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Wednesday, May 17 2017

  • Ames Laboratory celebrates 70 years of science, discovery on Iowa State’s campus

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is celebrating 70 years on the Iowa State University campus. The close university-laboratory ties have helped recruit researchers, educate students, build research teams and make scientific discoveries possible.

  • After receiving bad advice, bullying victims say they would give same bad advice to others

    Targets of workplace bullying get plenty of advice from coworkers and family on how to respond to the situation and make it stop. While well intentioned, much of the advice victims receive is impractical or only makes their situation worse. Despite the bad advice, most victims said they would tell others in their situation to do the same thing.

  • New study upends established models of forecasting coextinction in complex ecosystems

    Newly published research from ISU scientists shows many species may not be as susceptible to coextinction events as once thought. This new understanding hinges on how dependent individual species are on their mutualist relationships.

  • ISU design students' projects are top two in national Hospitality Design magazine competition

    Designs by two teams of Iowa State University students and recent graduates are the two finalists in the student project category of the 13th annual HD Awards competition sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine. The competition recognizes outstanding design projects in 20 categories related to the hospitality industry. The teams will be honored and the winning project announced at the HD Awards ceremony June 7 in New York City. Winners and finalists in each category will be published in the June issue of Hospitality Design.

  • New Iowa State University research will help to refine treatments for global parasitic disease

    ISU biomedical researchers have broken new ground in understanding the genome of a parasitic roundworm that infects 2 million people worldwide. The research could lead to more effective treatments to combat the parasites.

  • How Pokémon GO can help students build stronger communication skills

    Technology continues to change the way students learn and engage with their peers, parents and community. That is why Emily Howell, an assistant professor in Iowa State University’s School of Education, is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital tools in the classroom, including playing games such as Pokémon GO.

  • Iowa State University agronomist urges farmers to commit to weed control despite added expense

    Farmers may consider cutting corners with their weed management strategy this growing season to save money in the face of tight profit margins, but an ISU agronomist said doing so will encourage the development of herbicide resistance and cost farmers more in the long run.

  • Astronomers confirm nearby star a good model of our early solar system

    Iowa State University's Massimo Marengo is part of a research team that has confirmed a nearby star's planetary system contains separate belts of asteroids, similar to our own solar system. The star is also about one-fifth the age of our sun. All that makes this star a good model of the early days of our solar system. The findings have just been published by The Astronomical Journal.

  • Graduates see career opportunities in growing demand for big data analytics

    The answers to some of the challenges businesses face can be found in the volumes of data many corporations collect. The problem is much of that data is messy and requires employees with the analytical skills to find the answers. With that in mind, Iowa State University's College of Business designed an online Master of Business Analytics program to help employees build their analytical skills. The program's first cohort of students will graduate this spring.

  • Iowa State graduate from Glidden says goodbye to four years as Cy

    'Fess up, Cyclone Nation. We like to think that between games and matches and tailgates and banquets, Cy resides in a cozy penthouse atop Hilton Coliseum. After all, it’s tough to believe that our beloved mascot's duties are fulfilled by a mere mortal student. And sooner or later that student is bound to graduate.

  • Iowa State University graduate destined to make a world of difference

    Christina Gonzalez probably inherited her spirit of adventure from her mother, who left family and friends in Mexico at 18 to seek a better future. Gonzalez will celebrate with her immigrant parents when she graduates from Iowa State University on Saturday, May 6, with a bachelor’s degree in global resource systems and minors in anthropology and political science. She is on her way to becoming a foreign service officer.

  • Integrated reality opening new opportunities for students and users

    Students in James Lathrop's class have spent the semester working in the world of integrated reality. They've developed a video game using the Microsoft Hololens, which allows gamers to interact with holograms in their own environment. 

  • Margaret and L. Eugene Chamberlin win Greenlee School’s 2017 Schwartz Award

    Margaret “Margy” and the late L. Eugene “Gene” Chamberlin will receive the 2017 James W. Schwartz Award from Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. The annual award recognizes distinguished service to journalism and mass communication. In 2007, the Chamberlins established one of the Greenlee School’s signature programs, the Chamberlin Lecture series, to bring national perspectives in news and advertising to campus.

  • Competition limits self-interests that pose potential problems for corporations

    New research by an Iowa State University professor of management examines how competing interests within an organization can limit egregious unethical behavior. David King says there needs to be a restructuring of corporate governance, so more people are at the table making decisions.

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa State agriculture experts available to comment on spring planting

    Iowa State University agricultural experts are available for media interviews regarding the 2017 planting season, which is set to get underway shortly. ISU experts are watching the commodity markets, weather patterns and soil conditions that will shape this year's growing season in Iowa.

  • Iowa State professor: Technology is great, but are we prepared for the consequences?

    Dependence on technology has dramatically changed how we communicate and interact, and is slowly eroding some of our core principles, said Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University. In his new book, Bugeja looks at its impact on everything from fake news to texting while driving.