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UI professor explains demographic shifts in Ferguson

Published
2014.08.16
Beverly Scott of Chicago adds to the makeshift memorial in Ferguson, Missouri, for Michael Brown. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Colin Gordon, a UI history professor who has studied housing in St. Louis, has emerged as an authority on demographic shifts and zoning restrictions in Ferguson, Missouri. Story from: Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

UI offers Chinese-language coaching for professors

Published
2014.08.22
Students in a finance class at Pepperdine University’s business school in Malibu, Calif. (Michal Czerwonka for The Wall Street Journal)

Faculty and staff at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business are learning how to welcome incoming Chinese students—by correctly pronouncing their names. Story from: Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

UI's Henfield discusses racial, equity gaps in ACT scores

Published
2014.08.20
Profesor Malik Henfield teaching in a classroom.

UI College of Education Counselor Education and Supervision Professor Malik Henfield provides expertise in addressing racial and equity gaps in ACT scores. Story from: Education Week

Education Week

UI experts share unique struggles cancer survivors face

Published
2014.08.19
Some of the artwork featured in the exhibit iving Proof Exhibit: Cancer Survivor Art."

Liz Cullen, a UI College of Nursing alumna and UI nurse practitioner in radiation oncology, and Jen Adams, a social worker at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, discuss the struggles cancer survivors face in a show on "Living Proof Exhibit: Cancer Survivor Art." Story from: Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa

Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa

UI expert shares insights on suicide prevention

Published
2014.08.21
Portrait of John Westefeld in his office.

John Westefeld, a UI professor in the Counseling Psychology Program in the College of Education and a national expert in suicide prevention, provides insight into important questions to ask and steps to take to prevent suicide. Story from: thegazette.com

thegazette.com

UI hosts emerging contaminants conference Aug. 19-22

Published
2014.08.20
A person washes their hands under a sink faucet.

Scientists and engineers met at the UI College of Engineering Aug. 19-22 for EmCon 2014—an international conference on the effects of emerging contaminants, such as soap and medications, in the environment. Story from: KCRG

KCRG

UI student reflects on internship in Sen. Grassley's office

Published
2014.08.18
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Randal Cooper, a UI student from Muscatine, says one of his best memories about working in Washington D.C. was a simple hello from Sen. Chuck Grassley. Grassley offers internships to college-age students who want to learn more about public service and government. Story from: Muscatine Journal

Muscatine Journal

UI welcomes international students

Iowa City Press-Citizen: UI welcomes international students
Published
2014.08.17
Hundreds of University of Iowa international and American students mingle at the International Welcome Night on Sunday night on the Pentacrest. (Photo: Aly Brown / Iowa City Press-Citizen)

Hundreds of incoming international students gathered on the Pentacrest with American students at the inaugural University of Iowa International Welcome Night on Sunday evening. The students played Frisbee and soccer, ate frozen yogurt, and got to know one another. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI professor sheds light on racial tensions in Ferguson

Published
2014.08.14
Riot police clear a street with smoke bombs while clashing with demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Read more at http://thegazette.com/subject/news/iowa-professor-sheds-light-on-racial-tension-in-ferguson-20140821#Plfetcj5GcZhC0J5.99

UI history professor Colin Gordon has emerged as a national authority on the demographic shifts in Ferguson, Missouri, and the larger St. Louis area, that some say underlies the boiling tensions between mostly black residents and predominantly white authorities. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

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