Thursday, December 17 2009
Iowa State, Ames Laboratory researchers named AAAS Fellows for distinguished work
Four Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their distinguished work in materials science, chemistry and agronomy.
125 years of student health care at Iowa State
The gritty 125-year history of the student health center includes tales of altruistic doctors who juggled such duties as football coach, professor or sanitation inspector.
Wild chimps have near human understanding of fire, says study by ISU's Pruetz
Catching up with ISU's cuisine queen
ISU's Madison Mayberry, who caught culinary attention when she won The Rachael Ray Show's "Hey, Can You Cook?" contest, has a brand-new journalism degree. She's putting her education to use blogging, cooking and working for Better Homes and Gardens.
ISU faculty address how to re-tool business education to prevent another collapse
H1N1 vaccination clinics open to all ages
Story County Public Health has scheduled four H1N1 vaccination clinics this week. Anyone more than six months old is eligible for the free vaccine. Children nine years and younger should receive a second dose at least 28 days after the first dose. This week's scheduled clinics are:
- Ames: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 4-7 p.m. (First United Methodist
Church, 508 Kellogg)
- Huxley: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 5-8 p.m. (3C Recreation Center,
515 North Main)
- Nevada: Thursday, Dec. 17, 4-7 p.m. (Story County Medical
Center, S. 19th St. and G Ave.)
- Ames: Friday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (260-262 Scheman Building)
Updates are available on the Story County Public Health web
site, and by calling the hotline at (515) 233-7577.
Iowa State University commencement is Dec. 18-19
An estimated 1,581 students will receive degrees from Iowa State University during winter commencement events Dec. 18-19. The undergraduate ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in Hilton Coliseum, and the graduate commencement ceremony will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in Stephens Auditorium. Tickets are not required for either graduation ceremony.
Iowa State replica of first electronic digital computer going to Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum of Mountain View, Calif., will be the new home for Iowa State University's full-scale, working replica of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) for at least 10 years. The replica of the first electronic digital computer was completed and demonstrated in 1997 as a tribute to the late innovators of the ABC, John Vincent Atanasoff, a former Iowa State professor of physics and mathematics, and Clifford Berry, a former physics graduate student.
A 79-year-old woman who dropped out 60 years ago graduates from Iowa State Dec. 19