Jolly reappointed as Human Sciences dean

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Laura Dunn Jolly, dean and Dean's Chair of the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences, has been reappointed to a second five-year term.

Researchers to study impact of natural settings on well-being of people in institutionalized settings

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Iowa State University associate professors Tricia Neppl and Julie Stevens will combine expertise in stress, trauma, and design to study the impact of natural settings on the physical and psychological health of people in institutionalized settings.

Clayton Johnson to direct student services in Iowa State University College of Human Sciences

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Clayton Johnson has been appointed director of Human Sciences Student Services, beginning July 1.

Jacob Meyer featured for advice on light activity and sleep in Iowa State University’s News Service article

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Jacob Meyer, assistant professor in kinesiology, was featured in Iowa State University's News Service article; encourages people to participate in light physical activity to break up long periods of sedentary time, as well as maintaining healthy sleep patterns.

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.

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.

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.

Changes in the immune system explain why belly fat is bad for thinking

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Research led by assistant professor in food science and human nutrition Auriel Willette links intellectual decline to changes in the immune system and the body's ratio of fat to muscle.

New book by Katy Swalwell features contributions of Iowa athletes

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School of education assistant professor Katy Swalwell collaborated with RAYGUN to publish the second book in her five-book series. The book, "Amazing Iowa Athletes", showcases the impact that Iowans have had in sports throughout history by featuring the stories of over 100 athletes.

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.