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For the third year in a row, the Cyclone Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Battalion at Iowa State University has been named one of the top eight battalions among the 275 nationwide. It earned the best of the 3rd Brigade's 41 battalions in the Midwest and will receive an elite MacArthur Award. Cyclone Battalion has won the award five times in the past eight years.
Prolonged crisis in Ukraine could roil grain markets, according to Iowa State University economics professor
Upheaval in Ukraine could result in a dip in global supplies of corn and soybeans and roil grain markets across the globe, according to an Iowa State University economist. Recent tensions with Russia, focused in the Crimea region and the Black Sea, could create a bottleneck that shuts down Ukrainian exports to the rest of the world.
Iowa State's Suraj Kothari is leading researchers from Iowa State and Ames-based EnSoft Corp. who are developing ways to secure smarthphone software for the Defense Department. The researchers' work is supported by grants of $4.9 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Kothari says securing millions of lines of software code is a major challenge.
New nutrition labels proposed by the Food and Drug Administration will make it easy for consumers to spot just how many calories are in a candy bar or a bag of chips. The changes require the calories per serving be prominently displayed in bold font. Ruth Litchfield, an associate professor and associate chair of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, thinks the new look will have an impact.
The crisis manager and former White House deputy press secretary who is the real-life inspiration for the lead in ABC's "Scandal" will speak at 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Judy Smith will discuss her experiences that help shape the hit program's storylines about a professional fixer. "Leading in a Crisis: Real Stories Behind 'Scandal'" is free and open to the public.
Bob Inglis was a six-term Republican congressman from one of South Carolina's most conservative districts when he told an audience at a 2010 campaign event that he believed in human-caused climate change. The fallout from that comment helped ensure his defeat. Inglis will present "Engaging Conservatives on Energy and Climate" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. His talk is free and open to the public.
Iowa State University will be a top-tier partner in a new, national Digital Lab for Manufacturing announced today by President Barack Obama. Iowa State will contribute expertise and resources from three university centers: The Center for e-Design, the Virtual Reality Applications Center and the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation.
One of hip-hop's pioneer feminists will speak at Iowa State University about the negative changes in today's hip-hop culture. MC Lyte will present "Redefining Hip Hop Culture with Respect and Dignity" at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Her presentation is the keynote address for the annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government. It is free and open to the public.
One of the nation's leading kinesiologists will present "The Global Pandemic of Physical Inactivity: An Urgent Priority for Public Health" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Harold (Bill) Kohl helped create the first U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines and chairs the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Science Board. Kohl is the ISU's 2013-14 Pease Family Scholar. His talk is free and open to the public.
Information Technology Services wants to make the campus community aware of a new phishing scam. Employees may have received an email with the subject line YOUR SALARY RAISE. This message did not originate from Iowa State or anyone affiliated with ISU. It was a phishing attempt by an individual (or group of individuals) masquerading as "firstname.lastname@example.org." The link in the email led to a craftily assembled spoof of the AccessPlus login page. If you clicked on the link and went as far as putting in your credentials, please email email@example.com and call the Solution Center at (515) 294-4000 to have your password reset.