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7 UI online programs earn national honors

U.S. News & World Report has ranked seven University of Iowa programs among the best in the country in its new ranking of online programs. The ranked programs are within the Tippie College of Business, College of Education, and Graduate College.

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New regalia for UI commencement will create bigger black and gold experience

A UI committee recently established a partnership with Herff Jones as the official vendor for regalia and other commencement apparel that will create a more branded look for all the ceremonies. The apparel also will be easier to order, more affordable, and can even be rented for graduate and professional ceremonies.  

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Dance Marathon 30 raises $1.4M

On Feb. 2 and 3, participants in the University of Iowa’s 30th Dance Marathon "big event" raised $1.4 million for pediatric cancer research, patients, and their families at UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. Take a look at this photo gallery of one of the university's best traditions.

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Commit, connect, reflect during 5-for-5 Connection Challenge

Meaningful social connections are vital for our overall physical, emotional, and mental health. The UI is supporting your mental health and well-being by encouraging you to build connections through the 5-for-5 Connection Challenge, a program that combats loneliness and fosters a healthier campus community.

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Why including neurodiversity in the workplace is important

Historically, people with disabilities, specifically intellectual disabilities, have been excluded from the workplace or have been employed in service positions—but that is changing. Some companies now have entire departments dedicated to hiring neurodiverse people, while other employers have initiatives that support the inclusion of neurodiverse people in the workplace. 

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College of Law events to explore environmental law topics

The Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative at the UI College of Law is hosting a series of events this semester exploring environmental law, from panels on the Inflation Reduction Act in Iowa to land conservation in the Midwest region. You can register online for each event and hear more about what is planned.

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Reggie Wilson to speak, perform at UI

Ahead of performances at Hancher Auditorium next week, Reggie Wilson, artistic director and choreographer of Fist and Heel Performance Group, will take part in the Creative Matters lecture series at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in Stanley Café at Hancher, along with Tara Bynum, UI assistant professor of English and African American Studies. The event is free and open to the public.

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4 Iowa students receive prestigious scholarship to study abroad

Four UI students have been selected out of thousands of applicants to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which awards each recipient up to $5,000 to study abroad. Read more about this year’s recipients, two of whom studied in London and two who will study in South Korea this year.

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In case you missed it: SJMC students help broadcast ESPN’s ‘First Take’

Students in the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication helped produce ESPN’s First Take when the show came to campus and was recorded in the Adler Journalism Building TV studio. The students also met prominent sports media figures Stephen A. Smith, Mark Shapiro, and Kimmi Chex.

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SJMC professor’s bobblehead collection on display at Macbride Hall

Don McCleese, associate professor in the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has collected hundreds of bobbleheads over the years. You can now see a fraction of the collection as part of Pentacrest Museum’s My Collection display on the first floor of Macbride Hall.

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