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Newswise: Supply chain challenges to remain as states start to reopen
Released: 12-May-2020 6:55 AM EDT
Supply chain challenges to remain as states start to reopen
Iowa State University

A supply chain expert expects some hiccups as states start to reopen and supply chains slowly rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Scott Grawe says the uncertainty that led to shortages of toilet paper and cleaning supplies at the start of this pandemic will continue to disrupt supply chains.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
Outcomes published following Iowa State workshop discussing land use, infrastructure issues within Mississippi River watershed
Iowa State University

A new network of researchers and community officials is working to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges within the Mississippi River watershed.

Newswise: Maturity Becomes a Concern as Corn Harvest Approaches
Released: 29-Aug-2019 3:30 PM EDT
Maturity Becomes a Concern as Corn Harvest Approaches
Iowa State University

Iowans may notice combines harvesting corn deep into November due to the late start to planting last spring, according to Iowa State University agronomists. Much of the Iowa corn crop remains weeks behind schedule, and farmers will be paying close attention to temperature as their crop nears maturity and dries down.

Newswise: Four Approaches to Understanding and Moving Beyond Dysfunctional Deliberation
Released: 25-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Four Approaches to Understanding and Moving Beyond Dysfunctional Deliberation
Iowa State University

It may feel like we have reached an impasse in the debate over issues such as gun violence, climate change and immigration. To improve the level of discourse, an Iowa State assistant professor of English offers four strategies to work toward understanding.

Newswise: The long-term impact of tariffs on supply chain, consumers
Released: 10-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT
The long-term impact of tariffs on supply chain, consumers
Iowa State University

Businesses are preparing for the long-term impacts of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Consumers may not recognize the complexity and level of disruption created to points along the supply chain, but they are paying for it. Cost is just one the consequences supply chain experts expect to see in the fallout from the tariffs.

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Released: 22-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT
Engineers Study Failed Levees, Research Potential Solutions
Iowa State University

Cassandra Rutherford, an Iowa State geotechnical engineer, has inspected failed levees along Midwestern rivers. And now she's working with other engineers to develop technologies that could improve levee performance.

Newswise: Hydration Strategy Key as High School Athletes Begin Practice
Released: 8-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Hydration Strategy Key as High School Athletes Begin Practice
Iowa State University

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 says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe.

Newswise: Primary to yield record number of women on general election ballot
Released: 29-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Primary to yield record number of women on general election ballot
Iowa State University

More women are running for political office motivated by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. This could lead to a record number of women serving in one state legislature, according to an analysis by the Catt Center for Women and Politics.

Newswise: Consumers May Not Recognize Costs, Consequences of Demand for ‘Clean’ Food
Released: 31-Oct-2017 4:10 PM EDT
Consumers May Not Recognize Costs, Consequences of Demand for ‘Clean’ Food
Iowa State University

Eating “clean” is all about avoiding foods with additives, preservatives or other chemicals on the label. Two Iowa State University professors are warning of the consequences associated with the clean food movement in terms of food waste, safety and cost.

Newswise: 80th Anniversary of Massacre Time for Remembrance and Recognition of Solidarity
Released: 25-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT
80th Anniversary of Massacre Time for Remembrance and Recognition of Solidarity
Iowa State University

October marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 Haitian massacre, which killed an estimated 20,000 Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. Megan Jeanette Myers, an Iowa State asst. prof., says the anniversary is a time for reflection and recognition.

Newswise: Read Outside the Box to Keep Students Learning During Summer Months, Says ISU Professor
Released: 8-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Read Outside the Box to Keep Students Learning During Summer Months, Says ISU Professor
Iowa State University

A certain amount of learning is lost when children are out of school for the summer. While most children don't want to think about hitting the books, Iowa State's Emily Hayden has some creative suggestions for parents to encourage learning and prevent summer slide.

Newswise: ISU Financial Experts: Changes to Credit Reports Will Benefit College Students
Released: 21-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT
ISU Financial Experts: Changes to Credit Reports Will Benefit College Students
Iowa State University

Iowa State University financial experts say changes in the way credit scores are calculated will help college students and young adults build credit. They say it's too soon to tell how the changes will impact the economy.

