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Newswise: Maturity Becomes a Concern as Corn Harvest Approaches

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.

Channels: Agriculture, Food Science, Local - Iowa,

Released:
29-Aug-2019 3:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Four Approaches to Understanding and Moving Beyond Dysfunctional Deliberation

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.

Channels: Climate Science, Government/Law, Guns and Violence, Immigration, U.S. Politics,

Released:
25-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: The long-term impact of tariffs on supply chain, consumers

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.

Channels: Entrepreneurship, Marketing,

Released:
10-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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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.

Channels: Engineering, Floods, Natural Disasters,

Released:
22-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT
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Newswise: Hydration Strategy Key as High School Athletes Begin Practice

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.

Channels: Education, Healthcare, Sports, Local - Iowa, Sports Medicine,

Released:
8-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Primary to yield record number of women on general election ballot

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.

Channels: Government/Law, U.S. Elections News, U.S. Politics, Local - Iowa,

Released:
29-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Consumers May Not Recognize Costs, Consequences of Demand for ‘Clean’ Food

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.

Channels: Food and Water Safety, Food Science, Nutrition, Local - Iowa,

Released:
31-Oct-2017 4:10 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: 80th Anniversary of Massacre Time for Remembrance and Recognition of Solidarity

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.

Channels: Arts and Entertainment, History, Local - Iowa,

Released:
25-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Read Outside the Box to Keep Students Learning During Summer Months, Says ISU Professor

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.

Channels: Education, Summer, Local - Iowa,

Released:
8-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Education

Newswise: ISU Financial Experts: Changes to Credit Reports Will Benefit College Students

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.

Channels: Economics, Education, Local - Iowa,

Released:
21-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT
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