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.
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2014.04.15 | By University Communication and Marketing | 11:09 AM
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
Come enjoy a free public recital by renowned New York musicians in the Senate Chamber of the University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28. Cellist Nicholas Canellakis, pianist Michael Brown, and guest bassist Mark Bernat will perform. Story
Patrick Schlievert, a UI microbiologist who first described flesh-eating bacteria in 1987, said a new study pinpointing the four mutations that changed the harmless organisms into gruesome infectious pathogens shows that future mutations will depend on gene movement.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a time when many civil rights organizations across the country committed to registering African-Americans to vote in Mississippi. Now, staff in UI Archives and the Historical Iowa Civil Rights Network are looking to capture the stories of the students who contributed to the effort. Story
The UI Confucius Institute, an international nonprofit program supported by the Chinese government to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching, and facilitate cultural exchanges, has grown exponentially since its inception eight years ago.
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2014.04.15 | By University Communication and Marketing | 09:22 AM
Writers’ Workshop graduate Bob Shacochis on Monday was named a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shacochis was nominated for his work "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul." The 2014 prize went to Donna Tartt, for her best-selling novel "The Goldfinch." Pulitzer winners and finalists are announced simultaneously. Story
2014.04.15 | By University Communication and Marketing | 07:00 AM
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Zach Savich and Hannah Brooks-Motl will read from their new books of poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 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