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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

Dyken discusses procrastination at bedtime

Iowa Public Radio River to River: Dyken discusses procrastination at bedtime
Published
2014.06.23
"The Nightmare" by Henry Fuseli

UI neurologist Eric Dyken, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the UI Hospitals and Clinics, discusses the latest research on sleep, including how wasting time before bedtime could be shattering your plans for shut eye. Story from: Iowa Public Radio River to River

Iowa Public Radio River to River

Online program may improve teen driver training

Published
2014.06.24
father and daughter at laptop

Corrine Peek-Asa, director of the UI Injury Prevention Research Center, praises an online program for teen drivers and their parents; study results show those teens spend more time behind the wheel and fail fewer driving tests compared to their peers using a standard state-issued manual. Story from: Fox News

Fox News

Hensley: Serial entrepreneurs 'feel like they can change the world'

Published
2014.06.22
Dwight Stewart, entrepreneur

David Hensley, the director of the University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, said the belief that "you can do it better" pushes serial entrepreneurs to keep on trying. Story from: USA Today

USA Today

UI doctor receives Governor's Award for work in Haiti

Published
2014.06.18
Buresh with Hatian children

UI physician Christopher Buresh, who was awarded the 2014 Individual Governor's Volunteer award, visits Haiti every three months or so carrying out the work of the organization he founded, Community Health Initiative-Haiti. Story from: Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa

Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa

Rantanen explains UI law graduate's role in Redskins case

Published
2014.06.18
Redskins football helmet

UI law professor Jason Rantanen explains that it was an Iowa law alumnus who came up with the legal strategy of canceling the Federal Trademark for the NFL's Washington Redskins. Story from: KGAN

KGAN

UI camp helps children who stutter improve their speech

Published
2014.06.18
children on the phone

This week the UI Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic is hosting its annual camp for children who stutter, during which participants receive five hours of group and individual therapy a day for nine days—far more intensive than anything they receive while in school. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Always stressed? Beware—it'll affect your short-term memory in old age

Published
2014.06.17
man holding head in hands

In older adults, an excess of the stress hormone cortisol has been linked to increased short-term memory loss—that's according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa. Story from: Daily Mail

Daily Mail

U of I mobile museum makes visit to Iowa Great Lakes celebrating natural history

Published
2014.06.18
mobile museum

The University of Iowa is touring the state in an effort to bring natural history to residents through a mobile museum: "Iowa is a big state, people are really spread out...this is just a taste of what they would see if they came on campus," said John Doershuk, state archeologist. Story from: Dickinson County News

Dickinson County News

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