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Iowa’s cancer-fighting antibody bank

UI home to antibody collection valued at $250 million, priceless in application
Around the corner from University of Iowa biology professor David Soll’s office is an exclusive reservoir of biological agents used by researchers worldwide seeking to cure cancer. Its mission is deeply personal for Soll. He lost his wife to cancer, and he wants to put an end to the disease.
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Jupiter’s spooky sounds

UI instrument captures emissions from Jupiter’s auroras
There are some haunting sounds coming from Jupiter. An instrument designed and built at the University of Iowa recorded the spooky sounds from the planet’s auroras during the first full orbit by the NASA spacecraft Juno. Several UI researchers are involved in the mission to our solar system’s largest planet.
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Quake reader

UI professor performs critical earthquake analyses
Soon after major earthquakes occur, Bill Barnhart produces information that helps the global community estimate deaths and damage. Barnhart, assistant professor in the UI’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, analyzes ground movement during a quake and supplies that intelligence to the U.S. National Earthquake Information Center.
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UI Symphony Band celebrates 50th anniversary of Soviet Union tour

Members recall curtain calls, questionable translations
In the spring of 1966, in the midst of the Cold War, the University of Iowa Symphony Band embarked on a historic European tour, including a 19-day stretch in the Soviet Union. Fifty years later, former members are returning to Iowa City for the milestone reunion.
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Starting their own business to improve lives in Africa

African entrepreneurs learn about business in the US during six-week State Department program at the UI
The University of Iowa is hosting 25 business leaders from Sub-Saharan African countries who want to learn more about how to run a business. Their goal isn’t just to earn a living; they want to change their communities for the better.

KGAN-TV How the Brexit vote could impact Iowa

James Leach, university chair in public affairs and professor in the College of Law, comments on the possible impacts Iowa could feel if British voters opt out of the European Union. 

Des Moines Register UI hosts young African leaders

The University of Iowa is hosting 25 young African leaders as part of the Mandela Fellows, a program in the U.S. State Department's Young African Leadership Initiative. The fellows will be on campus for six weeks and will visit businesses and landmarks around the state.