UI wrestling coach Terry Brands and UI Nonfiction Writing Program Founder Carl Klaus were among residents sharing books that were meaningful to them at the third Community Book Talk hosted by UNESCO City of Literature as part of World Book Day.
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University of Iowa alumus Aaron Schaechterle and UI graduate student Duncan Mackie, who was part of a College of Pharmacy delegation in Boston for a conference, were among those sharing their reactions in a story about the arrest of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
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Research shows that African-Americans generally have a higher pain tolerance than most people. Moreover, many are under-treated for chronic and acute pain, causing their health to decline. Staja Booker wants to find ways to help African-Americans receive better chronic pain care. Story
University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution’s highest honors—including Hancher-Finkbine Medallions recognizing leadership, learning, and loyalty—at the 96th annual Finkbine Dinner. Story
Thirty veterans gathered in Iowa City April 5-7 for a workshop entitled "Writing My Way Back Home," which is the brainchild of Emma Rainey, a 2009 graduate of the UI's Master in Fine Arts writing program.
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Cristina Ortiz grew up as part of the lone Latino family in Leon, Iowa. The UI anthropology graduate student now lives in Columbus Junction, Iowa, and is researching the growing Chin Burmese refugee population that lives in this community. She will present her research Friday, April 5 as part of a panel presentation during the Refugees in the Heartland Provost's Global Forum. Story
Jeff Schott, director of the UI's Institute of Public Affairs, says that communities that welcome Hispanics and other immigrants reap economic benefits and that communities should see this as an opportunity to address work force shortages.
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Women leaders from across campus—including UI faculty, staff, and students—will be honored at the UI Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Iowa Memorial Union Second Floor Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Story