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Students collaborate on collapsible doors

Collapsible door project teaches future designers the art of collaboration.

News release.

Schwartz Award to Wayne Davis

Wayne P. Davis, a former community newspaper publisher and past Iowa State public relations staff member and journalism instructor, will receive the 2005 James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Communication.

News release.

ISU plans modern dairy facility

Iowa State is moving forward with plans to build a state-of-the-art dairy education and research facility south of Ames.

News release.

Gas from switchgrass is researcher's goal

Iowa State scientist Robert Brown, who hopes that machines of the future will be powered by gas made from switchgrass, is The Science Coalition's "Researcher in the News."

Science Coalition | More on Brown's work.

Two veterinary medicine faculty address international agroterrorism

Two Iowa State University veterinarians will speak at the first International Symposium on Agroterrorism. They'll talk about the livestock industry's vulnerability to an agroterrorist attack and what can be done to improve preparedness.

News release.

Researchers eye child care industry and economy

Iowa State researchers have, for the first time, studied and documented the impact of Iowa's $402.5 million child care industry on the state's economy.

News release.

Two more Human Sciences dean finalists to campus

Two more finalists for dean of the new College of Human Sciences will visit campus the first week in May.

News release.

Bronze rabbits

Cuddly bunny or wascally wabbit?

Three bronze scultures recently added to Reiman Gardens symbolize our love-hate relationship with the cute creatures that are devouring our plants.

See article.

Commencement May 6-7

A variety of commencement activities are planned at Iowa State May 6-7. An estimated 3,223 students will receive degrees from Iowa State at the conclusion of spring semester.

See article.

Conference on tailoring plants for energy, products

The Midwest could someday replace the Mideast as the center of energy production if researchers can develop plants that more readily convert their leaves, stalks and other fibers into energy and biobased products. At a May 16 conference, experts will explore this challenge.

News release.

Bill Rickard

Wind lab's utility infielder

Bill Rickard helps put the swirl in simulated tornadoes.

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In the news

Brand practice

The Hollywood Reporter

Jay Newell, assistant professor in ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, says product placement in the movies dates back to 1896, and it's been a part of television from the beginning. "There was never a line between art and commerce," Newell says.

See article.

Not so funny

Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel

Are kids picking up the bad habits they see on TV sitcoms and cartoons? Doug Gentile, assistant professor of psychology at Iowa State, comments

See article.

Popability

USA Today

Retired ISU agronomist and popcorn expert Ken Ziegler says the outer layer of the popcorn kernel (the pericarp) is the key to good popping.

See article.

Athletics

Olympians to return

ISU's five gold medalists to return for wrestling fund-raiser.

News story.