Study of California’s program found trips to the emergency room increased
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.05.27 | 11:32 am
An UI study finds states gain little when dropping adult dental coverage. Researchers say adults in California made 1,800 more hospital visits annually for dental care after losing the benefit. California spent $2.9 million each year, 68 percent more before eliminating the benefit. Results in the journal Health Affairs.
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.05.06 | 02:15 pm
About 5,100 University of Iowa students will mark educational milestones as they receive their degrees at spring 2015 commencement ceremonies. Ceremonies begin Thursday, May 14, with the College of Pharmacy commencement and end Friday, June 5, with the College of Dentistry. All other ceremonies will be held May 15-16.
Friday, June 5, at 3 p.m. Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville
By: Office of Strategic CommunicationN | 2015.05.06 | 12:51 pm
The spring 2015 UI College of Dentistry commencement ceremony will be streamed live from "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins on Friday, June 5, at 3 p.m. Archival video will replace the live stream on the "Iowa Now" page shortly after the ceremony concludes.
Finkbine Dinner recognizes leadership, learning, and loyalty
By: Anne Bassett | 2015.05.06 | 11:14 am
University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution’s highest honors Tuesday, May 5, at the 98th anniversary of the Finkbine Dinner for Representative Student Leaders.
Event marks transition to clinical experience for new second-year students
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.05.05 | 10:06 am
The annual White Coat Ceremony closes the first year of dental school for students and marks their transition to additional patient care responsibilities during year two. Students will be ceremonially cloaked with their first white laboratory coats and will recite the Oath of a Dentist.
Fourth annual Phil's Day highlights the impact of philanthropy on campus
By: Jen Knights, Tim Schoon, and Justin Torner | 2015.04.30 | 02:19 pm
There’s no other day during the school year when philanthropy—nicknamed “Phil” by the University of Iowa Foundation’s Student Philanthropy Initiative—is more visible than on Phil’s Day, which took place on Thursday, April 30—the fourth annual celebration of philanthropy on the UI campus.
Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.04.16 | 10:49 am
Get your University of Iowa news and information in just 60 seconds. This week we find out why humans have chins, learn about the State of Iowa Student Employee of the Year, and a new Hancher performance.
University of Iowa researchers contend chin comes from evolution, not mechanical forces
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.04.13 | 12:47 pm
Why are modern humans the only species with chins? UI researchers say it's not due to mechanical forces, such as chewing, but may lie in our evolution: As our faces became smaller, it exposed the bony prominence at the lowest part of our heads. Results in the Journal of Anatomy.