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UI biologists identify reproductive traffic cop

Protein dictates speed at which chromosomes pair up, pass DNA
University of Iowa researchers have found a protein that regulates how chromosomes pair up and pass genetic information. FDK-6 dictates the speed at which maternal and paternal chromosome strands move and join in roundworms. The findings were published online this month in “The Journal of Cell Biology.”
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Presidential message: A call to action

UI President Bruce Harreld addresses the recently announced reduction in state funding and asks the campus community for its support.

UI announces new Campus Inclusion Team

Specially trained team to address concerns of bias
The University of Iowa is launching a new Campus Inclusion Team to help students deal with bias concerns on campus.
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Welcome back

UI Student Government President Rachel Zuckerman welcomes students back to campus
UI Student Government President Rachel Zuckerman welcomes students back to campus, recaps some of UISG’s accomplishments, and looks forward to the new semester.
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Helping high schoolers manage money

UI student group teaches financial literacy to at-risk Iowa City students
Finance majors in the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business meet every week with students from Iowa City High School and Iowa City West High School to mentor and to teach financial-literacy skills.
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What role do supermassive black holes play when galaxies merge?

UI astrophysicist wins National Science Foundation grant to study just that
Galaxies are merging all the time, even our own galaxy, the Milky Way. But how these mergers occur isn’t entirely clear. University of Iowa astrophysicist Hai Fu will use a National Science Foundation grant to find and characterize supermassive black holes associated with merging galaxies.

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