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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

UI students receive 2014 Stanley Awards

Four University of Iowa undergraduate students and 20 UI graduate students have received Stanley Awards for International Research to conduct research abroad or pursue learning activities in international studies that are not available on the UI campus. Story

Spotlight: Bullying 101

Iowa Alumni Magazine: Spotlight: Bullying 101
Published
2014.04.01
Bullying victim at school

Moved by heartbreaking headlines, University of Iowa faculty and researchers join the national movement against bullying. Story from: Iowa Alumni Magazine

Iowa Alumni Magazine

UI study identifies most effective method for measuring radium in flowback water

UI graduate student Andrew Nelson examined the effectiveness of several methods of measuring radium levels in flowback water, including gamma-ray spectroscopy, emanation techniques, and EPA method 903.0. Story

Media Advisory: Columbus Junction students visit UI to explore health science careers April 10

Members of the media are invited to cover a field trip that will bring an estimated 60 middle school students from Columbus Junction, Iowa, to participate in interactive sessions on campus through the University of Iowa College of Education's Project HOPE (Healthcare, Occupations, Preparation, and Exploration). Story

Faculty, staff, and students recognized for research excellence

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development recognized research and innovation excellence among UI students, faculty, and staff April 3 with its inaugural Distinguished Research Awards. Recipients were honored Thursday at a private dinner and ceremony at hotel Vetro alongside other distinguished colleagues. Story

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story

Robinson comments on blood pressure, brain function

Published
2014.04.02

Regarding another researcher's study showing high blood pressure in young adulthood leads to lower brain function in mid-life: UI professor Jennifer Robinson says, "We're finding subtle changes early that have cumulatively negative effects; the public health data is extremely clear. Story from: health24.com

health24.com

'Crossroads Project' merges science, art while discussing sustainability issues

Fry Street Quartet

The Fry Street Quartet will join physicist Robert Davies and composer Laura Kaminsky in presenting "The Crossroads Project," an interdisciplinary program using a blend of science, music performance, and original art to explores issues related to climate change and sustainability, at 7:30 p.m. April 8. Story

UI study finds new drug lowers cholesterol beyond what statins can do

Published
2014.03.31

New research by Jennifer Robinson, director of the Prevention Intervention Center at the UI College of Public Health, finds that an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug is effective when combined with statins when it comes to helping hard-to-treat patients. Story from: U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

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