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NASCAR driver encourages organ donation

Iowa City Press-Citizen: NASCAR driver encourages organ donation

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Joey Gase joined fellow organ donor family members and recipients at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics for the 2014 Donate Life Ceremony. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Schiff, Levine to read from poetry April 24

University of Iowa faculty poets Robyn Schiff and Mark Levine will read from their work at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website. Story

Visiting artist Levine to lecture April 18

Visiting artist Erik Levine, associate professor of art at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, will give a public lecture at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Room 116 at Art Building West. The lecture is free and open to the public. Story

He really digs the Ice Age

Digging Ice Age fossils in Colorado

Do you dig the Ice Age? Come learn more as Greg McDonald of the National Park Service discusses recent fossil discoveries in Colorado. McDonald will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at an Explorers Seminar in the Biosphere Discovery Hub in the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History. Story

Media Advisory: Women in Politics 2014: Historic and Current Perspectives

The Public Policy Center (PPC) will host a daylong symposium examining the role of women in American politics on Friday, April 18 in the Old Capitol Museum. The keynote speaker will be Amy Klobuchar, a U.S. senator from Minnesota. The symposium is part of the PPC's 25th anniversary celebration. Story

Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers

Inexpensive computers, cell phones, and other devices that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research published in the journal Nature Communications. Story

Researchers track down cause of eye mobility disorder

The image depicts mice having a normal nerve (left) as compared to an incomplete nerve, a condition resulting in permanent downward gaze in both mice and humans.

In a paper published in the April 16 print issue of the journal Neuron, UI researchers Bernd Fritzsch and Jeremy Duncan and their colleagues at Harvard Medical School, along with investigator and corresponding author Elizabeth Engle, describe how their studies on mutated mice mimic human mutations responsible for an eye mobility disorder. Story

Total eclipse of the moon

The moon in various stages of its eclipse appears in the sky above the Old Capitol on Tuesday morning.

A few intrepid stargazers were out on the University of Iowa Pentacrest early Tuesday morning to watch the total lunar eclipse which was visible early Tuesday over Iowa City. Story

Samuelson: Let children play with food

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: Samuelson: Let children play with food
messy baby

It seems like a mess just waiting to happen, but Larissa Samuelson, UI associate professor of psychology, is demonstrating that playing with one's food might be a beneficial part of the learning process. Story from: WAMC Northeast Public Radio

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

History's greatest mass theft

Jim Leach

As the Nazis murdered millions of people, they also perpetrated the greatest mass theft in history, says former congressman Jim Leach. He’ll offer his perspective on the topic Tuesday, April 22, at noon in Room 2520D University Capitol Centre. Story



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