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Archive: September 2018

09.19.2018

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…

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09.13.2018

Iowa State researchers say closing of department, big box stores ushers in new opportunities for retail

By Angie Hunt, Iowa State University News Service

The demise of several big box and department stores was inevitable given the changing retail landscape, but a team of Iowa State University researchers says not all retailers are destined for a similar fate. Overexpansion and competition from online retailers forced the closure of many stores, but researchers say there is opportunity for retailers willing…

09.11.2018

Iowa State named partner institution in prestigious international grant award

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

More than 20 international partner institutions, including Iowa State University, have been awarded a seven-year, $2.5 million partnership grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for the project, “Appraising risk, past and present: Interrogating historical data to enhance understanding of environmental crises in the Indian Ocean World.” McGill University’s Indian…

09.06.2018

Iowa State part of $10 million effort to encourage a diverse faculty in STEM fields

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Iowa State researchers are part of a national alliance that won a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The alliance will develop programs that increase the diversity and effectiveness of faculty teaching science, technology, engineering and math. Iowa State’s part of the project focuses on working with community colleges to recruit and prepare…