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'Absolutely incredible' Caitlin Clark is perfect player at perfect time for women's basketball

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
To get an idea of just how intoxicating Caitlin Clark’s game is, all you had to do Sunday — if you weren’t near a TV to watch her pile up 41 points, hand out 12 assists and grab 10 rebounds — was scroll Twitter.

Caitlin Clark Is Piling Up Points and Records at Her Own (Fast) Pace

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Caitlyn Clark’s numbers this season have made her a candidate to be the national women’s player of the year. When she is on a roll, she is able to make the game easier for her teammates — and almost impossible for her opponents.

Feared and loved, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark is taking women’s basketball by storm

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Before Caitlin Clark was making her case as college basketball’s most thrilling talent, she was a middle child in West Des Moines, Iowa, who insisted on tagging along with her two brothers and countless cousins. The 21-year-old junior guard, who has risen to national prominence thanks to her Stephen Curry-esque shooting range and video game-like statistics, spent summers bicycling and winters...

Finding Joy in Early Black Writing

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
In a recent PBS installment of Amanpour and Company, Tara Bynum, professor of English and African American Studies at Iowa, talks about her new book, Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America, which explores the ways that four early Black writers named and expressed happiness and joy despite being enslaved.

DK Nnuro on his debut novel 'What Napoleon Could Not Do'

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
In this interview with NPR, Derek (DK) Nnuro talks about his debut novel, What Napoleon Could Not Do, a book that depicts how America is seen through the eyes of three characters with African ties. Nnuro is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, teaches writing at Iowa, and is curator of special projects at the Stanley Museum of Art.

People in Rural Areas Die at Higher Rates Than Those in Urban Areas

Friday, January 27, 2023
UI College of Public Health Professor Keith Mueller comments on COVID-19 death rates in rural areas and how they link to overall poor health and higher mortality rates in general.

How to protect your kids when they play sports, according to doctors

Friday, January 6, 2023
The bulk of concussions in kids are related to youth sports, said Dr. Andrew Peterson, clinical professor of pediatrics and director of primary care sports medicine at the University of Iowa. The good news is that there is not strong evidence that a handful of concussions over a childhood is associated with long term impacts as an adult, he added.

Remains of ancient, Indigenous dogs found at Jamestown, as well as proof people ate them

Friday, January 6, 2023
Indigenous dogs roamed Jamestown in the early 17th century and out of desperation during harsh winter months, some colonists ate them, researchers have proven. A team of archaeologists at the University of Iowa were able to extract DNA from remains found at Jamestown and confirm that they belonged to ancient dogs that were likely wolf or coyote-sized.

UI physicists launch rockets to study auroras

Thursday, November 17, 2022
A research team led by Scott Bounds, associate research scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will launch sounding rockets as part of NASA's Aurora Current and Electrodynamics Structures II, or ACES II, mission. The mission will measure the global electric circuit underlying the northern lights.

Best Simple Exercises for Living a Long Life, According to Experts

Monday, November 7, 2022
Muscle-strengthening activities, which include resistance training and weightlifting, are an important component of longevity, says Jessica Gorzelitz, an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Physiology at Iowa.