Iowa Board of Regents June 4 roundup

Mason honored during final board meeting of her presidency
Following are highlights from the Iowa Board of Regents meeting Thursday, June 4, at Iowa State University in Ames.
Student crosses virtual road.

KCRG University of Iowa studying safety of pedestrians texting and crossing

In an effort to improve pedestrian and motorist safety, University of Iowa researchers are using a simulator called the Hank Virtual Environments Lab to learn whether pedestrians texting and walking near traffic will pay attention to warnings on their cell phones. 

Timely Warning: UI police receive report of sexual assault

University of Iowa staff received a report from a student she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance, in a residence hall, in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 9, 2015.
UI K9 Officers

The Gazette UI Police welcome two new K9 officers

With one K-9 officer recently retired and another nearing retirement, the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety recently bolstered its ranks with two new K-9 officers.

University of Iowa Police file charges in 2014 restroom incident

The University of Iowa Police Department has filed charges related to a summer 2014 incident in which a video recording device was found in a restroom on the University of Iowa campus.
woman using smartphone while at a crosswalk with oncoming traffic in a simulation environment

UI studies safer road use by texting pedestrians

Would you trust a warning sent by a car?
University of Iowa experts are conducting research to determine whether college students and others will pay attention to a system that alerts individuals to potential traffic danger as they are texting and walking along roadways.