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When The University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska meet on the gridiron this fall as Big Ten Conference rivals for the first time, the game will take place on Friday, Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving. More


Burns occur year-round, during events both remarkable and routine. Barbara Latenser of the UI Burn Treatment Center describes treatment techniques and educational efforts in this month’s Iowa Insights podcast. More


Margaret Crocco, professor and chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, Columbia University, has been named the 15th dean of the UI College of Education. More


In a 14-month, $3.7 million project, The University of Iowa restored the 96-year-old Stuit Hall--formerly known as Old Music Building--to serve as a hub for the clinical psychology program. The building now boasts daylighting, a rain garden to capture storm water from the roof, occupancy sensors to control electric lights, and other green features. More


A strong international collaboration and a single patient with mild muscle disease and severe cognitive impairment have allowed UI researchers to identify a new gene mutation that causes muscular dystrophy. More


Novelists Elizabeth Berg and Jane Hamilton, journalist and historian Adam Goodheart, and poets Camille Dungy and Robyn Schiff are among a rich lineup of writers who will take part in the Iowa City Book Festival this summer, organized by the University of Iowa Libraries. More


The University of Iowa will begin a new online program next fall that offers a bachelor’s degree in business management to students across the state who are unable to attend classes in Iowa City, thanks to the Tippie College of Business and the UI Division of Continuing Education. More


A new flood-prediction tool developed by the University’s Iowa Flood Center can now help Des Moines residents better understand their flood risks and anticipate the impact of any future projected floods. More


Leaders of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, The University of Iowa, and the UI Foundation recently dedicated the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, which was funded by a $25 million gift commitment by the international Eagles membership. More


A new summer chamber music festival taking its inspiration from works of poetry and prose will debut in downtown Iowa City June 24–26. “Music IC: Where Literature and Music Meet” will feature three free concerts by the Maia Quartet, the University’s faculty string quartet, and guest artists Conor Hanick, Jay Campbell, Sean Rice, and Nathalie Cruden. More


The University of Iowa Press has released two new volumes of literary scholarship: Walt Whitman’s Songs of Male Intimacy and Love: “Live Oak, with Moss” and “Calamus”, edited by Betsy Erkkila, and Postliterary America: From Bagel Shop Jazz to Micropoetries by Maria Damon. More


Since taking over the reins as the head coach for Hawkeye swimming and diving, Marc Long has strived to build a program that can consistently qualify and score at the NCAA championships. The Hawkeyes took a step forward in that direction in 2010–11, as six student-athletes garnered All-America honors. More


Researchers have for decades hypothesized that negative emotions lead to inflated reports of common physical symptoms, like headaches or an upset stomach. But a new UI study suggests that two negative emotions--depression and anxiety--influence symptom reporting in different ways. More
For the Record

“It’s become a classic TV series much in the way of The Cosby Show or I Love Lucy.”

Mark Andrejevic, associate professor of communication studies in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in an article about the staying power of MTV’s reality show Real World (Lost Angeles Times, March 9).

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Alumni Newsmakers

“In one of my classes, the professor stressed that you should do what you love. I decided that ice cream was something I really liked and I decided to pursue the idea of opening a shop.”

Kim Elam, an alumna of both the Tippie College of Business and “Ice Cream University,” discussing her business, Kimmer’s Ice Cream, in St. Charles, Ill. (Daily Herald, March 11).

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Two professors make gifts to help fund students' international service-learning trips and other innovative projects. More