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Tuesday, February 21 2017

Buck Runyan

Remuda Ranch director is March 1 keynote speaker for ISU Eating Disorder and Body Image Awareness Week

Buck Runyan, distinguished specialist in the treatment of eating disorders, will present "Eating Disorders Simplified" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. His presentation is the keynote address for Iowa State's Eating Disorder and Body Image Awareness Week, and is free and open to the public.

Greg Welk

Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity

Schools are taking a proactive approach to get students to move more, but it takes a team effort. A new study, published in Childhood Obesity, found parents were more likely to change their child’s lifestyle when schools provided educational materials along with the results of their child’s body mass index screening.

Sriram Sundararajan

Iowa State engineer addresses need for scientists, engineers to engage the public

Iowa State University is helping faculty and graduate students develop broader impacts activities to engage the public and benefit society. An Iowa State engineer will describe the university's efforts during a seminar at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Student participating in eye-tracking study

In the eye of the beholder: ISU researchers use eye-tracking technology to detect deception

Researchers in Iowa State University’s College of Business are using eye-tracking technology to better detect when people are lying. They’re specifically interested in cues that may signal deception during job interviews. Go inside the college’s neuroscience lab to see how the research could help businesses weed out dishonest employees.

Davidson mug

'Planet Money' co-founder Adam Davidson will speak at Iowa State Feb. 22

Journalist Adam Davidson — widely known for making economic and financial news understandable, engaging and even funny — will present the Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture, "It's the Economy," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Davidson is co-founder and host of NPR's "Planet Money," and a contributing writer on business, technology and economics for The New Yorker. His talk is free and open to the public.

Iowa State receives AAU grant to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and math

Iowa State is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM disciplines. The $20,000 grant will support cross-disciplinary teams, create new networks and accelerate educational change, according to Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, professor and chair of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology and the project coordinator.

ISU report: Iowa public schools benefit from SAVE, but fund may not be enough for future needs

Money collected through a one-cent statewide sales tax has helped Iowa schools make significant progress in addressing overdue facility and equipment needs, according to an economic analysis by Iowa State University researchers. The study also found that school districts used the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund to provide property tax relief. However, researchers project that the fund will not be enough to meet future needs.

Michael Young

Change agent: Michael Young

Michael Young wants to help students excel in science, technology, engineering and math by bridging the cultural divide that exists in many public schools. The fact that it exists is not intentional, but Young says we need to acknowledge it in order to move forward. Young’s motivation stems from his own childhood experiences.