies such as gasification and fast pyrolysis; harvest, storage and transportation of biomass; feedstock production; and biorenewables education.

News release.

Regents approve security policy that arms police

A new campus security policy approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, mandates that certified police officers at the three regent universities carry guns.

News article.

Five former student names to be added to MU war memorial

Iowa State will honor five former students who died in the Iraq or Vietnam wars during a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12. The Gold Star Hall ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, Memorial Union. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

News release.

Newt Gingrich tours Iowa State's Virtual Reality Applications Center

Photo by Kevin Teske-VRAC.

Seeing virtual reality

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House, wears 3-D glasses to get the most out of a recent tour of Iowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center. Eliot Winer, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is showing Gingrich the latest in human computer interaction.

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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In the news

Bugeja weighs in on the New Class(room) War

The New York Times

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Coverage of ISU's Nov. 5 presidential candidate forum at the Biobased Industry Outlook conference:

Presidential candidates address bioconference

Radio Iowa

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Biden seeks to connect the dots

Boston Globe

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McCain: Ethanol subsidy needed

The Des Moines Register

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