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Behavioral changes take shape at University's award-winning Circle of Courage School

Circle of Courage School
Photo by Tim Schoon.
   

Accolades are nice, as the educators in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ Circle of Courage School can tell you. Last fall, they received an award from the Iowa City Human Rights Commission for their work with children dealing with mental or behavioral issues.

But the teachers and staff at the school find similar reward in their everyday jobs, such as when they see their students respond to therapeutic techniques and stay on track in their educational lives.

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Dance, song, and lots of good food—if reading a description of the University's Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival is appealing, seeing and hearing action from the event should be quite tantalizing. (We apologize for not being able to replicate the mouth-watering smells from the various food displays.)

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AROUND CAMPUS…

  • Obermann Center announces grant opportunities for faculty
  • College of Dentistry proceeding with building renovation plans
  • Staff Council accepting nominations for excellence awards
  • Nominations sought for top faculty honors
  • UI Libraries compiles digital campus map collection
  • Heed the call for Improving Our Workplace Award nominations
  • Looking for spring break activity? Register kids for day camp
  • See which Learning and Development courses are right for you

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DISCOVERIES…

  • UI biologist helps discover novel organism adding to "tree of life"
  • UI study: Low-income women more likely to suffer from postpartum depression
  • Role identified for glaucoma gene, related signaling pathway
  • Study: Highly involved patients don't always see better health outcomes
  • Immune deficiency and balance disorder result from single gene defect

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TRANSITIONS…

  • Cohen to serve as interim UI vice president for research
  • Recent deaths

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The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute at The University of Iowa, established in 2006, focuses on issues related to applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in environmental processes and human health, as well as the fundamental properties of nanomaterials. The work being done inside the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratory furthers the University's tradition of encouraging interdisciplinary research.

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Profile

John Geweke
John Geweke
 
There is a certain word that seeps into most questions that John Geweke fields: recession. As in "Is there going to be a recession?" Geweke, the Harlan E. McGregor Chair in Economic Theory, replies with the only reasonable answer: who knows? Geweke talks with fyi about his role as director of the Institute for Economic Research, his take on presidential candidates' economic proposals, and what it was like to grow up down the street from John Glenn.

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“To tell a poor person that they made a bad choice because they couldn't afford the salad fixings raises some ethical concerns.”

Shelly Campo
(NewsRx.com, Feb. 17)

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Matthew Howard, head of neurosurgery

Matthew Howard

Focusing on finding
a better way

 

 

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