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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: Women’s History Month: A Time to Celebrate Progress, but Recognize Remaining Challenges
Released: 27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Women’s History Month: A Time to Celebrate Progress, but Recognize Remaining Challenges
Iowa State University

March is Women’s History Month. The directors of two women’s centers at Iowa State University say it is a time to celebrate, but also an opportunity to recognize challenges that still persist, such as the gender pay gap and equity for all women.

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.


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