College of Dentistry

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.
Senator Joe Bolkcom speaks to UI students

Painting the State Capitol black and gold

Annual Hawkeye Caucus brings UI presence to Des Moines
Hawkeye Caucus Day is a major, once-a-year gathering of University of Iowa students, university leaders, and state legislators, showcasing the university’s commitment to statewide service.

Publications UI faculty publications roundup

The University of Iowa Office of Strategic Communication will highlight publications by UI faculty of academic books and journal articles on a regular basis in Iowa Now.

Appointments Axel Ruprecht to serve on AAE/AAOMR Special Committee

Dr. Axel Ruprecht to serve on AAE/AAOMR Special Committee. Ruprecht and other committee members will revise and update the AAE 2010 position paper on the use of CBCT in regard to ionizing radiation as well as clinical recommendations, anatomical considerations and appropriate use of CBCT.

Grants Gustavo Avila-Ortiz receives $40,000 BioHorizons grant

Dr. Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, Department of Periodontics, received a $40,000 research grant from BioHorizons Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama) to conduct a study entitled “Comparison of the Efficacy of Two Different Surgical Approaches to Increase Peri-implant Mucosa Thickness: A Randomized Clinical Trial.”