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Sivils receives Modern Language Association honor

Matthew Wynn Sivils, assistant professor of English, has received the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Scholarly Editions Seal for his edition of James Fenimore Cooper’s 1843 satirical novel “The Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief.”

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ISU sociologists earn National Institute of Justice grant to study Iowa prisoner reentry

Two Iowa State University sociology professors have been awarded a $225,428 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Corrections to study prisoner reentry in Iowa. The researchers plan to assess the quality and appropriateness of rehabilitation treatment received by the inmates in predicting their chances of becoming repeat offenders. … Continue reading ISU sociologists earn National Institute of Justice grant to study Iowa prisoner reentry

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Mikesell juggles chemistry studies with residence hall duties and Rubik’s Cubes

There is a hard-working, studious side to Iowa State University student Justin Mikesell…and there’s also the fun side when it’s time to relax. And he knows how to juggle all his duties. Justin is a chemistry student at Iowa State who wants to use the challenging major to enter dental school when he graduates. "It’s … Continue reading Mikesell juggles chemistry studies with residence hall duties and Rubik’s Cubes

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Astronomers, Iowa State’s Kawaler discover planets that survived their star’s expansion

Astronomers have discovered two Earth-sized planets that survived getting caught in the red-giant expansion of their host star. Steve Kawaler, an Iowa State University professor of physics and astronomy and a leader of the Kepler Asteroseismic Investigation, helped the research team study data from the Kepler space telescope to confirm that tiny variations of light … Continue reading Astronomers, Iowa State’s Kawaler discover planets that survived their star’s expansion