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Iowa State scholar receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation support for U-TuRN involvement

By Cathy Curtis, College of Human Sciences

Ashton Chapman, a postdoctoral research associate in human development and family studies at Iowa State University and associate director of research and engagement for the ISU Translational Research Network, also known as U-TuRN, has been selected to participate in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leadership development program, Culture of Health Leaders. The program is designed to equip…


Researchers develop, test new system for making biorenewable chemicals

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting development of a new system for producing biobased chemicals that’s based on the idea of “bioprivileged molecules.” Researchers at the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) based at Iowa State University introduced the idea last year, saying such molecules have new and valuable properties that aren’t possible from petrochemicals.


The CEAH fall reception is back and better than ever

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

Approximately 50 arts, humanities and social sciences faculty members and university administrators attended the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) fall “Welcome Back” reception, held the evening of Oct. 4 in Beardshear Hall’s first floor atrium. The event, pronounced a rousing success by those who attended, had been held in previous years…


Etched glass project illuminates microscopic disease to promote health literacy

By Chelsea Davis, Iowa State University News Service

The complexity and stress of a cancer diagnosis in Kimberly Moss’ family prompted her to start a project addressing health literacy. Moss, assistant professor of art and visual culture and coordinator of Iowa State University’s biological and premedical illustration program, created “The Landscapes Within,” giving viewers larger-than-life details of different defense mechanisms and cellular relationships…


Reecy named a Research Leader Fellow by APLU’s Council on Research

By Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Council on Research (CoR), which is comprised of senior research officers at the nation’s public research universities, has named seven research leaders to its second cohort of CoR Research Leader Fellows, including James Reecy, associate vice president for research at Iowa State University. The fellowship enables individuals who…


Iowa State will implement continuous improvement principles to improve grant proposal process

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

Earlier this summer, more than a dozen representatives from several Iowa State colleges and departments as well as the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) spent almost five days with representatives from Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa, discussing how Kaizen continuous improvement principles…


Iowa State researcher studies why women – including feminists – are still attracted to ‘benevolently sexist’ men

By The Conversation

Do women who consider themselves feminists still find “benevolent sexism” — such as a man holding open a door or offering to carry groceries — offensive or attractive? This is a question Pelin Gul, post-doctoral research fellow at Iowa State University, and Tom Kuper, Marie Curie Research Fellow at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, are undertaking in…