Newswise: Unseen Role of the First Lady Is Why the Position Remains Important Today, Says ISU Professor
Released: 17-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST
Unseen Role of the First Lady Is Why the Position Remains Important Today, Says ISU Professor
Iowa State University

First ladies are often defined by the causes they champion, but they also play a vital role the public rarely sees, says Stacy Cordery, an expert on first families and a professor of history at Iowa State University. That behind-the-scenes role is why Cordery says the position is still important.

Released: 12-Oct-2016 8:00 AM EDT
Iowa State Experts Available to Comment on 2016 Presidential Election
Iowa State University

The countdown is on to Election Day. These Iowa State faculty can provide expert commentary on the 2016 presidential election, and issues ranging from voter behavior to gender issues to campaign rhetoric.

Newswise: Presidential Debates Will Pit Policy vs. Reality Show Drama, Says ISU Professor
Released: 19-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT
Presidential Debates Will Pit Policy vs. Reality Show Drama, Says ISU Professor
Iowa State University

Ben Crosby can list several reasons why Hillary Clinton should have a clear advantage in the presidential debates. But the associate professor of English and speech communication says Trump is a wild card and his reality show qualities may give him the edge.

Newswise: Decision to Ban Unrealistic Body Images Has Merit, but Presents Challenges
Released: 28-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT
Decision to Ban Unrealistic Body Images Has Merit, but Presents Challenges
Iowa State University

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.

Newswise: A Final Statement on Nuclear Weapons and a Frightening Future for Foreign Affairs
Released: 24-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT
A Final Statement on Nuclear Weapons and a Frightening Future for Foreign Affairs
Iowa State University

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 frightened about future U.S. foreign affairs.

Newswise: Time to Change How News Media Cover Mass Shootings, Says Iowa State Prof
Released: 4-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Time to Change How News Media Cover Mass Shootings, Says Iowa State Prof
Iowa State University

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” for future mass shooters to beat.

Newswise: ISU Economist Working to Better Assess the Costs of Climate Change
Released: 14-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT
ISU Economist Working to Better Assess the Costs of Climate Change
Iowa State University

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 address climate change.

Newswise: Understanding ISIS, Middle East Violence and What the Resulting Refugee Crisis Means for the U.S.
Released: 30-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Understanding ISIS, Middle East Violence and What the Resulting Refugee Crisis Means for the U.S.
Iowa State University

There is no justification for the bombings at the Brussels airport and train station, but Michael Christopher Low says it is important to understand the factors motivating this type of violence by the terrorist group ISIS.

Released: 6-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST
Iowa State University Experts to Discuss 2016 Iowa Caucuses and Issues
Iowa State University

The following is a list of Iowa State University experts available to comment on issues and candidates for the 2016 caucuses and presidential election.

Newswise: Resolving to Exercise More in 2016? Iowa State Experts Can Help You Start and Make It a Habit
Released: 4-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST
Resolving to Exercise More in 2016? Iowa State Experts Can Help You Start and Make It a Habit
Iowa State University

Weight loss is often the goal for anyone starting a new exercise routine. It’s a good motivator, but Iowa State University health experts say weight is not the only factor to consider if you want to stick with it and see results.

Newswise: Politics Will Prevent Real Economic Reform in China, Says Iowa State University Professor
Released: 1-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT
Politics Will Prevent Real Economic Reform in China, Says Iowa State University Professor
Iowa State University

Recovering from the economic crisis that rippled through the global markets will be long and difficult for China, said Jonathan Hassid, an assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University who studies Chinese news media and symbolic political messaging.

Newswise: Iowa State Professor Weighs Pros and Cons of Mergers for Business and Consumers
Released: 4-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Iowa State Professor Weighs Pros and Cons of Mergers for Business and Consumers
Iowa State University

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 of Business.

Newswise: Iowa State Professor Returns From Cuba with a Sense of Optimism
Released: 29-Jul-2015 8:00 AM EDT
Iowa State Professor Returns From Cuba with a Sense of Optimism
Iowa State University

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.

