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Saturday, April 10 2021

  • New research: Pandemic-related anxiety associated with women drinking more

    In a new Iowa State University study, nearly two-thirds of female participants reported drinking more since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, including increases in daily drinking, drinking earlier in the day, and binge drinking.

  • First Amendment Days 2021

    First Amendment Days is a weeklong celebration of  First Amendment freedoms – religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. The 2021 theme is “Some Assembly Required” with a special focus on protest. This year all events, which run April 12-16, are virtual. 

  • Meats Laboratory eyes expanded programming after pandemic shutdown

    The pandemic forced the ISU Meats Laboratory to limit many of its usual operations for several months last year, but the laboratory has found innovative new ways to feed Iowans and continue its mission. Now, the laboratory is gradually returning to normal operations and even planning to expand its programming.

  • Iowa State undergrads sharing research nationally

    Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa State University undergraduate students have persevered in their research. Sixty ISU students will share their research and scholarship with their peers from across the nation in April. 

  • Update on boating accident review

    Iowa State University and the Crew Club at Iowa State are continuing to work with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in its ongoing investigation of the boating accident on March 28, at Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County. The university is also developing the framework for its review of university and sport club policies and procedures. As part of that process, USRowing will conduct a safety review specific to the day of the accident and of safety policies and practices for the Crew Club.

  • Media Advisory: ISU experts available to comment on spring planting

    Higher market prices, drought in some stretches of Iowa and the lingering effects of last year’s derecho storm all could shape this year’s planting season. Iowa State University ag experts are available for interviews with news media on many of the angles that will shape the agricultural world in 2021.

  • Agricultural and biosystems engineering graduate program ranked among the best

    Iowa State's graduate program in agricultural and biosystems engineering is ranked second in the country, according to the latest rankings of graduate programs published by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Iowa State's engineering and business schools also ranked within the top 26 of public universities and another eight engineering departments ranked among the top 25 public programs.

  • Two Iowa State students named Goldwater Scholars

    Two Iowa State University students have earned Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering in the United States.

  • ISU students involved in boating accident

    Members of the Iowa State Crew Club were practicing Sunday morning at Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County when their boat capsized. Information and updates related to search and rescue efforts.

  • Engineers developing COVID-19 tests for mass production, mass distribution

    Iowa State University engineers are using their expertise in graphene-based biosensors to develop quick, inexpensive and sensitive saliva tests for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Federal agencies are supporting the research with the goal of producing tests that can be easily mass produced and widely distributed.

  • New report offers recommendations to strengthen U.S. supply chain

    The pandemic has revealed several weaknesses within the supply chain. A new report, co-authored by an Iowa State University researcher, examines those weaknesses and provides recommendations for government policy makers to address the challenges.

  • Pandemic emphasizes need for digital literacy education

    Parents would never give their children the keys to the car without supervised training and driver’s education. An Iowa State University researcher says parents and educators need to take a similar approach before handing children a keyboard to access the digital world. 

  • COVID-19 weekly snapshot

    The following information is a supplement to the university's COVID-19 Public Health Data weekly updates. It is intended to provide a brief snapshot of the data and trends identified by Iowa State's public health team.