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people walking by corn monument erected on ui pentacrest

Monumental Homecoming tradition returns to UI campus

A group of students from the University of Iowa College of Engineering erected a 24-by-16-foot corn monument in the shape of a capital “I” on the west side of the Pentacrest Monday.
Kid Captain Nick

Pella boy, 12, to be Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Illinois for Homecoming

Toddler's once-quirky gait was diagnosed as Duchenne muscular dystrophy
DMD is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle degeneration. It is most common in very young boys and first affects the muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs, and shoulders. It eventually impacts additional muscles, and by the early teen years, the heart and respiratory muscles become affected.

UI receives $2.2 million and is named Prevention Epicenter by CDC

CDC adds six new academic medical centers to Prevention Epicenters network with $11 million grant
The CDC has awarded a total of $11 million to six academic institutions, including the University of Iowa, to identify possible new and improved ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola in health care facilities.
Sit-stand desk

A stand-up solution

UI study finds sit-stand desk users sit less and burn more calories
According to a new University of Iowa study, employees with sit-stand desks stood 60 minutes more a day at work compared with their co-workers with sitting desks, and they continued to do so long after their newfangled desks lost their novelty.

UI's Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center awarded $7.4 million grant renewal

The University of Iowa, Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center has received a five-year, $7.4 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to advance its work on finding treatments for muscular dystrophies.
Homeira Qaderi

Finding her voice

Afghan writer Homeira Qaderi uses power of words to expose Taliban's treatment of women
Homeira Qaderi, a writer from Afghanistan who has exposed the Taliban's inhumane treatment of women, is a resident in the UI's International Writing Program. Despite threats and challenges, she remains steadfast in her cause to improve the lives of women under Taliban rule.
Melissa Myers: Judo Champ

Throwing down, all the way to the top

UI sophomore to represent U.S. in world junior judo tournament
Melissa Myers has an easy way to deal with stress: she grabs people and throws them around. It's a disciplined form of release—the University of Iowa sophomore is a longtime judo competitor, one who will represent the U.S. in the upcoming World Judo Championships.

KWQC-TV A remedy for success

Enter Anderson’s Pharmacy in Preston, and you’ll be greeted by husband and wife, pharmacists Ken and Barb Anderson. They’ve operated their business in this small Jackson County town for almost 40 years. The two graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.

Kid Captain Logan

Mason City boy, 6, is Honorary Kid Captain when Hawkeyes travel to Wisconsin

Logan Brown was born with microcephaly and other birth defects
When Logan Brown was just 20 hours old, his doctors noticed a blood clot near a large vein that carries blood to his heart. He was transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, where pediatric specialists discovered other challenges.