Category Archives: Kudos to Iowa People

A Winning Team

Most work days at the University of Iowa Alumni Association don’t end with a group hug. However, last Thursday we heard some news too exciting not to celebrate.

On that day, the UIAA communications team received word that we’d been honored by our chapter of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education with three 2011 Pride of CASE V regional…

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Time to Celebrate!

Congratulations to Leslie Prideaux for winning Outstanding Advisor last night at the Hawkeye Awards. Leslie is an amazing advisor who is very deserving of this award. Leslie goes beyond her duties as an advisor to make us all feel like family. She leads us by example, pushes us to succeed, and, most of all, assists us in following our dreams….

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Here’s to the Class of ’29

Recently, I’ve been thinking about yearbooks and how they served as a Facebook of sorts for UI students until 1986 when publication was discontinued. I’ve always been fascinated by UI yearbooks, since they contain a detailed history of campus life over the decades with class year student portraits, campus montages, and detailed indexes of student participation in a myriad of…

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Going to Extremes

Over the years, Dan Gable has certainly been considered by some to be intense, if not extreme. Gable, legendary Hawkeye wrestling coach and Olympic champion, recently put his extreme passion for wrestling and for helping others to good use. The Extreme Makeover episode that aired last night on  ABC shows Gable joining the  Extreme Makeover team to renovate a home for…

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UI’s Just receives grant to create student sustainable citizenship communities

A University of Iowa engineer is teaming up with Columbia University and the National Geographic Society to educate thousands of students in sustainability concepts by establishing living-learning communities at large, public universities across the country. Craig Just, adjunct assistant professor in the UI College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and associate research scientist at IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering,…

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National Research Council rates nine UI doctoral programs among top third in the nation

The National Research Council (NRC) rated nine University of Iowa doctoral programs in the top one-third in the country, according to an assessment of public and private universities released today. The highest-rated programs were: economics, electrical and computer engineering, free radical and radiation biology, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, molecular physiology, psychology, Spanish and sociology.

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