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Chemistry professor's discovery could improve patient MRI process
Wenyu Huang, associate professor of chemistry, discovered a new method that could make an MRI easier, more comfortable and less expensive. Huang and his collaborator's work could make MRI's available to populations without current access to the medical technology.
LAS alumna wins Pulitzer
Des Moines Register writer and LAS alumna Andie Dominick (’94 English, ’97 MA English) was named a Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing. She was recognized for a series of editorials she wrote about the privatization of Medicaid in Iowa.
First bell cast for carillon model
A collaborative project to create a scaled version of Iowa State University's campanile and carillon reached a milestone with the pouring of the first bell during an event on campus. Tin-Shi Tam, Cownie Professor of Music and the university's carillonneur, is the project "client" and championed the concept of the carillon model, which, when finished, will travel to alumni and university events.
Students win coveted advertising awards
Several LAS students in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication were honored with awards from the American Advertising Federation at the American Advertising Awards Student Competition in Des Moines.
Linguistics software helps develop language learning
A new software system developed by John Levis, professor of linguistics in the Department of English, and his team, will help language learners and educators identify pronunciation barriers and automate learning and testing to help the student advance.
Computer science class creates application to assist aged shoppers
Students participating in a class project led by computer science graduate student Chandan Kumar developed an application to make grocery shopping easier for older adults. The application helps users search for products to make a shopping list and map out a route to locate items in the store.