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New research shows that how a parent responds to an infant's babbling can speed up the child's language development. Photo Illustration by Tim Schoon.
Published: 2014.08.27 | By Sara Agnew | 10:21 AM
Published: 2014.08.27
By Sara Agnew
10:21 AM
Parents who try to understand their baby's babbling let their infants know they can communicate, which leads to children forming complex sounds and using language more quickly. That’s according to a new study by the University of Iowa and Indiana University. Story
 

Keeping Iowa Healthy - Diabetes Research Center

Dedication of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research CenterUI celebrates the dedication of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center.

In this video, Dale Abel, director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa, discusses the mission of this center and how a $25 million dollar gift from the Fraternal Order of Eagles will make new advances and understanding possible in the fight against this devastating disease. Video

Spotlight: Mother's intuition and UI experts save baby's life

Published
2014.08.26
Andon family

Maybe it was mother's intuition or her experience as a nurse, but Kimberly Andon knew something was wrong with her newborn baby. Learn more about how her daughter's life was saved thanks to experts at UI Children's Hospital. Story from: UI Children's Hospital website

UI Children's Hospital website

Iowa Now Minute - 8/28/14

Iowa Now Minute - 8/27/14

Welcome to season two of "Iowa Now Minute," 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

Ottumwa boy kicks off Kid Captain 2014 in game against Northern Iowa

portrait of Treytun

At age 4, Treytun Garcia of Ottumwa developed what looked like a rash on his left foot. He was soon diagnosed with linear scleroderma, an autoimmune disease characterized by the hardening of the skin and connective tissues. Garcia was chosen as the Kid Captain for the football game this Saturday when the Hawkeyes face the Panthers at Kinnick Stadium. Story

Parents, listen next time your baby babbles

A mother and her infant "talk" with each other.

Parents who try to understand their baby's babbling let their infants know they can communicate, which leads to children forming complex sounds and using language more quickly. That’s according to a new study by the University of Iowa and Indiana University. Story

UI professor maps out the roots of Ferguson civic unrest

Published
2014.08.26
Colin Gordon, University of Iowa

Robert Siegel talks with Colin Gordon, a history professor at the University of Iowa, about how the map of St. Louis County reveals some of the sources for the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Story from: NPR-All Things Considered

NPR-All Things Considered

UI professor explains demographic shifts in Ferguson

Published
2014.08.16
Beverly Scott of Chicago adds to the makeshift memorial in Ferguson, Missouri, for Michael Brown. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Colin Gordon, a UI history professor who has studied housing in St. Louis, has emerged as an authority on demographic shifts and zoning restrictions in Ferguson, Missouri. Story from: Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Public invited to suicide prevention workshop Sept. 10

UI Professor John Westefeld will present a 90-minute workshop on the warning signs, intervention strategies, and resources available for suicide prevention in the College of Education's Teacher Leader Center on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Story

UI celebrates the dedication of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center

President Mason addressing a crowd

The University of Iowa dedicated the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center with a weekend of opening activities. The new facility features 20,000 square feet of advanced research space with cutting-edge medical equipment. Center researchers will pursue innovative diabetes research and find treatments and cures for the epidemic that affects more than 9 percent of the American population. Story

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