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UI study finds potential genetic link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders

University of Iowa researchers have identified the basic cellular mechanism that goes awry in prickle mutant flies, leading to the epilepsy-like seizures. Story

Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies

Dust mite illustration

University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine for dust-mite allergies. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. Results appear in the AAPS Journal. Story

UI hosts Innovation Institute: tech, entrepreneurship camp

old capitol

Some 20 Iowa high school students participated in the Innovation Institute—a new two-week University of Iowa intensive summer program that focused on technical and entrepreneurial skills. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Spotlight: Williamsburg partnership assists migrant workers' children

Lia Plakans, Ann Santos, and Ginna Moreano.

UI College of Education faculty and students are working to serve K-12 students whose families are migrant workers in Williamsburg, Iowa, alongside their English Language Learners teacher, a UI graduate and former migrant worker herself. Story from: College of Education website

College of Education website

New 'Building for Iowa' website showcases UI campus construction

UI Facilities Management introduces a new Campus Master Plan website called 'Building for Iowa' to feature major campus building and flood recovery projects. The website brings together information previously dispersed in several web locations like project updates and timelines, renderings, the Campus Master Plan, and much more under one umbrella. Story

Educating Iowa students: Michelle Sullivan and Austin Kleinmeyer

Advertisement reading "for Iowa" with the University of Iowa name and hashtag #TheUforIOWA

The University of Iowa is the university for Iowa. In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing stories that illustrate the many ways that UI serves our state and shapes Iowa's future. Photo Feature

University of Iowa, Pappajohn bring startup program to Des Moines


University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will launch Venture School in Des Moines in September after a successful pilot year teaching entrepreneurs about a popular method of startup businesses. Story from: Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register

Old Gold: Connecting campus for 80 years

Black-and-white photo of IMU footbridge

By the early 1930s, the University of Iowa campus had expanded substantially west of the river. To accommodate this growth, then-president Walter Jessup envisioned a footbridge to link the original campus with the new. Story

Student major profile: Dora Grote, Journalism and Mass Communication

Dora Grote, Journalism and Mass Communication

Coon Rapids, Iowa native Dora Grote describes her reasons for coming to the University of Iowa and her education in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Video

UI entrepreneurship campers create new ice cream flavor

entrepreneurship campers

Fifth and sixth-graders created a tasty ice cream treat this week as part of the week-long Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship camp at the UI, which shapes young minds on how to network, budget, and make a product. Story from: KCRG



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