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UI College of Nursing

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
UI nursing students and volunteers with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program have joined forces to create a valuable learning opportunity, where volunteers simulate being elderly patients to help students gain real-world knowledge working with older adults.

UI Carver College of Medicine

Monday, January 14, 2013
Nine-year-old Virginia Buck of Pennsylvania asks people to donate a few pennies for her water-cooler jug, which she fills with money and sends to the University of Iowa Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence for research to help other kids with the disease.

UI International Programs

Monday, January 7, 2013
UI professor Armando Duarte, a choreographer at the UI since 1993, was inspired to create a three-week study abroad program in his native Brazil to share the culture of Carnival with UI students. He is currently in Brazil with 20 UI students so they can study the unique culture firsthand.

Division of Student Life

Monday, December 17, 2012
The University of Iowa Division of Student Life's 2012 Annual Report highlights how the division fosters student success by creating and promoting educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.

Practicing sustainable humanities

Monday, December 3, 2012
Barbara Eckstein, a fall 2012 Obermann Fellow-in-Residence, discusses her interdisciplinary work in a Q & A on the early phases of her extensive research study of the Upper Mississippi River Basin as well as a digital, participatory People's Weather Map she is helping to build.

UI alumni open tele-pharmacy

Monday, November 26, 2012
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy alumni Todd and Jon Thompson recently made Iowa history by opening the first true tele-pharmacy in the state.

'Bravest decision I ever made'

Monday, November 19, 2012
Jeannette George, a nursing and international studies major with an emphasis in African studies, reflects on her life-changing decision to pursue awareness of sickle-cell anemia research far beyond her UI classroom.

Heart patient fights like a champ

Monday, November 12, 2012
Read how heart attack survivor Brad Smith of Coralville and many other patients enroll in CHAMPS (Cardiovascular Health, Assessment, Management, and Prevention Service) through the UI Heart and Vascular Center to improve their heart health and prevent future problems.

Business brainstormer pursues online BBA

Monday, November 5, 2012
Kaci Maire enjoyed brainstorming business ideas when she was younger and so applying for the UI online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Entrepreneurial Management seemed like the logical next step.

Reflections of time in Barbados

Monday, October 29, 2012
University of Iowa graduate student Naomi Jackson reflects on her experiences in Barbados thanks to a Stanley Graduate Award for International Research. While there, she worked on her novel and MFA thesis project, which is set in the Caribbean.