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Mock Trial Teams place in competition

ISU's Mock Trial Teams placed third and fifth in Creighton University's Blue Jay Open

News release.

University closed Nov. 24-25

University offices will be closed Nov. 24-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices reopen and classes resume Monday, Nov. 28.

Agriculture dean finalists named

Five finalists have been named in the search for the next dean of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State.

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Harry Potter and the K-12 classroom

Harry Potter may have a home at Hogwarts School of Magic and Wizardry, but the character could just as easily transition to the American K-12 classroom, according to an Iowa State University education researcher.

News release.

ISU scientists explore the frontiers of NASA science

From finding spacecraft leaks to the latest in nanotechnology, Iowa State scientists are working on 17 research projects for NASA.

News release.

Researcher leads national effort to unlock gene functions

ISU plant scientist Basil Nikolau heads a national research effort to develop a new tool to decipher the functions of plant genes. The work could define new ways to improve oils, starches and proteins from corn and soybeans.

News release.

Let's talk turkey

Iowa State University Extension's AnswerLine can help with many questions related to safely preparing and serving your Thanksgiving feast. In Iowa, puzzled cooks can call (800) 262-3804 until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Online answers anytime.

Reiman Gardens to host holiday celebrations

Reiman Gardens' annual Blossoms of Light festival is Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10.

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ISU Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol'

ISU Theatre will perform 'A Christmas Carol,' Dec 1-4 and 9-10

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ISU scientists part of project to sequence corn genome

Iowa State is among four institutions on the team selected for a $29.5 million, three-year project to sequence the corn genome, the most complex genome to be sequenced to date.

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Presidential Lecture: Reducing aviation risks

R. Bruce Thompson, director of Iowa State University's Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, will present "Reducing the Risk of Aviation Catastrophe" during the fall Presidential University Lecture. The lecture will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Great Hall of Iowa State's Memorial Union. It is free and open to the public.

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"Ecological footprint" co-founder to speak Nov. 29

William Rees, the Canadian researcher who helped develop the ecological footprint analysis will discuss sustainability of human civilization in a Nov. 29 lecture at Iowa State.

News release.

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Guide to campus shopping

Cyclone-opoly, iPods, exotic bubble blowers are among gift ideas on the campus shopping guide.

News release.

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ISU Week in Des Moines

A week of Iowa State festivities in Des Moines culminates Dec. 17 with the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic, a men's and women's basketball doubleheader in Wells Fargo Arena.

More information.

In the news

Hugh Sidey dies

The Washington Post

Hugh Sidey, 78, the Time magazine journalist who covered the White House for decades and an Iowa State alumnus, died Nov. 21 in Paris.

See story.

Gift cards: Are they good for the kids?

Sacramento Bee

Gift cards are expected to be the top gift purchase for the second holiday season in a row. But ISU's Kay Palan, associate professor of marketing, worries that parents who give their children gift cards at a young age may be encouraging materialism.

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