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Student-built planeterrella recreates Earth’s vivid lightshows in miniature

UI device is the only one of its kind in Iowa, handful in US
University of Iowa students have built a device to recreate Earth’s auroras in miniature. The planeterrella is the only one of its kind in Iowa and one of just a handful in the United States.
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'For Iowa. Forever More' campaign raises $1.975 billion

More than 272,000 individuals contributed to historic fundraising endeavor
On Feb. 6, the University of Iowa and the University of Iowa Foundation announced the successful conclusion of For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa. The campaign yielded $1.975 billion from more than 272,000 alumni and friends of the university.

UI research finds few side effects in new cholesterol-reduction drug class

Patients taking a new class of drugs to reduce cholesterol do not experience an increase in side effects like memory impairment or nervous system disorders, but may have an increased risk of cataracts, according to a study led by a UI College of Public Health researcher.
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UI College of Engineering partners with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for annual design challenge

Program emphasizes international collaboration, broadening students’ perspectives
Hong Kong University students are working with UI students as part of the Virtual International Project Team program, a year-long design challenge that prepares students to work across borders. Long-standing partner Aix-Marseille University in France will continue to participate.

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