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The Assignment: How Popular Is Election Betting?

Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Tom Gruca, professor of marketing in the Tippie College of Business and director of the Iowa Electronic Markets, was recently a guest on the CNN podcast, The Assignment, to explain political prediction markets, how they work, how they differ from gambling sites, and why federal regulators tend to look askance at such prediction markets as PredictIt and Kalshi.

For many Olympic medalists, silver stings more than bronze

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
At the 2022 Beijing Olympics, a distraught Alexandra Trusova won silver and promptly declared, “I will never skate again.” Swimmer Michael Phelps displayed a mix of frustration and disappointment at the 2012 London Olympics when he added a silver to his trove of gold medals. At those same games, gymnast McKayla Maroney’s grim expression on the medal stand went viral. These moments, caught by the camera’s unblinking eye, reveal a surprising pattern: Silver medalists often appear less happy than those winning bronze.

University of Iowa launches effort to expand cancer care for rural patients

Monday, June 24, 2024
A new effort is underway to help rural hospitals provide the highest level of care for cancer patients so that patients don't have to travel as far for treatment. It's a growing need in our state, as Iowa now has the second highest rate of cancer in the country.

Avocados are a ‘green gold’ export for Mexico, but growing them is harming forests and waters

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
As with other foods that have become trendy, such as acai berries, or widely used, such as palm oil, intensive avocado production is causing significant environmental damage, writes Viridiana Hernández Fernández, assistant professor of history at Iowa.

NIVA Conference 2024 kicks off with state of the indies address

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Andre Perry, executive director of Hancher Auditorium, is current president of the National Independent Venue Association.

How Exercise Strengthens Your Brain

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Physical activity improves cognitive and mental health in all sorts of ways. Here’s why, and how to reap the benefits. In this New York Times article, Michelle Voss, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences, talks about how exercise protects against neurodegenerative diseases.

Clarkonomics 101: The numbers behind Caitlin Clark's impact on women's basketball

Monday, March 25, 2024
Jeffrey Ohlmann, associate professor of business analytics, examines the numbers behind Caitlin Clark’s success and how she’s changing the game of women’s basketball in a two-minute clip for ESPN.

'Martyr!' plays its subject for laughs but is also deadly serious

Friday, March 22, 2024
In his first novel, the Iranian American poet Kaveh Akbar asks whether our pain matters, and to whom, and how it might be made to matter more. Akbar is an associate professor of English and director of the English and creative writing major at Iowa.

Caitlin Clark and Iowa find peace in the process

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Being Caitlin Clark: Inside the world of the player who redefined the game

Daily Iowan buys two local papers saving them from closure

Monday, March 18, 2024
The Daily Iowan, a non-profit university newspaper, has purchased two local newspapers saving them from shutting down. Students from the University of Iowa will help both papers cover their communities.