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Thursday, January 7 2016

  • Ali named ISU Dining director

    Mohamed Ali, auxiliaries operations director at Ohio University, Athens, has been named ISU Dining director effective Jan. 11. He will oversee operations of Iowa State's campus dining system, which includes four dining centers, 17 retail operations, catering, vending operations, central food stores and technical support systems and services.

  • Media advisory: ISU experts to discuss 2016 Iowa caucuses and issues

    Iowa State University experts are available to talk about the 2016 Iowa caucuses, candidates and the issues. 

  • Resolving to exercise more in 2016? Iowa State experts can help you start and make it a habit

    Weight loss is often the goal for anyone starting a new exercise routine. It’s a good motivator, but Iowa State University health experts say weight is not the only factor to consider if you want to stick with it and see results.

  • 2015 Year in Review

    As 2015 comes to an end, the Iowa State University News Service staff is looking back and sharing some of its favorite and more popular stories of the year.

  • ISU veterinarian urges pork producers to stay vigilant as Senecavirus strain grows more prevalent

    A once uncommon virus in pigs that’s appearing this year with greater frequency should keep pork producers and local veterinarians vigilant but is no cause for panic. The symptoms of a Senecavirus A infection mirror those of several foreign vesicular viruses the American pork industry is working hard to keep outside U.S. borders, according to ISU veterinarians.

  • Iowa State graduating senior Valerie Villa is confident in any event

    An Oxfam Hunger Banquet on campus ... an international conference in D.C. ... a James Taylor concert at the Well ... Iowa State University graduating senior Valerie Villa has helped manage them all. But on Saturday she'll be a participant in the biggest event of her life (so far) when she walks across the stage at Iowa State's fall commencement.

  • Parents have more influence than they might realize to prevent substance use

    Adolescence is a time when many children may consider experimenting with alcohol or drugs. New research shows parents can reduce that risk by maintaining a healthy and open relationship with their children.

  • Grant will expand mission of ISU plant breeding outreach in Africa

    An Iowa State University effort to kick start a new generation of plant breeding in Africa is expanding its mission with a three-year, $750,000 grant. The grant will allow the program to develop professional development materials for university faculty in Africa.

  • Iowa State, Ames Laboratory engineer developing materials for tissue engineering, vaccines

    Surya Mallapragada and her research group are developing polymers and nanocomposites with a variety of medical applications, including delivering suicide genes to cancer cells, providing sustained delivery of vaccines, improving the effectiveness of vaccines, reducing the wear of hip implants and helping nerves regenerate.