Saturday, November 30 2013
POSTPONED: Real-life Olivia Pope from 'Scandal' to speak Dec. 9
Weather on the East Coast has forced Judy Smith to reschedule tonight's lecture. The new date is March 10, 2014.
Iowa State researchers look for game-changing solution to devastating disease caused by parasitic worms
Iowa State University researchers are pursuing innovative solutions that, if successful, could radically change how the world looks at one of the most devastating parasitic diseases in the world.
ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers accelerated degree program for pre-law students
Iowa State University students can now earn a bachelor’s degree and law degree in just six years through a new partnership the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has with Drake University and the University of Iowa. Students seeking dual degrees will save time and money through the accelerated 3+3 Program.
Iowa State engineers use keyboard, mouse and mobile device ‘fingerprints’ to protect data
Iowa State engineers are working to protect computer networks and data by using unique keyboard, computer mouse and mobile device "fingerprints." The research is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense.
Math + juggling = better problem-solving tools for ISU students
Steve Butler casually tosses a ball from his left hand to his right to demonstrate his point that anyone can juggle. With just one ball it’s easy, until he changes it up and adds a second and a third ball to the mix. Still, the assistant professor of mathematics at Iowa State University says the secret to juggling is simple – it’s all about patterns.
Iowa State veterinary researcher studies new treatments for spinal injuries in dogs
Experimental treatments for spinal cord injuries in dogs conducted at Iowa State could someday lead to more effective therapies for humans suffering from similar injuries. Dogs can offer a more realistic picture of how humans would respond to new treatments for spinal injuries than laboratory experiments on rats, a much more widely used method of gathering data on new medical procedures.
ISU professor testifies to the societal costs of lowering financial costs in federal prison system
Matt DeLisi says it would be a mistake to change federal sentencing guidelines in an effort to reduce prison overcrowding. DeLisi, a professor of sociology at Iowa State University, testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 6 that cutting prison sentences would put more offenders back on the streets and increase the crime rate.
Iowa State University experts have the holidays covered
The holiday season is fast approaching and several Iowa State University experts are available to comment on everything from shopping to stress to sticking with a diet.
Iowa State, Ames Lab engineers develop real-time, 3-D teleconferencing technology
Nik Karpinsky and Song Zhang have developed 3-D teleconferencing technology that's live, real-time and streaming at 30 frames per second. They say it took a lot of late nights to solve the technical problems associated with image capture, transmission and display. They also say the technology could be ready for smart phones in a few years.