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Wednesday, January 4 2017

Tracy Lucht giving lecture on history of women journalists

American History TV to feature Iowa State lecture on ‘sob sisters’ and ‘stunt reporters’

History is full of examples detailing the extremes women went to in order to break down gender barriers in journalism. In a class lecture that will air this weekend on C-SPAN, Iowa State's Tracy Lucht explains how these women earned the labels of "sob sisters" and "stunt reporters."

Cyclone Marching Band performing in Jack Trice Stadium

Iowa State University marching band awarded prestigious Sudler Trophy

The Iowa State University Cyclone Football “Varsity” Marching Band has been recognized as one of the nation’s top marching bands. The band has won the 2017-2019 Sudler Trophy from the John Philip Sousa Foundation. The award is presented biannually to a marching band which has demonstrated the highest musical standards and innovative marching routines. 

Jordan Funkhouser with Iowa State's pyrolysis equipment.

Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

Iowa State will lead the biorefinery program of the country's 10th -- and just recently announced -- Manufacturing USA Institute. The institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing. The U.S. Department of Energy will support the institute with $70 million over five years, subject to federal appropriations. Another $70 million is expected from the institute's partners.

ISU News Service graphic

2016 Year in Review

As 2016 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.

Auriel Willette

New biomarker predicts Alzheimer’s Disease and link to diabetes

An enzyme found in the fluid around the brain and spine is giving researchers a snapshot of what happens inside the minds of Alzheimer’s patients and how that relates to cognitive decline. Iowa State University researchers say higher levels of the enzyme, autotaxin, significantly predict memory impairment and Type 2 diabetes.

Pat Halbur and Surya Mallapragada

ISU faculty members receive inductions into National Academy of Inventors

Two Iowa State University faculty members received inductions to the National Academy of Inventors on Tuesday. Surya Mallapragada and Pat Halbur were recognized for their innovative work to improve living conditions and create economic development.

Amanda Rohlf

Iowa State senior rebounds from head injury to graduate

On her way to becoming a teacher, Amanda Paulsen Rohlf hit a brick wall. With a strength even she didn’t know she had and mega TLC from her family, church and university, Rohlf has bulldozed through that brick wall. And on Saturday, Dec. 17, she will graduate magna cum laude from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education 

Christie Smith at Camp Dodge

Service, school define success for Iowa State graduate

Christie Smith made a commitment to serve her country when she was just 17 years old. It was a decision strongly influenced by a family history of military service that dates back to the Civil War. While it's taken Smith longer than most to earn her degree, she wouldn't trade her military experience for anything -- it's what ultimately brought her to Iowa State.