Grant to improve firefighters and first responders’ protective gloves

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A team of Iowa State University researchers is working to improve the currently thick, bulky, and limited-dexterity protectant gloves for firefighters and first responders. This $1.5 million grant will help the research team in bettering the function of personal protective equipment.

Do you know this chicken?

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If this chicken rings a bell for you, Lynn Knipe would like to know.chicken-parts-Lynn-Knipe

Iowa Board of Regents proposes $55 million College of Human Sciences building project

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A project to replace LeBaron Hall and renovate portions of MacKay Hall is Iowa State University's top capital priority for the 2020 legislative session. The $55 million project will feature flexible state-of-the-art spaces for high-impact learning, teaching, and outreach. The Board of Regents funding request to the Iowa Legislature included $30 million in state funds allocated over three years for the project. Private fundraising is already underway.

USDA Grant Will Support Farm Stress Assistance Regional Project

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With a $480,000 grant from USDA, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and partners in seven north central states will provide stress assistance programs to support people engaged in farming, ranching and other agriculture-related occupations.

"Our first goal is to develop a network of resources, trainings and connections to help farmers and ranchers know where to turn for help dealing with stress," said David Brown, David Brown, a behavioral health specialist in ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach who is working with other state principal investigators to lead this regional project.

2019 Alumni Awards

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The 2019 Alumni Awards have been announced and will be presented Friday, October 25 at 1:15p.m. in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building as part of Iowa State University Homecoming festivities.

Kimberly Greder and colleagues receive 2019 National Extension Diversity Award

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Kimberly Greder, professor in human development and family studies and family life extension state specialist, will receive the 2019 National Extension Diversity Award for her two outstanding educational extension programs.

Kinesiology and health students energize Iowa Special Olympics tournament

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For years, members of the Iowa State University Kinesiology and Health and Physical Education clubs have volunteered at the Special Olympics volleyball tournament held annually on campus in the Forker building.

New tenured and tenure-track faculty for 2019-20 announced

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Eleven outstanding scholars joined the tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences for the 2019-20 academic year.

Brewed coffee grounds offer sustainable clothing dye

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Iowa State University researchers have found a natural way to add color to clothing using the leftover grounds from your daily cup of coffee. The textile industry uses more than 2 million tons of chemicals and synthetic dyes annually, which is why researchers are interested in finding sustainable alternatives.

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."