Newswise: The Fascination with Selfies and Why Industry Will Follow Disney’s Lead on Selfie Sticks
Released: 8-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT
The Fascination with Selfies and Why Industry Will Follow Disney’s Lead on Selfie Sticks
Iowa State University

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.

Newswise: Decision to Remove Artificial Ingredients a Challenge, Says Iowa State Professor
Released: 24-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Decision to Remove Artificial Ingredients a Challenge, Says Iowa State Professor
Iowa State University

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.

Newswise: Women’s Political Speeches and Ads Available Through Online Archive
Released: 13-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Women’s Political Speeches and Ads Available Through Online Archive
Iowa State University

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 University.

Newswise: Detecting Deception Online Is Not So Easy, Says Iowa State Professor
Released: 10-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT
Detecting Deception Online Is Not So Easy, Says Iowa State Professor
Iowa State University

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.

Newswise: Iowa State Professor Working to Improve Mental Health Care for Veterans
Released: 24-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST
Iowa State Professor Working to Improve Mental Health Care for Veterans
Iowa State University

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 situation.

Newswise: Iowa State Political Experts Available to Comment on 2014 Election
Released: 2-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Iowa State Political Experts Available to Comment on 2014 Election
Iowa State University

Iowa State University political experts are available to answer your questions and discuss key races and policy issues leading into the November election.

Newswise: How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed and Stay in School
Released: 26-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT
How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed and Stay in School
Iowa State University

Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically. An Iowa State University professor says parental involvement, more than income or social status, is a predictor of student achievement.

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Released: 18-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Engaging Students Through Social Media Is Focus of Iowa State University Prof’s New Book
Iowa State University

Reynol Junco is using Facebook and Twitter to help college students succeed. Instead of seeing social media as a distraction in the classroom, Junco says it helps him engage and connect with students.

Newswise: Why Your Office Should Be Like a Jazz Jam Session
Released: 10-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Why Your Office Should Be Like a Jazz Jam Session
Iowa State University

It doesn’t matter where you work – every organization has a culture defined by its rhythm and harmony, much like music. In the day-to-day grind at work, we don’t give much thought to our office culture, but an Iowa State business professor says we should.

Newswise: Misconceptions About Energy Drinks Could Have Health Consequences, Says Iowa State Professor
Released: 8-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Misconceptions About Energy Drinks Could Have Health Consequences, Says Iowa State Professor
Iowa State University

Many popular energy drinks contain five times the caffeine in a cup of coffee, but you won’t find the amount listed on the can. An Iowa State professor says the omission could explain why a CDC study found some young people think energy drinks are safe.

Released: 17-Dec-2013 10:00 AM EST
Iowa State Professors Weigh Impact of Dodd-Frank on Banking and Business
Iowa State University

U.S. banking regulators recently approved rules for a key component of the Dodd-Frank Act more than three years after the law was initially enacted. Iowa State professors look at the impact of the law on banking and business.

Newswise: Iowa State Professor Testifies to the Societal Costs of Cutting Costs in Federal Prison System
Released: 12-Nov-2013 11:00 AM EST
Iowa State Professor Testifies to the Societal Costs of Cutting Costs in Federal Prison System
Iowa State University

Matt DeLisi says it would be a mistake to change federal sentencing guidelines to reduce prison overcrowding. The Iowa State University professor told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that cutting prison sentences would increase the crime rate.

Newswise: Iowa State Professor Weighs Benefit vs. Risk of Facial Recognition Technology
Released: 8-May-2013 4:00 PM EDT
Iowa State Professor Weighs Benefit vs. Risk of Facial Recognition Technology
Iowa State University

Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition software as a crime-fighting tool. Now businesses are looking to use the technology to reach customers. But an Iowa State University professor questions whether customers are ready for it.

Newswise: Professor Explains Lack of Help for Man Thrown on Subway Tracks
Released: 7-Dec-2012 12:35 PM EST
Professor Explains Lack of Help for Man Thrown on Subway Tracks
Iowa State University

Craig Anderson, Distinguished Professor of psychology at Iowa State University, explains why a freelance photographer and other bystanders did not help to a man thrown onto the tracks of the New York City subway.

