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Thursday, March 11 2010


ISU summer workshop will explore culinary creativity to "Enhance Your Iowa Plate"

Registration is open and limited to the first 50 people for the "Enhance Your Iowa Plate" workshop at Iowa State University, Thursday-Friday, June 10-11. The event will explore the science of culinary creations, while taking a "Culinary Tour of Iowa."

ISU architecture students work with Corning on affordable energy-efficient housing

Nadia Anderson's Bridge Studio is working with the people of Corning to create a prototype house that is both affordable and sustainable. The project is part of a larger collaboration between ISU Extension and local residents to reinvent the small community in southwest Iowa.

The six-credit Bridge Studio brings together upper-level College of Design students, architects, contractors, government agencies, community groups and residents of low-income neighborhoods to develop prototypes for affordable, energy-efficient, single-family housing. In 2008, students designed a house in Des Moines that was built by the Community Housing Development Corp.

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ISU planning researcher studies global complexities of Iowa meatpacking towns

Although Gerardo Sandoval's new book is about the revitalization of a downtown Los Angeles immigrant community, he's finding the same intricate global relationships are at play in rural Iowa's meatpacking communities.

With their growing immigrant populations, towns like Perry and Postville are on "the cutting edge of globalization," says the Iowa State University assistant professor of community and regional planning. Sandoval's book, "Immigrants and the Revitalization of Los Angeles: Development and Change in MacArthur Park," (Cambria Press, 2010) tells the story of how a distressed, low-income immigrant neighborhood turned a large-scale redevelopment project to its advantage. The book offers lessons for other immigrant communities, large or small.

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Iowa State University horticulture graduates get high marks from employers

In a survey of employers that hired Iowa State University horticulture graduates, 95 percent of companies responding reported that the students they hired are prepared for the field.

News release.

ISU researchers Robyn Cooper and Warren Blumenfeld

ISU researchers Robyn Cooper and Warren Blumenfeld

Iowa State researchers publish national study on cyberbullying of LGBT and allied youths

A new national study by Iowa State researchers Warren Blumenfeld and Robyn Cooper has found that one out of every two lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied youths are regular victims of "cyberbullying," which causes psychological and emotional distress to victims -- producing thoughts of suicide in some who are repeatedly victimized.

New early canine glaucoma tests should help owners of breeding dogs

Dr. Sinisa Grozdanic has developed two new methods to detect glaucoma in dogs at an early age, long before the dogs show any signs of the disease. The early detection should allow dog owners to make better breeding decisions and allow for earlier treatment of the disease.

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