Three new projects from Iowa State University will bring human sciences research to Black Hawk, Polk, and Jefferson counties through the second year of the Engaged Scholarship Funding Program, a partnership between ISU Extension and Outreach and the College of Human Sciences.
A three-year study found that domestic violence offenders who completed a new intervention program developed by an Iowa State University professor showed significantly fewer offenders — a nearly 50 percent difference — reoffended and were charged in the year after treatment.
At least 345 College of Human Sciences students are putting their learning into practice this summer and gaining valuable work experience through internships in Iowa and across the globe.
Traumatic events can have a profound effect on communities. Whether it is a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, the aftermath can have lasting effects, especially on children.
A new Iowa State University study may have identified the link that explains years of conflicting research over a mitochondrial gene and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Auriel Willette, an ISU assistant professor of food science and human nutrition who led the study, says the researcher who initially discovered the gene, TOMM40 (Translocase of Outer Mitochondrial Membrane–40kD), found it increased the risk for Alzheimer’s. However, when multiple studies failed to replicate the results, many researchers dismissed the findings, Willette said.
Not convinced the gene was a total bust, Willette decided to look at other factors that may be contributing to the mixed results.
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of nearly 450 graduating students in a series of events on May 5 and 6.
Dean and Dean’s Chair Laura Dunn Jolly and department chairs will individually recognize students receiving bachelor’s degrees at the college’s undergraduate convocation, 2 p.m. Friday, May 5 at Hilton Coliseum. A livestream of the event will be available online. A reception for graduating students at all levels will immediately follow the college convocation, at about 3:30 p.m. in the first-floor lobby of the Scheman Building.
Latino families in Iowa are gaining information and opportunities to improve their health and well-being, thanks in part to an Iowa State University associate professor in human development and family studies who serves as a human sciences state specialist in family life.
Kimberly Greder received the 2016 Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award for demonstrating exceptional creativity and productivity in scholarship, teaching, and service. She works with communities across Iowa to connect Latino immigrant families with resources to bring education through building trust.