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Sunday, March 26

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MEDIA ADVISORY: ISU 4U Promise Family Event

Parents and students are invited to attend an interactive experience to learn more about ISU 4U Promise and college financial planning. ISU 4U Promise is a partnership between King and Moulton elementary schools and Iowa State to help students earn a college education.

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Iowa State undergraduates showcase their research at annual Capitol event March 28

Iowa lawmakers will have the opportunity to learn about the work of 25 ISU undergraduate student researchers during the annual "Research in the Capitol." The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Rotunda of the State Capitol building in Des Moines. It highlights the importance of research to the undergraduate learning experience, as well as the depth and variety of research being done.

Anumnantha Kanthasamy

Iowa State University researchers discover new screening technique for protein misfolding diseases such as chronic wasting disease and Parkinson’s

A new technique pioneered by Iowa State University biomedical researchers will allow scientists to produce data much faster and at less cost when studying protein misfolding diseases such as chronic wasting disease or Parkinson’s. The new screening method will fill a major gap for scientists studying the diseases.

Neal Hawkins and Anuj Sharma in the big data REACTOR Lab.

Iowa State engineers dive into big data to develop better system to manage traffic incidents

Iowa State traffic researchers are developing technology that will take the huge amounts of data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation, sort through it all and identify problems. The goal is early detection of traffic incidents and better traffic management. That would improve safety and mobility on Iowa's roads and highways.

Leslie Odom Jr

Students have limited priority seating for March 29 Leslie Odom Jr. appearance

Tony-Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. will discuss his career, answer questions and perform songs from "Hamilton" during a presentation at Iowa State. "Hamilton and the Road to Success: In Words and Music" will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Stephens Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. for Iowa State students, and at 6:30 p.m. for faculty, staff and the general public. No tickets are required. Although the public presentation is free, Iowa State students will be given priority for the limited seating.


Alumna Vanessa McNeal will premiere and discuss her new documentary on campus March 27

Iowa State University alumnus and filmmaker Vanessa McNeal will premiere "The Voiceless," her new documentary about sexual violence at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. A discussion will follow the hour-long film. The free and public event is in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.

President Steven Leath

President Leath to Auburn

Auburn University’s Board of Trustees this morning (March 20) unanimously appointed Steven Leath as the university’s 19th president.

Leath has served as Iowa State University’s president since January 2012. Under his leadership, Iowa State’s enrollment has grown to more than 36,660 students; a transformative, $1.1 billion fundraising campaign was launched; and the size of the ISU Research Park has more than doubled, expected to employ 5,000 people by 2025. Leath also has championed a high-quality student experience and diversity among students, faculty and staff. He has emphasized enhancement of Iowa State’s nationally recognized, 1,700-acre campus and its public art collection, one of the largest among U.S. public universities. 

Changes to credit reports will benefit college students

Iowa State University financial experts say changes in the way credit scores are calculated will help college students and young adults build credit.