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Sit back, relax, and read about some of this year's University of Iowa retirees

Marilyn and Skip Kempnich

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.



UniverCity Housing Partnership offers affordable home ownership options near UI campus

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.


Photo feature: Research at the Hearing Aid Laboratory

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.

See the photos...


Recent features

Those red lights at great heights make the sky safer to fly

Fiddlers on roofs! Funk and blues! Ballet shoes! Hancher announces its 2010–11 season

Guidelines offer UI employees advice on reaping the benefits (and avoiding the risks) of social media

Saying thanks to Iowa Hall on its silver anniversary

Hats off to staff, faculty for their commencement efforts


Recent photo features

Gold dome shines in the summer sun

Have a look at the new State Hygienic Laboratory

Lady Pink works with UI artists

Nature's minuscule masterpieces, courtesy of Central Microscopy

Key Shop makes the cut


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