Board of Regents Newsletter: November 2018 Newsletter

A second state medical school is discussed and the UIHC South Pavilion is named

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Gwen Woodward, western Iowa regional director for Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) and Steve Gettel, who serves as dual superintendent for ISD and IESBVI, were recognized at the annual Council of Schools and Services for the Blind (COSB) conference. The awards were presented during COSB’s...
Austin Hughes, a University of Iowa senior from Arlington, Texas, was selected as one of 32 American Rhodes scholars out of 880 applicants representing 281 American colleges and universities. The American scholars will join scholars from more than 60 countries around the world. Hughes and his fellow Rhodes scholars each...
Carol Fletcher, ‘87, takes food very seriously. As assistant director for residential dining, she has to—she supervises both dining centers on campus, as well as the bakery, so understanding the significant role food and nutrition play in student lives is a key part of her job. But she also has...
Legislators with Iowa ties received an up-close look at how UI researchers are helping to keep Iowa’s children safe, treat people who suffer from medication-resistant depression, and preserve valuable artifacts in the world of film. Read more at Iowa NOW
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is honoring seven Iowa State University researchers for their work in agriculture, biological sciences, chemistry and engineering. The seven are among 416 researchers from around the world who make up this year’s class of AAAS Fellows, the association announced today. The...
The Iowa Crop Performance Tests are gearing up for their 100th year of gauging the yields of hundreds of seed varieties, an annual effort that helps farmers decide what seeds to plant the following year. The Iowa Crop Improvement Association, a nonprofit organization linked with the Iowa State University Department...
Erin Knipper talks about the upcoming weekend with a group of elementary school students during lunch at Maquoketa Valley Elementary School. Or what happened in their day, or about their favorite games. Along the way, she slips in a casual comment about how good the food on the students’ plates...
This September, UNI alumnus Ian Goldsmith, ‘12, performed an original one-man comedy show to two sold-out audiences at The Second City's de Maat Studio Theater in Chicago—by most measures, a successful venture. But Goldsmith doesn’t always feel like a success. Read more at the UNI Newsroom