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Telecommuting extends the work week, at little extra pay

Study may change perception of benefits of work-at-home option
Telecommuting may not be as advantageous as employees think. A new study shows working from home adds extra hours to the work week, at little additional pay. The findings may change workers’ perceptions of the value of telecommuting and could spur employers to better define the work-at-home workday.
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A quark like no other

UI physicist Usha Mallik searches for ‘bottom quark’ that could confirm existence of ‘God particle’
University of Iowa physicist Usha Mallik is at the forefront of the search to confirm the existence of a particle believed to give mass to all matter. Her group helped build and operates a sub-detector to search for bottom quarks, which are thought to appear when a Higgs boson decays.

Honors UI alumnus and climate scientist James Hansen honored by BBVA Foundation

University of Iowa alumnus and climate science pioneer James Hansen has received the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change for his contributions to climate science. He and Princeton University scientist Syukuro Manabe were jointly recognized for constructing the first computational models to simulate climate behavior.
MLK Week poster

Division of Student Life University to honor legacy of MLK

The university will celebrate the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service on Jan. 16 as well as a number of other events, including a lecture by writer and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi, film screenings, symposiums, and more.

Final arrangements

UI report helps consumers navigate funeral homes’ prices and language
A new report from the University of Iowa’s School of Social Work analyzes funeral homes’ terminology and pricing, which can help relatives planning final arrangements for a loved one. UI students collected information from 48 funeral homes in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Des Moines, and Sioux City.

Honors UI Museum of Art sets participation record in 2015–16

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) has set a museum record for participation and attendance at events during the 2015–16 academic year. The UIMA drew 627,672 visitors, surpassing the previous record of 538,260 set in 2013–14.
The Ted Pacha Family Club will be part of the north end zone renovations at Kinnick Stadium. The club will be named in honor of Ted Pacha, who made a $5 million gift toward the fundraising campaign for the project.

Kinnick renovation project receives leadership gift

Ted Pacha, a longtime Hawkeye supporter, makes major commitment to Kinnick Edge Campaign
Iowa City resident Ted Pacha and his wife, Deb, have made a $5 million leadership gift to the Kinnick Edge Campaign, which will help with renovations to the north end zone at Kinnick Stadium.

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