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Wednesday, March 15 2017

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Authors to speak at ISU about effects of identity and communication on attitudes toward LGBT rights

Over the past three decades, public support for same-sex marriage has risen from slightly more than 10 percent to a majority of the population. But how do people's attitudes toward  controversial issues change? Co-authors Melissa Michelson and Brian Harrison will present "How to Change Attitudes toward LGBT Rights" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Their talk is free and open to the public.

Steven Mickelson

Iowa State’s graduate program in ag/biosystems engineering tops U.S. News ranking

Iowa State's department of agricultural and biosystems engineering is now ranked No. 1 in the annual ranking of graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report. The program also climbed to the top of the magazine's undergraduate rankings last fall. The magazine bases its graduate rankings on expert opinions about program strength and statistical measures of a program's faculty, research and students.

Two terrain models of the Grand Canyon

Iowa State geologists develop app to print 3-D terrain models of any place on Earth

Iowa State University researchers have developed a new web application that makes it quick and easy for people to use 3-D printers to make terrain models of any place on Earth. Their idea -- they call it TouchTerrain -- could be a powerful teaching tool in geology classrooms around the world.

A seed trap set up in a forest to collect and track seed dispersal.

ISU scientist details the indirect effects of an invasive species in Guam

A new study from an ISU scientist shows the indirect impacts invasive species can have in an ecosystem. The study focused on the brown tree snake, whose introduction to the forests of Guam has led to difficulties for local tree species to reproduce.

Michael Newton

Newton tapped to lead ISU Police

Michael Newton will be Iowa State's next chief of police. Newton has served in the University of Wisconsin, Madison, police department since 1998. His appointment is effective April 3.

Rows of corn on an Iowa State University research farm, some of which suffer from nitrogen deficiency.

Iowa State University agronomists show nitrogen fertilizer feeds healthy soil in corn and soybean production

New Iowa State University research shows nitrogen fertilizer plays an essential role in maintaining soil carbon in corn and soybean fields. Adequate soil carbon is one of the most important metrics of soil health.

Gül Kremer

Iowa State engineers will contribute to new Manufacturing USA institute

Iowa State engineers are partners in a new, $140 million national manufacturing institute dedicated to finding ways to reuse materials and save energy. The Iowa State researchers are expected to work with Iowa companies on projects involving materials recycling and manufacturing processes.