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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

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3 Things with Brooks Jackson: Reflection, recognition, and a reception

In the latest column by Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, UI vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Carver College of Medicine: There’s something about the dwindling days of summer that leads to reflection. In that spirit, let’s take a moment to look back—and also to look ahead.

Internal Medicine’s back-to-school supply drive sets the bar high

Earlier this week, members of Internal Medicine’s newly formed Community and Engagement Services committee delivered nearly 850 school supplies to the Iowa City Community School District.

Tips for a healthy school year

By setting some good habits now, you can ease your child into the school routine. Check out these basic tips from pediatrician Meredith Fishbane-Gordon, MD, for a healthy school year.


  • Nite Ride is available from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. seven days a week and provides transportation to any location on the UI campus, including the Hawkeye, Finkbine, Myrtle Avenue, and Arena commuter lots.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Adults ages 18 to 59 with major depressive disorder, in full or partial remission, are invited to a research study comparing cognitive testing on iPads to tests administered by researchers. Compensation. Contact or 319-353-3904

Outside UI Health Care

Setting the stage for social change

By writing and producing dramatic productions to perform for schoolchildren, UI playwriting graduate Anton Jones aims to make the world a better place one audience at a time, the UI reports.

Provost search open forums to be held this August

The UI will hold two open forums seeking input from campus on the search for a new executive vice president and provost, Iowa Now reports.

What does it take to run a food stand at the Iowa State Fair?

The Iowa State Fair attracts more than a million people each year, and many of those fairgoers attend for the famous food, KWWL reports.

Former Marion firetruck to be first pink fire engine

Marion’s former fire engine E-91 will be dedicated on Saturday as the first pink fire engine, to represent women and their families for the Iowa Chapter of the Pink Heals Organization, KCRG reports.

The running ritual that saved Rik Zortman—and created a movement

Iowan Rik Zortman has run paths spelling the names of several children battling cancer—many of them UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital patients—starting with his own son, ESPN reports.

Consumer Reports finds ‘concerning’ levels of heavy metals in some baby foods

A new report published today by Consumer Reports found “concerning levels” of heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium, and lead in some popular baby food, ABC News reports.

Iowa football: Breaking down Hawkeye rookies in NFL preseason Week 1

Week 1 of the NFL preseason has come and gone. Here’s a look at how Iowa’s rookies performed in their professional debuts, Hawk Central reports.

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