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Breathing New Life Into Public Schoolyards Benefits Entire Communities


An Iowa State University landscape architecture studio is part of a collaboration that's breathing new life into more than 300 neglected schoolyards in Philadelphia. They represent a burgeoning national movement to green schoolyards.
27-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ISU Scientists Develop Nanomachines to Diagnose Illness


Tiny machines that build themselves and detect disease? Step inside the nanoscale world of Eric Henderson.
27-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Harsh Parenting, Food Insecurity Predicts Obesity for Young Women


The adolescent years can be full of changes. A new study by Iowa State University researchers suggests that when these years include prolonged periods of food insecurity coupled with harsh parenting practices, females are prone to obesity in early...
21-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Even When Help Is Just a Click Away, Stigma Is Still a Roadblock


Stigma is a major barrier for people with mental health issues. Even in a private and anonymous setting online, someone with greater self-stigma is less likely to take that first step to get information about mental health concerns, according to an...
14-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Workshop to Present Commercial Viability of ‘Hexcrete’ Idea for Taller Wind Turbine Towers


Iowa State University engineers will explain their “Hexcrete” concept of using precast concrete technology to build taller wind turbine towers during a commercialization workshop in late June.
14-Jun-2016 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Physicist Wins Early Career Awards to Study Mysterious Materials


Iowa State's Rebecca Flint recently won two early career research grants. The support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation will advance her theoretical studies of unique materials featuring strongly interacting...
8-Jun-2016 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bad Behavior May Not Be a Result of Bad Parenting, but a Lack of Common Language


Most parents will admit that talking with a teenage child can be difficult. It's even more challenging when they don’t speak the same language – a reality for a growing number of immigrant families. New research suggests this language barrier...
7-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Employers Stress the Need for College Grads to Have Strong Oral Skills, Iowa State Study Finds


Many college graduates are starting new careers. Regardless of their profession, employers say new employees need strong oral skills to be successful. That's according to a new Iowa State study published in Business and Professional Communication...
1-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Decision to Ban Unrealistic Body Images Has Merit, but Presents Challenges


A public health measure and a slippery slope. That's how Iowa State University experts describe the decision by London's mayor to ban ads with "unrealistic body images" from the city's public transit system.
28-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Signs You’re a Helicopter or Pushy Parent and How to Find Balance


27-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT

ISU Political Expert Available to Comment on Brexit


24-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Clinton Clinching the Nomination Likely Won’t Change Much in the Democratic Race


7-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT

A Final Statement on Nuclear Weapons and a Frightening Future for Foreign Affairs


An Iowa State University political scientist says President Obama’s trip to Hiroshima is significant for the point it makes about the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Richard Mansbach also explains why this presidential election has him...
24-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Time to Change How News Media Cover Mass Shootings, Says Iowa State Prof


Media attention focused on the shooter in a mass killing sends the wrong message, says an Iowa State University professor. Douglas Gentile says news reports about the killer, weapons and ammunition glamorize the situation and set a “high score”...
4-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Brazil’s Impeachment Battle a Sad Day for Democracy, Iowa State Political Scientist Says


19-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

ISU Economist Working to Better Assess the Costs of Climate Change


To effectively combat climate change, an ISU economist says we need to better understand the costs. Ivan Rudik says estimates of the damage from greenhouse gas emissions are highly uncertain. Better assessment will help find effective ways to...
14-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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