Changes needed to help Latina/o students succeed in developmental education courses

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A disproportionate number of Latina/o students who take developmental education courses never pass and advance to college-level courses. That's why Erin Doran, an assistant professor of education, has developed a framework to better serve Latina/o students needing extra preparation.

Hurricane relief with love, from Iowa State

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When Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston metropolitan area last fall inflicting $190 billion in damage, the staff and students of Iowa State University’s Teacher Education Services knew they had to help.

Iowa State has had a close working relationship with the Aldine Independent School District in Houston for 27 years.

Iowa State University research sheds light on trends in male alcohol use

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A new study from Iowa State University researchers in human development and family studies reveals the impact of parent communication on alcohol use among male adolescents.

Olivia Diggs, lead author of the study and a human development and family studies graduate student who received a Ruth and Vincent Mahoney Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship, said the research highlights that parents have an influence throughout their children’s lifetimes.

Iowa State University to offer internships campuswide to young adults with disabilities

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Iowa State University will this year expand a program that helps young adults with disabilities gain hands-on work experience — continuing the university’s leadership with an international program that hasn’t seen many internship sites in higher education.

First ISU 4U cohort applying for fall 2018 admission

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Denisse San Elias was in the eighth grade when Iowa State University made a promise to her and every student at King and Moulton elementary schools in Des Moines. Five years later and now a senior at East High, San Elias is realizing the significance of that promise. She is part of the first cohort of ISU 4U Promise students who will attend Iowa State in the fall. So far, 15 have been accepted. A majority of the 22 eligible students, including San Elias, qualify for a 100 percent tuition award.

Alternative breaks offer opportunity for service learning

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A future teacher, dietitian, and event planner in the College of Human Sciences who have a passion for helping others are among 17 students from Iowa State University who spent part of their winter break assisting those in need.

Sanders, Woods to be featured in 2018 calendar

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Two women in human sciences will be featured in a calendar recognizing their leadership and the positive differences they’ve made at Iowa State University.

Iowa State researcher continues search for cause of Alzheimer’s

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Dr. Auriel Willette and his team of researchers are continuing their look into how obesity-related problems are linked to metabolism and diabetes.

The outcomes of their latest research, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, point to a new biomarker, insulin-like growth factor binding protein 2 (IGFBP-2), and how it may play a role in a person’s likelihood to develop Alzheimer’s disease. IGFBP-2 helps to regulate energy metabolism by affecting blood glucose levels.

See the complete story by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Mother, son to graduate together from Iowa State University

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The School of Education’s sixth cording ceremony this Friday will include a mother and son graduating from Iowa State University at the same time.

Iowa State to showcase research about authentic food at international hospitality conference

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Iowa State Fair food — ranging from corn dogs to pork chop on a stick — will be showcased as an example of “authentic food” at an upcoming international conference co-hosted by Iowa State University.