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Wednesday, September 2 2015

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The Dating Doctor will speak at Iowa State University Sept. 16

David Coleman, the relationship expert known as The Dating Doctor, will share advice on traversing the complexities of dating, relationships and romance in a talk, "The Dating Doctor's Advice: Finding Relationships with Confidence, Happiness and Respect," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His talk is free and open to the public.

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Supplements, exercise could improve muscle mass and strength for older adults

The loss of muscle strength and function, what’s known as sarcopenia, is a natural part of aging. It’s also a growing public health concern because of the risk for falls, injury and decline in quality of life. That’s why an Iowa State University researcher is working to slow or reverse the progression of sarcopenia.

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Politics will prevent real economic reform in China, says Iowa State University professor

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.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof will speak at ISU Sept. 14

The New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof has some ideas about how individuals can change the world. He will share them in a talk, "Why We Should Care About the World and Want to Change It" at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, Stephens Auditorium.Tickets are not required. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. His talk is free and open to the public. It is part of the university's World Affairs Series: Redefining Global Security. 

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Are you a nomophobe?

Smartphones are a great way to stay connected with family and friends. But what if you suddenly lost that connection? A new Iowa State University study identifies the dimensions of nomophobia to help you determine if you suffer from it. 

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New ISU professor helps Iowa towns build community, identity and economy through art

This summer, Jennifer Drinkwater was named assistant professor of art and visual culture and community art extension specialist. The outreach-oriented position was created under the ISU president's high-impact hire initiative and is one of only a handful nationwide. It places Drinkwater on a mission to help Iowa communities apply art in ways that "improve the fabric" of their towns.

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Trace heavy metals in plastics pose no immediate food safety threat but may lead to long-term environmental problems, according to ISU food science researcher

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 plastics may create environmental problems years after they’ve been used.