Parents & Families

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.

Improving teamwork with diversity

Tippie College of Business exercise shows students how acknowledging team members’ diversity helps them work better
Students in the UI Tippie College of Business are asked to explore how their diverse identities allow them to make unique contributions to the teams they are a part of. Lecturer Pamela Bourjaily designed the exercise, which has been used every semester since the fall of 2015.

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.
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UI Opera Theatre goes big in Hancher debut with ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

Students get first taste of performing celebrated operetta on world-class stage
UI Opera Theatre and the UI Symphony Orchestra are bringing Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” to the Hancher stage. “We really wanted something that everybody could come to,” says Bill Theisen, associate professor and director of opera. The operetta will be UI Opera Theatre’s inaugural Hancher performance.

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). 

Honors UI student spin-out business takes top national honor

A University of Iowa team recently won an award in a prominent national student-invention contest sponsored by MIT for a device that prevents sows from rolling over on their piglets.

Honors Laurian receives Faculty Service Award from IISC

Lucie Laurian, associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, received the 2016–17 annual Faculty Service Award presented by the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC).
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Graduating? Here are 9 things to keep in mind

The home stretch of your college career can be a busy and emotional time, and sometimes important details just slip through the cracks. As you’re getting ready to graduate, here’s a list of things to help you wrap up and prepare for your next adventure.
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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.
student and instructor working in bike-building course

Two disciplines. Two wheels. One elite program.

Unique bike-building classes combining art and engineering set worldwide standard
The University of Iowa’s world-renowned bicycle frame–building courses bring together art and engineering students to answer the question “How do you build a bike?” Conceived by art professor Steve McGuire in 2010, Fabrication and Design: Hand Built Bicycle has become the model for how to build a university bike-building course.

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