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Teaching innovations for 21st century educators

UI College of Education unveils new collaborative high-tech space
Double Robots and Sphero Balls were just two of many new educational technologies featured in the Feb. 4 grand opening of the University of Iowa College of Education’s new high-tech, collaborative space in Lindquist Center North—a real "game-changer" in preparing 21st century educators.

How the Iowa Flood Center got its grant

UI center turned to nontraditional federal agency to help protect Iowa against floods, improve water quality
The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa approached a nontraditional partner for a grant to better protect the state against floods and improve water quality. The decision paid off: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $97 million to the Iowa Watershed Approach.
bobby mcferrin performing

Hancher to present Bobby McFerrin

Concert marks the end of Hancher’s post-flood journey
The UI’s Hancher will present vocalist Bobby McFerrin on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort Event Center. The concert will be the final Hancher performance before the opening of the new Hancher Auditorium in the fall.
students in supplemental instruction session

What's Supplemental Instruction?

Expanded study program helps students find success
Supplemental Instruction is a free, peer-driven resource that helps students figure out how to achieve in historically challenging courses.

CEOs can't control the future

But a new UI study suggests some think they can
Publicly traded firms often issue earnings forecasts that miss the mark, and a new study from the University of Iowa suggests CEO overconfidence is the reason for the poor predictions.
UI Engineering professor Fatima Toor (right) and her student researchers Logan Nichols, left, and Wenqi Duan, center, discuss the results of a photo they took using an infrared camera. Toor is developing an inexpensive device to test for particular types

Solar cells show promise for cancer testing

UI engineer creates startup to explore manufacturing, marketing the product
Advanced Silicon Technology is a semifinalist in the SPIE Startup Challenge, a prestigious startup competition. University of Iowa professor Fatima Toor will travel to San Francisco Feb. 13 through 18 to present the company to contest officials.

BYU Radio/Sirius/XM Durnev studies links between elections, economic volatility

Tippie finance professor Art Durnev discusses his research that finds countries experience greater economic volatility during a national election campaign because it creates political uncertainty that businesses don't like. Durnev's portion of the program starts at 17:50 on the audio file.

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