Iowa State to keep classes online for remainder of semester

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Iowa State University will continue with virtual instruction for the remainder of the spring semester to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. The university remains open, but there are changes in the delivery and availability of campus services and programs.

Maintaining mental health and well-being while social distancing or self-isolating

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Iowa State University Student Wellness health promotion coordinator Carrie Giese discusses how to stay active and connected while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Neuroscientist and music therapist Elizabeth Stegemöller named Rossmann Manatt Scholar

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Elizabeth Stegemöller, who has developed a virtual singing program for rural residents with Parkinson's disease, is the 2020 Rossmann Manatt Scholar in the College of Human Sciences. Singing mitigates several symptoms of the disease.

Alumna Marcia Borel creates organic Japanese artwork for University Museums

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Marcia Borel, a 1978 College of Human Sciences alumna, has created a traditional sogetsu ikebana bamboo arrangement piece to enrich the "Contemplate Japan" exhibition in the Brunnier Art Museum's front gallery.

Angela Shaw leads team to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks

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Angela Shaw leads team, working with vegetable growers and food processors to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks.

College of Human Sciences students share innovations at College-by-College Pitch Off

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In Iowa State University's College-by-College Pitch Off on Feb. 13, students were able to deliver a 90-second pitch about their new or existing ideas, for a cash prize and a chance to advance to the Innovation Pitch Competition on Feb. 27. Out of 18 participants, only four were chosen to advance: Grace Rigdon, Linda Tong, Belange Mutunda, and Dani Schon.

Iowa State University Teacher Education Career Fair connects students and alumni with over 70 key employers

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Iowa State will be holding its annual Teacher Education Career Fair from 1-4 p.m. on March 2, at the Iowa State Alumni Center. The fair is open to the general public, and preregistration is not required. Attendees at the fair will be able to interact with representatives from over 70 school districts, and enhance their networking and professional communication skills. This is a great opportunity for students to participate and come away feeling more prepared for their futures in the education field.

Initiative takes advantage of existing data to solve community problems

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Iowa State University researchers are lending their expertise to help Iowa communities access and analyze solutions to some of the problems these communities have been facing. The team is part of a three-state Coordinated Innovation Network of land-grant universities working to expand the Data Science for Public Good program, developed by the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute.

Maria Alcívar Zúñiga honored by AAC&U for efforts to empower Latinx families

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Maria Alcívar Zúñiga
Maria Alcívar Zúñiga is a doctoral student in human development and family studies who is committed to improving the lives of immigrant families in the U.S. through policy change and research awareness. ISU News Service published a feature article on Maria to recognize her for her outstanding research and advocacy work.

Study examines biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for cognitive decline

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An image of your retina may help Iowa State University researchers determine your risk for Alzheimer’s disease even before other symptoms are detectable. Tricia Neppl, associate professor of human development and family studies, is co-leading this project.