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4 faculty members recognized with UI’s highest teaching honor

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Four University of Iowa faculty members are recipients of the 2024 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, recognizing their exceptional and ongoing contributions to student learning and success.
Marty Scholtz

UI Vice President for Research Marty Scholtz to step down

Thursday, February 22, 2024
J. Martin (Marty) Scholtz, who has served as the University of Iowa vice president for research since 2019, will step down from his role as he nears completion of his five-year term. The university will immediately launch a national search for its next vice president for research (VPR). Scholtz has agreed to continue as VPR until his successor begins.
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UI seeks permission to plan second west side parking ramp

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
As the University of Iowa and UI Health Care look ahead to the additional staff and patients a new inpatient tower will bring to the west side of campus, so too will come the need for more parking. The UI will ask the Iowa Board of Regents at its Feb. 28 meeting for permission to proceed with planning an additional parking ramp on the west half of the parking lots adjacent to the College of Dentistry building.
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Alcohol consumption leads to greater cancer risk for Iowans

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Iowans’ alcohol consumption—in volume and frequency—is among the highest in the nation and puts residents at greater risk for cancer. The 2024 Cancer in Iowa report notes Iowa has the fourth-highest incidence of alcohol-related cancers in the U.S. and the highest rate in the Midwest.
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UI faculty member awarded prestigious fellowship for neuroscience research

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Stephanie Gantz, assistant professor in the Carver College of Medicine, has been named a 2024 Sloan Research Fellow for her work studying the brain.
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UI helping more students succeed, graduate, and launch their career

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
The University of Iowa’s commitment to student success, including recent initiatives, has contributed to higher four-year graduation and retention rates.
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41st Presidential Lecture highlights how faculty work affects public perception

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Christopher Coffey, professor in the College of Public Health, and Cristina Tilley, professor in the UI College of Law, will present this year’s lecture, “Pathways to Discovery: Clinical and Legal Trials, Academic Rigor, and Public Perceptions.”
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Mayflower will be used as residence hall again in 2024-25

Thursday, February 15, 2024
The University of Iowa will continue to use Mayflower Residence Hall during the 2024-25 academic year, as more than 1,500 returning students in their second, third, and fourth years have applied to live on campus. The university also is seeing a record level of applications from prospective students for fall 2024.
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New study shows value of donated breast milk for extremely premature infants

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
A new study led by the University of Iowa has determined that extremely premature infants fed donor milk fare just as well in neurodevelopment as those fed formula. The researchers also found that death rates from a life-threatening disease were halved in infants who were fed donated milk.
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UI named top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for eighth year

Friday, February 9, 2024
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has again named the University of Iowa a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students. This is the eighth year the UI has received the honor, given to U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2023-24 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
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7 UI online programs earn national honors

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
U.S. News & World Report has ranked seven University of Iowa programs among the best in the country in its new ranking of online programs.
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UI Dance Marathon raises $1.4M in year 30

Sunday, February 4, 2024
Congratulations to the participants, volunteers, donors, and families involved the University of Iowa's Dance Marathon 30, which took place Feb. 2—3 at the Iowa Memorial Union.