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Alumni filmmakers Scott Beck, Bryan Woods strike deal with Paramount Pictures

The duo came up with the idea for ‘A Quiet Place’ while students at the UI
UI alumni Scott Beck and Bryan Woods have been writing scripts and making films for years, even as students. They recently signed a deal with Paramount Pictures for what will be their biggest project yet.
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University of Iowa names new vice president for student life

Melissa Shivers to begin in June
The University of Iowa has named Melissa Shivers the next vice president for student life. Shivers has 20 years of experience serving students and is currently associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a role she has held since June 2014.

Honors Bariatric surgery program achieves national accreditation

The University of Iowa Health Care bariatric surgery program has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
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UI undergrads working at forefront of space science

Since the 1950s, the University of Iowa has given undergraduates the opportunity to work with top space scientists to build instruments that have travelled throughout our solar system and beyond. That hands-on experience has landed Hawkeyes jobs with NASA and prepared them for success in many other important industries.
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UI professor gets a firsthand look at the business of lawmaking

David Cwiertny provides scientific expertise as staffer for House Committee on Energy and Commerce
UI engineering professor David Cwiertny decided to spend his sabbatical working for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and hopes his experience will inform his next course, Politics and Economics of Food, Energy and Water Systems. Cwiertny recently sat down with “Iowa Now” to discuss his time in D.C.

UI professor tackles barriers to higher education for low-income and first-generation students

Recent research on the role of admission officials to be shared at upcoming symposium
A University of Iowa study shows that college admission officers are more likely to accept low-income students if they have a better understanding of the high schools those students attend. The findings will be discussed at a May 22 symposium at the UI College of Education.

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