College of Public Health

Steering teens safe

Lunch and Learn in Des Moines looks at programs reducing crash rates
How do we best prepare the next generation of drivers? That topic will be the focus of the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch and Learn event, as Corinne Peek-Asa presents “Steering Teens Safe: How Research Has Informed Best Practices for New Drivers.”
MLK illustration by Aubrey Hart, UI BFA Graphic Design '15

UI celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Annual program includes events from Day of Service to unity walk and Wycliffe Gordon lecture and performance
An annual University of Iowa celebration honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. and addressing contemporary human rights issues will be held Jan. 19-31.
A large man carrying a red gym bag walks down an airplane aisle.

Iowa Alumni Magazine Battle of the bulge

A collaborative UI initiative confronts the complex problem of obesity, challenging stereotypes about the disease and finding solutions to one of the nation's top health threats. It's not just about the food.

2014 spring commencement

Commencement ceremonies

UI confers nearly 1,560 degrees in December
The University of Iowa will honor December 2014 graduates during a series of commencement ceremonies and other events, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20.

Mapping the path to the best rural health system

New policy paper provides model for affordable, accessible health care in rural communities
A high performance rural health care system, incorporating principles of affordability, accessibility, community focus, high quality, and patient centeredness, could be built upon existing rural primary care services, according to new policy paper from the Rural Policy Research Institute Health Panel.

Three UI scientists elected 2014 AAAS Fellows

The honors will be presented at the February 2015 AAAS meeting
Three University of Iowa faculty members have been awarded the distinction of 2014 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

Digital arts and humanities

UI professor, undergraduate will showcase innovative collaborations during Dec. 16 Des Moines Lunch & Learn
Studio director Jon Winet and UI history student Ethan DeGross will share their work in, “A Field Report from the ‘Studio:’ Public Digital Arts and Humanities Research at the University of Iowa,” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the UI John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center in Des Moines.

Honors Graduate students join Obermann institute

Eighteen University of Iowa students have been selected for the 2015 Obermann Graduate Institute sponsored by the UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. As Obermann Graduate Fellows, exploring how to combine public engagement with their research and teaching.

Policy experts to discuss health care innovation at UI-sponsored forum

Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland 7 will be Nov. 20 in Des Moines
Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland, the seventh in an ongoing series of forums designed to support Iowa policymakers in their efforts to improve health care for Iowans, will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines.

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