Friday, May 6 2011
Team PrISUm races to fourth on day two of Formula Sun Grand Prix
Team PrISUm had a good day at Indy on Friday, turning in 164 laps and climbing from sixth to fourth in this year's Formula Sun Grand Prix. The team is hoping for more of the same as it races to the checkered flag on Saturday.
Iowa African-American Hall of Fame seeks nominations for 2011
The Iowa African-American Hall of Fame, a division of Iowa State University's Black Cultural Center, is accepting nominations for 2011 inductees.
ISU professor, Extension veterinarian nationally recognized for leadership in animal welfare
Dr. Jan Shearer has been selected to receive the American Veterinary Medical Association's Animal Welfare Award for 2011. The award, which will be presented in July, recognizes an AVMA member who has advanced animal well-being, shown exemplary dedication to animal care, and contributed to the community and society.
Iowa State solar car hits the race pace, but is slowed by chassis repairs
Team PrISUm had a mixed first day at the Formula Sun Grand Prix. The team's solar race car had a good race pace, but lost hours of track time to repair a cracked frame tube. Team members expect a better day of racing on Friday.
Iowa States Formula SAE Team tests its engineering skills at international competition
Iowa State University's Formula SAE Team is working
overtime to design and build a mini open-wheel racer in time
for an international competition May 11-14. Even if the team
doesn't race on track, it will still compete in technical,
manufacturing, business and engineering design contests.
Time is now for transformative change in agriculture, says ISU professor
The agricultural systems and processes that have developed in the past decades need to be re-examined, says Cornelia Flora, a distinguished professor in the Department of Sociology. She adds that reducing financial risks and improving sustainability are important to everyone and public policy should move in that direction.
Iowa State University commencement events set for Friday and Saturday
An estimated 3,367 students -- the most in the last decade --
will receive degrees from Iowa State in three ceremonies this
weekend. About 2,703 students will receive bachelor's
degrees during the undergraduate ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Saturday
in Hilton Coliseum. Chemist and Cornell University Professor
Emeritus Harold Scheraga and physicist and University of
Arizona President Robert Shelton will receive honorary Doctor
of Science degrees. The graduate commencement will be at 7:30
p.m. Friday in Stephens Auditorium, also the site for the DVM
ceremony at noon on Saturday.
ISUs graduate planning program ranks in top 13 nationally among non-Ph.D.-granting programs
Iowa State's graduate program in community and regional planning earned high marks in the latest survey by Planetizen, considered the leading online network for the urban planning, design and development community. The "Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs" provides the only comprehensive rankings of graduate urban planning programs in the U.S. For 2012, Iowa State University is ranked 13th in the nation among 83 programs that do not grant a doctorate in planning.
MEDIA ADVISORY: ISU experts provide perspective following Osama bin Laden's death
Sustainable landscape design for your property can be easier than you may think
Ann Marie VanDerZanden, co-author of the recently published book "Sustainable Landscape Management: Design, Construction, and Maintenance," says small changes to your yard and garden can greatly improve sustainability and can be fairly simple to do.
Senior will graduate after taking one class per semester for 19 years
In 1992, a gallon of gas cost $1.13, Bill Clinton won the
presidential election and Kathy Vitzthum took her first class
at Iowa State University. Vitzthum has taken about one class
each and every semester since. For 40 semesters. Since Miley
Cyrus was born. Since Charles and Diana split up. Since Ross
Perot pulled out his charts and pointer on TV. Since the World
Wide Web was in its infancy (and text only). On May 7, the
48-year-old Vitzthum, who lives in Slater, graduates summa cum
laude from Iowa State. She has achieved her goal -- a
bachelor's degree in accounting -- after juggling family
and career with finals and papers for 19 years.