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UI named mentoring center for minority graduate students

Phillip Kutzko speaking with his class

The University of Iowa has been awarded $1.2 million to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring in the nation. The three-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recognizes the UI's long history of recruiting and educating minority students in STEM fields. Story

Off to philosophy camp

UI graduate students will lead Iowa Lyceum, a free summer program that introduces area high school students to philosophy, helping them build critical thinking skills and college readiness. Story

Juicing diet plans slim on nutrients

apple and juice

Although so-called "juice cleanse" diets may be popular with students, Katherine Mellen, a UI lecturer in health and human physiology, says juicing has no documented health benefits. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

Schiff, Levine to read from poetry April 24

University of Iowa faculty poets Robyn Schiff and Mark Levine will read from their work at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website. Story

Visiting artist Levine to lecture April 18

Visiting artist Erik Levine, associate professor of art at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, will give a public lecture at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Room 116 at Art Building West. The lecture is free and open to the public. Story

Media Advisory: Women in Politics 2014: Historic and Current Perspectives

The Public Policy Center (PPC) will host a daylong symposium examining the role of women in American politics on Friday, April 18 in the Old Capitol Museum. The keynote speaker will be Amy Klobuchar, a U.S. senator from Minnesota. The symposium is part of the PPC's 25th anniversary celebration. Story

Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers

Inexpensive computers, cell phones, and other devices that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research published in the journal Nature Communications. Story

Researchers track down cause of eye mobility disorder

The image depicts mice having a normal nerve (left) as compared to an incomplete nerve, a condition resulting in permanent downward gaze in both mice and humans.

In a paper published in the April 16 print issue of the journal Neuron, UI researchers Bernd Fritzsch and Jeremy Duncan and their colleagues at Harvard Medical School, along with investigator and corresponding author Elizabeth Engle, describe how their studies on mutated mice mimic human mutations responsible for an eye mobility disorder. Story

Samuelson: Let children play with food

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: Samuelson: Let children play with food
messy baby

It seems like a mess just waiting to happen, but Larissa Samuelson, UI associate professor of psychology, is demonstrating that playing with one's food might be a beneficial part of the learning process. Story from: WAMC Northeast Public Radio

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Workshop grad Shacochis a finalist for 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Bob Shacochis portrait

Writers’ Workshop graduate Bob Shacochis on Monday was named a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shacochis was nominated for his work "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul." The 2014 prize went to Donna Tartt, for her best-selling novel "The Goldfinch." Pulitzer winners and finalists are announced simultaneously. Story


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