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Iowa Now Minute - 10/23/14

Iowa Now Minute - 10/23/14

"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday in Iowa Now. Video

UI soft skills training makes students more employable

University of Iowa student Paul Smith answers a question during class at the Pappajohn Business Building in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 26.

Soft skills—those that focus on things like communication and collaboration—are in greater demand by employers, and programs in the Tippie College of Business and Pomerantz Career Center are helping UI students learn those skills. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

UI service helps Iowa small businesses go global


The University of Iowa's Institute for International Business and John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center have partnered with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry to begin a consulting service for small and mid-sized businesses in Iowa that want to enter global markets. Story from: Des Moines Business Record

Des Moines Business Record

Deepening the pool

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A team of University of Iowa students is working closely with an organization to bring more gender balance to the state’s elected leadership, where a woman has still never been separately elected to a federal office. Story

M.B.A. student receives scholarship from U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Tippie College of Business M.B.A. student Julian Valencia was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the organization's annual conference. Story from: Hispanic Business

Hispanic Business

'My two cents in five minutes'

Eean Crawford

What motivates employees to do their best? UI Tippie College of Business Assistant Professor Eean Crawford has made his life's work pursuing research on employee engagement or what makes people tick in the workplace. Crawford talks about his work and the importance of giving your two cents worth in five minutes by taking this year's Working at Iowa survey. Story

Spotlight: Living Mandela's legacy

Iowa Alumni Magazine: Spotlight: Living Mandela's legacy
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Two South African women used their University of Iowa education to help rebuild their country after apartheid. Story from: Iowa Alumni Magazine

Iowa Alumni Magazine

UI program helps small businesses go global

Only 4 percent of the world’s consumers live in the United States, and a new initiative from the University of Iowa wants to do more to help small businesses in Iowa reach the other 96. Story

Working at Iowa is coming Oct. 14-28

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The University of Iowa invites UI faculty and staff to provide candid feedback on what it’s like to work at the university. Working at Iowa, a quick and confidential survey, will be offered to all UI faculty and staff beginning Tuesday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Oct. 24. Story

UI faculty and staff honored at annual celebration

President Mason speaks to a group of award winners

The contributions of almost 30 University of Iowa faculty and staff were recognized and celebrated at the annual UI Faculty and Staff Awards Banquet Tuesday, Oct. 7, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources. Story


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