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At home women hold the power
Making decisions equally is the "socially desired response" forcouples today, but it's not necessarily the reality, says Megan Murphy,director of the marriage and family therapy program at Iowa State University-Ames and co-author of a study of 72 couples that also found women in charge at home.See story. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 15:45:00 CST)

Greenlee School grad student says bumper stickers still make mark in current campaign
An Iowa State University graduate student in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Patti Brown has spent more than a year researching the trends of political bumper stickers and their marketing effectiveness. And she's found they're still relevant to the current presidential campaign.News release. (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:15:00 CST)

Engineering dean search is under way
Labh Hira, dean of ISU's College of Business, will lead a 20-member committee in the search for the next dean of ISU's College of Engineering. News release. (Thu, 25 Sep 2008 17:00:00 CST)

Acclaimed environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty to speak Oct. 8
Internationally known environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty will speak at Iowa State Wednesday, Oct. 8, as part of the College of Design's 30th anniversary celebration. "Building Sculpture on Location: A Melding of Design and Community," will be at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The talk is free and open to the public. Dougherty will be in Ames working with volunteers at Ada Hayden Park to create an organic, free-standing sculpture inspired by the local environment. News release. (Thu, 25 Sep 2008 14:55:00 CST)

Jacobson makes $5 million gift to athletics
The Iowa State University Athletics Department announced Thursday that it has received a $5 million gift from Richard O. "Dick" Jacobson, a long-time and generous ISU supporter and Des Moines area businessman. Jacobson's gift, the largest ever made to the Iowa State Athletics Department, will help finance renovations to Jack Trice Stadium pending approval from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. News release. (Thu, 25 Sep 2008 14:20:00 CST)

Iowa State finance professors try to make sense of current economic crisis
Three Iowa State finance professors -- Rick Carter, Burt Porter and Roger Stover -- try and make sense of the country's widening economic crisis.News release. (Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:35:00 CST)

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. VISIONS magazine. (Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:20:00 CST)

Report finds fewer Iowa schools meet federal goals; ISU faculty offer ways to do better
Two ISU education faculty members respond to a report released by the Iowa Department of Education last week showing fewer schools across the state met goals for student progress in reading and math than they did the previous year. David Whaley and Scott McLeod offer some ideas on how schools might do better in educating students.News release. (Tue, 23 Sep 2008 17:15:00 CST)

Geoffroy outlines goals
Filling key leadership positions and clearing the $700 million mark in the university's capital campaign and energy-saving initiative Live Green! are among president Gregory Geoffroy's goals for the Iowa State community this year. Geoffroy outlined his objectives during the university convocation and awards ceremony Sept. 22. Convocation text and video. (Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:40:00 CST)

Vote for Cy
Vote for Cy in the Capital One National mascot of the Year competition. Vote for Cy (Mon, 21 Sep 2008 22:30:00 CST)

Video
Professor Brent Shanks on the new biorenewable chemicals center (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 11:00:00 CST)