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Offering what no classroom can

Award-winning India Winterim matches undergrads with India’s best
Each year, dozens of University of Iowa students and faculty choose to skip three weeks of the cold Midwest winter and instead take part in an observational learning program called India Winterim, where they observe first-hand the work of award-winning Indian non-governmental organizations.

Vitamin B3 prevents nerve pain caused by cancer drugs

Findings in female rats may eventually help patients receiving chemotherapy
A new UI study in rats suggests that nicotinamide riboside, a form of vitamin B3, may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain caused by chemotherapy drugs.
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Former UI President Mary Sue Coleman returns to campus for Lincoln Project forum March 9

Event will cover challenges facing public universities
Former University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman will return to campus March 9 to participate in a historic forum held in collaboration with the Lincoln Project, named after President Abraham Lincoln. The 16th president signed into law the Morrill Act, creating the modern system of land-grant universities.
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Will Kohn, 6, is first patient to move into UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

More than 50 pediatric patients were moved to various levels of new facility
On Feb. 25, 2017, 6-year-old Will Kohn, son of Meghan and Chris Kohn of Bettendorf, Iowa, was the first patient to be transported to the new UI Stead Family Children's Hospital.
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Sue Curry named interim provost

College of Public Health will select interim dean
University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld has appointed Sue Curry interim executive vice president and provost beginning April 1, 2017. She replaces P. Barry Butler, who was recently named president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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UI team helps blind high schoolers build robot for competition

Iowa’s Braille and Sight Saving School will compete for the first time in regional robotics contest
Professors and graduate students from the University of Iowa are working with students from the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School to build a robot. The IESBVI team, the Dark Side, is competing in the First Robotics Competition in Cedar Falls, which will take place March 23 through 25.
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Provost reflects on three decades of commitment to the University of Iowa

P. Barry Butler will leave the UI to become president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University next month
Provost P. Barry Butler will leave the University of Iowa to become president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on March 13. Join “Iowa Now” as we take a look back at Butler’s 30+ years at the UI.