Several National Advanced Driving Simulator experts at the UI share insights on the decision by the National Transportation and Safety Board to push states to reduce the legal blood alcohol limit from 0.08 to 0.05.
Story from: The Gazette
Four students have earned the UI’s first MFA in Book Arts. These artists are not only experts in time-honored traditions of the book, but they also push the boundaries of book culture by embracing digital creativity and engaging the public in discussions about the role of books in our society. Photo Feature
Dr. Carol Scott-Conner, a UI cancer surgeon, predicts that Angelina Jolie’s action to have a preventative double mastectomy will lead some women with family histories of breast cancer to ask their doctors whether they should be tested for the faulty genes.
Story from: Des Moines Register
Ellen Lewin, UI professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies and anthropology, writes about lesbian and gay parenthood, and how society is taking baby steps toward marriage equality.
Story from: Huffington Post
A group of University of Iowa faculty are headed to northwest Iowa May 21-24 as members of the 8th annual Faculty Engagement Corps, stopping in Orange City, Okoboji, Estherville, Spencer, Lester, Le Mars, Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, and Storm Lake. Story
From Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, May 24, follow the University of Iowa's 2013 Faculty Engagement Corps tour of northwest Iowa, including Orange City, Okoboji, Estherville, Spencer, Lester, Le Mars, Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, and Storm Lake. Story
Social shifts, along with cultural differences, are among the top reasons unmarried parenting has become more common, says UI associate sociology professor Mary Noonan in a story on the rise of unwed parenting nationally and locally.
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Understanding the concept of morphogen gradients—the mechanism by which a signal from one part of a developing embryo can influence the location and other variables of surrounding cells—is important to developmental biology, gene regulation, evolution, and human health. Story
Nearly 30 percent of adults drink more alcohol than is considered healthy, and there are serious consequences for them, their families, and their communities, says U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Member Sue Curry, dean of the UI College of Public Health.
Story from: Time Magazine