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Yablon takes part in opening time capsule from 1914

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

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


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
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'

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

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

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


UI grad develops app to change the way you read international menus

RuiHao Min

A menu translation app, launched earlier this summer by UI graduate RuiHao Min, already has more than 80,000 users and was featured as a Best New App on iTunes. Story from: Silicon Prairie News

Silicon Prairie News

New lab at UI Research Park targets education

Chase Castle, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Researchers hope the new Center for the Advancement of Laboratory Science at the Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa will educate students of all ages and provide resources to other public health researchers. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI arborist, Andy Dahl, honored as a True Professional by international group

Andy Dahl, UI arborist, gives a tree tour to students

UI arborist Andy Dahl cares for more than 8,000 trees with his four-person crew. The collection includes more than 250 species—with seven state champion trees on site. Last month, Dahl was honored as a True Professional of Arboriculture by the International Society of Arboriculture. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen



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