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Keep respiratory viruses off the menu this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for cherished annual traditions like gathering for a big meal with friends and family. But the guest no one wants at the dinner table is a respiratory virus like the flu, COVID-19, or RSV. As we reach the height of respiratory virus season, here’s what you need to know to keep you and your loved ones safe during Thanksgiving.

Note upcoming traffic shifts at Coralville's First Avenue/I-80 interchange

Monday, November 6, 2023
Beginning in the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 10, the bicyclist and pedestrian route along First Avenue over Interstate 80 in Coralville will shift from the west side of First Avenue to the east side of First Avenue.
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Reminder: Familiarize yourself with UI's Extreme Weather Plan

Monday, October 30, 2023
With winter weather returning to Iowa City, it’s important for the campus community to get reacquainted with the University of Iowa’s Extreme Weather Plan.
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Main Library will be closed Oct. 27—30

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
The Main Library will be closed from 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, to 7:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, because of a water outage throughout the building due to an ENGIE utility construction project.
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Possessed? UI expert shares a bewitching history

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Just as it has for decades, Halloween remains synonymous with witches. But what’s the history behind the plastic cauldrons and pointy hats? University of Iowa German professor Waltraud Maierhofer is an expert on how the history of witchcraft trials in Europe and the United States continues to haunt the modern world. She not only teaches a class on witch trials, but recently translated a noteworthy book on the witchcraft trials of children.
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Social media trend explained: The appeal of ancient history on TikTok

Friday, October 6, 2023
The Roman Empire may have peaked about 2,000 years ago, but many men can’t stop thinking about it—at least according to a recent TikTok trend that has generated more than 1.6 billion views. Sarah Bond, the Erling B. “Jack” Holtsmark Associate Professor of Classics at Iowa who also is a renowned historian of the ancient world, says she welcomes the attention with a few caveats.
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Longevity Awards: December 2023

Sunday, October 1, 2023
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Downtown streets to close Oct. 6 for UI Homecoming Parade

Thursday, September 28, 2023
Several streets in the downtown area will close Friday afternoon for the University of Iowa Homecoming Parade. These closures could affect your parking or commute home if you work on the east side of campus.
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Celebrate the 'Golden Age' during Homecoming 2023

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Celebrate "The Golden Age" during Homecoming 2023, with events scheduled throughout the week and culminating on Friday with the Homecoming parade, a special interview with Caitlin Clark, and the annual Homecoming concert.
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6 projects that may affect your campus commute

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
As the fall semester gets underway, here are six ongoing projects that may affect travel around campus. Please remember to use caution when driving or walking near construction areas and allow extra time to reach your destination.
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Long after pandemic, 'Zoom wave' endures

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Among the enduring social changes to follow the COVID-19 pandemic has been a collective shift to group video calls for work meetings. Many of us still end those calls with a “Zoom wave” three years later. But why?
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Parents: Brush up on these back-to-school safety tips

As the back-to-school season approaches, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Team and Safety Store offer some tips to help keep children safe throughout the school year.