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UI named mentoring center for minority graduate students

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The University of Iowa has been awarded $1.2 million to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring in the nation. The three-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recognizes the UI's long history of recruiting and educating minority students in STEM fields. 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

UI research debuts on Twitter

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The University of Iowa has created a Twitter account devoted to research. The @UIowaResearch account will act as the central node for research, broadcasting research news, events, and expert views from the university to myriad audiences central to the institution. The account launched today. Story

Media Advisory: Public Policy Center to hold 'What If?' series

The Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa is marking its 25th year by holding a series of policy discussions, called "What If?" At each forum, researchers will examine different hypothetical scenarios and their unintended consequences, and present relevant research. The sessions, open to the media and the public, are held each Tuesday evening from April 8 to April 29 in the Iowa City Public Library. Story

Capitol goes black and gold

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About 120 University of Iowa students joined faculty and staff representatives for Hawkeye Caucus Day at the Iowa State Capitol, connecting with state leaders and demonstrating the university's statewide impact. Photo Feature

President's Forum highlights efficiency and safety

In the final President’s Forum of the semester, UI President Sally Mason pointed to the university's long record of streamlining operations and noted progress on UI measures to combat sexual assault. Story

Student showcase at Hawkeye Caucus Day

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About 120 University of Iowa students headed to Des Moines April 2 for the annual Hawkeye Caucus Day, a chance to make the case for higher education and get a firsthand look at state government. Story

Notre Dame to award Mason honorary doctor of laws degree

The University of Notre Dame announced today that it is awarding University of Iowa President Sally Mason an honorary doctor of laws degree during its commencement ceremony May 18. Story

Dubuque artist creating sculpture for new UI residence hall

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Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.'s words, "Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education," Dubuque artist Adam Eikamp is creating a sculpture for the new UI West Campus Residence Hall with a curved shape representing "the creative and educational proce Story from: Dubuque Telegraph-Herald

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Media advisory: Student Research in the Capitol event April 1

The University of Iowa, along with other Iowa regents institutions, will showcase undergraduate student research projects, from archaeology to public health, at the annual Research in the Capitol event on Tuesday, April 1 in Des Moines. There are 20 UI student research projects on display, with the students on hand to discuss them. Story


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