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Morphew comments on fixed tuition

Monday, April 2, 2012
Christopher Morphew, chair of the department of educational policy and leadership studies at the UI, says fixed tuition pricing plans, which guarantee the price of tuition for several semesters, function "largely as a marketing ploy."

UI experts comment on the battle against lung cancer

Friday, March 30, 2012
A trio of UI experts say tobacco company spending and cuts in prevention funding make it difficult to combat lung cancer.

Phan's novel is featured

Thursday, March 29, 2012
The debut novel by Writers' Workshop alumna Aimee Phan is featured. The book describes the experiences of Vietnamese relocating to the United States.

Social media to the big screen

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
History alumnus James Erwin's Reddit postings were well-read; before long, his hypothetical time-travel military scenario (modern Marines fighting the Roman Empire, in the earlier era) landed him screenwriter duties on a big-budget flick.

Herrera named California Poet Laureate

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Writers' Workshop alumnus Juan Felipe Herrera dedicates the award to "all the young writers who want to put kindness inside every word throughout the state, because kindness is the heart of creativity."

Behind the wheel of a distracted driver

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
CNN's Lizzie O'Leary takes to the road in the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa to demonstrate the hazards of distracted driving.

Fuortes helps 'nuclear cowboys'

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Laurence Fuortes, UI professor of occupational and environmental health, is helping Cold War "nuclear cowboys" receive benefits. Fuortes helped former atomic workers who were recently deemed eligible for compensation due to toxic exposures at Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University with the paperwork for their claims.

Fly mutations offer disease clues

Monday, March 26, 2012
University of Iowa biologist John Manak says studies of mutations in flies provide a powerful model of human disease.

Brokaw talks about UI veterans

Monday, March 26, 2012
On Morning Joe,Tom Brokaw highlights UI efforts to welcome U.S. military veterans and their positive impact as role models for other students.

Author explores invisible divide between religious, secular worlds

Thursday, March 22, 2012
The stories of Writers' Workshop alumnus Nathan Englander straddle an invisible religious/secular divide. Englander, author of a new book of short stories called What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, shares his thoughts on his writing and the characters in his novels.