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UI's Brian Hand helps improve Iowa's performance on the 'nation's report card'

Published
2014.08.10
Brian Hand discusses science education

Students in classrooms across Iowa and around the globe who use UI science education professor Brian Hand’s teaching approach, not only improve their learning of science and math, but improve their critical-thinking skills, which leads to better jobs and having more success. Story from: WMT Radio

WMT Radio

UI graduate's art reflects life's journey

Published
2014.08.01
Tony Ramos

Tony Ramos, who graduated this year from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design, creates his art not with a pencil or paintbrush, but with a sensor, his chin, and a laptop: Ramos is a quadriplegic. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

University of Iowa, children's museum pair up for Play Fair event

Published
2014.07.31
girl with Lego

Get Ready Iowa, an initiative of the University of Iowa’s DeLTA Center, partnered with the Iowa Children’s Museum to host a Play Fair to teach the importance of playtime in children’s development. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Hourcade discusses work on autism, technology

Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa: Hourcade discusses work on autism, technology
Published
2014.07.31

Juan Pablo Hourcade, UI associate professor of computer science, discusses how technology can help children on the autism spectrum. Story from: Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa

Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa

UI officials assess needs amid growth plans

Published
2014.07.29
prospective students

The university is seeking to hire an outside consultant to help it meet enrollment growth goals that come in response to a new Board of Regents model for allocating state dollars, and to build a new residence hall to house those additional students. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

UI offers prototype help for inventors, entrepreneurs

Published
2014.07.30
physics & astronomy machine shop

UI ProtoLabs at the University of Iowa can connect inventors and entrepreneurs with area machine shops in physics and astronomy, engineering, and advanced design and manufacturing that specialize in several kinds of prototypes; the program will help folks bring ideas from a napkin to reality mor Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI student still pedalling for climate

Published
2014.07.29
Man and Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz stand by a bamboo bicycle during RAGBRAI

UI graduate student Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz may be done riding her bamboo bike across the state of Iowa, but her mission to raise $40,000 for a bamboo processing tank for farmers in the Philippines is just hitting a new gear. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Funding thesis through film roadshow

Published
2014.07.29
coal miners

Jesse Kreitzer, MFA candidate at the University of Iowa, is touring his short films to fund his thesis project, Black Canaries, an early 1900s coal-mining folktake inspired by his maternal ancestors. Story from: Seven Days

Seven Days

UI, Johnson County say yes to driverless cars

Published
2014.07.25

The University of Iowa is joining with local officials in efforts to make Johnson County a hub for research and testing of driverless cars. Story from: USA Today

USA Today

Green roofs take root at University of Iowa

Published
2014.07.28
green roof

Even before its official grand opening, the UI's new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building is proving to be an innovative one. The 256,000-square-foot, six-story facility on the medical campus features the university's first-ever green rooftop. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

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