Study to explore how cognitive development affects later attitudes toward physical activity

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Kinesiology professor Panteleimon Ekekkaki and graduate student Matthew Ladwig are working to find how cognitive development affects attitudes toward physical activity later in life.

Reason named interim associate dean of the College of Human Sciences

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Robert Reason, professor and associate director for research and administration in the School of Education at Iowa State University, has been named interim associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Human Sciences.

Hydration strategy key as high school athletes begin practice

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The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang studies how environmental stresses, such as heat, affect how our bodies regulate internal temperature. Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe.

Sellers reappointed human sciences associate dean and Human Sciences Extension and Outreach director

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Debra Sellers has been reappointed to serve another five-year term as director of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach and associate dean in the College of Human Sciences. She has served Iowa State University in these capacities since July 2013.

Scholar draws Robert Wood Johnson Foundation support to build a healthier America

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Ashton Chapman, postdoctoral research associate in human development and family studies and associate director of research and engagement for the ISU Translational Research Network, has been selected to participate in a leadership development program with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Vanessa Espinoza finds purpose in giving back to the Latinx community

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Vanessa Espinoza, a graduate student in the School of Education, will be the first recipient of the Latinx Youth Leadership Award from the Iowa Commision of Latino Affairs. Espinoza has been active in helping elevate Latinx youth during both her high school, undergraduate, and graduate education.

Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter to lecture at Iowa State

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As part of Human Sciences Week 2018, Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter will give a lecture about her career, vision, and expertise in the world of Hollywood costume design.

Opioid prevention workshop draws 120 community leaders from 30 Iowa counties

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One hundred and twenty community leaders from 30 Iowa counties — including mayors, legislative staffers, health agency leaders, and court administrators — attended the “Planning to Take Action against Opioids in Your Community” workshop,  on Wednesday, September 12, which aimed to equip community leaders with the tools to combat opioid addiction.

Human Development and Family Studies chair Carl Weems named APS fellow

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Human development and family studies professor and department chair Carl Weems has been named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a mark of excellence from the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology. Weems's research focuses on how traumatic experiences affect brain development in children and adolescents.

Closing of department, big box stores ushers in new opportunities for retail

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Researchers from the department of apparel, events, and hospitality management have found that despite a changing retail environment, not all department and big box stores are destined for closure.