Reason named interim associate dean of the College of Human Sciences

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Robert Reason, professor and associate director for research and administration in the School of Education at Iowa State University, has been named interim associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Human Sciences.

Hydration strategy key as high school athletes begin practice

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The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang studies how environmental stresses, such as heat, affect how our bodies regulate internal temperature. Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe.

Sellers reappointed human sciences associate dean and Human Sciences Extension and Outreach director

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Debra Sellers has been reappointed to serve another five-year term as director of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach and associate dean in the College of Human Sciences. She has served Iowa State University in these capacities since July 2013.

Opioid prevention workshop draws 120 community leaders from 30 Iowa counties

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One hundred and twenty community leaders from 30 Iowa counties — including mayors, legislative staffers, health agency leaders, and court administrators — attended the “Planning to Take Action against Opioids in Your Community” workshop,  on Wednesday, September 12, which aimed to equip community leaders with the tools to combat opioid addiction.

Human Development and Family Studies chair Carl Weems named APS fellow

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Human development and family studies professor and department chair Carl Weems has been named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a mark of excellence from the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology. Weems's research focuses on how traumatic experiences affect brain development in children and adolescents.

Closing of department, big box stores ushers in new opportunities for retail

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Researchers from the department of apparel, events, and hospitality management have found that despite a changing retail environment, not all department and big box stores are destined for closure.

Iowa State part of $10 million effort to encourage a diverse faculty in STEM fields

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Iowa State researchers are part of a national alliance that won a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The alliance will develop programs that increase the diversity and effectiveness of faculty teaching science, technology, engineering, and math. Iowa State's part of the project focuses on working with community colleges to recruit and prepare a diverse group of graduate students for teaching careers at community colleges.

Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom to reopen Sept. 11

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The Joan Bice Underwood Tea Room is set to reopen Sept. 11, complete with several brand new upgrades to improve both diner and student experience.

School of Education assistant professor awarded Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award

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School of Education assistant professor Amanda Baker was awarded the Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award for her doctoral dissertation on individual student outcomes in service learning programs.

Link between divorce and graduate education a concern as more jobs require advanced degree

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Children of divorce are less likely to earn a four-year or graduate degree, according to new research from Iowa State University. Researchers says it is important to understand this relationship as more jobs require a graduate or professional degree.