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NPR-Morning Edition A backseat biography of life and love

University of Iowa undergraduate student Kara Masteller interviews her grandfather, James Kennicott, about finding love and dealing with life after an Alzheimer's diagnosis for a UI course–related Intergenerational StoryCorps project—all from inside her Buick.

Gifts Lauridsen Family Law Commons to open in late 2016

Students in the University of Iowa College of Law once again will have access to a collaborative learning space thanks to some generous Iowa Law School donors.

UI tightens security policies ahead of Purdue home football game

The UI Department of Athletics and UI Police ask that fans arrive early and come to the game prepared for a more extensive screening process modeled after the National Football League, which places restrictions on purses and handbags.
Amy Brewster

Get to Know...Amy Brewster

Former Peace Corps volunteer builds relationships across campus and engages international alumni
The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and their outside interests. Today, we visit with Amy Brewster, International Programs' constituent relations manager.

STAT Curry urges crackdown on glamorization of e-cigs

Sue Curry, dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health and professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, says there should be a crackdown on ads glamorizing electronic cigarettes.

Mind the GAP

UI awards $625,000 in funding to help faculty members turn inventions into businesses
A desalination device that also creates electricity and a screening system to detect symptoms of delirium are among the University of Iowa faculty inventions that were awarded a total of $625,000 in gap funding by the University of Iowa Research Foundation.
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One very brainy bird

Study finds pigeons uncommonly good at distinguishing cancerous from normal breast tissue
A new study has found that pigeons are nearly as good as people at distinguishing cancerous breast tissue from normal breast tissue. The findings add to previous research into pigeons’ remarkable ability to discriminate between complex visual images and may lead to the birds being trained as medical image observers.
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Hancher to present ambitious Taylor Mac work

'Whitman vs. Foster' to take Mabie Theatre stage Dec. 5
The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present Taylor Mac's "1846-1856 Whitman vs. Foster: Songs Popular Near the Breaking Point" on Dec. 5 at the E.C. Mabie Theatre. The performance is drawn from Mac’s larger work, "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music."