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Sugam Sharma and research team discussing e-Hunger prototype

Software aims to reduce food waste by helping those in need

An Iowa State University research team is testing a new online tool to provide food to those in need by reducing food waste. 

Nancy Rabalais

Researcher speaking at Iowa State about effects of Gulf of Mexico dead zone on marine life

Nancy Rabalais has dedicated more than three decades to researching and bringing national attention to growing ecosystem concerns in the Gulf of Mexico. She will speak about her research in an upcoming lecture at Iowa State.

ISU commencement

Two undergraduate commencement ceremonies will maintain tradition, shorten events

Iowa State will hold two undergraduate commencement ceremonies on the same day -- Saturday, May 5 -- in an effort to maintain the traditions graduates expect, yet make the events shorter and more convenient for guests joining in the celebration.

Nurse consulting patient in exam room

Iowa State’s nursing program receives final approval, begins enrollment

Iowa State University is now enrolling students in the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The program, administered by the food science and human nutrition department, received approval from the Higher Learning Commission Feb. 20 – the final step in the approval process. The RN-BSN program is designed for registered nurses to advance their nursing career. 

A chili pepper growing wild in the Mariana Islands

New research illustrates how birds help to produce rare wild chili peppers

A new study involving Iowa State University scientists explores how birds in the Mariana Islands help to disperse the seeds of a wild chili plant. The research highlights the unique ways different species help one another, a concept known as mutualism.

Thomas Leslie

Iowa State architecture professor named American Institute of Architects fellow

Morrill Professor Thomas Leslie, the Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture at Iowa State University and internationally renowned expert on architectural history and practice, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Taoutel honors seminar

Iowa State honors seminar deepens understanding of global problems, encourages action

It’s one thing to be aware of the world’s ills. It’s another to think critically about the ways you can help solve them. That’s what one honors seminar is taking on this semester, led by Jean-Pierre Taoutel, lecturer in Arabic and French.

Unprecedented book cover

Book looks at how 2016 election changed the rules of political communication

The midterm election may signal more than a change of direction in Washington, said Dianne Bystrom, director of Iowa State’s Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. It also may determine if 2016 was an anomaly or the new norm for future elections.

Iowa State is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

Iowa State is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2017-18, as announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Six current or former faculty members are 2017-18 grantees.

ISU and DOT officials standing on simulated Mississippi River bridge

ISU virtual reality simulation allows Iowans to glimpse new Mississippi River bridge

ISU personnel have designed a virtual reality simulation of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge, under construction between Davenport and Moline. The simulation allows users to find out what it will be like to drive across the completed bridge, scheduled to be finished in 2021.