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Honors Petersen honored for Leishmaniasis study

A paper co-authored by Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, has been selected for publication in WorldLeish-6, a collection of research papers about the parasitic disease Leishmaniasis.
Our Lives Online theme semester

UI, greater community unite for annual Theme Semester

Our Lives Online will begin in January
The spring 2017 Theme Semester, titled Our Lives Online, will explore the internet and technology, online networks, and technological advances. Planned activities will focus on social media, trends in big data, and new and rapidly changing technology.
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The next five years: UI Strategic Plan 2016–21

Students, faculty, and staff from across campus will keep plan alive
The University of Iowa has released its Strategic Plan 2016–21, a streamlined road map with goals, strategies, tasks, and metrics to guide UI decision making over the next five years.
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An education on innovation in automation

Engineering class studies automated vehicle technologies
The UI College of Engineering's Automated Vehicle Systems Inc. class is run more like a startup company, and engages students in ways not usually found in typical classwork.
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A new leader for the UI Department of Biology

Diane Slusarski is first woman to head the department
On July 1, 2016, Diane Slusarski became departmental executive officer of the University of Iowa Department of Biology. Slusarski is the first woman to lead the department, and she aims to set a new course while being an example of female leadership in a STEM field.

Honors Kilgo receives Diversity Catalyst Award

Cindy Ann Kilgo, a doctoral candidate in educational policy and leadership studies, was one of six recipients to be given the Diversity Catalyst Award by the UI Chief Diversity Office.

Cedar Rapids Gazette Wang researches the lonely shopper

Alice Wang, professor of marketing in the Tippie College of Business, studies the shopping habits of lonely people and finds they tend to be more apt to engage in compulsive shopping. 

The Smithsonian Tom Brokaw’s historic cache of papers will be preserved

Tom Brokaw, a noted journalist whose career has spanned over five decades, announced that his personal papers will be preserved at the University of Iowa Libraries. The collection, including Brokaw’s brushes with some of history’s most fascinating and frustrating events, will become available to students and scholars beginning in 2017.

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