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UI expert shares insights on suicide prevention

Published
2014.08.21
Portrait of John Westefeld in his office.

John Westefeld, a UI professor in the Counseling Psychology Program in the College of Education and a national expert in suicide prevention, provides insight into important questions to ask and steps to take to prevent suicide. Story from: thegazette.com

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UI hosts emerging contaminants conference Aug. 19-22

Published
2014.08.20
A person washes their hands under a sink faucet.

Scientists and engineers met at the UI College of Engineering Aug. 19-22 for EmCon 2014—an international conference on the effects of emerging contaminants, such as soap and medications, in the environment. Story from: KCRG

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Brilliant artists, thematic threads are highlights of Hancher's 2014-15 season

The Joffrey Ballet

The new Hancher season features artists both new and familiar to local audiences. Five themes invite audience members to connect with a wide array of performers. Story

Pentacrest Museums open house to highlight research, new exhibit

Members of the University of Iowa and Iowa City community will have the opportunity to see everything from exotic insects to the greatest moments in Hawkeye football at the Pentacrest Museums annual open house from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28. Story

UI researchers present studies at American Sociological Association meeting

University of Iowa researchers share their studies on the skill levels of mid-career American workers and community characteristics that make citizens more generous during the American Sociological Association annual meeting Aug. 17 and 18 in San Francisco. Story

UI welcomes international students

Iowa City Press-Citizen: UI welcomes international students
Published
2014.08.17
Hundreds of University of Iowa international and American students mingle at the International Welcome Night on Sunday night on the Pentacrest. (Photo: Aly Brown / Iowa City Press-Citizen)

Hundreds of incoming international students gathered on the Pentacrest with American students at the inaugural University of Iowa International Welcome Night on Sunday evening. The students played Frisbee and soccer, ate frozen yogurt, and got to know one another. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Student Success Team coordinator: Immersion program working

portrait of Sarah Hansen

Sarah Hansen coordinates the Student Success Team, which formed in 2006 as a small, interdisciplinary group to talk about how the UI could help students be successful. It has grown to include more than 250 people, and many projects that originated from early team discussions, such as On Iowa!, have become part of campus culture. Story

The passion that drives innovation

WorldCanvass and FilmScene

UI International Programs’ monthly WorldCanvass program will kick off its sixth season with “The Passion That Drives Innovation,” on Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at FilmScene, 118 E. College St. Story

Some jobs cause working parents more stress

Working parents whose jobs tend to be viewed as agressive, weak, or impersonal—qualities inconsistent with parenting—are more likely to be stressed out than parents working in fields that don't imply a similar identity conflict. Story

UI professor sheds light on racial tensions in Ferguson

Published
2014.08.14
Riot police clear a street with smoke bombs while clashing with demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Read more at http://thegazette.com/subject/news/iowa-professor-sheds-light-on-racial-tension-in-ferguson-20140821#Plfetcj5GcZhC0J5.99

UI history professor Colin Gordon has emerged as a national authority on the demographic shifts in Ferguson, Missouri, and the larger St. Louis area, that some say underlies the boiling tensions between mostly black residents and predominantly white authorities. Story from: The Gazette

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