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Tree-killing fungus named by scientists at ISU, other institutions

Tom Harrington, ISU plant pathology, led a team that has officially named the fungus responsible for a devastating disease that is killing trees in the coastal plains of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

News release.

Iowa State students prep $400,000 solar car for cross-continental race

Sol Invictus, Iowa State University's latest student-designed and student-built solar race car, will compete in the North American Solar Challenge July 13-22. The challenge will take 24 university and college teams 2,400 miles from Plano, Texas, to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The cars will race along Iowa's western border July 15-18.

News release.

Iowa State faculty are creating a rural renaissance community index to curb out-migration

A group of 12 Iowa State University researchers is working on a three-year rural renaissance community index project designed to identify some of the greatest attributes found in rural Iowa communities through an interactive database.

News release.

Summer brings mosquitoes; protect your horses against West Nile Virus

David Wong, ISU assistant professor of equine medicine, encourages horse owners to protect their animals from West Nile Virus now, before the peak of West Nile season.

News release.

White named interim dean of ISU's College of Human Sciences

Pamela White, University Professor of food science and human nutrition, has been named interim dean of ISU's College of Human Sciences effective July 1.

News release.

ReCAP economists prepare report on economic impact of 2008 floods in Iowa

A new report by Iowa State University's Regional Capacity Analysis Program, titled "Economic Impacts of the 2008 Floods in Iowa," details how the economic impact of this year's flooding in the state will be calculated.

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Pediatrics review of underage drinking prevention programs led by Iowa State's Spoth

Richard Spoth, director of the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute (PPSI) at Iowa State, was lead author of a report "Preventive Interventions Addressing Underage Drinking: State of the Evidence and Steps Toward Public Health Impact" in the May issue of Pediatrics -- the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

News release.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa State University faculty experts can discuss flood-related topics

Iowa State University faculty and staff members are available to share their insight and expertise on numerous flood-related topics.

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Iowa State Steel Bridge Team competes at nationals.

Building bridges

The Iowa State University Steel Bridge Team recently won 10th place at the 42-team National Student Steel Bridge Competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The bridge -- designed and built by students -- also won first place in the aesthetics category.

In the news

Flooded farmlands may take decades to recover

PBS

Jerry DeWitt, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State, narrates a slide show, demonstrating longterm flood damage to fertile farmland.

See story.

On levees, flooding and redevelopment

Newsweek On Air

William Simpkins, an Iowa State University professor of hydrogeology, answers questions about levees, the magnitude of the 2008 floods and redevelopment after flooding on this Newsweek podcast. His comments begin 5 1/2 minutes into the podcast.

Click on the Sun., June 29 button to listen to the podcast.