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Article ID: 690070

Iowa State Architecture Professor Named American Institute of Architects Fellow

Iowa State University

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.

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23-Feb-2018 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 689910

Iowa State Honors Seminar Deepens Understanding of Global Problems, Encourages Action

Iowa State University

Students in Jean-Pierre Taoutel’s honors seminar, “That’s Me in the Corner,” are thinking critically about global problems and how to help solve them. Students in Iowa State University’s Honors Program enroll in these one- or two-credit special classes as part of their requirements to graduate with honors. These seminars focus on wide-ranging topics that engage students in a high level of critical thinking and discussion.

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21-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689840

Book Looks at How 2016 Election Changed the Rules of Political Communication

Iowa State University

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.

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20-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 689771

Virtual Reality Simulation Allows Iowans to Glimpse New Mississippi River Bridge

Iowa State University

ISU personnel have designed a virtual reality simulation of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge, currently 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.

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19-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689539

Engineers Develop Smart Material That Changes Stiffness When Twisted or Bent

Iowa State University

Iowa State's Martin Thuo and Michael Bartlett led development of a rubbery material that transforms itself into a hard composite when bent or twisted. The new material could be used in medicine to support delicate tissues or in industry to protect valuable sensors.

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14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689346

Database Will Help Build Foundation for Steganalysis of Forensic Evidence

Iowa State University

There is no good way for forensic investigators to detect if a digital photo or file contains a hidden message in a criminal case. Developing a tool to assist in these cases is why an Iowa State University research team is taking thousands of photos to build a steganalysis database.

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12-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Crime and Forensic Science, Mathematics

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Article ID: 689112

Iowa State Students Find Plenty of Opportunities on Path to Medical School

Iowa State University

Iowa State has a strong support system for pre-med and pre-health students, even without a college of human medicine or pre-health committee. Advisers and students say the opportunities in coursework, activities, research and study abroad inspire students to continue on a path to medicine.

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6-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST
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Education, Healthcare

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Article ID: 689087

Award-Winning Saudi Arabian Podcaster Realizes Dream of Becoming Scientist at Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Majd Abdulghani is a graduate student in genetics, development and cell biology at Iowa State University. She's from Saudi Arabia and before coming to Iowa State had only ever been to the United States for vacation, to California and New York. But you may already know Abdulghani – her voice, at least. She recently won a prestigious award for "Majd's Diary," produced by Radio Diaries and NPR.

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6-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST
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Education

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Education, Middle East News

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Article ID: 688725

Helping Police, Public Understand How Perception Shapes Race Bias

Iowa State University

Stephen Biggs noticed something missing from the conversations on campus about race and the Black Lives Matter movement. No one was talking about the influence of implicit bias, so the Iowa State University assistant professor of philosophy decided to speak up.

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31-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Behavioral Science, Crime and Forensic Science, Psychology and Psychiatry

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Chemists Follow Molecules Down ‘Nanowells,’ Track Catalytic Reactions in Nanoconfinement

Iowa State University

Chemists have measured the effects of nanoconfinement on catalytic reactions by developing experimental techniques capable of tracking single molecules. Understanding such reactions could help chemists design high-performance catalysts.

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30-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST
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