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ISU architecture students take top 10 win in national AIA sustainable design competition

A team of architecture graduate students is among the winners of the third annual AIA COTE Top Ten for Students competition, which recognizes 10 projects that demonstrate “creative and innovative integration of daylighting, materials, water, energy and ecological systems, through a cohesive and beautiful architectural understanding.” Iowa State's project, “The Apicenter,”  is an adaptive reuse project for Ogden's Howe Elementary School.Their design will be on display April 27-29 at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida, and exhibited again at the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting in Denver, in March 2018.

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Margaret and L. Eugene Chamberlin win Greenlee School’s 2017 Schwartz Award

Margaret “Margy” and the late L. Eugene “Gene” Chamberlin will receive the 2017 James W. Schwartz Award from Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. The annual award recognizes distinguished service to journalism and mass communication. In 2007, the Chamberlins established one of the Greenlee School’s signature programs, the Chamberlin Lecture series, to bring national perspectives in news and advertising to campus.

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Competition limits self-interests that pose potential problems for corporations

New research by an Iowa State University professor of management examines how competing interests within an organization can limit egregious unethical behavior. David King says there needs to be a restructuring of corporate governance, so more people are at the table making decisions.

Four finalists selected for human resources VP post

The search committee tasked with finding Iowa State's next vice president for human resources has identified four finalists. During their visits, the finalists will meet with representatives from all senior administrative offices, Faculty Senate, P&S Council, Student Government and Merit staff. They also will meet with university human resources staff.

The search committee is co-chaired by Michael Norton, ISU general counsel; and Beate Schmittmann, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The four finalists and their interview dates are:

  • April 24: Jay Stephen, associate vice president for human resources, Boise State University

  • April 26: Laurie Textor, chief human resources officer, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

  • May 1: Kelli Shuman, vice president of human resources and Title IX coordinator, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City

  • May 3 or TBD: Stephen Ferber, assistant vice chancellor of human resources, University of Pittsburgh

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa State agriculture experts available to comment on spring planting

Iowa State University agricultural experts are available for media interviews regarding the 2017 planting season, which is set to get underway shortly. ISU experts are watching the commodity markets, weather patterns and soil conditions that will shape this year's growing season in Iowa.

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Iowa State professor: Technology is great, but are we prepared for the consequences?

Dependence on technology has dramatically changed how we communicate and interact, and is slowly eroding some of our core principles, said Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University. In his new book, Bugeja looks at its impact on everything from fake news to texting while driving. 

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Slate's Fred Kaplan will speak on Russian-American hacking at Iowa State April 18

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan will present "Cyber-Sabotage: The History and Politics of Russian-American Hacking" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Kaplan is national security columnist for Slate magazine and the author of the 2016 book "Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War." His talk is free and open to the public.

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Musical beds: Iowa State professor finds co-sleeping is more common than some parents admit

Parents know that co-sleeping is considered a no-no, but many still allow their children to crawl into bed with them at night. Doctors generally discourage co-sleeping, but Susan Stewart, a professor of sociology at Iowa State University, says it is a phenomenon that extends well beyond the infant and toddler years.

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Cross-cultural study strengthens link between media violence and aggressive behavior

New Iowa State research offers compelling evidence that media violence affects aggressive behavior. This first-of-its-kind study, conducted in seven different countries, confirms six decades of research showing the effect is the same, regardless of culture. 

The Jonathan Claussen and Surya Mallapragada research groups are combinging expertise to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

Iowa State researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

Two Iowa State research groups are combining their expertise to change stem cells for nerve regrowth. The groups -- led by Jonathan Claussen of mechanical engineering and Surya Mallapragada of chemical and biological engineering -- just published their findings in the scientific journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.

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