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Renowned chocolate makers return home

Iowa City Press-Citizen: Renowned chocolate makers return home
Published
2014.04.12
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

What scientists look like

Published
2014.04.14
science lecture

Sixty girls roamed the UI Seamans Center Saturday for the second Black Girls Do Science, a day camp for fourth- to eighth-graders to dispel stereotypes and to allow girls interested in the science, technology, engineering, and math to experiment in these areas. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

UI research connects green tomatoes, strong muscles

Published
2014.04.10
green tomato

According to new UI research, green tomatoes contain a compound that may help build muscle and protect against future muscle atrophy. Story from: Glamour

Glamour

Dorms emphasize local food

Published
2014.04.14

A group of students are working with UI Housing and Dining to implement the labeling of all homegrown foods used in the dining halls, hoping to inform students about what they are eating. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

Study shows differences between top, bottom performers

Published
2014.04.11

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

Published
2014.04.10
a glass gar with 100 dollar bills and a retirement sign

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

Forbes

Selfies can be bad for body self-image

Published
2014.04.11
Flip flops with the the word Facebook in blue and white

Researchers from the University of Iowa found that the more time women spent on Facebook, the more they are likely to pay attention to their physical appearance. They are also more likely to feel negative after viewing the photos of other people. Story from: Tech Times

Tech Times

Brenner urges caution in translating mouse study to human weight loss

Published
2014.04.10

The discovery of an enzyme that regulates the ability of cells to burn energy will not necessarily lead to weight-control treatments for humans: "One cannot be assured that this will be a totally healthy thing to do," says Charles Brenner, biochemistry and internal medicine professor. Story from: Philly.com

Philly.com

Wasserman: 'We need a dose of humility in our evaluation of other species'

Published
2014.04.10
pigeon

The ability to extract important information from a busy environment has long been thought to be a hallmark of human intelligence, but new UI research suggests that pigeons, and likely other creatures too, are also able to make quick decisions about which objects belong in certain groups. Story from: Discovery News

Discovery News

Jones comments on Iowa voting index

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Jones comments on Iowa voting index
Published
2014.04.09

UI computer scientist and voting machine expert Doug Jones explains why mail, military, and overseas ballots may be rejected during an election. Story from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

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