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Background TV can be bad for kids

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Leaving the television on can be detrimental to children's learning and development, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. Researchers found that background television can divert a child’s attention from play and learning. Results appear in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Story

University will begin removing Mayflower flood barrier July 19

The University of Iowa will begin removing the temporary flood protection wall from the west side of Mayflower Residence Hall along Dubuque Street in Iowa City on Saturday, July 19. Story

UI professor: Implications of crash could be 'huge'


A Ukrainian-Russian conflict in recent months has turned into a “full-scale civil war,” and reports that an unassociated passenger plane may have been shot down Thursday could add fuel to the clash and push it beyond the region, says UI professor Art Durnev. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Educating Iowa students: Michelle Sullivan and Austin Kleinmeyer

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The University of Iowa is the university for Iowa. In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing stories that illustrate the many ways that UI serves our state and shapes Iowa's future. Photo Feature

University of Iowa, Pappajohn bring startup program to Des Moines


University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will launch Venture School in Des Moines in September after a successful pilot year teaching entrepreneurs about a popular method of startup businesses. Story from: Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register

Recent deaths

Death notices for current and retired UI employees. Links to online obituaries provided when available. Story

UI DeGowin Blood Center teams up with Coralville police, fire departments for friendly competition

The DeGowin Blood Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has joined forces with Coralville Police and Fire Departments for the first Battle of the Badges Blood Drive on Friday, July 25. Story

UI Mobile Museum heads to Winnebago Rally, RAGBRAI

Mobile Museum

The University of Iowa Mobile Museum will visit the Winnebago Grand National Rally in Forest City, July 22, as part of an extended trip across northern Iowa. Story

Racing for a Cure

'Racing for a Cure' premiered July 11th on Big Ten Network.'Racing for a Cure' premiered on BTN Friday July 11th.

At the 2014 Indianapolis 500, one team raced for more than the checkered flag. "Racing for a Cure" tells the story of 1996 Indy 500 winner Buddy Lazier and his racing team's effort to promote the University of Iowa Wynn Institute for Vision Research. Video

UI Hospitals and Clinics highly ranked yet again


University of Iowa Health Care leaders announced this morning that University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City appears again on "Best Hospitals" listing compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report. Story



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