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The economic cost of breastfeeding

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
University of Iowa sociologist Mary Noonan's research found that long-term breastfeeding entails an economic cost to women, in the form of decreased earnings.

Students launch funding roadtrip

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
University of Iowa student leaders, along with leaders at UNI and ISU, are taking their plea for funding throughout the state.

Hagle assesses the 'Obama factor'

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
UI political scientist Tim Hagle assesses the impact of the "Obama factor," on politicians running for public office in 2012.

Software aids flood plans

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
New software developed by UI student and faculty will aid in preparations for evacuation during future floods.

Fethke asks, why does tuition go up?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Gary Fethke of the Tippie College of Business asks why college tuition goes up. And the answer is because taxpayer support goes down.

Fethke writes about the B-school model

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Gary Fethke of the Tippie College of Business co-wrote an opinion piece about the challenges facing public education in the United States as state support dwindles.

Souaiaia writes about Iran sanctions

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
UI religious studies professor Ahmed Souaiaia writes about Obama's attempts to communicate directly with the Iranian people.

Revitalizing Iowa films

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Actress Tanna Frederick, a University of Iowa theater alumna, hopes to revitalize the Iowa film industry. The first project recently held auditions at the UI.

Field warns of radon threat, lack of funding

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Bill Field, a professor of occupational and environmental health at the UI, writes about the danger of radon, and why he believes the EPA shouldn't be allowed to drop the ball by eliminating funding to help states promote radon awareness.

Perlmutter on the difficulty of service

Monday, April 2, 2012
David Perlmutter, director of the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication, writes that service is a good deed that gets punished for many junior faculty.