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Hurricane relief with love, from Iowa State

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

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.

Alternative breaks offer opportunity for service learning

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

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

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.

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

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.

Honors student in kinesiology produces new children’s book

A new children’s book written by an Iowa State University student aims to reduce the fear and anxiety that young children can have when going to the doctor.

College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at fall convocation

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of nearly 300 graduating students in a series of events on Dec. 15 and 16. 

Baker shapes student learning through studies in motivation

Amanda Baker is motivated by motivation.

The new assistant professor in learning sciences and educational psychology in Iowa State University’s School of Education studies the ways college students engage in practices that challenge the way they think. Her research in motivation adds insight to the differing levels of engagement among today’s students.

Iowa State researchers leading initiatives to improve rural health

More than a million Iowans are at an increased risk of dying from heart disease, cancer or a stroke simply because they live in a rural area. National Rural Health Day on Nov. 16 aims to reduce the gap in rural and urban health outcomes – something Iowa State University researchers Sarah Francis, Kimberly Greder, and Jennifer Margrett are directly and indirectly doing through their research and ISU Extension and Outreach initiatives.