Released: 28-Aug-2012 12:15 PM EDT
Political Experts Explain Why Iowa Has Become So Valuable in the Presidential Race
Iowa State University

Both President Obama and his opponent in the presidential race, Mitt Romney, have been making frequent visits to Iowa. Some Iowa State University experts say it's because Iowa, and its six electoral votes, may make the difference on Election Day.

Newswise: Communications Professor, Broadband Access Expert Provides Internet Privacy Tips
Released: 14-Sep-2011 11:00 AM EDT
Communications Professor, Broadband Access Expert Provides Internet Privacy Tips
Iowa State University

An Iowa State University communications professor who worked on President Obama's Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program also knows how users can better protect their privacy online.

Newswise: Sociologist, Author Expects Renewed 9/11 Remembrance on Its 10Th Anniversary
Released: 22-Aug-2011 5:40 PM EDT
Sociologist, Author Expects Renewed 9/11 Remembrance on Its 10Th Anniversary
Iowa State University

A sociology professor and 9/11 book author anticipates the 10th anniversary of the tragedy will stir Americans' emotions again, particularly following the death of Osama bin Laden.

Newswise: Iowa State Economics Professor Applies Classroom Experience to Current Debt Crisis
Released: 29-Jul-2011 1:00 PM EDT
Iowa State Economics Professor Applies Classroom Experience to Current Debt Crisis
Iowa State University

Iowa State University Professor of Economics Dan Otto knows from experience that the economic obstacles in the nation's great debt ceiling debate aren't as difficult as they may appear, since he had students tackle those same problems last spring for a class project.

Newswise: State of the Union Preview: Obama Gets Mixed Grades on Foreign Policy
Released: 25-Jan-2011 12:40 PM EST
State of the Union Preview: Obama Gets Mixed Grades on Foreign Policy
Iowa State University

President Obama will laud some of his administration's accomplishments in tonight's State of the Union address, but Iowa State University's political science chair reports mixed reviews on the president's foreign policy performance.

Newswise: Women's 2010 Election Prospects Not So Grim Says Iowa State Women and Politics Center Director
Released: 2-Nov-2010 12:40 PM EDT
Women's 2010 Election Prospects Not So Grim Says Iowa State Women and Politics Center Director
Iowa State University

Analysts predict that the number of women in the U.S. Congress will decline for the first time in three decades. But the director of Iowa State University's Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, isn't so sure.

Newswise: Iowa State Professors Have Studied Voter Behavior, Can Explain Midterm Mood Shift
Released: 30-Oct-2010 5:00 PM EDT
Iowa State Professors Have Studied Voter Behavior, Can Explain Midterm Mood Shift
Iowa State University

Iowa State University political scientist Dave Peterson and psychologist Zlatan Krizan have both studied voting behavior and they have ideas on the reasons behind the potential political shift among the American electorate in Tuesday's midterm election.

Released: 18-Jun-2010 1:00 PM EDT
From Cement to Ocean Current Modeling, Iowa State Engineers Offer Oil Spill Insights
Iowa State University

Three Iowa State University engineers—one drawing on hands-on experience and the others applying theory, mathematics, and computational modeling—offer a look into the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Newswise: Political Scientist Envisions the State of the Obama Union in February
Released: 8-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST
Political Scientist Envisions the State of the Obama Union in February
Iowa State University

President Obama will use his State of the Union address in February to remind Americans that he inherited a collapsing economy, two wars and a broken intelligence system according to an Iowa State University political scientist.

Newswise: Psychologists Offer Parental Advice on Promoting Kids' Healthy Video Game Play
Released: 25-Nov-2009 11:00 AM EST
Psychologists Offer Parental Advice on Promoting Kids' Healthy Video Game Play
Iowa State University

Two Iowa State University psychologists and video game researchers offer parents tips on how they can promote healthy video game play with their kids this holiday season.

Newswise: Personal Finance Professor Takes Students Back to School to Manage Their Money
Released: 20-Aug-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Personal Finance Professor Takes Students Back to School to Manage Their Money
Iowa State University

An Iowa State professor of personal finance and consumer economics would like to see fewer college students experience financial distress. She offers them some no-nonsense tips to help them manage their money better.


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