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Conference at UI highlights 'Women of the Military'

Kayla Williams

At a UI conference Monday focused on Iowa’s military veterans, author and U.S. Army sergeant Kayla Williams said she supports expanding the roles of women in combat, particularly in cases where women already serve in “attached” combat units. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

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Study examines servicewomen's reporting of sexual assault in the military

A study by the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA finds American service women are reluctant to report sexual assault due to a number of perceived and real barriers, including negative effects on careers and the belief that nothing would be done. Results appear in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Story

'U.S. News' ranks online UI program among best for veterans

The University of Iowa College of Education’s masters in educational leadership was ranked number 13 in the “U.S. News and World Report” 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans. Story

Media advisory: VA, UI announce pilot program for veteran education May 12

A media availability will be Monday, May 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. in 2780 University Capitol Centre, when officials announce a new initiative to help student veterans succeed thanks to a partnership with the Iowa City VA Health Care System and the University of Iowa, The program, the first of its kind in the nation, is called the Iowa Consortium of Veteran Excellence. Story

Top student employees

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

warrior challenge graphic

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


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