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Iowa State, Ames Lab physicist says nanoparticle assembly is like building with LEGOs

Alex Travesset reports in the Oct. 14 issue of the journal Science that nanotechnology has entered a new era. Because of developments in nanoparticle self-assembly, designer materials with unique properties are now possible. And that could lead to immediate applications in catalysis, medical sensing and optics.
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ISU apparel students Kaitlyn Clevenstine (left) and Marian Baggenstoss (right) apply the finishing touches to a dragonfly costume that will be worn by student dancer Laura Carr during the

ISU apparel students Kaitlyn Clevenstine (left) and Marian Baggenstoss (right) apply the finishing touches to a dragonfly costume that will be worn by student dancer Laura Carr during the "Spirits in the Gardens" program.

ISU students provide costuming, dance to bring Reiman "Spirits in the Gardens" alive

Iowa State apparel students created six costumes depicting insects that will be worn by ISU student dancers as they perform for children during the "Spirits in the Gardens" program at Reiman Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, from 4-7 p.m. Kids can also collect candy, enjoy craft stations, play games and hear tales from a story teller at the Halloween event, which is free for children 17 and under.

Hira to retire as ISU College of Business dean; will remain on faculty

Labh Hira, who is in his 11th year as dean of the College of Business at Iowa State University, has announced that he will retire as dean when his term ends on June 30. He will remain on the ISU faculty as a professor of accounting.
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ISU plant pathologist updates science community on groundbreaking research

In the two years since the journal Science published an article by ISU's Adam Bogdanove about his groundbreaking gene research, scientists around the world have built on those findings to explore further breakthroughs. Now Bogdanove updates the scientific community on where the research has been since 2009 and where it is heading.

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Troxel Hall groundbreaking set for Oct. 21

The groundbreaking ceremony for Troxel Hall, Iowa State University's newest classroom auditorium, will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. The ceremony will be held on Farm House Lane between Agronomy Hall and the Horticulture Greenhouse Complex.

On a recent trip to Ghana to finalize the Dietetics Internship details, Erin Bergquist, (left); Jean Anderson, (middle, kneeling); and Grace Marquis (back right) met with representatives from the University of Ghana.

On a recent trip to Ghana to finalize the Dietetics Internship details, Erin Bergquist, (left); Jean Anderson, (middle, kneeling); and Grace Marquis (back right) met with representatives from the University of Ghana.

ISUís dietetic internship is first in nation to go international with new Ghana program

Iowa State University's Dietetics Internship program, already the country's largest, will be the first in the nation to offer an international component. ISU interns will have the option of working in Ghana beginning in January.

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ISU political academics get front row seat to presidential campaign every four years

As long as Iowa continues to host its first-in-the-nation caucuses -- allowing Iowans to cast the first votes in the presidential nominating process every four years -- Iowa State University faculty will have a front row seat to the campaign. Three ISU political scientists discuss that rare inside view and the unique opportunity it presents them in their research and teaching.
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Iowa State researchers help detect very-high-energy gamma rays from Crab pulsar

Iowa State University researchers helped design and build the $20 million instrument that allowed astrophysicists to discover the first very-high-energy gamma rays from a pulsar. The discovery is reported in the Oct. 7 issue of the journal Science.
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Iowa State, Ames Laboratory, Technion scientist wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel Foundation today announced Dan Shechtman of Iowa State University, the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Israel's Technion has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The foundation announced The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences picked Shechtman "for the discovery of quasicrystals."

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