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Joseph Burken was just 5 years old and with his family on vacation in Chicago when he started having a horrible headache. A trip to the emergency room showed a mass on his brain. Now 8, Joseph is an advocate for kids with cancer. Photo courtesy of UI Health Care Marketing and Communication.
Published: 2014.09.04 | By Catie Malooly | 10:15 AM
Published: 2014.09.04
By Catie Malooly
10:15 AM
Joseph Burken of DeWitt, Iowa, was diagnosed with an astrocytoma, a cancerous tumor in the center of his brain. He also had hydrocephalus—a buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to brain swelling. Burken will be the Kid Captain Saturday when the Hawkeyes face Ball State in Kinnick. Story

Video: Al Jarreau at the UI College of Education- Sept. 18th, 2014

Six-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and UI graduate Al Jarreau returns to his alma mater for a public discussion Thursday, Sept. 18, in advance of his Sept. 19 performance at the Iowa Soul Festival. Listen to the live stream at 3 p.m. CT Thursday, Sept. 18, or watch the archived video of the discussion later. Story

Iowa Now Minute - 9/18/14

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus lifeIowa Now Minute 9/18/14

"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday in Iowa Now. Video

Piecing together the memory puzzle

Mary Huff in her lab

UI doctoral student Mary Huff has come a long ways since growing up in Greenfield, Iowa. The Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program scholar is the recipient of a prestigious award which allows her to conduct cutting-edge research that will help treat people with serious memory-related disorders. Story

Spotlight: The library that Bonfield built

Arthur Bonfield

Arthur Bonfield built the UI Law Library into the largest public law school library in the country—with more than 1.3 million volumes and volume equivalents—and the second largest library by that measurement among all public and private law school libraries in the country. Story from: College of Law Website

College of Law Website

Professor Therm has the answers to 'All Things Energy'

Doug Litwiller (aka Professor Therm), University of Iowa associate director of energy conservation in Facilities Management, will give a special presentation that gives audiences a light-hearted look at "All Things Energy" Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Biosphere Discovery Hub in the UI Museum of Natural History. Story

Global health champion to visit University of Iowa in October

William Foege

The UI College of Public Health has named William H. Foege the recipient of its 2014 Richard and Barbara Hansen Leadership Award and Distinguished Lectureship. Foege is a global health luminary who helped conceive and lead the worldwide campaign to eradicate smallpox. He will visit campus on Oct. 1 and 2. Story

Hancher, Legion Arts present the 'Moroccan-roll' of Hoba Hoba Spirit

Hoba Hoba Spirit

The University of Iowa’s Hancher will co-present Hoba Hoba Spirit with Legion Arts at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hoba Hoba Spirit blends influences, rhythms, and languages to create music with wide appeal. Story

UI REACH activity inspires teamwork and communication

UI REACH students with intellectual, learning, and cognitive disabilities and University of Iowa teaching students came together Friday to participate in team-building activities at the University of Iowa Field House. (Photo: Holly Hines / Iowa City Press-Citizen )

UI College of Education students come together with first-year students in the UI REACH program to learn about teamwork and communication. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

TIER update: Timeline for administrative business cases

Old Capitol on the Pentacrest

The Iowa Board of Regents approved an extended timeline Sept. 10 for reviewing the eight remaining administrative business cases, providing a full month for faculty and staff engagement. Story

Cedar Falls girl to be honorary Kid Captain when Hawkeyes take on Pittsburgh

portrait of Margaret Schafer

When Margaret Schafer was 11, she started experiencing severe pain in her legs, hips, and shoulders. Her local physician thought it was just growing pains, but Margaret’s parents, Ben and Amy, worried the problem was more serious. Story


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