Hundreds of UI employees entered the next stage of their lives during the 2009–10 academic year, which is to say they retired from the University.
Some will stay busy playing music, others will find plenty to do around the garden, and still others will attempt to replicate the cuisine enjoyed during trips abroad.
Five retirees recently told fyi about their plans.
Here’s a primer on the UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership: the City of Iowa City purchases residential properties located near the University of Iowa downtown campus; renovations (up to $50,000) are done with grant money; and the properties are sold to prospective homeowners for little more than the original purchase price.
And here’s a little something special for permanent UI employees, courtesy of the University: you will be qualified for $5,000 in down payment assistance or closing costs.
You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to comprehend the benefits of such a program. And considering the prices attached to these properties, you don’t need the income of a brain surgeon to own a home within walking distance of the UI campus.
The Hearing Aid Laboratory, directed by Ruth Bentler, professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the site of many clinical trial investigations. The lab can provide programming of many hearing aids for directional microphone, digital noise reduction, and feedback cancellation assessment, and the lab's multiple equalizers and amplifiers allow for generation of multi-speaker arrangements and noise sources for assessment of signal processing effectiveness.
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