Iowa State University


Study will focus on urban trees and exercise
Iowa State researchers will do a study of walkers and runners in an effort to find out if vegetation along trails affects the activity levels of city dwellers. News release. (Fri, 30 Sep 2005 14:30:00 CST)

Barry Scheck to discuss DNA forensics
Barry Scheck, best known as the DNA expert on the O.J. Simpson defense team, will give an Oct. 3 lecture at Iowa State titled "The Innocence Project: DNA and the Wrongly Convicted." News release. (Wed, 28 Sep 2005 15:50:00 CST)

Finding the odor in livestock agriculture
A high-tech instrument is helping Iowa State University researchers identify and characterize the compounds that cause livestock odor. The research could lead to treatments that reduce the odor. News release. (Wed, 28 Sep 2005 11:45:00 CST)

Geoffroy discusses "to-do" list
President Gregory Geoffroy lauded highlights of the past year at Iowa State and laid out his key agenda items for the coming year in his fall convocation speech Sept. 27. Speech (text and streaming video). (Tue, 27 Sep 2005 11:45:00 CST)

Conlin to discuss leadership
Roxanne Conlin, who is ranked among the country's 100 most influential lawyers in America, will speak on campus Sept. 29. Her talk is a part of a women's leadership series. News release. (Tue, 27 Sep 2005 10:30:00 CST)

Century of Iowa architecture
Iowa's finest architecture over the past century is featured in an exhibit coming to campus Oct. 3-28. See story. (Fri, 23 Sep 2005 10:00:00 CST)

Veterinary hospital offers 24/7 emergency service
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital has expanded its emergency and critical care service to provide a veterinarian on premises at all times to give emergency care for small animal patients. News release. (Thu, 22 Sep 2005 14:30:00 CST)

Ultraportable power charges ahead
Want your iPod or cell phone to simply charge itself? Researchers at Iowa State are working on wearable solar technology that could do just that, giving busy people alternative energy on the go. See story. (Tue, 20 Sep 2005 13:15:00 CST)

Athletes and academics
Normally reserved for members of the ISU Alumni Association, the fall issue of VISIONS magazine can be accessed by all readers. The issue examines the delicate balancing act performed by student-athletes. Also featured: Ballroom dancing and ISU's newest college -- Human Sciences. VISIONS (Tue, 20 Sep 2005 11:25:00 CST)

Pitching in
Iowa State's Gene Deisinger writes from Louisiana, where he is helping with Katrina relief. See blog. (Mon, 19 Sep 2005 15:05:00 CST)