Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, has received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control to assist the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Substance Abuse Bureau to develop stronger relationships between critical surveillance and prevention partners and increase the use of data to inform and evaluate prevention initiatives. ISU will partner with IDPH in … Continue reading Shawn Dorius receives grant from Centers for Disease Control
Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, published a study titled “In the Eyes of the Beholder: How China and the U.S. See Each Other” in the Journal of Contemporary China. Using data obtained from nationally representative, cross-nationally comparable public opinion surveys conducted in the US and China in 2015, we compare the attitudes of Chinese … Continue reading Shawn Dorius publishes research in the Journal of Contemporary China
We report results of original research based on a nationwide online survey of US adults that contained a number of questions measuring Americans’ attitudes toward China, including the trade war. Our analysis shows that the American public is sharply divided over the trade war, despite reporting high support for international trade with China (76%). Using … Continue reading Shawn Dorius—American’s Attitudes towards China-US Trade War
The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, examined farmers’ perspectives on federal conservation programs. In-depth interviews were held with 10 farm environmental leaders, farmers who have extensive experience with conservation practices and federal conservation programs.
The study, which analyzed multiple years of survey data from the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, identified four types of farmers – Conservationist, Deliberative, Productivist and Traditionalist – based on different characteristics of each group.https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/new-research-identifies-four-farmer-types-differing-perspectives-soil-and-water-conservation
A new grant from the BiaEcho foundation to continue research and extension related to the prairie strips conservation practice: Schulte Moore, L., J.G. Arbuckle, N. Grudens-Schuck, M. Liebman, O. de Kok-Mercado, and T. Youngquist. Improving Midwestern Agriculture’s Environmental, Social, and Economic Footprint with Prairie Strips. Bia-Echo Foundation. $1,104,788. 1/1/2021–12/31/2024.
Monic Behnken selected to receive Iowa’s 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Achievement Award from the Office on the Status of African Americans in the Iowa Department of Human Rights. The award recognizes an Iowan who has demonstrated commitment to the vision of Reverend Dr. King by promoting the racial equality of all people in Iowa.
The 2020 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll Summary has been released. This year’s survey focused on a range of issues including changes in quality of life and farm financial well-being, economic and policy dimensions of commodity production, awareness of and interest in prairie strips, farmers’ perspectives on climate change, use of communications technology, and … Continue reading J. Arbuckle releases 2020 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll