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Thursday, September 21 2017

A combine harvests corn in Iowa

MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa State University ag experts available for comment on 2017 harvest

ISU agricultural experts explain the grain markets, agronomic conditions and weather trends that will shape this year’s harvest. All four experts are available to news media for interviews.

Megan Gilligan portrait

Midlife depression may stem from tension with mothers and siblings, Iowa State study finds

Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study led by Iowa State University researcher Megan Gilligan found that tension with our mothers and siblings, similar to our spouses, is associated with symptoms of depression.

A crowd takes a close look at Penumbra, Team PrISUm's latest solar vehicle

Team PrISUm steps up to world stage, prepares to race across Australian Outback

Team PrISUm is preparing to take its new "Solar Utility Vehicle" on a 1,900-mile race across the Outback of Australia. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is Oct. 8-15. Iowa State's student-engineers think they've designed and built a car that can comfortably make that journey.

Iowa State announces $145 million endowment to support College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

A gift initially reported in January will result in a new endowment of approximately $145 million to support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The endowment is made possible through a gift from an anonymous donor couple of an equity stake in Curriculum Associates, LLC, which recently entered into a capital partnership.

Map of worker migration patterns

High-skilled workers leaving Iowa because of lack of jobs

A shortage of high-skilled jobs is a primary factor driving Iowa’s brain drain, according to a new analysis by Iowa State University researchers. The report measured Iowa’s competitiveness in attracting and retaining highly skilled, educated workers as compared to the rest of the country.

Students study ag machinery in an Iowa State class.

U.S. News rankings: Iowa State 53rd among national publics; first in ag/bio engineering

The latest undergraduate rankings from U.S. News and World Report magazine have Iowa State tied for 53rd among public national universities. Iowa State's program in agricultural and biosystems engineering is tied for No. 1. And Iowa State's learning communities program is recognized by the magazine.

Jerry and Debbie Ivy

Iowa State receives $50 million commitment to name College of Business

Debbie and Jerry Ivy's $50 million gift is the largest-ever commitment to the college. In recognition of the couple’s generosity, the college will be renamed the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business, pending approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Once approved, the Ivy College of Business will be the first donor-named college at Iowa State.