Honors Knowledge Bowl team lights up scoreboard

For the second straight year, a University of Iowa immunology team took home the Knowledge Bowl championship title at the American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Meeting, held this year Nov. 6–11 in San Francisco.
soft room

UI continues to improve services for sexual assault survivors

New “soft space” interview room first of its kind in Johnson County
On Nov. 20, University of Iowa organizations dedicated a new “soft space” interview room designed to decrease stress and anxiety for survivors reporting sexual assault and other crimes to law enforcement.
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UI senior named Rhodes scholar

Jeffrey Ding excited to make the most of Oxford opportunity
Jeffrey Ding, a senior from Iowa City, was selected as one of 32 American Rhodes scholars on Nov. 22 from a field of 869 applicants; 90 are named worldwide.
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Hedrick girl, 16, to serve as honorary Kid Captain for Heroes Game

Reagen Kopsieker is a spunky, spirited 16-year-old who loves to spend her time shopping and on social media, a sharp contrast to the days after her birth, when her parents worried she wouldn’t live to see her first birthday.
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Never mind the sugar—how much fat?

UI researchers find women rely more on fat and less on sugar when deciding if a food is healthy
For most women, deciding if a food is healthy is much more about fat than sugar. University of Iowa researchers found that even when women know a food is high in sugar, they don’t rely much on that information.
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CNN Pigeons as cancer detectors

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.

UI TIER Update: Nov. 20

As the UI moves forward with the Iowa Board of Regents' TIER project, campus leaders are committed to keeping colleagues informed. Here are the latest developments across academic and business cases.
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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.