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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.
Jay Sieleman poses with a guitar

A true Blues Brother

A UI law alumnus preserves an American treasure—and earns a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
In June, the University of Iowa Alumni Association will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to 14 outstanding nominees, including Jay Sieleman—a true blues brother. He's president and chief executive officer of the Blues Foundation in Memphis, which is now the largest and most renowned blues organization in the world.
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.
World map showing countries where Fulbright scholars will travel

Thirteen UI students, alumni receive Fulbright Awards for 2015–16

Funds will be used for research, writing, teaching abroad
Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Read about the University of Iowa recipients and their projects.

Campus investment results in record number of Fulbright placements

13 UI students have been awarded Fulbright awards for 2015–16
A record number of UI students and alumni have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards this year thanks to hard work among faculty and staff and a growing number of resources for students across 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.
Graduate College Commencement - May 15th, 2015

Video: UI Graduate College commencement 2015

Friday, May 15, 7 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena
The spring 2015 UI Graduate College commencement ceremony will be streamed live from "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins Friday, May 15, at 7 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.
self healing catilage gel

UI team developing bioactive gel to treat knee injuries

Injectable gel encourages self-healing of cartilage
UI orthopedic researchers are developing an injectable, bioactive gel that encourages self-healing of cartilage. If they are successful, the gel could represent a minimally invasive, practical, and inexpensive approach for repairing damaged cartilage and preventing osteoarthritis.
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.