UI holds first-ever pharmacy technician summit in Des Moines

Goal is to partner with community colleges to better prepare pharmacy technicians for changed roles
The University of Iowa has organized a summit to better prepare pharmacy technicians for their changed role in the marketplace. The first-ever summit, to be held on Feb. 5 in Des Moines, is a partnership with community colleges statewide to education, training, and curriculum development.

Media advisory: President Mason media availability on Nov. 18

University of Iowa President Sally Mason will meet with media representatives to share updates on the university and take questions on the record at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 101 Jessup Hall.

UI hires associate VP for enrollment management

New position will guide UI's effort to recruit and enroll students
The University of Iowa has hired an associate vice president for enrollment management, a new administrative position to orchestrate the UI’s efforts to recruit and enroll students. Brent Gage starts at the university on Dec. 15. He comes from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where he has been the associate provost for enrollment management since August 2009.

UI's Abdel-Malek to serve as U.S. delegate to NATO meeting

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to lead delegation
University of Iowa College of Engineering professor of biomedical engineering Karim Abdel-Malek has been invited to serve as a U.S. Delegate to an Oct. 15-17 NATO meeting in Prague, Czech Republic.

Media advisory: UI event recognizes top students and their teachers

Belin-Blank Center's Annual Recognition Ceremony takes place Oct. 5
The University of Iowa Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development will celebrate hundreds of outstanding fourth through twelfth-grade students and the teachers who inspired them at its annual recognition ceremony Sunday, Oct. 5.

UI, Rockwell Collins successfully test commercial avionics system

Long-range goal is safe, unmanned/optionally manned aircraft flight
The University of Iowa College of Engineering’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), in collaboration with Rockwell Collins, recently completed successful testing of a commercial avionics system that may one day lead to safe, unmanned flight over U.S. skies.

UI ranked among 30 best public national universities by 'U.S. News'

University of Iowa is also ranked in undergraduate business and engineering
The University of Iowa ranks 27th among the nation's best public universities, according to the latest rankings published by the magazine "U.S. News & World Report." The UI's placement in the 2015 edition of the magazine's "Top 30 Public National Universities" compares to a ranking of 29th in the 2014 edition.

UI hosts emerging contaminants conference Aug. 19-22

Studies focus on meds, personal products in the environment
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."