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Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry

A 1905 story not only prompted massive reforms in U.S. food and public health policy and inspired Upton Sinclair’s widely popular novel “The Jungle.” It was also one of the first examples of the power of photojournalism, as uncovered in a...
18-Feb-2020 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Initiative takes advantage of existing data to solve community problems

Solutions to some of the problems Iowa communities are facing may be found in the data towns and cities already collect, but lack the resources to access and analyze. Iowa State University researchers are lending their expertise to help communities...
17-Feb-2020 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pursuing Ph.D., Ecuadorian immigrant works to improve lives of immigrants through policy

Twenty years after leaving Ecuador during its economic crisis, Maria Alcívar-Zúñiga learned she had received a prestigious national award recognizing her leadership, academic accomplishments and community work empowering Latinx youth and families...
12-Feb-2020 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Heat trapped in urban areas tricks trees into thinking spring has arrived earlier

Satellite data of 85 U.S. cities shows plants begin turning green earlier in the spring in urban areas than in surrounding rural areas. It’s a symptom of the way cities trap heat, a phenomenon known as the “heat-island effect,” according to a...
10-Feb-2020 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Astronomers reveal rare double nucleus in nearby ‘Cocoon Galaxy’

Iowa State astronomers have revealed that a well-known, nearby galaxy has a rare double-nucleus structure. Their paper reporting the discovery is now online and has been accepted for publication by the Astrophysical Journal.
5-Feb-2020 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Stability pushes Sanders to top of ISU/Civiqs poll; caucus interest building

Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading the Iowa State University/Civiqs poll for the first time in the five months of polling leading up to the Iowa caucuses. Maintaining a stable base and picking up supporters from other candidates have contributed to his...
28-Jan-2020 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa caucus-goers rely on variety of sources to make decision

Iowans have had ample opportunities to meet the Democratic presidential candidates, but likely caucus-goers say this access is not their most important source of information, according to a new Iowa State University survey.
27-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Major NSF-sponsored grant will help researchers discover ways to improve urban sustainability

A new $2.5 million grant will help an interdisciplinary team of researchers analyze innovative approaches to improving urban sustainability. The team will study various approaches to bolstering local food production in Des Moines and the surrounding...
22-Jan-2020 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Will delay in results put an end to Iowa caucuses?

4-Feb-2020 5:05 PM EST

Outcomes published following Iowa State workshop discussing land use, infrastructure issues within Mississippi River watershed

A new network of researchers and community officials is working to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges within the Mississippi River watershed.
30-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST

No major breakthroughs in Democratic field

21-Jan-2020 6:45 PM EST

Iowa's caucus history

21-Jan-2020 5:20 PM EST

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Cultural heritage expert available to discuss threats against Iranian cultural sites

7-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST

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Maturity Becomes a Concern as Corn Harvest Approaches

Iowans may notice combines harvesting corn deep into November due to the late start to planting last spring, according to Iowa State University agronomists. Much of the Iowa corn crop remains weeks behind schedule, and farmers will be paying close...
29-Aug-2019 3:30 PM EDT

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Four Approaches to Understanding and Moving Beyond Dysfunctional Deliberation

It may feel like we have reached an impasse in the debate over issues such as gun violence, climate change and immigration. To improve the level of discourse, an Iowa State assistant professor of English offers four strategies to work toward...
25-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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Wet Midwestern spring conforms with climate trends outlined in major 2018 assessment

10-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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