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City Circle to Present HAIR at the CCPA, 8/1-3

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Hair August 1-3 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


Related Topix: Coralville, IA

12 hrs ago | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Supervisors to Hold Meeting at Johnson County Fair

The supervisor's regular Thursday formal and informal public meetings will take place at 9am in the Johnson County Fairgrounds Variety Tent.


Related Topix: Johnson County, IA, Iowa City, IA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Branstad appoints Sixth District judge

Gov. Terry Branstad appointed a new District Court Judge for the Sixth District on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors, Iowa City, IA, Benton, IA


InterMedia Names Christopher Fleury, Ph.D. as CEO

For the last 15 years in senior positions in private sector research, he has directed research on U.S. healthcare services; in the financial services sector for clients that included Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, and Fidelity; and played key leadership roles on a variety of studies for the U.S. State Department, U.S. international broadcasters and ... (more)



UI Removing Flood Protections

HESCO barriers erected to protect the University's Mayflower Residence Hall from the rising Iowa River are shown in Iowa City on Tuesday, July 01, 2014.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Iowa City, IA, Weather

Medical Daily

Vaccine For Dust Mite Allergies Could End In Cure Using Same Approach As Cancer Treatments

Dust mites live in almost every home. With many allergic to the microscopic bugs, news of a vaccination has the potential to help millions.


Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health

Sys-Con Media

AntriaBio Appoints Barry Sherman, M.D. to Its Board of Directors

AntriaBio, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical corporation focused on developing novel therapeutics to treat patients with diabetes and metabolic diseases, announced today the appointment of Barry Sherman, M.D. to its Board of Directors.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Healthcare Law, Law, Corporate / Securities Law

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Artifact dig planned at Sioux City rail museum

A Sioux City complex that was once home to a repair and maintenance terminal for steam locomotives will be the site of an archaeological dig next month.The Siouxland Historical Railroad Association hopes the dig will boost efforts to have the complex placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Related Topix: Sioux City, IA, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

The Millions (A Blog about Books)

Viral Professors

Little known fact: MOOCs were invented by Vladimir Nabokov in his campus novel, Pnin , long before Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig launched their "Online Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" in 2011.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Former UI Employee Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Sexual Abuse Case

Former UI Employee Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Sexual Abuse Case Lang 7-22-14 A former University of Iowa housing employee who used a sex toy on a teenage girl has been sentenced to a decade in prison.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Messenger

Patrick David Mashek

Patrick David Mashek, 63, died July 21, 2014 after a 12 year bout with colorectal cancer.


Related Topix: Iowa, Fort Dodge, IA, Des Moines, IA, West Des Moines, IA

PhysOrg Weblog

Study finds potential genetic link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders

A recent scientific discovery showed that mutations in prickle genes cause epilepsy, which in humans is a brain disorder characterized by repeated seizures over time.


Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science


Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies

Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body's immune response.


Science Blog

Background TV can be bad for kids

Parents, turn off the television when your children are with you. And when you do let them watch, make sure the programs stimulate their interest in learning.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Parenting

Psychology Today

Is America Safer When Good Guys Have Guns?

It seems like awfully biblical stuff. In the beginning, Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; and later on gun violence begat gun violence-but actually reduced non-lethal violence.


Related Topix: Mathematics, Science


Discovery at U of I Will Help Doctors Predict Preeclampsia

Each year 500,000 pregnant women in the U.S. develop pre-eclampsia. It's a cardiovascular disease that can cause high blood pressure among other complications and can lead to liver failure, heart disease, and even death.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mon Jul 21, 2014


University Of Iowa Student Reflects On Time With Israeli Military

'We had to completely take all of our civilian clothes and hand them to our 'mi-fah-ked' which means commander in Hebrew, and she put it away in a shed,' Zimmerman said.


Daily Herald

Bartlett Woman's Club awards scholarships

From Bartlett High School: Alexander Isla, Universal Tech Institute, automotive; Elliana Kae Yap, University of Iowa, pre-med; Kayla Haberstick, University of Dayton, sports management; and Brian Ehrhardt, Elgin Community College, business.


Related Topix: University of Dayton

WHO-AM Des Moines

David Young gets boost from Gov. Branstad in central IA stops

Two Republicans...3rd District Congressional candidate David Young and GOP incumpent Gov. Terry Branstad...traveled through the eastern portion of the 3rd congressional district Monday to build support.


Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors, Washington

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Messenger

Following another calling

"He was an influential person in my life," Redenius said. "He promised he would give me a gold watch if I became a preacher."


Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA