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Successful parents talk to kids about safe driving

Monday, July 29, 2019
A University of Iowa study shows that parents can help their kids be safer drivers by having conversations with them about it.

Iowa-hosted entrepreneurs from Africa visit John Deere, Mississippi River

Monday, July 29, 2019
Entrepreneurs from Africa who are attending the six-week Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) at the University of Iowa this summer recently visited the Quad Cities to see two icons of America—the Mississippi River and John Deere.

Former Iowa student designs bra for breast cancer survivors

Monday, July 29, 2019
A team of University of Iowa alumnae that includes Algonquin, Iowa, native Genevieve Goelz has received a $10,000 prize for a bra they designed as an engineering class project that provides breast cancer survivors both support and relief from lymphedema pain after a single mastectomy.

Iowa study finds people of normal weight may actually be at risk for obesity-related health issues

Monday, July 29, 2019
A study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health finds that people who may have a healthy weight according to the body mass index (BMI) may actually have obesity-related health issues, which could be revealed by considering the person's waist circumference.

Iowa study shows Americans still don't get enough exercise

Monday, July 29, 2019
A study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health finds that the amount of time Americans spend exercising is little changed over the last 10 years, which isn't positive because Americans weren't exercising enough 10 years ago.

Lessons from a tragic summer: UI author Simon Baltos takes on the Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Monday, July 29, 2019
One hundred years ago, violent race riots rocked Chicago. Two recently published books explore the the underpinnings of law enforcement’s relationship with the black population, the false promises Chicago held for new settlers escaping the South and the questions from the race riot that still haunts the city today.

Americans shouldn't have to drive, but the law insists on it

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Gregory Shill, University of Iowa law associate professor of law, argues that the automobile took over because the legal system helped squeeze out the alternatives.

How the workplace star can make the office a drag

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
A study by Tippie College of Business researcher Ning Li finds that while workplace stars are no doubt productive, they often hog so much of the spotlight that they kill the motivation of their co-workers and reduce their co-workers' contributions to the team.

Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna Joy Harjo is named U.S. poet laureate

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna Joy Harjo was named U.S. poet laureate, the first Native American poet to hold the post.

Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna Joy Harjo becomes the first Native American U.S. poet laureate

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna Joy Harjo was named the first Native American U.S. poet laureate. Harjo received an MFA from the UI in 1970.