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How the impending federal government shutdown may affect UI

The Office of the Vice President for Research has published a webpage that will provide information for researchers, scholars, and support teams about the impact of the impending federal government shutdown on our work. Funding for most federal agencies is set to expire Sept. 30 unless Congress passes new spending legislation.

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Find a time to get your vaccination, prevent the flu

While most people fully recover from influenza within a few weeks, some may experience serious complications such as sinus or ear infections or pneumonia. Protect yourself by receiving a flu vaccination. A clinic for employees takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at University Capitol Centre.

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5 Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates long-listed for National Book Award

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates make up half of the long list for the National Book Award in Fiction. Paul Harding, Mona Susan Power, Eliot Duncan, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Justin Torres are among the 10 authors long-listed for the prestigious honor this year out of 496 submissions by publishers.

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Pen before shovel: Adele Vanarsdale helps UI design its future

Long before ground is broken on a new building, Adele Vanarsdale has put her stamp on the project by making sure it has a purposeful vision and will move the campus forward. After more than 10 years at Iowa, she’s had her hand in a lot of projects. But how she got here, well, that’s a story.

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Get ready to show your Hawkeye pride at Homecoming

Next week’s Homecoming activities will offer plenty of ways to celebrate our university. The parade, featuring grand marshals Caitlin Clark and Spencer Lee, will take over downtown on Friday, Oct. 6, followed by a concert with hip-hop artist Swae Lee on the Pentacrest. Find more ways you can be part of the action.

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Caitlin Clark is still a student first

While Caitlin Clark is known across the country, the women’s basketball star remains grounded. Read more to learn about Clark’s work in the classroom as a Tippie College of Business marketing major and how she spends her time off the court.

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A look at UI Health Care's North Liberty Campus at halfway point

Construction on UI Health Care’s new North Liberty medical campus recently reached the halfway point. Read more about the hospital and medical office building—planned to open in 2025—as well as watch a time-lapse video.

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley to speak at UI Oct. 5

Pulitzer Priz-winner and UI alumna Jane Smiley will deliver the Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in Shambaugh Auditorium. Smiley won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel A Thousand Acres.

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Learn more about how to showcase the Iowa brand

Brand overview training is available for faculty and staff who want to gain a better understanding of who we are, how to leverage our visual identity, and the resources available to help bring it all together. Those interested can register for the Oct. 19 “Brand 101” course via My Training in Employee Self-Service.

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6 ways to cope when facing an unexpected medical challenge

Receiving an unexpected medical diagnosis often is stressful and can present other challenges related to treatment. Your body may need to tolerate surgery, medications, side effects, or anxiety, resulting in changes to your daily habits and abilities. Here are six things that might be helpful to you.

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Reset and recharge in LiveWell program promoting rest

This October, LiveWell is promoting the importance of rest with a four-week Reboot Rest and Recharge program. From Oct. 2 to 29, participants can track their habits on an online gameboard, receive weekly rest tips and resources, and encourage family and friends to also practice healthy habits.

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Mental health resources at forefront during Fresh Check Day

The UI is committed to connecting the campus community to needed mental health resources. Fresh Check Day provides an opportunity to learn more about these options while also providing a bit of fun. This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in the IMU Main Lounge.

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