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UI soft skills training makes students more employable

Published
2014.10.19
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

Published
2014.10.15

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

UI professor discusses psychology behind political ads

Published
2014.10.19
Assistant professor Daryl Cameron

The Gazette asked Daryl Cameron, UI assistant professor of psychology, to analyze the tactics used in political ads that have been blistering the Eastern Iowa airwaves. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

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

Published
2014.10.15

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

Robinson among National Book Award finalists

Published
2014.10.15
marilynne robinson portrait

Pulitzer Prize winner and Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty member Marilynne Robinson was named a finalist Wednesday for the National Book Award. Robinson was cited for Lila, the third of an Iowa-based trilogy that began with her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI law professor has ties to Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi

Published
2014.10.10
University of Iowa Professor Lea VanderVelde poses with Kailash Satyarthi and her husband, UI Professor Johannes Ledolter on her back porch during one of Satyarthi’s visits to Iowa City.  Read more at http://thegazette.com/subject/news/nobel-peace-prize-winner-satyarthi-has-iowa-ties-20141010#zTI9qQEAgYOw4iWm.99

Sen. Tom Harkin and University of Iowa law Professor Lea VanderVelde co-nominated the Indian child rights activist to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the body that distributes the prestigious prize. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Public, workers celebrate leaving their mark on Hancher

Published
2014.10.09
Iowa native singer-songwriter Susan Werner performs on the main stage of the University of Iowa's under-construction new Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City on Wednesday, Oct. 8. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)

The public was invited to come to the Hancher construction site and autograph a steel beam that was later hoisted into place. It will disappear from view as construction continues, but about 1,000 signers answered the call, thus leaving their mark on the new performing arts center. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

UI professor speaks at unsealing of world's oldest time capsule

Published
2014.10.09
Nick Yablon speaks at the time capsule unveiling. ( LUKE LEONARD/MASHABLE)

Nick Yablon, associate professor of American studies at the UI, gave a brief history of the time capsule as a tradition, calling it a fairly recent development that set off a "craze for sending things across time." Story from: Mashable

Mashable

Yablon takes part in opening time capsule from 1914

Published
2014.10.09
nick yablon holding item from time capsule

A century-old time capsule, filled mostly with documents by long-gone Wall Street businessmen celebrating New York as a commercial hub, was unsealed on Wednesday. UI American studies faculty member Nick Yablon had the honor of retrieving items from their container. Story from: The Guardian

The Guardian

UI expert says aid to West Africa key to defeating Ebola

Published
2014.10.08
A billboard in Liberia's capital Monrovia offers advice on how to halt the spread of Ebola. (Source: PRI)

Increasing resources and assistance for West African countries battling Ebola is key to stopping the disease, says Dr. Dan Diekema, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases with UI Health Care. Story from: Public Radio International

Public Radio International

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