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Photo gallery: Thousands support Iowa women’s wrestling team’s historic debut

Iowa continued its long tradition of firsts for women on Sunday, hosting the first-ever women’s wrestling meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The team dominated against three other schools in front of more than 8,000 fans, an attendance record for a women’s wrestling event. View this photo gallery to relive the historic day.

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Psychology professor awarded 2 NIH grants for alcohol-related research

Bruce Bartholow, a professor in Psychological and Brain Sciences who joined the University of Iowa over the summer, has two upcoming research projects that investigate alcohol use by young people and the risky behaviors associated with drinking. Both will be funded by significant grants from the National Institutes of Health.

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UI study shows how brain quickly reacts to human error

The phrase “learn from your mistakes” is taken literally by the brain. A new study from UI researchers in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences shows that the brain can identify an outcome caused by human error in just one second and quickly inform the rest of the body how to avoid a repeated incident.

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Department of Health and Human Physiology opens new pediatric play lab in Field House

The UI Department of Health and Human Physiology has opened a new pediatric play lab, located in the Field House, to provide students with more opportunities for hands-on learning. The lab is part of the department’s child life and therapeutic recreation programs, as well as a place for both faculty and students to conduct research.

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UI assistant professor’s piece on asteroid mining featured in The Conversation

To mine metals used to make items we utilize every day, such as cars and cellphones, scientists have begun looking to the sky. Valerie Payré, UI assistant professor of Earth and environmental sciences, wrote a piece featured in The Conversation about the hope to find asteroids with a similar makeup to Earth to mine for metals.

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UI experts to share thoughts on working with, future of AI

We all interact with artificial intelligence, from looking something up on Google or working with Chat GPT. To further explore the topic of AI, a panel of UI experts will partake in the "Wide Lens: Artificial Intelligence" event on Nov. 30 at the Stanley Museum of Art. Panelists from different colleges will discuss how they engage with AI and what questions they are asking about the future of AI. 

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Lost and Found, Fingerprinting Services move to UCC

The campus Lost and Found and Fingerprinting Services are now located on the first floor of University Capitol Centre, next to Student Disability Services, to make these frequently used services more accessible to the campus community. The new space is transitioning into the new Campus Safety Service Center, which will add more services in the coming months.

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Cambus schedules will change for fall break

Cambus will operate break service Nov. 18-25. During the break, service frequency is reduced on some routes and service after 8:45 p.m. is provided by the On-Demand Shuttle. There will be no service Nov. 18-19 and 23-25.

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Thank you, Jago! Dedicated K9 kept UI community safe for 9 years

After nine years in service, one of the UI Police Department’s longest-serving K9s, Jago, will retire Saturday, Nov. 18, due to his age. Jago has assisted law enforcement numerous times with finding evidence, fleeing suspects, or missing people. He also was a familiar presence at every home football game, keeping fans safe amidst the excitement.

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Gift yourself happiness by giving time, treasure, talents to others

Research shows that our happiness increases when we volunteer our time or make a financial donation to help others. By giving joy and getting joy together, we have the power to transform our community one act of kindness at a time. The holiday season is a great time to explore ways you can give yourself and others the gift of happiness with your time, talent, and treasure.

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Consider giving to United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties

As the local United Way kicks off its annual giving campaign, many leaders on campus urge you to consider making a gift, including President Barbara Wilson. “The University of Iowa is proud to be a partner with United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties, both currently and historically,” President Wilson says in this message, noting that this year’s campaign is focused on mental health and well-being, which is a major priority for the university.

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Familiarize yourself with Iowa’s official stationery options

Want to give your letters or business cards a professional Iowa touch? Official stationery includes letterhead, business cards, envelopes, and notecards. An electronic letterhead template is available for download via the brand manual and all other items can be ordered through UI Printing and Mailing Services.

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Stanley Museum hosts Chihuly-inspired holiday ornament making for kids

Looking for something to do with your family when school is out next week? Stop at the Stanley for a kid-centered activity—create holiday ornaments inspired by Dale Chihuly. Chihuly is known for curvaceous glass sculptures with swirling colors. Kids can create their own version of a Chihuly masterpiece to use as colorful ornaments or window hangings.

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