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ISU food science and human nutrition chair named to governor's economic development board

Ruth MacDonald, professor and chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State, was appointed by Governor Chet Culver today to the Iowa Department of Economic Development Board. MacDonald will represent the life sciences industry on the board.

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Presidential candidates to speak as part of caucus lecture series

Two Republican presidential candidates will be on campus next week as part of the Lectures Program's Presidential Caucus Series. Ron Paul will speak at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct 26, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Tom Tancredo will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom. The lecture series provides the university community with opportunities to question candidates or their representative before the precinct caucuses.

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Two businesses with ISU ties win statewide Pappajohn Business Plan Competition

Two companies with Iowa State faculty founders finished first and second in the second annual statewide John Pappajohn Business Plan Competition. It is the second consecutive year that companies with Iowa State ties earned the top two prizes.

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Iowa State professor's research shows Midwest forests losing diversity, complexity

Lisa Schulte, ISU assistant professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, has found that forests in the Upper Midwest have changed greatly since the time of the early settlers.

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James Autry to speak at ISU Oct. 23

James Autry, a popular author and lecturer on business ethics and leadership, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Memorial Union Sun Room. A book signing and reception will follow his lecture, "Hard Choices: How to Make the Right Decisions at Work and Keep Your Self-Respect." All events are free and open to the public.

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New ISU education professor Scott McLeod to receive two more national awards

Scott McLeod, an associate professor of education leadership and policy studies at Iowa State, was recently named one of the National School Boards Association's "20 to Watch" educators in 2007 -- an honor being awarded Tuesday in Nashville. He'll also be honored as an "emerging leader" by Phi Delta Kappa, an international association for professional educators, during a Friday ceremony in Vancouver.

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Iowa State engineers hope to build better roads by using ethanol co-products

An Iowa State University research team will do lab tests to determine whether lignin, a co-product of ethanol produced from plant fiber, could be mixed with soil to improve soil strength in roadbeds. That would make for better roads in Iowa and the Midwest.

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Iowa State researchers contribute to Nobel-Prize winning climate change panel

Three Iowa State faculty -- Ray Arritt, Bill Gutowski and Gene Takle -- have contributed to the work of the Nobel-Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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ISU researchers pass findings on home-based child care to Iowa legislators

ISU Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Susan Hegland and Kathlene Larson, research director of The Community Development - Data Information and Analysis Laboratory (CD-DIAL) at Iowa State, were invited to present a summary of their research on home-based family child care providers to Iowa legislators on the Home-Based Child Care Study Committee Wednesday.

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Iowa State professor's genome research published in the latest issue of Science

Martin H. Spalding, professor and chair of the department of genetics, development and cell biology at Iowa State, is part of an international research team whose work will be published in the Oct. 12 issue of the journal Science.

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Author and former economic hit man to speak at ISU Oct. 18

John Perkins, author of "The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals and the Truth About Global Corruption," will speak at Iowa State University as part of the World Affairs Series. at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is ISU's fall Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics

U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) will be Iowa State's Fall 2007 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. The former First Lady and presidential candidate will present a free, public talk focusing on women and leadership on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m., in Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Bob Paxton and Gregory Geoffroy

Presidents Bob Paxton and Gregory Geoffroy

Iowa Central, ISU announce admissions partnership

Iowa State University and Iowa Central Community College have joined forces to make it more convenient for Iowa Central students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to Iowa State.

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Students in forest

Forestry camp

ISU forestry students learn management techniques at a variety of area forests as part of a three-week fall camp operating out of Andulusia, Ala. ISU professors Jan Thompson (center) and Steve Jungst oversee the camp. Forestry camps at ISU began in 1914.

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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Nobel Prize winner has ties to ISU

Ames Tribune

Leonid Hurwicz, a former associate professor at Iowa State College, was named the co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics Monday.

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Gore glams up global warming fight -- again

CNNmoney.com

Al Gore is embarking on one of the largest public service campaigns in history to raise awareness about climate change. TV, newspaper and Internet ads will attempt to convince people that they can do something about global warming. ISU Assistant Professor Jay Newell says the bandwagon approach is the way to go in this case -- more effective than ads designed to boost brand image.

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