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Thursday, February 2 2017
Iowa State University to take part in center of excellence focused on vector-borne diseases such as Zika, West Nile
Iowa State University is one of several institutions taking part in a new national center studying diseases spread through the bites of infected insects. The Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases is funded by a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman of Iowa State, the Ames Laboratory and Israel's Technion will give a public lecture linking technological entrepreneurship to world peace and prosperity. The lecture will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.
Update regarding immigration executive order, impact on Iowa State international students and scholars
Iowa State University has updates on three individuals directly affected by the immigration ban. Staff members in the Division of Student Affairs and International Students and Scholars Office continue to assist in responding to questions following the executive order issued last Friday.
ISU researchers have built a prototype biomimetic tree that generates electricity when wind blows through its artificial leaves. The researchers think such technology may help people charge household appliances without the need for large wind turbines.
Shocking is one word Jill Pruetz uses to describe the behavior she witnessed after a chimp was killed at her research site in Fongoli, Senegal. The fact that chimps would kill a member of their own community is extremely rare – most aggression is between communities – but the abuse that followed was completely unexpected.
In a statement to the campus community, President Steven Leath expressed his concern regarding the executive order on immigration -- as well as the university's commitment to advocate for policies that protect national security, but also promote and safeguard diversity.
Iowa State's Neal Iverson, who has studied glaciers in Iceland and Norway, is working with an international team on two projects that aim to build more realistic computer models of glacier flow. The researchers hope to understand how glaciers will speed up over the next century as the climate warms. They say that could help them predict how much glaciers will contribute to the rise of sea levels.
Nearly every video game sold or downloaded comes with a rating that provides age-appropriate guidelines based on the game’s content. Critics have questioned the effectiveness of ratings, but new research from Iowa State University finds children spend less time playing violent video games when their parents use the rating system to guide purchases and set rules for video game play.