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Sunday, January 5 2014

  • Parking options on frigid Monday, Tuesday

    Those traveling to and around campus on Monday and Tuesday are urged to take necessary precautions to stay warm and safe in frigid weather conditions.  University offices will remain open. Classes are not in session this week due to winter break. To allow some drivers to park a bit closer to their destinations, director of public safety Jerry Stewart announced that on Monday and Tuesday, parking in the Memorial Union ramp will be free and that metered and pay-per-stall surface parking spots on campus won't be ticketed.

  • Alerts regarding chemical incident in ISU Research Park

    See a listing of the breaking news alerts related to the Jan. 3 chemical incident at the Iowa State University Research Park.

  • ISU student-designed app tracks butterflies and attracts worldwide attention

    An app designed by Iowa State University computer engineering students is catching the attention of butterfly researchers and monitors from Ames to Europe. The Unified Butterfly Recorder is a fully functional app for Android phones and tablets available on Google Play store. The app offers the world's butterfly enthusiasts a standardized and easy-to-use tool for recording data about butterfly population sightings.

  • Signs for optimism are returning to the cattle market after years of difficulty, according to Iowa State markets expert

    For the first time in years, the pendulum is swinging back toward profitability for the American cattle industry, according to an Iowa State University cattle markets expert. With corn prices falling during the second half of 2013, cattle producers are starting to consider growing the herd.

  • Iowa State professors weigh impact of Dodd-Frank on banking and business

    U.S. banking regulators recently approved rules for a key component of the Dodd-Frank Act more than three years after the law was initially enacted. The complexity of the law and debate over the new regulations has slowed implementation since President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010.

  • Cultural differences? Iowa State researchers examine media impact in multiple countries

    A cross-cultural study, led by Iowa State University researchers, shows prosocial media and video games positively influence behavior regardless of culture. The study, a first-of-its-kind, tested levels of empathy and helpfulness of thousands of children and adolescents in seven countries.

  • Inspired by viruses, researchers at Iowa State find new means of protecting plants from aphids

    Researchers at Iowa State University drew inspiration from viruses in designing a new way to allow plants to protect themselves from aphids without the use of costly pesticides.

  • Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures, reactions

    Iowa State University's James Vary is leading a team of physicists in a study of the structure and reactions of rare and exotic nuclei. The team recently won a grant of 204 million supercomputing hours from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. The team's findings could have applications in nuclear energy, nuclear security and nuclear astrophysics.