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Graduate College announces 2014 dissertation prize winners

The University of Iowa Graduate College honors Aaron Buss (psychology) and David Gaebler (mathematics) with the D.C. Spriesterbach Dissertation Prize and Laura Whitmore (molecular and cellular biology) with the Rex Montgomery Dissertation Prize. Story

Media advisory: UI to showcase economic development efforts Oct. 6

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development will share information about new and accelerating business development initiatives during an Economic Development Showcase from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in the McCord Club Lounge of Kinnick Stadium. Story

UI physician to discuss care for sports-related concussions

While sports can be fun for both children and adults, they can put participants at risk for serious injuries such as concussions. Dr. Andy Peterson, an assistant professor in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa, will discuss treatment of sports-related concussions in a public talk at the Old Capitol Museum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 8. Story

Conference at UI highlights 'Women of the Military'

Kayla Williams

At a UI conference Monday focused on Iowa’s military veterans, author and U.S. Army sergeant Kayla Williams said she supports expanding the roles of women in combat, particularly in cases where women already serve in “attached” combat units. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

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UI, Rockwell Collins successfully test commercial avionics system

Photo shows the interior of an Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) experimental aircraft, with safety pilot on board, while being remotely piloted.

The University of Iowa College of Engineering’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), in collaboration with Rockwell Collins, recently completed successful testing of a commercial avionics system that may one day lead to safe, unmanned flight over U.S. skies. Story

Iowa's Public Health Heroes promote better health, prevent disease across state

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is recognizing four leaders whose contributions across a range of disciplines are helping to promote better health and prevent disease throughout the state of Iowa. The 2014 Iowa Public Health Heroes Awards will be presented Oct. 7 at the 15th annual Iowa Public Health Practice Colloquium in Iowa City. Story

Hancher invites public to 'Leave Your Mark' in beam signing event, ceremony

Rendering of the new Hancher facility

On Oct. 7 and 8, Hancher is inviting members of the public to sign a steel beam that will then be lifted into place in the organization’s new facility. Story

TIER update: Regents meet on business cases this week

The Deloitte team has met with university leadership on all three campuses in preparation for a special meeting of the Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday, Oct. 2. Story

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story

Shared responsibility

Old Capitol from an aerial view.

This fall, the University of Iowa revamped the UI Confidential Hotline—an online tool for reporting potential policy violations. Terry Johnson and Todd Stewart talk about the hotline and the UI community’s collective role in supporting ethical standards. Story



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