The University of Iowa is hosting an information session on genetic counseling, an emerging field, in Iowa and around the U.S., in which professionals work with patients on health issues according to their genetic profile. The session is for students at Iowa colleges and in schools in neighboring states who are interested in master's programs in the field. Story
The Tippie College of Business is starting a new graduate-level certificate in busines analytics (Big Data) that will be offered starting this fall in its downtown Cedar Rapids classrooms. The five-course program will provide Iowa businesses the tools and know-how to get the most out of all the data they’ve gathered over the years. Story
The university is seeking to hire an outside consultant to help it meet enrollment growth goals that come in response to a new Board of Regents model for allocating state dollars, and to build a new residence hall to house those additional students.
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Research showing that cancer development frequently involves the formation of multiple mutations arising simultaneously and in close proximity to each other may one day lead to the development of new cancer therapies. Story
UI ProtoLabs at the University of Iowa can connect inventors and entrepreneurs with area machine shops in physics and astronomy, engineering, and advanced design and manufacturing that specialize in several kinds of prototypes; the program will help folks bring ideas from a napkin to reality mor Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen
UI graduate student Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz may be done riding her bamboo bike across the state of Iowa, but her mission to raise $40,000 for a bamboo processing tank for farmers in the Philippines is just hitting a new gear.
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Gifts and grants is a roundup of research grants obtained by University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students that spans the spectrum of disciplines—from science and social science to the art and humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story
Seven high school students, including Palen Stream, of Bedford, Iowa, will receive scholarships from the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. As the essay contest winner, Stream will receive one year of free tuition to the UI, and the six runners-up will receive $500 scholarships.
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