University of Iowa 2015 Distinguished Alumni

UI Alumni Association presents Distinguished Alumni Awards

14 accomplished recipients honored
On June 13, 2015, the University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) awarded Distinguished Alumni Awards, its highest honor, to 14 esteemed recipients.
Young students work on projects in their 3D design and printing class at M.C. Ginsberg on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The class is offered through the University of Iowa's Belin-Blank Center and is the first of its kind to be taught in a private, commercial s

Iowa City Press-Citizen Students building hover cars with 3D design

Hover cars soon will fly at M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, where middle-school students began taking a class on 3D design this past week. The class is one of several offerings for students in grades 6-8 through the University of Iowa College of Education Belin-Blank Center's one-week Junior Scholars Institute.

salt on french fries

'French fry hypothesis' busted

High salt prevents weight gain in mice on a high-fat diet
In a study that seems to defy conventional dietary wisdom, UI scientists have found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevents weight gain in mice. The findings highlight the profound effect non-caloric dietary nutrients can have on energy balance and weight gain.
Cookie Monster video screen grab

The Economist 'Sesame Street' characters make children more clever

A UI College of Education study showed that children who watched a Sesame Street segment on impulse control could wait nearly four minutes longer for a snack than children who did not see it, in an article on how the show was created to boost children’s confidence and school readiness.

CJ Boatyard taking a picture with kids

Building character on and off the field

NFL teams aren't the only ones to benefit from Hawkeye alumni
As unpredictable as the annual draft is, there is one constant with all Hawkeyes from 1999 to present: While Iowa players might occasionally slip down the draft board because of height, 40-yard dash time, or wing span, they remain strong in their commitment to character building.

Iowa's only nationally ranked children's hospital

UI Children's Hospital ranked in nine specialties by U.S. News & World Report
"U.S. News & World Report" has ranked University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City in nine specialties in the new 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. UI Children’s Hospital is the only hospital nationally ranked for pediatric care in Iowa.

UI expands business analytics program to Des Moines

The University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business will begin offering a new certificate program in business analytics in Des Moines starting this fall, providing Central Iowa working professionals an opportunity for advanced study in a rapidly growing field.