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New Professor Helps Iowa Towns Build Community, Identity and Economy Through Art


Jennifer Drinkwater is on a mission to help Iowa communities apply art in ways that improve the fabric of their towns. She's the new assistant professor of art and visual culture and community art extension specialist at Iowa State University. Her...
27-Aug-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Are You a Nomophobe?

Iowa State University researchers have developed a questionnaire to help you determine if you suffer from nomophobia or a fear of being without your mobile phone.
26-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Iowa State, Argo Genesis Chemical Dedicate New, $5.3 Million Bio-Polymer Pilot Plant


Iowa State and industry partner Argo Genesis Chemical LLC will dedicate a new, $5.3 million Bio-Polymer Processing Facility this month. The plant will allow researchers to develop their process for producing bio-polymers from soybean oil.
26-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Trace Heavy Metals in Plastics Pose No Immediate Food Safety Threat but May Lead to Long-Term Environmental Problems


The trace amounts of toxic substances used to make plastics don’t contaminate the food or beverage products they contain at a significant level and pose no immediate threat to consumers, according to recent Iowa State University research. But the...
24-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Activity Trackers Not as Accurate for Some Activities, ISU Study Finds

Activity trackers can provide a good overall estimate of calories burned, but an Iowa State University study finds they’re less accurate when measuring certain activities, such as strength training.
19-Aug-2015 4:25 PM EDT

Mothers Give More Than They Receive When Family Struck by Major Illness


Mothers provide more support to adult children with a serious health condition than to their other children, according to new research from Iowa State University. It’s a situation that can put older mothers in a vulnerable position.
18-Aug-2015 7:05 AM EDT

Iowa State Researchers Aim to Boost Science Education with Summertime Pest


It may be hard to imagine how a mosquito could inspire students to develop an interest in science. Iowa State University researchers believe it’s not only possible, but say that generating student interest in the pesky insect will improve science...
11-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Iowa State Students, Incarcerated Women Transform Barren Prison Yard Into Beautiful, Bountiful Landscape

An ongoing partnership to create therapeutic outdoor spaces and healthy food at a new prison also provides hands-on learning to landscape architecture students and incarcerated women.
10-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT

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Iowa State Professor Weighs Pros and Cons of Mergers for Business and Consumers


Investment in research and development is dwarfed by the money corporations spend to acquire other firms. And the return on that investment is not always beneficial for business or consumers, said David King, with Iowa State University’s College...
4-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Iowa State Professor Returns From Cuba with a Sense of Optimism


Rose Caraway recently returned from Cuba after witnessing the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana. It’s a moment the Iowa State University assistant professor of religious studies has hoped for ever since she first traveled to Cuba 12 years ago.
29-Jul-2015 8:00 AM EDT

The Fascination with Selfies and Why Industry Will Follow Disney’s Lead on Selfie Sticks


Technology has fueled the fascination with selfies. Two Iowa State professors talk about the selfie trend and why more entertainment venues will follow Disney's lead to ban selfie sticks.
8-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Impact of Greek Debt Crisis on National Security and Global Community


7-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Decision to Remove Artificial Ingredients a Challenge, Says Iowa State Professor


Several major food companies plan to remove artificial ingredients from their products within the next few years. It’s a move that will be a challenge for the industry and likely increase costs, says an Iowa State University professor.
24-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Women’s Political Speeches and Ads Available Through Online Archive


Voters, scholars and students can search thousands of speeches and political ads from Hillary Clinton and more than 300 women candidates that are easily accessible through the Catt Center's Women's Political Communication Archives at Iowa State...
13-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Detecting Deception Online Is Not So Easy, Says Iowa State Professor


Phishing scams are such a problem that some businesses are sending out fake phishing emails to employees. An Iowa State University professor says the scams work in part because it's harder to detect deception online.
10-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Iowa State Professor Working to Improve Mental Health Care for Veterans


An Iowa State professor has new perspective as to the challenges veterans face when seeking mental health care. It’s an issue Alicia Carriquiry was aware, but she never fully understood the need until listening to veterans testify about their...
24-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

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