Monday, January 10 2011
University events will honor Martin Luther King Jr. beginning Jan. 12
A carillon concert, community and campus programs, and two
notable speakers are among Iowa State University's
activities to honor the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and
civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. The series begins
with the carillon concert on Jan. 12 and concludes with a
lecture by by Iowa State's Mary Louise Smith Chair and
PBS' "Washington Week" moderator Gwen Ifill on
March 31. All events are free and open to the public.
ISU psychology graduate student wins national dissertation research award
The American Psychological Association (APA) has awarded Iowa
State graduate student Muniba Saleem a 2010 APA Dissertation
Research Award for her research on intergroup conflict and
peaceful conflict resolution. The honor recognizes outstanding
psychological research and includes a cash award of $1,000.
Saleem conducted her research under Craig Anderson,
distinguished professor of psychology and director of the
Center for the Study of Violence at Iowa State.
Let the political games begin: ISU experts preview the start of Iowa caucuses season
Iowa State, Ames Lab researcher developing bio-based polymers that heal cracks
Michael Kessler of Iowa State University and the Ames
Laboratory is researching biorenewable polymers capable of
healing themselves as they degrade and crack. The self-healing
properties can increase material lifetimes and reduce
maintenance. There are challenges, but Kessler thinks
there's potential to develop new and effective
Iowa State among Kiplinger's best values
Iowa State University is among the 100 top values in public higher education, according to Kiplinger magazine. Iowa State is 80th on the Kiplinger list. The ranking, released Jan. 4, considers admission and graduation rates, average cost per year, average need-based and non-need-based financial aid, and average debt at graduation. Kiplinger says the 100 schools "deliver a stellar education at an affordable price."
University Researchers: Climate change is affecting how Iowans live and work
A report authored by researchers at Iowa's three public
universities says climate change is already affecting the way
Iowans live and work. Legislation approved in April 2009 asked
university researchers to study the effects of climate change
on Iowa and report back to the governor and the Legislature.
The report makes seven policy recommendations that begin to
protect the state's economy, environment and residents from
changes in climate.
ISUs landscape architecture program in top 10 nationally
Iowa State's undergraduate landscape architecture program
tied for eighth in the nation, according to a new survey of
practitioners by DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly publication
for leaders in design professions. The magazine's annual
report, "America's Best Architecture and Design
Schools," is the only national college ranking survey that
focuses exclusively on design. There are 47 accredited
landscape architecture programs in the U.S.
Iowa State University aerospace engineer and Goodrich partner to develop next-generation fuel nozzle diagnostic systems
Hui Hu, an Iowa State University associate professor of
aerospace engineering, is working with engineers from the
Goodrich Corp. to test and characterize the next generation of
fuel nozzles. The joint project is supported by a $78,305 grant
from the Grow Iowa Values Fund, a state economic development