Saturday, February 11 2006
Shanda Munn arrested in fatal hit-and-run
Shanda Rae Munn, 20, Lawler, has been been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in December. Munn was charged with Homicide by Vehicle (Class B Felony) and Failing to Stop at an Accident Resulting in the Death of Another Person (Aggravated Misdemeanor). Investigators believe the victim, Kelly Jean Laughery, 20, was walking along Mortensen Road in Ames when she was struck.
Dental care important to pet health
Dental cleanings can help your pet's overall physical health, says veterinarian Kim Langholz.
Iowans could be heading round the roundabouts
Hillary Isebrands, an Iowa State University doctoral student, is studying how modern roundabouts on rural Midwest highways can move traffic and save lives.
Student entrepreneur conference returns
An annual student entrepreneurship conference created at Iowa State five years ago is returning to campus March 3.
Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine News
Learn about field peas as an alternative third crop, new resources for Iowa's wine industry, and research to evaluate a new diagnostic approach for bovine viral diarrhea disease in this month's Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine News.
Ames Lab innovation key to a "lead-free" Europe
A lead-free solder developed at Ames Laboratory is helping electronics manufacturers meet new lead-free standards in Europe.
Iowa State awards state economic development dollars to nine projects
Iowa State awards $788,962 from the state's Grow Iowa Values Fund to nine research projects that have high potential to improve Iowa's economy.
Officials tell how ISU would spend R&D funds
Iowa State will have $17 million to spend on research and development if the legislature endorses Gov. Tom Vilsack's proposal to give the regents universities $50 million in R&D funds over three years. Officials recently told regents and legislators how they would use those funds.
Among nation's best
ISU senior Bo Schroeder has been named among the nation's most promising minority students by the American Advertising Federation.
Black History Month events at Iowa State
Talks by Angela Davis and Joan Morgan, a multicultural leadership summit and more mark Black History Month at Iowa State.
Geoffroy lauds proposal to boost research support
President Gregory Geoffroy applauded President George Bush's proposals to double federal support for basic research and involve more students and teachers in science and mathematics.
Residence hall living leads to higher graduation rates
Incoming freshmen who live in university housing at Iowa State for one year are 20 percent more likely to graduate than incoming freshmen who never live on campus.
A supercomputer for Iowa State University
Iowa State University's new supercomputer can do 5.7 trillion calculations per second. It's among the top 10 university supercomputers in the country.
Presenting the research and development power of Iowa's Regent universities
The Innovation Iowa economic development program sponsored by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center at 1200 Grand Ave. in Des Moines.