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New College of Human Sciences program attracts food lovers to Italy

The College of Human Sciences international programs office now offers a new program in Italy for students seeking a short-term abroad experience. Contributed photo.

A new study abroad opportunity will allow Iowa State University students in food science and human nutrition and apparel, events, and hospitality management to study in Italy.

Statewide evaluation aims to improve quality of home visiting programs

Iowa State researchers aim to improve the quality of home visiting programs through a statewide evaluation. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Iowa State University faculty and graduate students in human development and family studies are improving support for at-risk families by evaluating statewide home visiting programs for families with young children.

New kinesiology international program sends students to Ireland

Kinesiology students can soon apply for a three-week summer study abroad opportunity in Ireland, led by professor Warren Franke. Contributed photo.

Iowa State University students in kinesiology and health have a new opportunity to study abroad in Ireland next summer. 

ISU gerontology program carries out goal of the Older Americans Act

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act, helping adults live in the community of their choice for as long as possible. Photo by Ryan Riley.

In the spirit of the Older Americans Act, Iowa State University’s gerontology program helps older adults to age actively in the community of their choice.

ISU researchers aim to boost science education with summertime pest

Iowa State researchers will train students at Moulton and King elementary schools to track mosquito populations in their neighborhood. File photo by Christopher Gannon.

It may be hard to imagine how a mosquito could inspire students to develop an interest in science. Iowa State University researchers believe it’s not only possible, but say that generating student interest in the pesky insect will improve science learning and public health.

Iowa State a top presenter at international hospitality conference

Iowa State\'s Thomas Schrier presents research on amusement parks and hotel lighting at an international hospitality management conference this week. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Iowa State researchers in hospitality management will give 14 research presentations — more than all but four other schools — at an international conference this week.

Iowa State analysis of national FITNESSGRAM data reveals needs for improvement in youth fitness

A study by Iowa State graduate research assistant Yang Bai reinforces the need to get children active at an early age. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

A new study provides a snapshot of health-related physical fitness levels for U.S. schoolchildren in grades first through 12th.

Iowa State University researchers analyzing data collected nationally through the NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM Partnership Project found that fitness levels sharply declined as students got older. The study is published in The Journal of Pediatrics.