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Iowa Track and Field’s Marissa Mueller awarded Rhodes Scholarship

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The senior competing in track and field and majoring in biomedical engineering became the 22nd Rhodes Scholar from the University of Iowa on Nov. 21.
December 2, 2020

Every high-level athlete has reached “the zone” at least once in their sporting lives. Iowa javelin thrower Marissa Mueller entered that zone on Nov. 21, but she wasn’t competing on the infield....

“Isolated and anxious:” University of Iowa Dental Students react to an email thread and remarks made within their college

A University of Iowa College of Dentistry student poses for a portrait in the Adler Journalism Building on Sunday Nov. 29, 2020.
To several College of Dentistry students, a public email thread in which a professor disavowed BLM marked an erosion of trust and a fear for what’s next.
December 1, 2020

On Oct. 19, Megha Puranam was sitting in her classroom rotating through her clinics as a third-year University of Iowa dental student. While waiting for patients to arrive, she observed conversations...

University of Iowa engineering majors prepare to showcase capstone project virtually, missing networking opportunities

University of Iowa senior engineering students, Jake Robinson and Logan O’Brien pose for a portrait in the Seamans Center in downtown Iowa City on Wednesday, November 17th, 2020. Due to complication with COVID-19, they current class of graduating seniors will not have an in-person presentation at the end of the semester to showcase their capstone project, which is an important networking event for graduating seniors.
Four mechanical engineering students are preparing to present their project virtually this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, a change that may hamper their ability to meet with potential employers as they near graduation.
December 1, 2020

Logan O’Brien and a group of his friends toured the mechanical engineering projects at a showcase last year in the Main Library. As a mechanical engineering student, O'Brien knew he’d be working...

University of Iowa dieticians offer advice as disordered eating habits rise during pandemic

University of Iowa dieticians offer advice as disordered eating habits rise during pandemic
With having to convert to a lifestyle of staying home and quarantining, daily routines have changed, causing many people to develop unhealthy eating habits by eating too much or not enough.
November 30, 2020

As COVID-19 has caused people to remain at home and modify daily routines, many have developed unhealthy eating habits by eating too much or not enough. Dieticians at the University of Iowa recommend...

Current chief of police, police captain to begin as interim co-directors of University of Iowa Department of Public Safety Dec. 1

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is housed in the Old Capitol Mall.
Chief of police Lucy Wiederholt and police captain Mark Bullock will take over the role as co-directors on Dec. 1.
November 29, 2020

The University of Iowa has appointed two interim co-directors of the UI Department of Public Safety after current director Scott Beckner announced he will retire in December. Current chief of...

University of Iowa professor offers students Thanksgiving meals

Elizabeth Pearce, a professor in the Communication’s Department, sent out an email to her students offering to drop off Thanksgiving meals to those that are quarantined or can’t go home to their families for Thanksgiving. A student shared the email on Twitter and her act of kindness went viral.
November 21, 2020

The holidays are an opportunity for professors to momentarily step away from their teaching duties and gather with their family. But when University of Iowa Communications Professor Elizabeth Pearce...

University of Iowa sees drop in international student enrollment

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
The drop is a part of an ongoing trend that has been exacerbated by pandemic related safety concerns and restrictions.
November 19, 2020

International student enrollment at the University of Iowa is down 24 percent this year, according to the state Board of Regents. The decline was expected, and is part of an ongoing trend nationwide...

Where can University of Iowa students get a COVID-19 test?

A Test Iowa site is seen on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 at 5455 Kirkwood Blvd S.W. in Cedar Rapids.
Students at the University of Iowa are facing tough choices over whether to go home for break, and many are looking to testing options locally before going home. Here are a few options students — and other community members — can look to for COVID-19 tests.
November 19, 2020

University of Iowa Student Health and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics currently have the capacity to test individuals who are symptomatic or individuals who are considered to be a close contact...

Amy Kristof-Brown named new dean of University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

Tippie College of Business Building is seen on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.
Since serving as interim dean of the college beginning in March, Amy Kristof-Brown, who has been a faculty member within the college for over 20 years, will take on the role as the new dean beginning Dec. 1.
November 19, 2020

The University of Iowa announced this morning that Amy Kristof-Brown, current senior associate dean and Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management in the Tippie College of Business, will take...

‘Iowa wave’ is installed on five Cambus rooftops

A University of Iowa Cambus, driving on South Riverside Drive on Nov. 18, has a wave decal on top of the bus to wave to kids when it drives by Stead Family’s Children Hospital.
The typical delivery of the Iowa wave may be put on hold, but this didn’t stop Cambus transportation services from providing University of Iowa Stead Children’s Hospital patients with a warm greeting.
November 18, 2020

What started as an idea in a Facebook group soon became reality after Cambus managers installed waving hand graphics onto Cambus roofs, representing the university’s famous ‘Iowa Wave’ tradition. The...

UI Office of the Vice President for Research postpones in-person research

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
The office announced Wednesday that it plans to postpone non-essential in-person research that requires human subjects to enter University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. This comes days after Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a mask mandate in Iowa.
November 18, 2020

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research announced on Wednesday that it will be postponing non-essential in-person research visits in UI Hospitals and Clinics until further...

Board of Regents President says tuition will not increase in the spring

Regent President Mike Richards listens during the state Board of Regents meeting at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls on Friday, November 15, 2018.
State Board of Regents President Mike Richards announced tuition will remain the same for the spring 2021 semester for resident and nonresident students attending regent institutions at the board’s meeting Wednesday. The decision puts the board an entire academic year behind in its five-year tuition increase plan.
November 18, 2020

The state Board of Regents will not increase tuition for students in the spring semester, but will return to it’s five-year tuition increase plan in fall 2021. During regent President Mike Richards’...

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