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Comic-strip artist will speak at Iowa State April 9

A cartoonist and recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award will speak at Iowa State Thursday, April 8. Alison Bechdel will present "Drawing Lessons: the Comics of Everyday" at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Iowa State students selected for new international leadership program

A new leadership program will take Iowa State University students beyond the classroom to better understand global challenges, such as clean drinking water, poverty and food insecurity, and the impact for international corporations. The Vermeer International Leadership Program is a year-long, in-depth leadership experience, in which students will learn how companies operate on an international scale.

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Iowa State design students help Fareway Stores launch a new venture

When Fareway Stores Inc. looked to expand its reach from retail stores to a new wholesale business, company representatives sought help from  graduate students in the College of Design in creating a new corporate identity. 

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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."


Undergraduates showcase their research at annual Capitol event March 24

Twenty-one Iowa State undergraduates will present their research to legislators and others during the annual "Research in the Capitol" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Rotunda of the State Capitol building in Des Moines. More than 60 undergraduate students from Iowa's three Regent universities will display their research posters and describe their work. The event highlights the importance of research to the undergraduate learning experience.

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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.”

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