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UI expands 24/7 Support and Crisis Line for faculty, staff, postdocs

The University of Iowa prioritizes the mental health and well-being of the entire campus community, and now you can access the help you need at any time. The 24/7 UI Support and Crisis Line is now available to faculty, staff, and postdocs. You can receive free and confidential support with just a call or a text, or you can chat online with a crisis line volunteer.

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Cambus location, arrival time predictions now even more accurate

Thanks to a newly upgraded GPS system, Cambus riders now should see more accurate bus locations and predictions when using the Transit app. In addition, automatic passenger counters recently were installed on two buses as part of a pilot program to show more detailed ridership trends that could help determine if route changes are needed to better serve campus.

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80 Hawkeye researchers, scholars recognized on downtown banners

On your next walk through downtown, see if you recognize any of your students on the new Dare to Discover banners. The 2024 Dare to Discover banner campaign will run until March, celebrating 80 undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars who are blazing new trails in research.

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See if your students made the fall 2023 dean’s list, president’s list

The University of Iowa recognized more than 7,900 dean’s list honorees and more than 950 president’s list honorees for the fall 2023 semester. Check out the complete lists, along with the list of our most recent graduates to find the names of students you teach or work with.

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Attend opening celebration for 'Making the Book, Past and Present' exhibit

Attend the opening celebration at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Main Library Gallery for a new exhibit that celebrates the connection between books and their makers, past and present. In this exhibit, you'll see items ranging from rare, historic books to modern book art. From medieval manuscripts and early modern works to recent book sculptures, pop-ups, and books that move, is there an exhibit more perfect for The Writing University?

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If you like pop culture and laughing, you should check out this play

Home is Where the TV Is, by James Gulden, is a play about the connections between theater and TV and the way TV affects our lives. Through a parody lens of two classic shows—Star Trek and Cheers—the production features a cast and creative team of undergraduate students. The play opens at 8 p.m. Friday at the Theatre Building and has several show dates. Admission is free, but you will need to get a ticket at the door to be seated.

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Iowa faculty help strengthen public libraries through research project

A group of Iowa faculty is working on a project to show the impact public libraries have on their communities in hopes of determining what support librarians need and which programs will most benefit community members. The project, one of the five initial grant recipients from the UI’s Jumpstarting Tomorrow P3 initiative, was recently awarded funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Rare experiment during surgery produces breakthrough in brain injury treatment

UI Health Care researchers and neurosurgeons Matthew Howard and Christopher Petkov used a rare opportunity during surgery to record exactly what happens immediately after a brain “hub” was surgically disconnected. Their insights test theories of how these hubs work and may eventually lead to improved treatment of brain injuries.

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Iowa professor leads study on negative health effects of wildfires

While the U.S. has worked to implement regulations to limit emissions and improve air quality, the increase in frequency and ferocity of wildfires has erased this progress. Jun Wang, James E. Ashton professor and chair in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, was the lead author on a study showing the negative health effects wildfires are having, especially in the western U.S.

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