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Study show early exposure to racism among African American youth

A study shows African American youth are exposed to racism early and that strong community and family support can help blunt the negative impact of those experiences.

News release.

Coatings to boost turbine operation

Researchers at the U. S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Iowa State have developed a new bond coat for thermal barrier coatings that may improve operation and reliability of gas turbine engines in aircraft and other power-generating technologies.

News release.

ISU offers new teacher special education program

A innovative new program will make it easier for special education teachers to take course work.

News release.

Exhibit features students' Rome work

An exhibit on campus March 7-11 will showcase the work of design students who studied in Rome last fall.

News release.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs for central Iowa youth.

Zulu-gospel group performs for youth

Hundreds of students from Des Moines and Pleasant Hill schools attended a matinee performance of Grammy award-winning singers Lady Black Mambazo at Stephens Auditorium Feb. 28.The group, which combines Zulu and gospel music, found fame with an appearance on Paul Simon's Graceland album.

More on Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Student bridge-building contest March 5

Student teams from several states will compete in a steel bridge-building competition Saturday, March 5, in Hilton Coliseum. The public is invited to watch builders erect their one-tenth scale bridges. The competition is part of the American Society of Civil Engineers Midwest Regional Student Conference.

Conference info | Bridge competition schedule

Students join forces for marketing campaign

Students from Iowa State and other universities and colleges will design a campaign to help credit unions promote membership and financial literacy among low-income Iowans. It's part of a marketing conference on campus March 3-4.

News release.

ISU scientist lauds genomics progress

The past decade has yielded new genomic tools for animal geneticists and breeders, thanks to significant developments in genomic mapping of farm animals, an Iowa State animal scientist said recently at the meeting of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science.

News release.

Veishea town hall meeting March 7

ISU students faculty, staff and Ames officials are taking steps to improve community relations, following the November release of two Veishea reports. Activities include a March 7 "town hall" meeting.

News release.

Turbine generator
A new steam turbine was unloaded March 3 at the Iowa State power plant. Once installed, the turbine generator will increase electrical production by about 35 percent and enable the university to meet all its needs. The turbine generator will pay for itself in about 20 years.

In the news

'Lighten Up Iowa' promotes good health

ABC News

Dr. Marc Shulman of ISU's Thielen Student Health Center has lost more than 90 pounds through "Lighten Up Iowa." The program is helping thousands of Iowans to lose weight by increasing activity and eating more healthfully.

See article.

John Travolta, Urban Cowboy
Travolta's Urban Cowboy' is in the lineup

Greatest hits of product placement

The New York Times

Assistant professor Jay Newell's research on product placement has prompted Turner Classic Movies to air a dozen movies in March featuring branding on the big screen.

NYT article | News release


Naismith finalist

Women's basketball head coach Bill Fennelly is among 20 Naismith Award finalists for Coach of the Year.

News release.

Cyclones cruise

The ISU men's basketball team overpowered Missouri, 67-49.

News release.

Academic honors

Seven women's basketball players are on the First-Team Academic All-Big 12.

News release.

More academic honors

Four wrestlers are on the First-Team Academic All-Big 12.

News release.