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Interim UI provost Barry Butler was selected from three finalists for the position of executive vice president and provost, pending formal approval by the Iowa Board of Regents. Prior to his appointment as interim provost, Butler was dean of the College of Engineering, where he is a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering. More


Patients treated with a short course of antidepressants after a stroke have significantly greater improvement in physical recovery than patients treated with a placebo, a UI study finds. More


Need University info on the go? There’s an app for that. UI Mobile is a smartphone application that provides users easy access to news and event headlines, campus maps, library services, course information, and even the status of residence hall laundry machines. More

Related: UI athletics, CBS Online introduce iPhone application More


The Iowa Neurological Patient Registry provides UI researchers with a unique resource to study neurological conditions. Hear about this one-of-a-kind registry in this month’s Iowa Insights podcast. More


UI officials say a $500 million fund-raising campaign will transform medical research, medical education, and patient care at the Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospital and Clinics. More

Related: Steads commit $10 million for children’s medicine at Iowa More


Hawkeye defensive end Adrian Clayborn was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 20th pick of the first round of the National Football League draft April 27. The Iowa football program has had five players chosen in the first round since 2003. More


A new UI study confirms that workers who feel empowered by their employers have higher morale and are more productive, regardless of their industry, job, or even culture. More


UI Libraries has launched a new exhibition and digital collection to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, and it’s enlisting the help of a few good men and women (well, lots, really) to help make the collection even more accessible and useful. More

Related: Law professor studies lawsuits brought by slaves that paved road to Civil War More


The University has dedicated the Dance Marathon Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Research Laboratories, named in recognition of UI Dance Marathon’s $1 million gift in 2010 for UI Children’s Hospital to conduct research in these areas. More

Related: UI Children’s Hospital named to Neonatal Research Network for second time More


Just because you zip through the commercials while watching your favorite TV shows on your DVR doesn’t mean the sales pitches aren’t getting through, says marketing researcher Rob Rouwenhorst. More


John Logsdon, associate professor of biology in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term as director of the University’s Pentacrest Museums: the Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History. More


It’s always better when government does its business in the sunshine, but UI law professor David Orentlicher says that when it comes to health care, a little too much sun might be a bad thing. More


The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing, written by UCLA faculty member Mark McGurl and published by Harvard University Press, is the winner of the 2011 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin. The $30,000 award is the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism and is administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. More

Related: UI Press publishes Franklin in His Own Time More


Researchers are reporting results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that Avastin, a drug approved to treat some cancers and that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration, is as effective as the Food and Drug Administration–approved drug Lucentis for treatment of the condition. More


A multidisciplinary team of researchers has identified a cellular protein that acts as a receptor for Ebola virus and Marburg virus. The University-led team also showed that an antibody, which binds to the receptor protein, is able to block infection by both viruses. More


Eleven UI faculty members have been selected to participate in a Creative Campus Institute cosponsored by Hancher and the UI Center for Teaching. The three-day institute in May has an emphasis on enhancing connections between Hancher student learning and community-based performing arts projects. More


UI junior Marc Bruche was named to the second team All–Big Ten men’s tennis team at the Big Ten Tournament banquet April 28 following the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. More
For the Record

“For corporations, it is all about inculcating very young children into a certain ideology of femininity and sexuality that is geared to consumption.”

Gigi Durham, associate professor of journalism and mass communication in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, about the marketing of provocative clothing geared toward children (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 8).

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Alumni Newsmakers

“When my grandfather passed away (after a 10-year battle with prostate cancer), I kind of had this dream to swim the English Channel. But I never thought I would actually do it.”

UI alumna Cheyanne Boddicker, who plans to swim the English Channel in August to raise $25,000 for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, a cancer-research foundation at UI Hospitals and Clinics (Daily Iowan, March 24).

Old Gold


Laughing all the way to the 8 a.m. lecture. More

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As more students seek counseling services on U.S. campuses, evidence mounts that college is often a battleground for struggles with mental illness. More

Advancing Iowa


For Mike and Susan Frantz, giving to The University of Iowa is a family affair. More