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Gardening takes root at UI

The Daily Iowan: Gardening takes root at UI
Published
2014.04.24
student garden

The UI Gardening Club runs a community garden at the university: “Having a community garden, you are in direct contact with other gardeners, and you learn from their experiences,” says club co-president and UI sophomore Andrew Hirst. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

UI psychiatrist aids in discovery of anti-depressant mechanism

Published
2014.04.23

A research team including UI psychiatrist Andrew Pieper has identified the mechanism by which ghrelin, a hormone with natural anti-depressant properties, works inside the brain. Story from: South Asian Times

South Asian Times

Working to end suicide silence

Published
2014.04.23
backpacks on Old Capitol lawn

The Send Silence Packing traveling exhibit aims to raise awareness about suicide prevention with more than 1,000 backpacks on the lawn of the Old Capitol representing the 1,100 college students who commit suicide every year. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

Morcuende promotes Ponseti clubfoot treatment in Nigeria

Published
2014.04.23
morcuende

The UI's Jose Morcuende, medical director of the Ponseti International Association, described the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment as “a simple, manipulative technique that corrects congenital clubfoot without invasive surgery.” Story from: The Punch-Nigeria

The Punch-Nigeria

Dodge stresses equity in education

Published
2014.04.22
Georgina Dodge

UI Chief Diversity Officer Georgina Dodge says Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling allowing states to prohibit public universities from considering race in admissions will not impact the UI, but she hopes the move will get society talking about differences between equality and equity. Story from: KGAN

KGAN

Leach discusses well known Iowans with prominent WWII legacies

Published
2014.04.23
James Van Allen, 1951

Former Congressman Jim Leach shared little-known anecdotes about three Iowans — James Van Allen, Harry Hopkins, and George Leslie Stout— whose work during World War II helped shape the future of the United States as well as the world. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI student sexual assault advisory committee meets for first time

Published
2014.04.22

The UI President's Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct, made up of nine undergraduate and five graduate students, met for the first time Monday with UI President Sally Mason and other campus officials to select officers and set goals for future meetings. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI welcomes young inventors to Invent Iowa competiton

Published
2014.04.19
young inventor

Elementary students throughout the state gathered at the University of Iowa Saturday, April 19, to showcase their inventions. It's part of a program geared toward getting young minds to make people's lives easier. Story from: KGAN

KGAN

New UI learning track lets students develop their own path

Published
2014.04.19
gould

Starting this fall, a select group of University of Iowa students will begin preparing themselves for a community service project they will not only develop, but put into action as part of the engaged social innovation track in the interdepartmental studies major. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI students put wasted food to good use

Iowa City Press-Citizen: UI students put wasted food to good use
Published
2014.04.21
students sorting canned goods

A group of UI students has launched a campus chapter of Food Recovery Network, a nationwide program that helps students collect surplus food on their campus and donate it to organizations that feed the hungry in their area. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

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