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Thursday, January 19 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates will speak about race in America on Jan. 30

Noted journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates will present Iowa State's Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote, "A Deeper Black: Race in America," at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His lecture is free and open to the public.

Members of MOCA

MOCA boosts student retention and success at Iowa State

The primary goal of the Mathematicians of Color Alliance, better known as MOCA, is to recruit and retain underrepresented graduate students. But this student organization is doing much more to mentor and help students make Iowa State home. 

Geoffroy Hall

Iowa State celebrates grand opening of its newest student residence, Geoffroy Hall

Iowa State University President Emeritus Gregory L. Geoffroy returned to campus Jan. 18 to join students, university officials and community members in celebrating the grand opening of his namesake building and ISU’s newest student residence, Geoffroy Hall.

Stacy Cordery

Unseen role of the first lady is why the position remains important today, says ISU professor

First ladies are often defined by the causes they champion, but they also play a vital role the public rarely sees, says Stacy Cordery, an expert on first families and a professor of history at Iowa State University. That behind-the-scenes role is why Cordery says the position is still important.

Matt DeLisi head shot

Offenders’ deadly thoughts may hold answer to reducing crime

It's something many of us may say in anger, but don't really mean. However, for a small percentage of the population homicidal thoughts are very real. Matt DeLisi, an Iowa State University professor of sociology and criminal justice, says identifying criminal offenders with homicidal ideation could change how we sentence and treat some of the most serious offenders.

Faith Gaye at Parks Library at Iowa State

Iowa State University to launch new effort to mentor underrepresented students in toxicology

A new collaboration involving Iowa State University, Tuskegee University and the Ohio State University seeks to mentor undergraduate students from underrepresented populations with an interest in toxicology. The program launches with a three-day event at Iowa State.

NASA image of cities across the globe lit up at night

Changing urban population density will impact future building energy use, according to ISU researchers

Changing population densities across the globe will impact world energy efficiency, according to a new study published by an international team that includes two Iowa State University scientists.

An Iowa State graduate student loads biomass into a micropyrolyzer.

Iowa State engineer helps journal highlight how pyrolysis can advance the bioeconomy

Iowa State's Robert C. Brown is a guest editor of the current issue of the journal Energy Technology. The special issue features 20 scientific papers about Brown's specialty: using pyrolysis technologies to convert biomass into fuels, chemicals and fertilizers. The special issue is all about an "improved understanding of the fundamental chemical, physical, and catalytic processes underlying pyrolysis technology.”

Event series will honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Through the end of January, Iowa State and the Ames community will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (Monday, Jan. 16) with a series of free, public events honoring the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights activist. University offices will be closed on Monday for the holiday.