Cati de los Ríos leads off 2019-2020 Hilton Lecture Series with talk on literacy in xenophobic climates

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Dates and guest lecturers for the 2019-2020 Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture Series have been announced. Take a look at what's to come for this year's lectures under the theme "From the Margins to the Middle: Education for Social Justice."

Researchers collaborate in Iowa State University project promoting faculty success for women in STEM

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A new Iowa State research project will focus on developing solutions for problems that women faculty encounter while working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) departments. Morrill Professor in geological and atmospheric sciences Cinzia Cervato is leading the project across four Midwestern universities. Associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Human Sciences and School of Education professor, Robert Reason, will be working as an Iowa State collaborator.

ISU research explores why more women are drinking

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An Iowa State research team that includes assistant professor of human development and family studies Cassandra Dorius dispels myths about women's alcohol consumption and points out important mental and physical health issues linked to alcohol use.

Branching out as a registered dietitian nutritionist

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CHS graduate Kara Hoerr (’10 B.S. dietetics, ’12 M.S. nutritional science) launched her own nutrition coaching business in February this year. Since then, Hoerr has used the knowledge she gained from Iowa State University to help guide others to healthy living.

Human Sciences entrepreneurs pitch ideas at the Iowa State Fair Saturday

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A number of the College of Human Sciences' entrepreneurs presented their business ideas in The Great Iowa State Pitch Off: STANDING InnOVATION! exhibit at the Iowa State Fair this week. The seven finalists representing the college will compete again Saturday, August 17 starting at 12:30 p.m.

Endocannabinoid and exercise research published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

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A team of researchers, including Jacob Meyer, assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State, looked into how the body's endocannabinoids (naturally-occurring cannabinoid molecules and their receptors) and exercise can help alleviate depression and its symptoms. Their findings were published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 

Jennifer Margrett named interim associate dean for research and graduate education

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Jennifer Margrett has been named interim associate dean for research and graduate education in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences, effective August 1.

Family experience influences diabetes risk, management for African Americans

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African American families are more at risk for Type 2 diabetes. A team of CHS researchers dug deep into the family dynamics of 20 African American families to identify factors that may put them at more risk, and how to better manage the disease in the future.

Li-Shan Chou leads kinesiology as professor and chair

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Li-Shan Chou, a scholar who applies engineering and mechanical theories to enhance understanding of mechanisms that govern human locomotion, became professor and chair of kinesiology at Iowa State University on July 1.

AMD students design clothing to accommodate child with cancer

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Apparel, merchandising, and design students design accommodating dresses for four-year old Aila to wear during her cancer treatments.