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Idaho State University study shows prep football participants often don’t properly inflate helmet bladders

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the January 26th, 2015

Proper fitting football helmets are essential to help prevent concussions in prep football players, but a new study by Idaho State University shows that many players use inappropriately sized helmets, and often don’t reinflate the air bladders in their helmets.

Both of these factors can result in more concussions.

Although 97.5 percent of participants wore helmets that required regular, weekly reinflation of interior bladder systems, 43 percent of participants acknowledged never reinflating their bladders during the 12- to 16-week 2013 football season. (more…)

Idaho State University Alpha Kappa Psi names Redfish Technology CEO Rob Reeves “Idaho Business Leader of the Year”

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the January 22nd, 2015

Rob Reeves, president and chief executive officer of Redfish Technology, Inc. in Hailey is the 2015 Idaho Business Leader of the Year. The professional business fraternity at Idaho State University, the Delta Upsilon chapter, of Alpha Kappa Psi, will recognize Reeves at a dinner in Pocatello on Thursday, April 9. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Layha Spoonhunter sees President Obama again; heading to Washington, D.C. for UNITY Conference in February

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the January 22nd, 2015

Idaho State University political science sophomore Layha Spoonhunter was among the thousands in attendance at President Barack Obama’s appearance in Boise on Jan 21 at Boise State University, but he was one of the few in the audience who had already met Obama in person. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Maria Wong’s research on relationship between poor sleep in adolescents and alcohol/drug related problems gains international publicity

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the January 16th, 2015

New research by Idaho State University’s Maria Wong on the relationship between poor and insufficient sleep for adolescents and them developing alcohol and drug problems has again gained international publicity.

Even before her latest research had been published Jan. 16 as an “Early View” on the website of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, Wong had completed interviews with National Public Radio, BBC, the Brazilian magazine “VEJA” and Healthline News. The full results of her study will be published in the February 2015 online-only version of the journal. (more…)

Idaho State University Africa Night 2015 set Jan. 24 at Stephens Center

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the January 16th, 2015

Southeast Idaho residents and guests will again be able to enjoy the food and culture of the African continent at Idaho State University Africa Night 2015 on Jan. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

This year’s theme is “Shades of African Beauty.” (more…)

‘Honoring the Legacy’ Martin Luther King Jr. events planned Jan. 15-19 at Idaho State University and Pocatello

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the January 8th, 2015

A series of events “Honoring the Legacy” of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Jan. 15-19 at Idaho State University and in Pocatello, culminating in a march on the ISU campus on Jan. 19. (more…)

ISU Idaho Accelerator Center announces supply of copper-67 isotope available for cancer and medical research

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the January 8th, 2015

The Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center is now making available the isotope copper-67 for medical and cancer research, announced Jon Stoner, IAC director of technical operations.

“We’ve developed a proprietary process for making a valuable isotope for cancer diagnostics and therapy known as copper-67,” Stoner said. “Our product has undergone initial radiolabel testing at City of Hope Cancer Research Center with their anti-CEA antibody with excellent preliminary results.” (more…)

National prize for best book on teaching literature at college level announced by Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the January 5th, 2015

The Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy announces a new, national prize for the best book-length work on teaching literature at the college level.

The “Teaching Literature Book Award” is the first and only prize that recognizes books specifically about teaching literature to post-secondary students. The nationally juried prize is conferred biennially by the faculty in the Ph.D. Program in English and the Teaching of English at Idaho State University. (more…)

ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium and Burke Museum Herbarium launch new wildflower app

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the December 22nd, 2014

The University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum has partnered with Idaho State University’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium, the University of Idaho’s Stillinger Herbarium, Mark Turner, and High Country Apps to produce Idaho Wildflowers, a plant identification app for smart phones and tablets.

The app provides images, species descriptions, range maps, bloom period, and technical descriptions for more than 805 common wildflowers, shrubs, and vines that occur in Idaho and adjacent areas of Montana, Washington, Utah, and Oregon. (more…)

ISU psychology department chair Lynch appointed as associate editor of highest-ranking women’s study journal

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the December 19th, 2014

Shannon Lynch, the chair of Idaho State University’s psychology department, has been appointed as one of six associate editors of Psychology of Women Quarterly.

The journal has been ranked as the number-one women’s studies journal according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports done by the Thomson Reuters Corporation, wherein it ranked first of 39 journals. It was also ranked 34th of 127 multidisciplinary journals in psychology. (more…)

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