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Sunday, April 21

  • Iowa State artists selected for '20 Artists, 20 Parks' to commemorate state park centennial

    20 Artists 20 Parks

    Faculty and graduate student artists from three Iowa State University colleges are each being matched with a state park this summer, creating artwork that reflects their time as artists-in-residence. The "20 Artists, 20 Parks" program is a partnership between Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Arts Council in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks in 2020.

  • Patricia Thiel of Iowa State, Ames Laboratory elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Patricia Thiel of Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The election recognizes Thiel's work in surface chemistry. The academy was established in 1780 and recognizes achievement in academia, business, government and public affairs. Its members have included Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Margaret Mead and Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Lower approval rates, higher finance fees evidence of discrimination for same-sex borrowers

    Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples. Researchers in Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business analyzed national mortgage data from 1990 to 2015 and found the approval rate for same-sex couples was 3 to 8 percent lower.

  • New research from an Iowa State University scientist identifies microbes that may reduce allergy-like reactions to some ripened cheeses

    A small percentage of humans suffers allergy-like reactions to certain varieties of ripened cheese due to histamine, a byproduct of the prolonged fermentation process. An ISU researcher is studying bacterial strains that could reduce histamine, allowing susceptible diners to enjoy the cheese without unpleasant side effects.

  • Investing in sustainability pays off in many ways

    A farmer using big data technology to manage pesticide application or a school cafeteria director conducting an audit to reduce food waste are both saving money by investing in sustainability. The two also are examples of how Iowa State faculty are working to dispel the misconception that sustainable initiatives do little to boost the bottom line.

  • Astronomers take first, high-resolution look at huge star-forming region of Milky Way

    A team of astronomers – including several with ties to Iowa State -- used a newly commissioned radio telescope in South Korea to make the first high-resolution observations of the molecular clouds within a star-forming region of the Milky Way. A paper describing the observations has been accepted by the Astrophysical Journal.