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Women discuss role in politics at University of Iowa

Published
2014.04.18
symposium

Women from across Eastern Iowa met Friday in the old senate chambers in the Old Capitol building at the UI, a place where many men once served, to examine why women do and do not run for public office. Story from: KCRG

KCRG

UI research points to next generation of plastic computers

Published
2014.04.17
flexible substrate

Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a method of converting magnetic data into optical data for free, without external electricity, a big step towards flexible, cheap, throwaway plastic computers. Story from: ExtremeTech

ExtremeTech

Digital dentistry advances at UI

Published
2014.04.17
dentists

As dental technology expands, the UI College of Dentistry has kept up: “We want to make sure our students are getting the best education possible...” says Michael Kanellis, the associate dean for patient care. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

Juicing diet plans slim on nutrients

Published
2014.04.16
apple and juice

Although so-called "juice cleanse" diets may be popular with students, Katherine Mellen, a UI lecturer in health and human physiology, says juicing has no documented health benefits. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

UI educator outlines benefits of foreign language instruction

Published
2014.04.16

Pamela Wesely, UI assistant professor of foreign language and English as a Second Language education, outlines the detrimental effects of planned foreign language cuts in the Iowa City school district. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

NASCAR driver encourages organ donation

Iowa City Press-Citizen: NASCAR driver encourages organ donation
Published
2014.04.16
Gase

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Joey Gase joined fellow organ donor family members and recipients at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics for the 2014 Donate Life Ceremony. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Samuelson: Let children play with food

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: Samuelson: Let children play with food
Published
2014.04.15
messy baby

It seems like a mess just waiting to happen, but Larissa Samuelson, UI associate professor of psychology, is demonstrating that playing with one's food might be a beneficial part of the learning process. Story from: WAMC Northeast Public Radio

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Schlievert comments on new bacterial genome study

Published
2014.04.14
flesh-eating bacteria binds to human cell

Patrick Schlievert, a UI microbiologist who first described flesh-eating bacteria in 1987, said a new study pinpointing the four mutations that changed the harmless organisms into gruesome infectious pathogens shows that future mutations will depend on gene movement. Story from: The Verge

The Verge

UI Confucius Institute on the rise

Published
2014.04.15

The UI Confucius Institute, an international nonprofit program supported by the Chinese government to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching, and facilitate cultural exchanges, has grown exponentially since its inception eight years ago. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

UI hosts community summit on sexual assault

Published
2014.04.12
Georgina Dodge

The UI Department of Communication Studies held a community summit to raise awareness about rape culture: "People need to understand that it does take all of us within the community to get some traction on this," said UI Chief Diversity Officer Georgina Dodge. Story from: KGAN

KGAN

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