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BTN LiveBIG: Best of … Iowa

The University of Iowa is a groundbreaking institution. In 1855 — before the American Civil War — it enacted a policy of admitting male and female students on an equal basis, the first public university in the United States to do so. And this university is still a positive force for change, in many cases well beyond Iowa City. From its first-class creative writing program to its international engineering efforts, the Hawkeyes are affecting the world in many powerful ways. Here are a few of our favorite LiveBIG stories that show how Iowa enables education, innovation and altruism: Iowa organization

BTN LiveBIG: A summer reading list with a Big Ten twist

For many people, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. And that means finding a few books that provide a combination of mental diversion and stimulation during those long, hot, idle days. If you’re still looking for some titles to add to your list, LiveBIG has a few suggestions from authors who have a connection to the Big Ten Conference and represent its ideals of excellence and ingenuity in their work.   It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Afghanistan. The Congo. Iraq. Photojournalist and Wisconsin alumna Lynsey Addario photographed these and other global hotspots. Now,

BTN LiveBIG: Best of ... Michigan State

As the conference champions in both football and men’s basketball, the Spartans unquestionably had a ‘B1G’ year. But that’s even more true when you look off the field or court. Time magazine named Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of MSU’s College of Human Medicine as one of its 100 Most Influential People for 2016 because of her critical work in testing the lead-tainted water supply in Flint, Mich. And Terrie Taylor, a Michigan State professor and medical doctor, continued to make breakthroughs on the front lines of the global war on malaria. Here’s a look at some of the best LiveBIG stories on Michigan

BTN LiveBIG: Illini app gives kids something to chew over

The only thing more difficult than getting kids to make healthy dietary choices is holding their attention in a classroom. The new “Food for Thought” app, a project developed at the University of Illinois, might help children do both. Emma Mercier, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at Illinois, designed “Food for Thought” with a team of researchers. The technology aims to help kids make more environmentally friendly decisions with what they eat, as well as provide a window into how today’s youth analyze data. “Over the course of nine months, we really tried to look at what would be

BTN LiveBIG: Maryland professor discovers 'birthmarks' from Earth's early years

Four and a half billion years. That’s how old most scientists believe the Earth to be. And according to a recent discovery by Maryland professor Richard Walker and his team of researchers, there are materials inside Earth’s mantle that have survived for almost the entirety of that four and a half billion years. Walker’s team measured rocks from Baffin Bay in northern Canada and the Ontong Java Plateau in the Pacific Ocean, and they found an isotopic signature — an overabundance of 182-tungsten decayed from 182-hanfium. Without getting into the science too much, that’s characteristic of processes that occurred during

BTN LiveBIG: Penn State art professor goes audio for visuals

Two artists sit in a paint-festooned studio surrounded by works of art in various stages of completion. It’s a casual setting; there’s coffee and easy conversation between the two as they weave in and out of topics. They discuss color, artistic discovery, passion, mysticism and the finer points of Herbie Hancock. “After the first minute or two, most people forget they are speaking into a microphone and we just chat,” said Brian Alfred, Brooklyn-based artist and creator of the Sound & Vision podcast. “I’d like to think I also set them at ease. The fact that I am a fellow

BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten sends some of its brightest to Britain

Students from Big Ten universities accounted for an impressive five out of 15 Churchill Scholars for 2016-2017. These students will travel to the United Kingdom this fall to study their academic disciplines for a year at the University of Cambridge’s Churchill College. Each academic year, the Churchill Scholars selects a few graduate-level students from throughout the United States who excel in mathematics, engineering or hard-sciences fields. The prestigious academic program was started more than a half-century ago by the legendary British statesman Winston Churchill, who requested the scholarship be set up through the foundation that bore his name. Here are

BTN LiveBIG: Former Northwestern softball player stands up against bullying

College sports fans live for gamedays: tailgating on a crisp autumn afternoon, jumping for joy after a game-winning buzzer-beater, seeing the go-ahead goal or run scored in a tight contest. While the spectacle of sport is what draws the fans, the things student-athletes do off the field often proves to be much more valuable. Marisa Bast got such an opportunity to make a difference three years ago. At the time a rising senior and third baseman on the Northwestern softball team, Bast was searching for a field-study subject for NU’s undergraduate leadership certificate program. Initially, nothing she found really stuck.

BTN LiveBIG: A Minnesota professor's crusade to bring education to life

He’s a college professor who goes on incredible adventures in far-flung places, interacting with fascinating locals as he pursues his mission to find and preserve priceless treasures. It’s fair to say that the University of Minnesota’s Aaron Doering shares more than a few qualities with Indiana Jones. Both do much of their academic work outside of the classroom and find motivation in their personal passions rather than riches and fame. And, Drs. Jones and Doering each cut quite a figure. Still, they aren’t exactly the same. Doering neither wears a fedora nor carries a whip. Also, the treasures he seeks

BTN LiveBIG: Penn State grad finds his roots through photography

When Jeremy Dennis came to Happy Valley about two years ago, he was hoping to expand his horizons. Already a graduate of Stony Brook University, New York, he applied for the master of fine arts in photography program at Penn State. Dennis travelled to University Park for an interview with Lonnie Graham, a professor of studio art at Penn State, totally unaware that Graham and the university would help propel his photography and artwork into a grand project titled “On This Site.” “I came to Penn State to interview with him [Graham] before I applied,” Dennis said. “He reviewed my