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Senior smile patrol

College of Dentistry's Geriatric Mobile Unit helps fill gaps in care
For more than 35 years, the University of Iowa College of Dentistry's Geriatric Mobile Unit has been providing care where nursing home residents need it: at the facility or, if necessary, even at the bedside.

Honors Petersen Residence Hall wins design award

The newly constructed Mary Louise Petersen Residence Hall, which welcomed students for the fall 2015 semester, recently won an Outstanding Design Award: Residence Halls from American School & University.
Hiroyuki “Larry” Kasuga

International Accents Iowa's man in Japan

Hiroyuki “Larry” Kasuga (M.S. industrial engineering, 1953), 93, reflects on his experiences coming to the UI in 1951 on a Government Aid and Relief In Occupied Areas scholarship. He describes getting his degree in the Iowa Field House from then-President Virgil Hancher as " the happiest moment of my life.” 

UI to host Mandela Washington fellows this summer

Visitors will participate in entrepreneurial programs on UI campus, visit businesses across the state
The University of Iowa will host 25 young business and government leaders from several African countries this summer as part of the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders.
Maria Nunez-Hernandez in lab

The UI's science guides

Iowa Biosciences Academy encourages underrepresented students to attend graduate school
For 16 years, the Iowa Biosciences Academy has helped UI undergraduates from groups underrepresented in the sciences navigate their academic paths, including paid research work with faculty mentors, career counseling, and help with graduate school applications.
trees on campus

An unwelcome visitor

Emerald ash borer arrives on campus, but species diversification means little damage to scenery is expected
The emerald ash borer that’s killed millions of ash trees around the country has made its way to the UI, but with so many varieties of tree on campus, its effect on the scenery will generally be minimal.

Predicting box office boffo or bomb

‘Batman v. Superman’ investors won’t be happy
Researchers studied dozens of factors that determine a movie's box office profitability to develop an algorithm that predicts just that. "Batman v. Superman" has a 32 percent probability of being profitable.

UI Health Care announces leadership structure change

UI Health Care will change its leadership structure on Feb. 15, 2016. The new leadership structure will combine two existing positions, those of University of Iowa vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, into a single position.

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