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Shanda Munn arrested in fatal hit-and-run

Shanda Rae Munn, 20, Lawler, has been been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in December. Munn was charged with Homicide by Vehicle (Class B Felony) and Failing to Stop at an Accident Resulting in the Death of Another Person (Aggravated Misdemeanor). Investigators believe the victim, Kelly Jean Laughery, 20, was walking along Mortensen Road in Ames when she was struck.

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Kim Langholz

Dr. Langholz

Dental care important to pet health

Dental cleanings can help your pet's overall physical health, says veterinarian Kim Langholz.

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Iowans could be heading round the roundabouts

Hillary Isebrands, an Iowa State University doctoral student, is studying how modern roundabouts on rural Midwest highways can move traffic and save lives.

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Student entrepreneur conference returns

An annual student entrepreneurship conference created at Iowa State five years ago is returning to campus March 3.

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Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine News

Learn about field peas as an alternative third crop, new resources for Iowa's wine industry, and research to evaluate a new diagnostic approach for bovine viral diarrhea disease in this month's Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine News.

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Ames Lab innovation key to a "lead-free" Europe

A lead-free solder developed at Ames Laboratory is helping electronics manufacturers meet new lead-free standards in Europe.

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Iowa State awards state economic development dollars to nine projects

Iowa State awards $788,962 from the state's Grow Iowa Values Fund to nine research projects that have high potential to improve Iowa's economy.

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Officials tell how ISU would spend R&D funds

Iowa State will have $17 million to spend on research and development if the legislature endorses Gov. Tom Vilsack's proposal to give the regents universities $50 million in R&D funds over three years. Officials recently told regents and legislators how they would use those funds.

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Among nation's best

ISU senior Bo Schroeder has been named among the nation's most promising minority students by the American Advertising Federation.

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Black History Month events at Iowa State

Talks by Angela Davis and Joan Morgan, a multicultural leadership summit and more mark Black History Month at Iowa State.

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Geoffroy lauds proposal to boost research support

President Gregory Geoffroy applauded President George Bush's proposals to double federal support for basic research and involve more students and teachers in science and mathematics.

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Residence hall living leads to higher graduation rates

Incoming freshmen who live in university housing at Iowa State for one year are 20 percent more likely to graduate than incoming freshmen who never live on campus.

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Srinivas Aluru

Srinivas Aluru

A supercomputer for Iowa State University

Iowa State University's new supercomputer can do 5.7 trillion calculations per second. It's among the top 10 university supercomputers in the country.

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Presenting the research and development power of Iowa's Regent universities

The Innovation Iowa economic development program sponsored by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center at 1200 Grand Ave. in Des Moines.

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Jacquelyn Jackson

Jacquelyn Jackson

To understand a virus

ISU student Jacquelyn Jackson's crop research may help other scientists get closer to discovering cures for human and animal viral diseases.

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Student with head gadget

Motion machines

Architecture 202 students recently designed, built and demonstrated devices that express a motion interacting with an architectural surface. With paint spewing and lights flashing, the motion machines reacted to thinking (shown above) breathing, sit-ups, jumping jacks and more.

In the News

Supercomputing

The Washington Post

Scientists at Iowa State University are using one of the nation's 10 most powerful university computers to help decipher the corn genome, a project that could allow them to expand the plant's uses in plastics, fuel and fiber.

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Athletics

Cyclones over K-State

ISU women knock off Kansas State, 71-66.

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Gymnasts win

No. 9 gymnasts knock off No. 6 Oklahoma.

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Hines ranks 9th

Neil Hines ranks 9th in the nation in the heptathlon.

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