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Iowa State classes canceled, university offices closed Tuesday through noon Thursday

Iowa State University classes are canceled and university offices closed all day Tuesday, Jan. 29, until noon Thursday, Jan. 31, due to predicted record wind chills. Only essential staff -- including police, food service, security, power plant, animal care, critical maintenance, and snow and ice removal -- should report to work. Supervisors should contact their employees regarding their individual schedules. More info, updates.

A map of Iowa showing the four counties where chronic wasting diseases has been confirmed

ISU wildlife ecologist looks at the future of chronic wasting disease in Iowa deer

An ISU wildlife ecologist looks at the future of chronic wasting disease in Iowa deer after the recent confirmation of a case in Dubuque County. Chronic wasting disease, a neurological disorder that arises from misfolded proteins that affect the brains of deer, has been confirmed in four Iowa counties. There’s no evidence humans can contract the disease, but hunters are urged to have harvested deer tested if they suspect the disease is present, and no one should eat venison from infected deer.

Anuj Sharma meets with transportation researchers

Iowa State engineers use big data tools to assist Iowa DOT, improve highway safety

Researchers with Iowa State's Institute for Transportation are using artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to manage, sort and analyze the traffic data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation. The idea is for researchers to use the latest computing tools to mine the huge data sets for useful information that could lead to safer roads.

Ying Cai holding phone in his lab

Patented technology cloaks location on mobile devices to protect privacy

An Iowa State researcher has developed a cloaking technology that makes it possible to use location-based apps and services on mobile devices while keeping your privacy under control. 

Jennifer Junker

Iowa State fashion merchandising student wins life-changing award

It will be difficult for Jennifer Junker to ever top her 22nd birthday. On that day earlier this month, the Iowa State University senior in apparel, merchandising and design won the prestigious $35,000 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund case study competition with her plan to expand a fashion company to a global market.

Teammates release their LEGO robot.

Iowa FIRST LEGO League State Championships: space travel and funny hats

Hundreds of Iowa school students will show off their research and robotics skills during the annual Iowa FIRST LEGO League State Championships Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20, at the College of Engineering. Events are 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. both days and are free and open to the public.

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MLK Jr. events include detective behind ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ civil rights activist

Campus activities surrounding the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday include the man whose extraordinary story of being a black detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan inspired the 2018 film, “BlacKkKlansman.”

Panel of women talking at Ready to Run

Ready to Run® Iowa registration now open

Kelly Winfrey expects the record number of women elected in 2018 to have a ripple effect on future elections. Because women are often hesitant to run, she encourages anyone considering political office to register for Ready to Run® Iowa.

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ISU engineering student co-produces Jan. 20 musical in grassroots effort

This week will be uniquely chaotic for Sascha Antropov. The mechanical engineering major isn’t only heading into his spring classes at Iowa State University; he’s gearing up for the debut of his original musical.

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2019 livestock forecast: ISU economist expects continued growth and big supplies for pork, beef and poultry

An Iowa State University livestock economist outlines his expectations for the year ahead for both producers and consumers. Projected record production likely will lead to big supplies, and questions regarding trade policy could create uncertainty.