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UI sport business program booming

Iowa City Press-Citizen: UI sport business program booming
Dan Mattheson

An estimated 400 students are enrolled in the recreation and sport business program this semester, with the majority focusing on sports management: “There is no question that sports and recreation management has boomed,” says Mike Teague, a professor of health and human services. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Renowned chocolate makers return home

Iowa City Press-Citizen: Renowned chocolate makers return home
Mast brothers

UI alumnus Michael Mast and his brother and business partner returned to the UI to share their story of success in the craft chocolate business and to help the Friends of the University Libraries celebrate its 50th anniversary. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Top student employees

Student at work on a computer with a simulated human avatar.Dave Bein talks about his work with the Virtual Soldier Research lab in this video from fall 2012. Bein was just named the UI and State of Iowa student employee of the year. Video by David Gamradt.

Dave Bein, a third-year mechanical engineering major originally from Silvis, Ill., has been named the State of Iowa student employee of the year, one of seven University of Iowa students recognized for exemplary performance in campus jobs. Video

Celebrating diversity catalysts

The UI Chief Diversity Office invites members of the campus and community to celebrate distinctive and innovative diversity contributions at the 15th annual Diversity Catalyst Award Reception Tuesday, April 15, in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. 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

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

Study shows differences between top, bottom performers


A study by University of Iowa management professor Ernest O'Boyle found that when looking at performance across high-skill jobs, a substantial number of star performers dominated while many of the rest fell below average. Story from: Bloomberg BusinsssWeek

Bloomberg BusinsssWeek

Hidden conflicts can increase 401k costs

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Research from UI finance professor Ashish Tiwari finds that hidden conflicts of interest by financial managers can increase mutual fund fees and reduce 401k performance. Story from: Forbes


UI research debuts on Twitter

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The University of Iowa has created a Twitter account devoted to research. The @UIowaResearch account will act as the central node for research, broadcasting research news, events, and expert views from the university to myriad audiences central to the institution. The account launched today. 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


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