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  • February 24, 2017

    Study catalogs the complex flavors of American-made goat cheese

    By Greg Tammen OLATHE — Nutty? Salty? Soapy? Goaty? Those are some of the descriptions Kansas State University and K-State Olathe researchers list in a new flavor lexicon that characterizes goat cheeses made in the U.S. Martin Talavera, assistant professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior at K-State Olathe, and Delores Chambers, professor of food, nutrition, […]

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  • November 15, 2016

    The College of Human Ecology recognized by the Office of International Programs

    As part of International Education Week, the College of Human Ecology has been named the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Support for International Initiatives award from K-State's Office of International Programs. The college will receive the award at the International Education Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. The Outstanding Support for […]

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  • September 20, 2016

    K-State faculty member hosts webinar about safe food handling

    In researching consumer purchasing, handling, storing and cooking of poultry and raw eggs, Edgar Chamber IV and Sandria Godwin have found that if consumers focus on two preventative measures, they will keep themselves much safer. Chambers, a university distinguished professor in the food, nutrition, dietetics and health department at K-State and Godwin, professor in the […]

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  • September 9, 2016

    Sensory analysis researcher joins K-State Olathe

    by Greg Tammen OLATHE — Martin Talavera, Ph.D., is joining Kansas State University Olathe as an assistant professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior. In the position, Talavera will conduct sensory analysis research in the Sensory and Consumer Research Center at K-State Olathe — part of the internationally recognized Sensory Analysis Center in the College of Human […]

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  • June 1, 2016

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    K-State faculty selected to chair the International Standards Committee

    Kadri Koppel, K-State assistant professor, was elected chair of the U.S. International Standards Organization, or ISO, Committee on Sensory Analysis and Consumer Research at the American Society for Testing and Materials, or ASTM, international meeting April 10-15, in San Antonio, Texas. Koppel is an assistant professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior in the food, nutrition, dietetics […]

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  • May 31, 2016

    Mark Haub named department head of food, nutrition, dietetics and health

    Mark Haub, professor, has accepted the position of department head of the food, nutrition, dietetics and health department in the College of Human Ecology. Haub was selected after a nationwide search and previously served as the interim department head. "I look forward to working with my faculty and staff to advance our mission, educate students and Kansans, and […]

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  • May 11, 2016

    Human Ecology recognizes 21 outstanding seniors at celebration Friday, May 13

    The College of Human Ecology is proud to honor our student commencement speaker and 21 graduating seniors this Friday, May 13, at an awards ceremony in the Kansas State Student Union. Dean John Buckwalter, Assistant Dean Shawna Jordan and Assistant Dean Karen Pence will recognize the outstanding seniors, bestow honor cords and honor program completion […]

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  • January 22, 2016

    Coffee sensory dictionary developed at Kansas State University

    Coffee lovers around the world are being helped by a sensory research "dictionary" developed at the Sensory Analysis Center at Kansas State University. This week, World Coffee Research, or WCR, and the Specialty Coffee Association of American published a Sensory Lexicon and new coffee Sensory Wheel based on work conducted by Edgar Chambers IV, university […]

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  • January 22, 2016

    Kids in focus groups tasted certain foods as part of a Kansas State University Olathe study on using emojis to measure emotional response. Kids put red stickers on faces that described how they felt about the taste of plain oatmeal. Blue stickers represent the taste of Japanese soda and yellow stickers represent a popular boxed lunch product.

    Emojis may help reduce waste by measuring kids' emotional response to foods

    OLATHE — Those expressive faces in text messages may do more than tell someone you're ROTFL. Sensory analysis researchers at Kansas State University Olathe believe the icons also may reduce the amount of food thrown away during school lunches by knowing whether kids feel  or  about the meal. Marianne Swaney-Stueve, research assistant professor of human […]

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  • January 11, 2016

    Announcing: The Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

    The new Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health integrates the former Department of Nutrition and the renowned dietetics program at Kansas State University. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the new name in December. The name better reflects the scope and expertise of the department, said John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human […]

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