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UI dedicates $126 million biomedical hub

John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

The University of Iowa ushered in a new age of accelerated research in biomedicine with the formal opening on Wednesday of the $126 million John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. The 256,000-square-foot building on the UI health sciences campus will house “high-risk, high-reward” research in diabetes, deafness, and brain science as well as complex diseases affecting the heart and lungs. Story

UI hosts dedication ceremony for $126 million Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

Exterior of Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

The University of Iowa will hold a dedication ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 15, for the $126 million John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building, which will house “high-risk, high-reward” research in diabetes, deafness, and brain science as well as complex diseases affecting the heart and lungs. Media tours start at 3:15 p.m., followed by a dedication program, ribbon-cutting ceremony, and public reception, and tours. Story

President Mason discusses new scholarships, student success during media availability

President Mason will meet with media representatives periodically throughout the academic year to share updates on the university and take questions on the record. Journalists are welcome to attend and should RSVP to Tom Moore at thomas-moore@uiowa.edu or at 319-356-3945. The dates (subject to change) are listed below. Each session is scheduled from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10 Tuesday, Aug. 26 Wednesday, Oct. 8 Tuesday, Nov. 18 Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 Thursday, April 2, 2015 Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Because space is limited, UI staff will videotape the discussion on a pool basis and provide unedited video files to media outlets.

University of Iowa President Sally Mason met with reporters Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Jessup Hall as part of her regularly scheduled media availabilities, discussing student success, affordability, and expanded scholarship opportunities to attract more high-achieving students and boost enrollment across the board. Video

Mason calls for three-year bachelor's degrees

University of Iowa President Sally Mason has called on the university to offer three-year bachelor’s degree options to help ambitious, talented students complete their studies earlier, save money, and get a head start on their careers. Story

UI President Mason announces sanctioning guidelines for sexual misconduct

The University of Iowa has established its first-ever sanctioning guidelines to address sexual misconduct and expelled a second student for a sexual-violence incident, UI President Sally Mason announced on Thursday. The sanctioning guidelines outline in detail the severe repercussions – from probation to expulsion – for those who commit sexual misconduct. Story

President Mason's email to campus community on sexual assault

University of Iowa President Sally Mason shares a letter with the campus community about the importance of talking openly about the serious issue of sexual assault. Story

President Mason updates media at start of new academic year

President Mason met with media to discuss enrollment, outcomes, research and student safetyUI President Sally Mason meets with media Tuesday, Aug. 26.

University of Iowa President Sally Mason met with reporters Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Jessup Hall as part of her regularly scheduled media availabilities. Video

#OnIowa14

Students taking a selfie with President Mason.

The Class of 2018 arrived on campus last week and shared their experiences in the area they know best...social media. Story

Biggest and best yet

UI mascot Herky on stage with fireworks in the background

Welcoming one of the largest first-year classes in University of Iowa history, the On Iowa! program featured an all-star Kickoff at Kinnick, a tradition-charged Convocation, and a one-time-only finish for the President’s Block Party. Photo Feature

Media advisory: Aspire at West Campus ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 22

Rendering of planned apartment complex courtesy of Balfour Beatty.

University of Iowa president Sally Mason will join representatives from Balfour Beatty Investments and other officials on Friday, Aug. 22 for a ribbon-cuting ceremony to commemorate the Aspire at West Campus, a new on-campus living community for graduate students and their families at the UI. The $31 million development project comes through a public-private partnership. Story

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