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Student rock band lives, plays together in Iowa State residence hall
Members of the rock band "Tempest Rose" are all living together, thanks to ISU rooming assignments, in an Eaton Hall suite. The four West Des Moines Valley High graduates recently won ISU's Homecoming 2008 "Battle of the Bands" on Oct. 23.
Center for Study of Violence paper finds violent video game effects across cultures
A new study, led by ISU Distinguished Professor of Psychology Craig Anderson, shows effects of violent video games on aggression over a 3-6 month period in children from Japan as well as the United States. Anderson also led the effort to establish the Center for the Study of Violence at Iowa State last fall.
Iowa State cell biology project awarded National Institutes of Health grant
The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that "Meta!Blast," an interactive learning module for cell biology developed at Iowa State, will receive $771,500 as one of NIH's 16 Science Education Partnership Award recipients.
ISU President Geoffroy will travel to Asia to recruit students, strengthen academic and alumni ties
President Gregory Geoffroy will travel to Asia next month, in an effort to recognize and strengthen ISU's recruiting and alumni links. He'll make stops in Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Republic of China (Taiwan).
Iowa State crop genomics lab largest in nation
The largest cluster of plant databases in the nation has a new home, the Crop Genome Informatics Laboratory, a USDA-Agricultural Research Service and Iowa State University facility.
Agriculture and the arts joined at ISU through "Farmscape" play, campus group
ISU Distinguished Professor of English Mary Swander has found similarities between agriculture and the arts and is leading an effort to join them together in a new play, "Farmscape," and related campus Agarts group.
State fund advances titanium powder research, nine other Iowa State projects
Iowa State University has awarded 10 research projects a total of $945,246 from the state's Grow Iowa Values Fund. The grants are to advance projects with high potential to boost the state's economic development efforts.
In the countdown to election day, ISU experts assess final week's big issues
Four Iowa State political scientists address some of the critical issues in the final week of the campaign before Tuesday's election day.
Tuition rates proposed to regents
Board of Regents members got their first look at ISU's proposed tuition and fees increases Oct. 29. Iowa residents would see an overall rise of 4.5 (graduate) to 4.6 percent (undergraduate); non-residents would pay 3 percent more.
Three finalists for ISU research VP post to visit campus
Three finalists in the search for Iowa State University's next vice president for research and economic development will visit campus in the next week.
Iowa State University experts can discuss impact of California Prop 2
California Proposition 2 would set new standards for livestock farms, requiring all animals sufficient room to lie down, turn around and extend their legs or wings, starting in 2015. These changes would only affect animals raised in California. Strong support for the measure could encourage groups in other states to introduce similar proposals.
Iowa State researcher develops new treatment method for canine eye diseases
Sinisa Grozdanic, an assistant professor of veterinary clinical sciences at ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine, is working to develop a method of implanting medicine into the tissue surrounding a dog's eyes.
Iowa State's Hira leads national study on age differences in investment behavior
Tahira Hira, a professor of personal finance and consumer economics in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State, is the lead author of a national study of 909 investors that compared investment behavior across three age groups.
Disaster relief veterinarians honored by Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
ISU faculty and staff who took part in the effort to care for animals during this summer's floods and tornado in northern Iowa were part of the group honored by the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.
Reiman Gardens named 'Attraction of the Year'
ISU's Reiman Gardens received the "Attraction of the Year" award and Ames was honored as "Community of the Year" (population more than 10,000) at the 2008 Iowa Tourism Conference. Additionally, ISU alumnus, entrepreneur and university benefactor Roy Reiman was honored as the "Media Friend" of tourism for "Our Iowa" magazine.
Political scientists on a historic election
As the Nov. 4 election approaches, ISU political scientists Steffen Schmidt and Dianne Bystrom talk about the polls, the electoral map, the youth vote and this year's place in electoral history.
Alumni, working on the wild side
Alumni who work at top zoos and aquariums are featured in the latest edition of the ISU alumni magazine.
Vote for Cy
Vote for Cy in the Capital One National mascot of the Year competition.
In the news
Violent video games linked to child aggression
In the new study, Distinguished Professor Craig Anderson and his colleagues looked at how children's and teens' video game habits at one time point related to their behavior three to six months later.
Study links violent video games, hostility
The Washington Post
The U.S. research was the first in the nation to look at the effects of violent video games over time, said lead author Craig Anderson, a Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University and director of its Center for the Study of Violence.
Turn page at mid-age on activity
The Des Moines Register
For many boomers, the biggest issue in staying active is mentally accepting that your body is aging and that it has its limits, said Warren Franke, a professor in the department of kinesiology at Iowa State University. That means dealing with physical issues such as low-back pain, bad knees, osteoporosis, arthritis and declining vision.
Will an Obama wave usher in Iowa's first congresswoman?
"This does look like a change election," says Dianne Bystrom, director of Iowa State's Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. "People are upset with the powers that be. That works in Becky's (Greenwald) favor."