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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics building is seen in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2023.

UI researchers identify brain area affected by Parkinson’s treatment side effects

Evan Watson, News Reporter April 29, 2024

University of Iowa researchers identified a connection between a routine treatment for Parkinson’s disease and a tendency for some patients to develop increased impulsivity located around a specific...

Er-wei Bai and Tyler Bell, professors of The College of Engineering at University of Iowa, demonstrate DINA, an artificial intelligence advisor, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. DINA is a departmental intelligent neutral advisor created to guide electrical and computer engineering students in information related to undergraduate programs offered at the university.

UI College of Engineering chatbot streamlining student services

Grace Olson, News Reporter April 25, 2024

Since the launch of the University of Iowa’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering artificial intelligence chatbot DINA, answering student advising questions has been easier than ever,...

Photo contributed by C.J. Peterson

Nontraditional UI student awarded $30,000 Truman Scholarship

Fatima Salinas, News Reporter April 21, 2024

One University of Iowa scholarship recipient wants others to know that there is a path for everyone to higher education opportunities through personal growth. C.J. Petersen, 33, is a nontraditional...

Marijuana is grown at the University of Mississippis Coy Waller Laboratory for research in Oxford, Miss., seen on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. UM expects to have classes open for a two-year masters program in medical cannabis and dietary supplements in Fall 2024.

UI study finds cannabis use among older adults is growing

Grace Olson, News Reporter April 14, 2024

While she was out for a walk a few years ago, Duveen Robinson, a 90-year-old Iowa City resident, took a nasty tumble when she stepped in a pothole. Robinson chipped off an inch-long piece of her kneecap...

Sheala Been poses for a portrait with her nine-month-old, Mabel in North Liberty on Monday, April 8, 2024. (Isabella Tisdale/The Daily Iowan)

Rates of postpartum, mental health stressors during pregnancy high in Iowa

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter April 9, 2024

Sheala Been, a staff nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, found the unknowns that came with being a first-time mother more stressful...

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics main building is seen in Iowa City on Feb. 21, 2023.

UI researchers receive patent for new diabetes treatment

Grace Olson, News Reporter April 7, 2024

University of Iowa professor Calvin Carter could be at the forefront of new treatments for Type 2 diabetes, though his discoveries were almost entirely by accident. While working in the lab of UI...

A woman sees a partial solar eclipse in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia on April 20, 2023.

Partial solar eclipse to dim Iowa City skies

Emma Jane, News Reporter April 7, 2024

Every now and then, the sun and moon fall into a perfect alignment, casting a fleeting shadow that darkens a specific region of Earth: a total solar eclipse. For the eclipse on April 8, Iowa City...

The Iowa River is seen in Iowa City on Thursday, April 4, 2024. Riversides are among the many water environments that cicadas reside. This spring, for the first time in 221 years, two specific broods of cicadas will emerge from the earth.

Johnson County to see millions of cicadas this summer

Evan Watson, News Reporter April 4, 2024

The summer of 2024 will see the emergence of millions of periodic cicadas in Johnson County and trillions throughout the rest of the U.S., experts say. Annual cicadas emerge exactly as described: yearly...

Ralston Creek is seen in Iowa City on Sunday, March 24, 2024. Data from 2021-2022, listed the creek as an impaired waterbody that needs a total daily maximum load (TDML), under State Section 303(d). TDML is the calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant allowed to enter a waterbody so that the waterbody will meet water quality standards.

Latest DNR report shows half of Iowa’s water bodies are impaired

Grace Olson, News Reporter March 24, 2024

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ most recent water quality assessment report showed that over half of the state’s water bodies are impaired, which means they are unsafe for their designated...

Dr. Mary Charlton and Dr. Paul Gilbert discuss their research over the correlation between alcohol and cancer rates in the College of Public Health Building in Iowa City on Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Iowa cancer researchers say alcohol consumption is one of many important risk factors

Kathleen Zeivel, News Reporter March 20, 2024

Iowa continues to rank second in the nation for the highest, fastest-growing number of cancer cases, according to a report by the Iowa Cancer Registry released on Feb. 20. The overall cause of elevated...

Photo contributed by Piper Wood.

Iowa’s women in agriculture experience stress in male-dominated field

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter March 20, 2024

Iowa women farmers and agricultural landowners voiced several stressors in their day-to-day lives centered around climate change concerns and working in a predominantly male-dominated profession in...

Carter Fitzgerald, a winner of the Spring IdeaStorm competition, poses for a portrait in front of the laundry that he seeks to make more efficient, on Monday, March 13, 2024. Fitzgerald is a first-year Finance student at the University of Iowa, and won $500 in February for his proposal to use laundry data to create a laundry tracking app.

UI students win money in IdeaStorm contest

Grace Olson, News Reporter March 7, 2024

Nearly a dozen University of Iowa students walked away with cash after participating in this year’s IdeaStorm contest hosted by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. A group of 38 students gathered...