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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

Iowa grads changing the game for Midwest entrepreneurs

Published
2014.10.05

UI Tippie College of Business graduates Roby Miller and Ravi Patel are helping develop an entrepreneurial start-up community in Iowa through their Built In Iowa venture capital fund. Story from: Big Ten Network

Big Ten Network

The revelations of Marilynne Robinson

The New York Times Magazine: The revelations of Marilynne Robinson
Published
2014.10.01
marilynne robinson portrait

Pulitzer Prize winner and Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty member Marilynne Robinson provides insightful responses during a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times Magazine. Story from: The New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine

Conference at UI highlights 'Women of the Military'

Published
2014.09.30
Kayla Williams

At a UI conference Monday focused on Iowa’s military veterans, author and U.S. Army sergeant Kayla Williams said she supports expanding the roles of women in combat, particularly in cases where women already serve in “attached” combat units. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI students, faculty, and staff help with archaeological dig

Published
2014.09.26
Bill Whittaker, staff archaeologist at the Office of the State Archaeologist, sifts through a batch of soil looking for artifacts Thursday at Hubbard Park in Iowa City.

A surprise glimpse into Iowa City’s past has opened the door for a more in-depth look into how the community’s earliest settlers lived, worked, and played—thanks to help from UI students and faculty and experts with the UI Office of the State Archaeologist. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

UI program helps students fit in

Published
2014.09.25
UI students walk outside of the Tippie College of Business who are paired through the International Buddies program.

University of Iowa students share their experiences about being involved with the International Buddies at Tippie program, which helps connect students from U.S. states and students from other countries. Story from: KGAN

KGAN

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