Giving high school students the tools to question classic literature

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Generations of students have read Shakespeare and Hemingway for high school literature class and Jeanne Dyches, assistant professor in Iowa State University’s School of Education, would like students to question that tradition. Assigning these texts without questioning issues of race or gender may exclude students who do not see themselves in the text, and make them feel their voices are not valued, she said.

Fulbright Specialist from Iowa State evaluates drug prevention education in Malaysia

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Cathy Hockaday spent a month in Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia, reviewing family and school-based prevention programs and developing a plan for monitoring and evaluating the country’s drug prevention education.

Hockaday coordinates the “Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14,” an effective drug prevention program from ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach that has been implemented in more than 25 countries since 1993.

Brian Burt cited as Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

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Brian Burt, an assistant professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, has been named an Emerging Scholar, a distinction bestowed by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine, for his research to improve the experience of Black men in STEM programs and graduate students in education.

Leadership scholar to direct Iowa State University School of Education

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Donald Hackmann, a professor of educational leadership at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, has been named director of the Iowa State University School of Education and the inaugural Frances S. and Arthur L. Wallace Professor in the College of Human Sciences, beginning on July 1.

Hormones in what you eat could impact your brain and memory

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New findings by an Iowa State University food science and human nutrition professor's research team suggest higher levels of a hormone that makes you feel full may also help prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Ashley Jones pursues her passion for entrepreneurship

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Instead of sending out resumes when she graduates this spring, Ashley Jones will continue to build the online business she started while at Iowa State University.

Jenny Junker awarded $35,000 scholarship at YMA gala in New York City

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Jenny Junker, senior in apparel merchandising and design, was awarded a $35,000 scholarship at the YMA gala in New York City, Jan. 6. This scholarship was the evening's highest honor from the national apparel organization.

Embracing diversity to shape distinctive career trajectories

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Studying abroad exposes Iowa State students to different cultures and experiences, helping them grow and become more prepared for a diverse and international work force.

Kin Collective builds community to overcome isolation

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The Kin Collective reduces isolation among students of color and provides a safe space to share life's ups and downs.

Iowa State prepares scholar who researches sexually diverse adults

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While at Iowa State University, Ashley Taylor received support from to survey 700 Iowa State students who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or part of another sexual minority for her dissertation while also being presented with professional opportunities outside of ISU.