Impact

UI students help public interpret DNA ancestry tests

Student group educates those interested in ordering a genetic test or interpreting the results
UI students are helping Iowans better understand their ancestry and their DNA. Under the supervision of faculty adviser Bryant McAllister, associate professor in the UI Department of Biology, the students participate in monthly meetings to educate those in the community interested in ordering a DNA test or interpreting results.

UI to teach business and leadership skills to health care providers across Iowa

First program will be at Iowa Medical Society conference April 29
A new partnership among three University of Iowa colleges is training doctors in the ways of business. The Office of Healthcare Leadership Education (OHLE) will help Iowa health care providers better understand the economic forces at work in their practices.

KWQC-TV Venture School is Quad Cities’ entrepreneurial boot camp

Venture School is a six-week entrepreneurial boot camp that helps would-be Quad Cities entrepreneurs figure out if there’s a market for their business idea and, if so, how to get it off the ground. Venture School is a statewide resource of the UI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC). 

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President Harreld on the value of public universities’ work

University of Iowa President J. Bruce Harreld discusses how the UI serves its students, the general public, and the world at large. From diabetes research to public scholarship, the UI is at the forefront of important discoveries and acts as a venue for crucial conversations.
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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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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.

The Des Moines Register Tom Brokaw’s ‘stuff’ in Iowa is a window into his life

Kyle Munson takes a look at the collection of papers and personal artifacts recently donated to UI Libraries by UI alumnus and legendary newsman Tom Brokaw.

The Brokaw Collection represents a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his decades-long career as a respected NBC journalist, including everything from leather-bound calendars to homemade valentines.

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ICHE director Tom Rice on the overlooked impact of universities

Tom Rice, director of the Iowa Center for Higher Education in Des Moines, discusses some of the often overlooked ways a university supports its surrounding community. ICHE, operated by the University of Iowa for less than a year, is already serving the city it calls home.
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UI hosts conference to save millions of lives globally

Speakers to discuss health and environmental effects of wood-burning cookstoves
Millions of women die every year from the simple household task of cooking. The University of Iowa is hosting a group of internationally recognized experts at a conference, Women’s Health and the Environment: Going up in Smoke, to address the silent global crisis of cookstove smoke.

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