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James Alan McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor emeritus at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, died July 27 in Iowa City. He was 72.

McPherson remembered at the Iowa Writers' Workshop

Pulitzer Prize winner and Iowa Writers' Workshop professor emeritus James Alan McPherson died Wednesday. He was 72.
A noble human being. Generous beyond words. A perfect leader. Honest and brave. Compassionate. Former students and colleagues of Iowa Writers’ Workshop professor emeritus James Alan McPherson say those words best describe the teacher, mentor, and friend who influenced and nurtured generations of writers.
UI study finds reporting crimes reduces chance of future victimization.

KCRG TV 9 UI study: It’s better to call police

It's worth it to call police, according to a University of Iowa study. The study found victims who report crimes to police are 22% less likely to be a victim again. The only exception was for victims of burglary, who saw no decline in the risk of being re-victimized.

Should crime victims call the police?

UI study finds reporting crimes to police reduces likelihood of future victimization
New research from the University of Iowa finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences.

Blood pressure hormone promotes obesity

Study in mice explains opposing effects of hormone on weight gain
New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.
Benj Revis works in his lab.

The UI's professional glassblower

Benjamin Revis custom designs and repairs equipment for researchers and artists alike
The University of Iowa has employed an on-campus glassblower for more than a century. Benjamin Revis, the UI's current professional scientific glassblower, custom designs and repairs equipment for researchers and artists alike. His shop is located in the Chemistry Building, but he performs work university wide.
UI helping Ottumwans become healthier and more active.

UI helping Ottumwans become healthier

RAGBRAI riders aren’t the only ones exercising in Ottumwa
RAGBRAI riders aren’t the only ones getting exercise in Ottumwa. Ottumwans are becoming healthier and more active thanks to a community initiative launched last year by the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center (PRC).
Rathbun Lake

RAGBRAI and UI in Rathbun

State Hygienic Laboratory monitoring soil erosion at Rathbun Lake
RAGBRAI will reach Rathbun on July 28, but the University of Iowa has been there a while already. When Rathbun Lake began experiencing problems with excess sediment and soil erosion, local residents and officials turned to experts at the UI’s State Hygienic Laboratory.

Student fees to change

Registrar consolidates student fees to a one-time $225 charge
A one-time University Records and Documents Fee will replace eight separate student fees for newly enrolling students this fall.

Honors Fiske once again names UI a 'Best Buy'

For the 12th straight year, the University of Iowa has been designated a "Best Buy" in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges."

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