College of Dentistry

Iowa Board of Regents June 4 roundup

Mason honored during final board meeting of her presidency
Following are highlights from the Iowa Board of Regents meeting Thursday, June 4, at Iowa State University in Ames.

UI researchers find ending Medicaid dental benefit costly

Study of California’s program found trips to the emergency room increased
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.
Graduates take photo in front of the Old Capitol.

Celebrating commencement

Sights and sounds from spring 2015 commencement weekend
This past weekend, thousands of UI students were joined by faculty, staff, and families as they celebrated their educational milestone at commencement ceremonies around campus.
Students in cap and gown at graduation

University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 14; wrap in early June
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.

Video: UI College of Dentistry commencement 2015

Friday, June 5, at 3 p.m. Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville
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

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni honored with one of UI’s highest honors

Finkbine Dinner recognizes leadership, learning, and loyalty
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.

Media advisory: College of Dentistry White Coat Ceremony May 8

Event marks transition to clinical experience for new second-year students
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.
Phil Was Here sign on the Pentacrest

Phil was...everywhere!

Fourth annual Phil's Day highlights the impact of philanthropy on campus
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.
Iowa Now Minute - 4/16/15

Iowa Now Minute - 4/16/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
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.
Two skulls show how chins have become pointier.

Why we have chins

University of Iowa researchers contend chin comes from evolution, not mechanical forces
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.

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