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Student writers from around world meet at UI camp

Published
2014.07.07
young people on hay ride

About 30 young writers from Russia, the U.S., and 10 Arab-speaking countries traveled to Iowa City for the 2014 Between the Lines summer camp—a two-week UI International Writing Program workshop that brings teen writers together for creative writing study and cultural interaction. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI Flood Center maps aid individuals, business-owners with real-time predictions

Published
2014.07.05
flood innundation map

Larry Weber, director of IIHR at the University of Iowa, says the Iowa Flood Center website, with flood inundation maps built directly onto Google Maps, is an easy-to-understand, real-time view of how close floodwater will get to your favorite campground, or your front door. Story from: KCCI

KCCI

UI study finds walking improves mood, eases fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease

Published
2014.07.02
Two people walk down a road

In yet another endorsement for getting on your feet and walking, UI researchers said Wednesday that people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease may improve their motor function, mood, fatigue levels, and more by taking regular aerobic walks. Story from: Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

UI Children's Hospital reopens outdoor playground

Published
2014.07.02
children on slide

It will be another two years before the UI Children's Hospital tower is complete, but one newly built amenity for young patients already is being put to good use; the hospital's outdoor playground, which has been closed the past two years due to construction, reopened this week. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI graduate premiers documentary in Council Bluffs about children of meth users

Published
2014.06.30
mother helping son with homework

Recent UI graduate Katie Kuntz knew that three minutes wasn't enough to tell the story of the children of methamphetamine users, so she expanded her journalism class project into a senior thesis documentary, which will premier in Council Bluffs this week. Story from: Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World-Herald

UI free summer tuition grant program kicks off

Published
2014.06.26

The UI is offering Summer Hawk Tuition Grants for students who entered as freshmen in 2013 and took at least 12 semester hours of credit in the fall and spring; the program helps students stay on track to graduate in four years. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Accreditation strong at teacher prep schools

Published
2014.06.26
desk with books, apple, globe

The UI, UNI, ISU and Drake teacher training programs are accredited by the Iowa Board of Education through a system managed by the Iowa Department of Education; they forego national accreditation because the state standards are more rigorous. Story from: The Des Moines Register

The Des Moines Register

Andreasen on 'Secrets of the Creative Brain'

Published
2014.06.25
brain

UI neurologist Nancy Andreasen, who has spent decades studying creativity, shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ, and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness. Story from: The Atlantic

The Atlantic

Student finds her ideal summer activity in UI creative writing workshop

Published
2014.06.25
Miao

Hamilton High School’s Hannah Miao is spending part of her summer in a creative writing workshop at the University of Iowa called Between the Lines, a program that brings together young, talented writers of various cultural backgrounds. Story from: East Valley Tribune

East Valley Tribune

Durham discusses news preferences among readers

Iowa Public Radio River to River: Durham discusses news preferences among readers
Published
2014.06.24
vegetables

UI journalism professor Frank Durham joins two Iowa State colleagues for a discussion of the disconnect between the types of news people say is important (international, business, political) and they types of stories the click on online; is reading hard news coverage like eating your vegetables? Story from: Iowa Public Radio River to River

Iowa Public Radio River to River

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