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Illumine 2002
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Letting Kids Lead the Way to Literacy

Teach your children well, they say. But how? Two projects in the College of Education tap unexpected and rich veins of knowledge.

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The Shape of Science to Come

Stuff from the mind of Ray Bradbury? Or reality? Amazing advances are emerging from the joint efforts of Iowa's doctors, engineers, and scientists.

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Family Friendly?

Progressive workplace policies like flexible scheduling and telecommuting may be backfiring on those who need them most.

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Field Artillery

Mary Gilchrist and her staff at the University Hygienic Laboratory prepare strategy for a revamped campaign to guard public health.

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Freedom to Flourish

Each spring, an on-campus exhibition featuring the artwork of recent M.F.A. graduates reflects Iowa's role as a training ground for generations of artists. Meet a few from the newest breed.

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Nickelodeons, Thrill Rides, and Midway Delights

A visit to Coney Island proves that anything is fodder for fun, but at least one professor contends the amusement part is a subject for serious study.



Local, regional, and national honors and awards.

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Inventions, new knowledge, and research findings.

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Grants to faculty, staff and students.




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