Paul Skrade

High school and graduate students teach each other lessons in science

An NSF-funded program gives graduate students a place to learn how to communicate their scientific research to non-scientists. In the process, learning gets a lot more interesting for some Des Moines middle and high school students.

Regents vote to end tuition set-aside for in-state students

Financial aid for Iowa undergraduates will rely on university foundations' scholarship-raising efforts and the Legislature's willingness to fund a new state aid program.

New policies on youth activities and child safety will affect you

Maybe your university work routinely involves contact with children under 18. Or maybe you only occasionally encounter youth in the workplace when, for example, school kids are touring a facility or a colleague's child is temporarily hanging out in the office. In either case, you'll need to get acquainted with new and updated policies involving children and required reporting of suspected abuse.

Quisenberry to retire from VP post

The vice president for research and economic development will move to an entomology faculty post on Jan. 1 and retire from the university on July 1, 2013.

Wind turbine is symbol of renewable energy

Site preparation is under way for a small wind turbine that will be erected in the northeast corner of campus between CyRide and the power plant. The turbine will be up and running before Dec. 31. 

Email access to end for employees who leave Iowa State

The change, recommended by a campus-wide task force, is intended to help prevent access to confidential information by unauthorized users.