2013.05.17 | By University Communication and Marketing | 09:33 AM
When you exercise, how loud is the music piping through your iPod earbuds? Do you know? The campus organization UI SAFE can test your device's volume levels (courtesy of Johnny, a specially equipped mannequin) and let you know if your exercise soundtrack is being played at a safe level.
Hearing conservation is the auditory equivalent of brushing to protect your teeth or putting on sunscreen to protect your skin. The campus organization UI SAFE offers advice and programming that helps guard against hearing loss in the future. Video
Dr. Carol Scott-Conner, a UI cancer surgeon, predicts that Angelina Jolie’s action to have a preventative double mastectomy will lead some women with family histories of breast cancer to ask their doctors whether they should be tested for the faulty genes.
Story from: Des Moines Register
Ellen Lewin, UI professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies and anthropology, writes about lesbian and gay parenthood, and how society is taking baby steps toward marriage equality.
Story from: Huffington Post
Top high-school musicians from throughout the Midwest and other parts of the United States are converging on the University of Iowa for the 2013 Iowa Summer Music Camps. The camps, which run June 9-28, will include nine free concerts. Story
The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History will hold a two-week intensive program called Foil Workshop in Printmaking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 3-7 and June 10-14, in Studio Arts Building in Iowa City. Story
Fort Atkinson, a former fort built to serve as a buffer between warring Native American tribes in northeast Iowa, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The listing resulted from a petition by the Office of the State Archaeologist at the University of Iowa. Story
The Year End University of Iowa Donation Drive is an example of a successful student project done with the help of community partnerships, says Liz Christiansen, director of the UI Office of Sustainability.
Story from: The Daily Iowan
A group of University of Iowa faculty are headed to northwest Iowa May 21-24 as members of the 8th annual Faculty Engagement Corps, stopping in Orange City, Okoboji, Estherville, Spencer, Lester, Le Mars, Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, and Storm Lake. Story
From Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, May 24, follow the University of Iowa's 2013 Faculty Engagement Corps tour of northwest Iowa, including Orange City, Okoboji, Estherville, Spencer, Lester, Le Mars, Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, and Storm Lake. Story