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Graduating? Here are 9 things to keep in mind

The home stretch of your college career can be a busy and emotional time, and sometimes important details just slip through the cracks. As you’re getting ready to graduate, here’s a list of things to help you wrap up and prepare for your next adventure.
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UI announces first candidate for College of Nursing dean

The University of Iowa Office of the Provost announced Wednesday, April 19, that Keela Herr, current associate dean for faculty at the UI College of Nursing, is the first candidate for the position of dean of the UI College of Nursing.
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UI grad students take humanities-based approach to community development in Delmar, Iowa

Program engages community’s youth with older residents to help create path forward for town
A team of University of Iowa graduate students and their professor are bringing together longtime Delmar, Iowa, residents and students at the local K–6 school to renew a sense of community and revitalize the small eastern Iowa town.
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Two disciplines. Two wheels. One elite program.

Unique bike-building classes combining art and engineering set worldwide standard
The University of Iowa’s world-renowned bicycle frame–building courses bring together art and engineering students to answer the question “How do you build a bike?” Conceived by art professor Steve McGuire in 2010, Fabrication and Design: Hand Built Bicycle has become the model for how to build a university bike-building course.
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Former Oprah Winfrey executive producer and UI alumna will visit campus to talk philanthropy

Sheri Salata reflects on her time at the UI and the importance of generosity
Sheri Salata, University of Iowa alumna and former executive producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” comes to campus April 27 for a Life with Phil Talk, part of the UI Foundation’s Phil Was Here program. Salata says the UI has a “small-town feeling with big university opportunities.”
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Finkbine Dinner celebrates 100-year milestone

Annual awards honor students, staff, faculty, and alumni
University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution’s highest honors on April 11 at the 100th Finkbine Dinner.
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Celebrated conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann reflects on time at UI, influential teacher he’ll honor

Dixon Memorial Concert to feature UI alumnus Zimmermann and pianist Garrick Ohlsson as guests
Acclaimed conductor and UI alumnus Gerhardt Zimmermann and pianist Garrick Ohlsson will join the UI Symphony Orchestra in a concert honoring the late James Dixon, the symphony’s former director and Zimmermann’s professor. “Iowa Now” recently sat down with Zimmermann to talk about his career and teacher.
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UI geologist studies South Pacific volcano that’s been erupting continuously for hundreds of years

Ingrid Ukstins aims to better understand how volcanoes function
University of Iowa volcanologist Ingrid Ukstins spent two weeks collecting samples from Yasur, a continuously erupting volcano on Tanna, an island in the remote South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, to study its chemical composition and determine how the gasses it produces may be affecting people who live nearby.
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UI’s Cargill touts value of public scholarship, humanities

Assistant professor of classics and religious studies recently featured on CNN’s ‘Finding Jesus’
Robert Cargill, UI assistant professor of classics and religious studies, doesn’t mind being in front of a camera. He’s appeared on CNN’s series “Finding Jesus,” as well as the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Channel, to debunk bad scholarship and bring important humanities research to the public.

UI researcher finds Chinese concept can improve employee performance

‘Moqi’ improves communication between worker and manager
The Chinese cultural concept of “moqi” (pronounced “mo-chee”) means something like unspoken cooperation or teamwork. Rather than asking direct questions, many Asian workers use it to interpret their supervisor’s intentions. Moqi may not help domestic companies, but American firms with ties to Asia might want to keep it in mind.