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Summary: Information related to Ames airport, ISU Flight Service, President Leath

The Office of the President has provided information about matters related to Iowa State University Flight Service, President Steven Leath's travel through that service, and the university's relationship with the city of Ames regarding development of the Ames Municipal Airport. These questions have been asked as a result of comments made by President Leath during his Sept. 14 annual address, and by news media through public records requests and routine queries regarding university travel.

Sir Paul Collier

Sir Paul Collier will discuss how the refugee crisis is changing the world

The Economist magazine calls Sir Paul Collier "one of the world's most thoughtful economists" whose books "consistently illuminate and provoke." Collier will share his views on the refugee crisis — one of the most urgent and contentious issues of our time — during a talk, "Rethinking the Refugee Crisis" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. 

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa State experts available to comment on 2016 harvest

Iowa State University agriculture experts are available to comment on the storylines that will shape the 2016 harvest, including commodity market trends, weather and grain quality.

I-Min Lee

The wonder drug for preventing chronic illness the focus of Hilton Chair Lecture

About half of all adults, or 117 million people, have at least one chronic health condition according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A Harvard Medical School researcher will explain how physical activity can reduce the rate of chronic illness during the Hilton Chair Lecture at Iowa State University.

A side-by-side comparison of corn plants originating from high elevations and plants originating from low elevations

Iowa State University scientist helps to reach back through centuries of cultivation to track how corn adapted to different elevations and environments

An Iowa State University scientist is exploring the adaptations that have allowed corn to be cultivated in a wide range of elevations and environments across the Americas. Comparing corn varieties adapted to low elevations with those adapted to high elevations reveals some striking differences and could help plant breeders develop varieties more resistant to environmental stresses.

Ben Crosby

Presidential debates will pit policy vs. reality show drama, says ISU professor

Ben Crosby can list several reasons why Hillary Clinton should have a clear advantage in the presidential debates. But the associate professor of English and speech communication says Trump is a wild card and his reality show qualities may give him the edge. 

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Iowa State students will describe their Arab Spring experiences Sept. 22

Iowa State University students who participated in the Arab Spring will share their stories during "In the Heart of the Arab Spring" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The free, public talk is part of Iowa State's World Affairs Series: "Redefining Global Security."

Bobby Gonzalez

Bobby González will speak on the cultural diversity of Hispanics Sept. 19

Storyteller and poet Bobby González, who is Native American, Latino and African, will share his message of cultural diversity during "Latinos Are Not Spanish: The Cultural Diversity of Hispanics." It will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. His free, public talk is part of ISU's Latino Heritage Month.

Alison Phillips standing in gym

More than just a cue, intrinsic reward helps make exercise a habit

Anyone who has tried sticking to an exercise routine knows it isn't easy. But the combination of a conditioned cue and intrinsic reward may be the key to developing an exercise habit, according to a new Iowa State University study. 

U.S. News rankings: Iowa State is 51st among best public national universities; ag/biosystems engineering ranks No. 1

Iowa State comes in at No. 51 among the top public national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Colleges” rankings. That places Iowa State among the top 27 percent of 189 public universities ranked. Iowa State is in a seven-way tie for 111th overall in the “Best National Universities” category, which includes 310 American universities offering a broad range of undergraduate majors, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees. In biological/agricultural engineering, Iowa State is the No. 1 ranked program among all national universities, and 1st among public universities.

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