Impact

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College of Education Independence after REACH

The UI REACH philosophy focuses on helping students with multiple intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities become independent and learn to make positive life choices, and this is certainly reflected in the lives of its graduates.

KCRG UI helping school districts create 'smarter lunchrooms'

Lunchrooms in five school districts across the state look a little different after students, food service workers and UI researchers made changes to promote healthy eating. The idea is to let students help redesign cafeterias to put healthier choices like fruits and vegetables up front.

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Thanking Sandy

Looking back on Sandy Boyd's six-decade career at UI on his retirement
Willard "Sandy" Boyd arrived at the University of Iowa in 1954 and served as professor, provost, and president. Few have left as great a mark on the university as he has in his six decades of service.
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Grow those dendrites

UI biologists show how brain cells get the message to develop a signaling network
UI biologists have homed in on the genes that tell brain cells to grow the tendrils critical for passing messages throughout the body. In a new study, they report certain genes in nearby neurons need to be exact matches in order for the signaling branches to grow properly.

College of Dentistry New smiles for five veterans

Julie Holloway, chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, participates in an annual event called National Prosthodontists Awareness Week. Since 2011, Dr. Holloway’s department has used that week to provide free dentures for veterans and those in need who lack dental health benefits.

ASL and Deaf Studies Certificate/Minor at UI

A minor in ASL? Sign me up!

ASL students discuss the value of certificate and minor programs at the UI
Students taking advantage of the University of Iowa's minor or certificate in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies learn valuable skills and find a new sense of community.
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Office of Sustainability UI marks progress on 2020 sustainability goals

The University of Iowa has made significant progress on its 2020 Vision Sustainability Goals. Liz Christiansen, director of the Office of Sustainability, reported on the mid-term progress of the goals from 2010 to 2015 at an Earth Day open house April 22 in the Office of Sustainability.

Honors UI professor one of world's most influential ophthalmologists

Edwin Stone, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Iowa and is the director of the Wynn Institute of Vision Research, was named in "The Ophthalmologist’s" 2016 Power List of the world's 100 most influential people in ophthalmology.
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Bringing Earth's light show down to earth

UI graduate student in physics and astronomy builds instrument to study how northern lights are produced
Jim Schroeder, a graduate student in physics and astronomy, has built an instrument to study the physical principles that produce the northern lights. Schroeder will use his $126,000 fellowship from the National Science Foundation to test his instrument this month at UCLA.
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All signs point to 'Phil'

Phil's Day 2016, set for April 28, will inform UI campus of philanthropic benefits
On April 28, the University of Iowa campus will plainly see the impact of "Phil." The annual Phil's Day campaign, which "tags" campus locations with gold ribbons to highlight philanthropic benefit, has raised awareness and increased students' philanthropic pursuits.

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