Iowa State University researcher is part of cattle-genome mapping team
An Iowa State University researcher helped map the genome of Taurine cattle, which includes many breeds such as Angus, Shorthorn and most other beef and dairy breeds that are common to North America and Western Europe.
H1N1 virus confirmed in ISU student
The probable case of H1N1 virus in a Marshalltown student has been confirmed, Story County health officials recently informed the university. The student left campus May 4.
ISU alum Christine Romans of CNN to receive 2009 Greenlee School Schwartz Award
Christine Romans, a 1993 ISU journalism graduate and host of CNN's weekend business program "Your $$$$$," will receive the James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Communication from ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication during homecoming activities on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Students create furniture, lamps and ceramics for solar decathlon house
When Iowa State University's solar decathlon house is displayed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in October, it will be decked out with furniture, lamps, birdfeeders and ceramics created by students in three College of Design classes.
Iowa State solar car team tours the state to promote solar energy
Iowa State University's Team PrISUm will promote the power of solar energy during a SunRun to schools and businesses across the state May 11-15. The tour is part of Iowa Solar Energy Awareness Week.
ISU promotes sustainability via an all-university compost facility
Iowa State has opened an all-university composting facility that can handle more than 10,000 tons of organic wastes annually. The facility is designed to handle solid organic waste including yard waste, manure and bedding from ISU farms, organic greenhouse waste, biomass research waste and -- beginning this fall -- food waste from campus dining facilities.
Iowa State University researcher is ready to produce vaccine for H1N1 flu virus in swine
An Iowa State University researcher is ready to produce an H1N1 flu vaccine for pigs.
College of Human Sciences researchers address needs of underserved populations
Iowa State College of Human Sciences faculty have recently completed research that assesses needs of three underserved populations -- Latino families in Iowa, the state's food pantry clients, and student military veterans.
Interior design students take top honors at national competition
Designs by three senior interior design students triumphed in the fifth annual Hospitality Design Awards competition sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine. The competition recognizes outstanding design projects in 13 categories related to the hospitality industry. Michael Goodsmith won first place in the student category with his conceptual designs for a sustainable nightclub. A concept for an upscale hotel and spa by Anna Anderson and Jennifer Irey was a finalist. They developed their projects in the interior design senior studio taught by assistant professor Jihyun Song.
ISU student has probable case of H1N1 virus
An ISU freshman from Marshalltown is being tested for Story County's first probable case of novel influenza A, or the H1N1 virus. Results back May 5 from the state hygienic laboratory confirmed that the virus is non-specified type A. The probable H1N1 case has been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for further testing.
Donation from Houston couple establishes departmental chair in Iowa State University's geology department
A new gift from Tom and Evonne Smith has the opportunity to transform the department of geological and atmospheric sciences in ISU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). The Houston couple has established the Smith Family Foundation Departmental Chair in Geology to further enhance the mission of the department through a $2 million endowment.
Iowa State Formula SAE racer takes shape, expected to be a fast competitor
Iowa State University's Formula SAE Team is starting to test the mini open-wheel race car it designed and built. The goal is a fast and reliable car for the Formula SAE Series competition May 13-16 at Michigan International Speedway. Team members think this year's car could be good enough to return the team to the competition's top 10.
ISU researcher identifies key function in protein, cell transcription
An Iowa State University researcher has figured out a mechanism involved in marking where assembly instructions are located in a cell's DNA.
Jackson named ISU wrestling coach
Former Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Champion Kevin Jackson has been named Iowa State's head wrestling coach. Jackson captained the Cyclones' NCAA championship wrestling team in 1987.
More than 3,000 students received degrees from Iowa State at spring graduation May 8-9. Video of the ceremony is available online.
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Same-sex ruling belies the staid image of Iowa
The New York Times
"People may think of us some other way," said Paul Lasley, a sociologist at Iowa State University, "but in the main, it is tolerance -- not always support, but tolerance -- that has really been the weave and warp of Iowa culture."
Study finds some youths 'addicted' to video games
In what is described as the first nationally representative study in the United States on the subject, researcher Douglas Gentile of Iowa State University found that 8.5 percent of American youths ages 8 to 18 who play video games show multiple signs of behavioral addiction.