Safety

Second finalist named for director of public safety position

Adam Garcia visiting Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3
On Sunday, May 1, the UI announced the second candidate for the position of assistant vice president and director of public safety. Adam Garcia, director of police services at the University of Nevada, Reno, will visit campus May 2 and 3.

First finalist named for director of public safety position

Marc Cossich visiting Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27
On Tuesday, April 26, the UI announced the first candidate for the position of assistant vice president and director of public safety. Marc Cossich, executive director of public safety and chief of police at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, will visit campus April 26 and 27.
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A new home base for changing the world

With a new, widened scope, UI women’s center gets bigger location
In addition to providing educational programming about preventing violence and discrimination, the UI Women’s Resource & Action Center offers a safe, welcoming space for students and community members, and its volunteers learn skills that last a lifetime.

Abstracts sought for patient safety symposium

UI Health Care faculty and staff are encouraged to share innovations in patient safety and quality improvement, education, and research at the Fourth Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Symposium. Works in progress are also welcome.

How weight affects 'wait!'

Kids with high body mass index are at greater risk of pedestrian injury
Researchers at the University of Iowa have found that overweight and obese children are at greater risk for pedestrian injury.

UI launches national search for director of public safety

The University of Iowa has begun a formal search for a new assistant vice president and director of public safety. The university will look for a visionary leader, familiar with the unique nature of university communities.
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LabLink Arsenic testing in Iowa above EPA standards

The State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa performed 490 arsenic tests for well water throughout Iowa. From these, 189 tests (38.6 percent) showed the presence of arsenic at or above the quantitation limit of 1 parts per billion (ppb). An interactive map is available for browsing.

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LabLink Iowa resident tests positive for Zika virus

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Feb. 19 announced that an Iowa resident, who recently traveled to countries with ongoing Zika virus transmission, has tested positive for the virus. Iowans traveling to areas where there is ongoing Zika virus transmission should take care to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

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