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Media advisory: Genetic counseling for college students

The University of Iowa is hosting an information session on genetic counseling, an emerging field, in Iowa and around the U.S., in which professionals work with patients on health issues according to their genetic profile. The session is for students at Iowa colleges and in schools in neighboring states who are interested in master's programs in the field. Story

UI's Tippie College of Business launches graduate Business Analytics certificate program

The Tippie College of Business is starting a new graduate-level certificate in busines analytics (Big Data) that will be offered starting this fall in its downtown Cedar Rapids classrooms. The five-course program will provide Iowa businesses the tools and know-how to get the most out of all the data they’ve gathered over the years. Story

UI officials assess needs amid growth plans

Published
2014.07.29
prospective students

The university is seeking to hire an outside consultant to help it meet enrollment growth goals that come in response to a new Board of Regents model for allocating state dollars, and to build a new residence hall to house those additional students. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Biologists describe mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations

Research showing that cancer development frequently involves the formation of multiple mutations arising simultaneously and in close proximity to each other may one day lead to the development of new cancer therapies. Story

UI offers prototype help for inventors, entrepreneurs

Published
2014.07.30
physics & astronomy machine shop

UI ProtoLabs at the University of Iowa can connect inventors and entrepreneurs with area machine shops in physics and astronomy, engineering, and advanced design and manufacturing that specialize in several kinds of prototypes; the program will help folks bring ideas from a napkin to reality mor Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI student still pedalling for climate

Published
2014.07.29
Man and Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz stand by a bamboo bicycle during RAGBRAI

UI graduate student Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz may be done riding her bamboo bike across the state of Iowa, but her mission to raise $40,000 for a bamboo processing tank for farmers in the Philippines is just hitting a new gear. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Funding thesis through film roadshow

Published
2014.07.29
coal miners

Jesse Kreitzer, MFA candidate at the University of Iowa, is touring his short films to fund his thesis project, Black Canaries, an early 1900s coal-mining folktake inspired by his maternal ancestors. Story from: Seven Days

Seven Days

Media advisory: UI to report on external funding totals Friday

University of Iowa officials will report on annual external funding totals, discuss funding trends, and share information about the latest research initiatives during a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the National Advanced Driving Simulator. Story

Media advisory: Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to tour UI research facilities Thursday

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds is set to tour three University of Iowa research facilities on Thursday, July 31. Members of the media are invited to accompany her during a tour from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Story

Audio testing at Kinnick Stadium July 30-Aug. 9

Testing of the upgraded audio system at Kinnick Stadium will occur over the next couple of weeks. The new system will improve the sound quality within the stadium seating bowl. Story

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