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UI hosts emerging contaminants conference Aug. 19-22

Scientists from around the world are gathering in Iowa City Aug. 19-22 to attend a conference about chemicals in our environment: "EmCon 2014: Fourth International Conference on Occurrence, Fate, Effects and Analysis of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment." Story

Media advisory: UI researchers discuss smartphone app for seniors with hearing aids

The University of Iowa is hosting a media availability on Monday, Aug. 4 to discuss a study pairing seniors with a smartphone app to evaluate the effectiveness of hearing aids. The research is part of the UI’s reorganized Center on Aging, which unites research, activities in communities statewide, patient services and education and training with the mission to improve the health and well being of older Iowans. Story

Learning from leaders

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The UI College of Education Belin-Blank Center’s Advanced Leadership Seminar draws some of Iowa's and the Midwest’s top young minds to campus next week. The students will meet with community leaders including UI alumna and women’s sports icon Christine Grant and Iowa City Jazz Festival founder Marc Ginsberg, just to name a few. Story

Media Advisory: UI College of Education to host assistive technology institute in Red Oak

Teachers, parents, and service providers are among 30 participants who plan to attend the University of Iowa College of Education's Assistive Technology Summer Institute June 18 and 19 in Red Oak, Iowa. Hosted by the college's Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research, the institute provides hands-on learning opportunities to use assistive technology products in classroom settings across the state. Story

Media Advisory: UI College of Education to host statewide discussion of school leadership

Superintendents from across Iowa will gather on the the University of Iowa campus with faculty from the College of Education and Tippie College of Business Thursday, June 12, to discuss the current and future state of school leadership, as well as how to connect Iowa's schools with the business world. Story

Media advisory: Massive magnet arrives at University of Iowa

A magnetic resonance imaging instrument weighing 42 tons—equal to six adult male elephants—arrives on Thursday, June 5, at the University of Iowa. The 7 Tesla magnet will advance UI research by yielding clearer, higher-resolution images of the human brain. The UI is one of only about 20 research institutes in the United States—and only about 40 worldwide—with the instrument. It also is the most powerful magnetic imaging device in the state. Story

UI hosts first statewide summit on LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system

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Professionals from across the state who serve the LGBTQ youth population, as well as homeless youth and those in foster care, attended Iowa’s first statewide Summit on LGBTQ Homeless and Out-of-Home Youth, which took place in the UI College of Education's Teacher Leader Center. Story

Researchers test whether Red Queen hypothesis makes species resilient

The Red Queen lecturing Alice

Over the years, evolutionary biologists have referenced the “Red Queen” hypothesis, which describes how living organisms, including humans, manage to survive in a changing environment by adapting through sexual reproduction. According to a University of Iowa researcher, the hypothesis is supported. Story

Cedar Rapids high schools snag top two spots in Belin-Blank Center's AP Index

The Iowa AP Index, developed 10 years ago by the UI College of Education's Belin Blank Center, assesses Advanced Placement (AP) participation among accredited public and nonpublic schools in Iowa. The index is part of the center’s efforts to recognize Iowa schools that provide challenging academic opportunities for high school students. Story

Breathe easy, Iowa. Your air is (relatively) healthy

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A new study from the University of Iowa reports Iowa's air quality falls within government guidelines for cleanliness, based on data gathered at five locations statewide. The study analyzed air quality and pollution sources in the state and is the first to compare air quality in urban versus rural areas. Results appear in the journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts. Story


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