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Iowa State student's research leads to creation of women's center

Research for a freshman honors program is leading to a new rehabilitation clinic for chemically dependent professional women in Rochester, Minn.

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Researchers make metamaterials advancement

Ames Laboratory senior physicist and ISU Distinguished Professor Costas Soukoulis has designed a new metamaterial that exhibits negative defraction for visible light. The discovery is announced in the Jan. 5 issue of Science.

News release.

Anthony Townsend


ISU professor predicts 2007 will be the year of advanced mobile commerce

Iowa State management information systems professor Anthony Townsend theorizes that all the purchasing data that's been collected on shoppers could make in-store mobile commerce customization a reality in the not-too-distant future -- providing shoppers in-store deals and product information while they shop.

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ISU research on African-American women concurs with "The Pursuit of Happyness"

According to a study by Iowa State Professor of Psychology Carolyn Cutrona, African-American women from depressed neighborhoods who have resourceful personalities and a sense of optimism can also immunize themselves against depression following life's setbacks.

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College of Agriculture considers name change

ISU's College of Agriculture is moving forward with a proposal to change its name to the "College of Agriculture and Life Sciences."

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Ames Laboratory/IPRT director will step down

Thomas J. Barton, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and director of the Institute for Physical Research and Technology (IPRT) at Iowa State University, has announced his resignation effective Feb. 28, 2007.

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Iowa farmland value at record level

The average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa increased $290 to an all-time high of $3,204 in 2006, according to an annual survey conducted by Iowa State University.

Land value info.

Iowa State experts provide tips to start and maintain fitness program in the New Year

For those who are serious about starting and maintaining a fitness program in 2007, two professors from Iowa State's Department of Health and Human Performance offer 10 tips.

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Ada Hayden lake

Ada Hayden Lake. (City of Ames photo)

Groundwater flows in and out of Ames' Ada Hayden lake

An Iowa State University study finds that groundwater moves in and out of the man-made lake at Ada Hayden Heritage Park in Ames. The findings will help the city maintain the lake as an emergency water supply. The study could also serve a model to help other Iowa cities manage water resources -- particularly as ethanol production and other municipal and recreational uses increase the state's demand for groundwater.

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In the news

Student has his work in Antarctica down cold

The Des Moines Register

ISU graduate student Josh Reed is in McMurdo, Antarctica, taking part in an international project studying environmental change in the region. Reed wrote a computer program that's helping sedimentologists to more effectively map core samples.

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Former Cyclone football cornerback plays on big screen


Former ISU football player Ryan Sloth plays strong safety in the new feature film "We Are Marshall," starring Matthew McConaughey. Sloth is back at Iowa State pursuing a graduate degree.

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