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Student at work on a computer with a simulated human avatar.Dave Bein talks about his work with the Virtual Soldier Research lab in this video from fall 2012. Bein was just named the UI and State of Iowa student employee of the year. Video by David Gamradt.

Dave Bein, a third-year mechanical engineering major originally from Silvis, Ill., has been named the State of Iowa student employee of the year, one of seven University of Iowa students recognized for exemplary performance in campus jobs. Video

Take on the Warrior Challenge

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It’s not too late to sign up for the Third Annual Warrior Challenge Urban Obstacle Course race. The event is Sunday, March 30, beginning at 10 a.m. and is organized by the University of Iowa Veterans Association. Story

The Iowa Review receives arts grant to support writing by veterans

The Iowa Review has received a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support and expand its annual writing contest for U.S. military veterans. Story

President Mason talks affordability, philanthropy, research, and veterans

UI President Sally Mason

During the President’s Forum in the Iowa Memorial Union Thursday, University of Iowa President Sally Mason shared updates with campus leaders about issues ranging from the recent Hawkeye Caucus event in Washington D.C., where she was invited to the White House to discuss college affordability, to campus efforts to support veteran students and an update on the We Are Phil campaign. Story

'U.S. News' ranks UI among top 10 best colleges for veterans

Veteran's Day flag tribute on the Pentacrest

The University of Iowa takes the number six slot among the best colleges for veterans, according to the latest rankings published by "U.S. News and World Report." Story

A happy patient is well connected to a doctor

The happiest patients are those who have regular contact with their doctors. A University of Iowa study finds that VA patients who have established "continuity of care" with primary-care physician are most satisfied with their treatment. The study comes as the American health care system moves to a more team-based approach to care, known as patient-centered medical home. Results appear in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Story

Old Gold: Remembering those who sacrificed

Historic photo of soldiers with cannon on central campus

In remembrance of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and others associated with the university who lost their lives in combat, the Memorial Honor Roll was dedicated at the Iowa Memorial Union in 1956. Today, the honor roll occupies not only a prominent place in the Hubbard Commons; it also has a new home online. Story

UI students help Goodwill cookie bakery with start-up

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Students from the University of Iowa helped design the business model for Goodwill's new cookie bakery in Bettendorf that employs homeless veterans. Story from: WQAD


Veteran Vitality

Zach Carter examines flags

Nearly 6,000 flags flutter in a slight breeze as part of the display on the west side of the University of Iowa Pentacrest as part of the University of Iowa's Veteran Vitality celebration. The UI is flipping the traditionally somber tone of Veterans Day on its head and returning to its original upbeat, celebratory feel with a Hawaiian celebration. Photo Feature

VA uses web-based approach to reach UI veterans

The Iowa City VA Health Care System and the University of Iowa have collaborated on a project to improve veterans' access to VA mental health care and awareness of UI resources available to veterans on campus. Story


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