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Published: 2014.07.10 | By Office of Strategic Communication | 11:55 AM
Published: 2014.07.10
By Office of Strategic Communication
11:55 AM
University of Iowa President Sally Mason met with reporters Thursday morning in the first of a series of media availabilities planned throughout the academic year. Video

Bright young students experiment with life as scientists

Arun Velamuri is trying to train pigeons to recognize cancer cells.

Des Moines high school student Arun Velamuri plans to go into medicine some day and says a summer academic camp he attended at the University of Iowa helped him see what his life as a medical scientist might be like. Story

Spotlight: Williamsburg partnership assists migrant workers' children

Lia Plakans, Ann Santos, and Ginna Moreano.

UI College of Education faculty and students are working to serve K-12 students whose families are migrant workers in Williamsburg, Iowa, alongside their English Language Learners teacher, a UI graduate and former migrant worker herself. Story from: College of Education website

College of Education website

UI flood demobilization continues

Over the next two weeks University of Iowa workers and contractors will begin removing HESCO barriers along the banks of the Iowa River through campus and work to reopen the Beckwith Boathouse, Art Building West, and Mayflower Residence Hall. Story

New 'Building for Iowa' website showcases UI campus construction

UI Facilities Management introduces a new Campus Master Plan website called 'Building for Iowa' to feature major campus building and flood recovery projects. The website brings together information previously dispersed in several web locations like project updates and timelines, renderings, the Campus Master Plan, and much more under one umbrella. Story

UI's Jennissen encourages more discussion on ATV safety

A safety first road sign

People talk a lot about bicycle safety, but there isn't enough discussed with kids and families about safety when riding an ATV, says Charles Jennissen, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the UI Carver College of Medicine. Story from: WFAA


Background TV can be bad for kids

two children playing in front of a television screen

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

Educating Iowa students: Michelle Sullivan and Austin Kleinmeyer

Advertisement reading "for Iowa" with the University of Iowa name and hashtag #TheUforIOWA

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

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


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