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Thursday, March 26 2015

graph illustrating trends in genetic content across species

Cracking the code: Iowa State University researchers find patterns in evolving genomes of thousands of species

A pair of genetics researchers at Iowa State University found striking patterns in the building blocks of DNA in a wide variety of species after running statistical analyses on voluminous amounts of genetic data.

Eating Wildly book cover

"Eating Wildly" author Ava Chin will speak at ISU April 6

A New York City writer whose journey of self-discovery involved foraging for food in the city's parks, will discuss her memoir at Iowa State University on Monday, April 6. Ava Chin will present "Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal" at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Her talk is free and open to the public.

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Nearly 700 Iowa school students to show off research at state science and tech fair

The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa returns to Hilton Coliseum this week. The public is invited to see the students and their projects during designated hours: On Thursday, March 26, the senior high competition is open from 2 to 6 p.m. and during the 6:30 to 8 p.m. award ceremonies. On Friday, March 27, the junior high competition is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and during the 6:30 to 8 p.m. award ceremonies.

Linda Darling-Hammond

ISU LeBaron Hilton Chair to focus on education reform in public lecture

An expert on school reform and education equity will speak at Iowa State University as the Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair in the College of Human Sciences.

Tom Twetten

Former CIA spy chief will discuss ethical implications at Iowa State University April 2

Tom Twetten, an Iowa State alumnus and veteran of 34 years in clandestine services for the Central Intelligence Agency, will speak on "Ethical Implications for the Intelligence Community" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. His presentation is free and open to the public. It is part of Iowa State's World Affairs Series, "Redefining Global Security."

Michelle Bernard

Michelle Bernard to discuss how women are changing politics as spring 2015 Mary Louise Smith chair

Simply judging by the numbers may not provide a complete picture. Even though women only hold about 20 percent of the seats in Congress, they are making an impact in the political arena. Michelle D. Bernard, an attorney, author and political analyst, will explain how in her lecture “How American Women are Changing Politics.”


Design chosen for new Iowa State residence hall; construction to begin May 11

Construction on a new residence hall at Iowa State will begin May 11. Opus Design Build has been selected to design and construct the eight-story building, which will open in spring 2017. The new building will be east of Buchanan Hall and will be home to 784 students.