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UI experts: Protect your hearing by knowing, adjusting to your environment

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
As the heat cranks up, so do the sounds of summer. Whether you’re cheering at the ballpark, attending a music festival, or simply taking care or your lawn, the decibel level of the great outdoors can have short-term and long-term effects on your hearing.
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New real-time parking dashboard helps you find parking quickly

UI Parking and Transportation has created a public parking dashboard to help you find available parking in campus facilities. The dashboard refreshes every 15 seconds to provide real-time parking availability and includes links to facility information.
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What you need to know when RAGBRAI comes to town July 28-29

Thursday, July 20, 2023
The 50th edition of RAGBRAI—the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa—will stop overnight in Coralville on Friday, July 28. To accommodate the event expected to bring as many as 40,000 people to the community, several streets will be closed and increased bicycle and pedestrian traffic will cause delays in the Coralville and Iowa City areas.
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UI expert: Set boundaries, lead by example when considering your child's social media use

Monday, July 17, 2023
Summertime leads to free time, down time, and screen time, which means now is a good time for parents of teens and preteens to talk to their children about phone use, social media habits, and boundaries.  
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5 steps to easy email etiquette

Do you ever struggle with email? It’s one of the main methods of communication in our professional lives, but we often find our inboxes buried in sometimes mixed messages. We’ve put together a few guidelines to help make sure your work emails are effective and efficient.
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UI expert Charles Stanier explains poor air quality from Canadian wildfires

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
The bright blue sky we’re accustomed to seeing over the Old Capitol dome recently has been disguised by a smoky haze from wildfires in Canada. The smoke has resulted in an air quality advisory issued for eastern Iowa and other parts of the state, disrupting some outdoor activities and putting people with certain health conditions on alert.
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Know the signs of heat stroke

As we prepare for the hottest months of the year, it’s good to know the symptoms and signs of when your body needs to cool down. Read more about warning signs and how to prevent heat stroke.
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Summer sun safety: 3 ways to protect your skin

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Swimming in the pool, attending a ballgame, or just sitting on your outdoor patio are all enjoyable summer activities. But without appropriate application of sunscreen or other forms of sun protection, you may find yourself walking away with a sunburn.
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Traffic alert: Downtown streets closing Friday morning for Iowa Arts Festival

Make note that several streets in downtown Iowa City that will be closed from 6 a.m. Friday through late Sunday for the annual Iowa Arts Festival. These closures could affect your commute and parking.
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Times and dates for spring 2023 commencement

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
This spring, more than 5,400 University of Iowa students will receive their degrees during in-person and livestreamed commencement ceremonies, beginning with the College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy ceremony May 11 and concluding with the College of Dentistry’s ceremony June 2.
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How to deal with annoying coworkers

If you have folks who get under your skin at the office, you're not alone. In this Fast Company article, Tippie College of Business professor Michele Williams shares some ideas on how to deal.
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7 projects that may affect your campus commute

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Here are seven ongoing or upcoming projects that may affect travel around town. Remember to use caution when driving or walking near the construction area and allow extra time to reach your destination.