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UI's Diekema discusses efforts to control the spread of Ebola

Published
2014.10.17
Dr. Daniel Diekema, University of Iowa Health Care

Dr. Dan Diekema, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases with UI Health Care, and president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, discusses the new Ebola "Czar" and efforts to control the spread of Ebola. Story from: MSNBC.com

MSNBC.com

Hancher to present Brazilian big band SpokFrevo Orquestra Oct. 30

SpokFrevo Orquestra

The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present SpokFrevo Orquestra on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Englert Theatre. The musical group takes frevo, traditionally a vibrant Brazilian street music with deep ties to Carnival, to center stage, honoring and reinventing tradition. Story

Reunited at the Writing University

students sitting with their former teacher on old capitol steps

Bernice Chauly, a diverse artist who has taught creative writing for three years in the American Degree Program at Taylor’s University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, encouraged three of her students to travel to Iowa City to pursue their undergraduate degrees in creative writing at the UI. Now she's joined them on the UI campus, participating in the International Writing Program. Story

Spotlight: Living Mandela's legacy

Iowa Alumni Magazine: Spotlight: Living Mandela's legacy
Published
2014.10.01
Iowa Alumni Magazine--October 2014 cover image

Two South African women used their University of Iowa education to help rebuild their country after apartheid. Story from: Iowa Alumni Magazine

Iowa Alumni Magazine

UI program helps small businesses go global

Only 4 percent of the world’s consumers live in the United States, and a new initiative from the University of Iowa wants to do more to help small businesses in Iowa reach the other 96. Story

UI law professor has ties to Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi

Published
2014.10.10
University of Iowa Professor Lea VanderVelde poses with Kailash Satyarthi and her husband, UI Professor Johannes Ledolter on her back porch during one of Satyarthi’s visits to Iowa City.  Read more at http://thegazette.com/subject/news/nobel-peace-prize-winner-satyarthi-has-iowa-ties-20141010#zTI9qQEAgYOw4iWm.99

Sen. Tom Harkin and University of Iowa law Professor Lea VanderVelde co-nominated the Indian child rights activist to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the body that distributes the prestigious prize. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

UI law professor has ties to Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi

Published
2014.10.10
University of Iowa Professor Lea VanderVelde poses with Kailash Satyarthi and her husband, UI Professor Johannes Ledolter on her back porch during one of Satyarthi’s visits to Iowa City. (Contributed Photo/Lea VanderVelde)

Sen. Tom Harkin and University of Iowa law Professor Lea VanderVelde co-nominated the Indian child rights activist to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the body that distributes the prestigious prize. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

UI's Abdel-Malek to serve as U.S. delegate to NATO meeting

University of Iowa College of Engineering professor of biomedical engineering Karim Abdel-Malek has been invited to serve as a U.S. Delegate to an Oct. 15-17 NATO meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. Story

UI expert says aid to West Africa key to defeating Ebola

Published
2014.10.08
A billboard in Liberia's capital Monrovia offers advice on how to halt the spread of Ebola. (Source: PRI)

Increasing resources and assistance for West African countries battling Ebola is key to stopping the disease, says Dr. Dan Diekema, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases with UI Health Care. Story from: Public Radio International

Public Radio International

UI chosen as 100K Strong signature partner

In recognition of its ongoing commitment to educational exchange between the U.S. and China, the University of Iowa was recently chosen as one of eight signature partners of the 100,000 Strong Foundation for 2014-15. Story

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