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Plan to attend Health Sciences Academic Building groundbreaking next week

Everyone is welcome to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the state-of-the-art Health Sciences Academic Building at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. The new building, located at South Grand and Melrose avenues, will house three top UI programs: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health and Human Physiology, and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services.

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UI honors 37 faculty and staff award winners

Thirty-seven University of Iowa faculty and staff members have been honored with the UI’s 2023 Faculty and Staff Awards for achievements ranging from excellence in service and teaching to leadership in outreach and student recruitment.

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Martín-Estudillo wins 2023 Goldberg Prize for book

Luis Martín-Estudillo, professor and collegiate scholar in the UI Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has received the 2023 Norma L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Prize for his latest book, Goya and the Mystery of Reading. The Goldberg Prize is an annual award presented by Vanderbilt University Press to honor the best book in the area of art or medicine.

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Boost your physical, mental health at Nov. 1 health fair

Plan to attend the upcoming Health and Well-Being Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Field House. It's your chance to learn about ways to improve physical and mental well-being, as well as receive a free flu shot.

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Pilot year of Hawkeye Work Grant program shows success

Last year, the Hawkeye Work Grant program was piloted to provide first-year students with financial need an additional grant if they were employed with UI Housing and Dining. The initial year of the program showed that participating students had higher GPAs and retention rates, and even more first-year students are participating this year.  

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Celebrate first-gen student achievements at awards ceremony

It’s time to celebrate the achievements of UI’s first-generation students and the support they receive from faculty and staff. RSVP to attend the 1stGen at Iowa Awards ceremony on Nov. 9 to be part of recognizing these amazing students.

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Off-duty Iowa nurses save life near hospital skywalk

After accompanying his wife to an appointment at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa resident Ervin Imm collapsed near the skywalk and went into cardiac arrest. But thanks to the quick response from three off-duty nurses—Kelsey DeWeese, Courtney Heid, and Julie Liebe—Imm received lifesaving care within minutes.

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Hawaiian-born women’s wrestler seeing Hawkeye support after wildfires

Iowa women’s wrestler Nanea Estrella grew up in Hawaii, attending high school in Lahaina before coming to Iowa City. After devastating wildfires swept through Maui in August, Estrella has been touched by the support the Hawkeye community has shown for her hometown neighbors.

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UI professor shares history of witchcraft, witch trials

Halloween always brings to mind witches casting spells and brewing potions, but the history behind witches is much darker. UI German professor Waltraud Maierhofer, who teaches a class on witch trials, shares more about how folklore around witches originated and how charged of witchcraft were prosecuted.

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Staying healthy at work: 4 tips to manage burnout

Navigating post-pandemic burnout requires both reflection and commitment. But because burnout does not happen overnight, taking action is not only possible, but can be especially empowering. Here are four strategies that can be effective in staving off burnout.

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Channel your creativity by entering haiku contest

Pick up a pen to test your skills in the Hawkeye Haiku Contest by writing a haiku based on a provided theme. The online contest is open until Nov. 8.

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