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  • ISU design students explore global water challenges at a2ru Emerging Creatives Summit

    02/21/17 AMES, IA — Three Iowa State University College of Design students joined peers from institutions around the nation recently to address water-related issues from the perspectives of both art and science. Sarah Reagan, Apple Valley, Minnesota; Lauren Roberts, Olathe, Kansas; and Matt Wilson, Chicago, Illinois, attended the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Emerging Creatives Student Summit Feb. 8-11 at the University of Florida. The conference on…

  • United Sports Brands Sponsored Studio Awards

    Bill Best, vice president of product development with United Sports Brands (USB) — the parent company of Shock Doctor, McDavid, Cutters, XO Athletic and Nathan — and Betsy Barnhart, Iowa State University assistant professor of industrial design, presented student awards Friday, Feb. 17, for projects developed in the fall 2016 USB-sponsored studio INDD . The interdisciplinary class included students majoring in industrial design; apparel, merchanding and design; and kinesiology. Design…

  • Zarecor to speak at Hong Kong architectural design conference in March

    Kimberly Zarecor, Iowa State University associate professor of architecture, will present "Stavoprojekt and the Collective Model of Architectural Practice in Communist Czechoslovakia, 1945-1990" Friday, March 10, at "The Design Institute: Building a Transnational History" conference at the University of Hong Kong. The conference is sponsored by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation as part of the American Council of Learned Societies' Program for Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society.

  • ISU graduate student exhibition explores ‘Transcendence through Observation’ Feb. 24-April 1 at Octagon Community Gallery

    02/16/17 AMES, Iowa — A joint exhibition of artwork by two Iowa State University integrated visual arts graduate students will be on display Feb. 24 through April 1 in the Community Gallery at the Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave. “Transcendence through Observation” will open with a public reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. The show features digital and medium-format film photographs by Rachel Deutmeyer, Dubuque,…

  • Senske recognized for 'exemplary paper' at computer science education conference

    "Evaluation and Impact of a Required Computational Thinking Course for Architecture Students," a paper by Nick Senske, Iowa State University assistant professor of architecture, has been selected as a SIGCSE 2017 Exemplary CS Education Research Paper by the Association For Computing Machinery Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education. This places his paper in the top 9 percent of submissions. Exemplary papers are chosen because of their "high quality, novelty…

  • Climate change and energy expert Travis Franck to speak at ISU College of Design Feb. 20

    02/14/17 AMES, Iowa — Travis Franck, the program director of the nonprofit Climate Interactive, will present a lecture on “Understanding Climate Change through Interactive Simulations” at Iowa State University. Sponsored by the graduate program in sustainable environments, Franck’s presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. An expert on international climate and energy issues, Franck helps decision makers tackle complex…

  • Urban development and historic preservation specialist to speak about America’s legacy cities March 23 at ISU

    02/14/17 AMES, Iowa —Stephanie Ryberg-Webster, a national expert on urban development and historic preservation, will speak about “The Future of the Past in America’s Legacy Cities” in a lecture at Iowa State University. Her free public presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Kocimski Auditorium, room 0101 College of Design. Part of the 2016-2017 Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series, the talk is co-sponsored by…

  • Zarecor to present lecture at Czech Embassy Feb. 23 in Washington, D.C.

    Kimberly Zarecor, associate professor of architecture, will speak about her book on mid-20th-century housing in Czechoslovakia in a lecture in Washington, D.C. Zarecor will present "Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity: Housing in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. The lecture is co-sponsored by the embassy with the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C., and American Sokol in Washington. Published in 2011, Manufacturing…

  • ISU College of Design students sweep awards in Art Inspired exhibition

    02/08/17 AMES, IA — Six Iowa State University College of Design students took home awards in the 2017 Art Inspired juried student exhibition on display through Monday, March 20, in the Iowa State Memorial Union Pioneer Room. The show features 29 artworks by 25 students majoring in integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts, architecture, art and design, graphic design, interdisciplinary design, interior design, landscape architecture and agricultural education and studies.…