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'Arbitrary' cutoffs of THC levels make it difficult to measure impaired driving

Friday, January 14, 2022
Timothy Brown, director of drugged driving research and the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator, said that there’s a need for “better research that provides guidance for individuals about when it’s safe to drive.”

Damani Phillips discusses his latest album “No More Apologies”

Friday, January 7, 2022
Damani Phillips discusses his latest album “No More Apologies.” Phillips is the director of jazz studies at the University of Iowa, an associate professor of African-American Studies and the author of “What is This Thing Called Soul: Conversation on Black Culture and Jazz Education.”

State lab rushing $9.2M expansion to help with COVID-19

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
The University of Iowa has until June 30, 2023, to complete a federally-funded, $9.2 million expansion of its State Hygienic Lab, which has served Iowa’s public health needs for more than a century and processed about 1.6 million COVID-19 specimens over the past nearly two years.

Flood expert talks about new Missouri River flood map site

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Larry Weber, co-creator of the Iowa Flood Center, appears as a guest on the KMA Land radio program "The Morning Line" to talk about a new website that allows Iowans to get real-time information online about flood conditions along the Missouri River.

Experts talk about aging effects of prison time

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Criminologists at the University of Iowa were guests on Iowa Public Radio's "River to River" program to talk about their study examining how prison time accelerates biological aging among African Americans.

Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 2021: The Young People Shaping Tomorrow

Friday, December 17, 2021
Pareen Mhatre, an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering, is featured on Teen Vogue's "21 Under 21" list for her advocacy work in support of immigrants.

Scientists create online game to teach children about influenza and vaccines

Friday, December 17, 2021
Researchers at the University of Iowa have teamed up with the organization Families Fighting Flu to create an online game for children to learn about influenza and why vaccines are important.

Racial covenants, a relic of the past, are still on the books across the country

Friday, December 10, 2021
Professor of History Colin Gordon's research on restrictive housing covenants was featured on NPR's Morning Edition.

2 trials, 1 theme: White men taking law into their own hands

Friday, December 10, 2021
Ashley Howard, assistant professor of African American Studies, was interviewed by The Associated Press regarding the racial violence surrounding the trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery.

The U.S. Army Is Finally Close to Replacing Its 1980 Fitness Test

Thursday, December 9, 2021
With help from the University of Iowa, the U.S. Army is adopting a new fitness test for the first time in 40 years, part of a larger health overhaul aimed at making soldiers stronger, less prone to injury, and better prepared for 21st century combat.