Motivation to move may start with being mindful

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A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study led by Jacob Meyer, an assistant professor in kinesiology.

Garments designed by Iowa State students improve quality of life for people with disabilities

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Garments designed this spring by Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design students in Ellen McKinney’s creative design processes class are making life a little easier for children, fellow students, and relatives with disabilities.

Brain activity, reactivity help explain diabetics’ negative feelings and risk for depression

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For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new Iowa State University study suggests those negative feelings may stem from problems regulating blood sugar levels that influence emotional response in the brain.

Checking out STEM at the local library

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Ames families can soon go to the library to check out kits made by Iowa State University students that contain hands-on activities aimed at teaching young children more about science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and literacy.

College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at spring convocation

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of nearly 650 graduating students in a series of events on May 4 and 5.

Iowa State University to offer master’s degree for dietitians

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A new master’s degree at Iowa State University will allow registered dietitians to earn their graduate degrees ahead of the national deadline of Jan. 1, 2024, while advancing their knowledge and competitiveness in the field.

Studying abroad inspires student’s winning fashion show collection

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A collection of garments designed by Katrina Pedrick, "On the Fringe," took Best in Show at The Fashion Show 2018 at Iowa State University. Pedrick’s collection was among more than 125 student-designed garments featured at the show, which is one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation.

Experience of black doctoral students underscores need to increase diversity in STEM fields

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The danger and risk of riding out a storm is symbolic of the decision black men make to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. They do so knowing they will face challenges, but the barriers described by black men who shared their experiences as part of a six-year study show how race was a greater obstacle than they expected.

Fashion show at Iowa State features athletic wear, garments inspired by Greece

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Sarah Waigand's collection of activewear and Katrina Pedrick's collection inspired by her trip to Greece are among more than 125 student-designed garments that will be featured April 14 in The Fashion Show at Iowa State University.

Iowa State University celebrates remodeled home for promoting physical activity and healthy living

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A ribbon cutting will be held April 13 to celebrate completion of a $7.4 million renovation of the Barbara E. Forker Building at Iowa State University.