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1 hr ago | The Fairfield Ledger

Shipley runs for Iowa House seat

Jeff Shipley, center, and his volunteers distribute campaign literature during the Greater Jefferson County Fair Parade June 24 in Fairfield. Jeff Shipley is the Republican nominee who will attempt to unseat Democratic incumbent Curt Hanson this Nov. 2 in the race for the Iowa House District 82 seat, which includes Fairfield, Bloomfield and Keosauqua.

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Related Topix: Iowa, US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jefferson County, IA, Fairfield, IA, Keosauqua, IA

4 hrs ago | Cityview Online

Scott Sanders is likely to be named city manager. Erik Wheater pleads guilty. The Harkin Stir Fry?

Unless something goes awry within the next few days, Scott Sanders soon will be the city manager of Des Moines. The council is going through the motions of another broad search to replace the retired Rick Clark - the first one failed this summer when Sean Stegall of Elgin, Illinois, asked for more money than the city was willing to pay - but on the seven-member council there already are at least four, and maybe six, votes for Sanders, who has never been an official candidate.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, West Des Moines, IA, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa

8 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Playboy Slides Further Into Obscurity By Crowning Ivy League School As Top Party School

While the massive triumph of Internet journalism has been hard on all manner of legacy media, perhaps no publication has been hit harder than Playboy. The once-proud peddler of soft-core smut and quality writing for lovers of leisure and randy teenage boys has been dwindling as a brand for some time now.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US News, Conservative Political News

9 hrs ago | The Times-Delphic

Piano concert focuses on human rights

Alan HUckleberry, associate professor at the University of Iowa's School of Music, led guest recital at Sheslow Auditorium Sept. 13. He was accompanied by six University of Iowa Students.

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12 hrs ago | ContractsProf Blog

Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part II: Steven Burton, Skepticism about Nondisclosure

This is the second in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on thenew book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider , Biographies for the first week's contributors can be found here . The authors' introduction to the symposium can be found here .

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Naperville Sun

More accepted to U of I saying - no, thanks' Sept. 16

More often than not, when students receive an admission letter from the University of Illinois, they opt to attend another university. That's a sad state of affairs for Illinois' flagship university.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Champaign, IL

KCRG

Abel Quijas returned to Fayette County Jail

The man charged with attempted murder after a search in Fayette County last Thursday and Friday has been returned to custody after spending time in the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. A release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety says 33-year-old Abel Quijas was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after being shot in the arm while trying to run away from Oelwein police officers on September 11. Police attempted to arrest Quijas as part of a narcotics investigation, according to a criminal complaint.

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Related Topix: Fayette County, IA, Oelwein, IA

Chron

Playboy Magazine names top party schools in the U.S.

School: Syracuse University City: Syrcause, New York Rank: 10 What Playboy said: " Braving the hedonism of MayFest, the annual spring marathon of music and drinking? Advisable." School: The University of Texas City: Austin, Texas Rank: 9 What Playboy said: "If SXSW party crashing or open-air revelry at Austin City Limits in Zilker Park won't do, Sixth Street is a standby for sousing."

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Related Topix: Syracuse University, New York, Colorado State University, University of Miami, UC Santa Cruz

KCRG

Cramped student section leads to changes at Kinnick

University of Iowa officials will be adding security around the student section at Kinnick Stadium, but not due to concerns about behavior. Rick Klatt, UI associate athletic director, said the move will help ensure students and their guests are sitting in the right place after some student season ticket holders were left without a spot last weekend.

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Medical News Today

Teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors

A University of Iowa study found teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. The findings may help explain, for example, why the initial rush of texting may be more enticing for adolescents than the long-term payoff of studying.

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Related Topix: Health

KLIQ-FM Hastings

Peer Pressure Makes Healthcare Workers Better Hand Washers

Healthcare workers, more than any other group, know that clean hands go a long way to prevent the spread of infection, but a new study finds that hand hygiene amongst that group is rather low, but peer pressure helps improve the practice. Researchers at the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine studied hand hygiene compliance and opportunities, as well as the location and proximity of every healthcare worker in the intensive care unit of the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics during a 10-day period for 24 hours a day.

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Hawk Eye

Seizing control

LSU senior Stewart Jolly had four hours to kill during a delay at the start of the second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge Monday ... John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye University of Iowa's Nate Yankovich tees off from the 10th hole during the second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge. John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye LSU's Stewart Jolly tees off from the 10th hole during the second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge Monday at Sprit Hollow Golf Course.

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KCJJ-AM Iowa City

UI Releases Crime Alert Regarding Two Sexual Assaults

UI Releases Crime Alert Regarding Two Sexual Assaults Murphy 9-15-14 The University of Iowa released a Crime Alert Monday morning, informing the University community of two sexual assaults that had taken place over the previous 48 hours. The first assault was reported to UI Police at Kinnick Stadium by a non-student on Saturday.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Patch.com

Oxford Garden Club Meets Tuesday

The Oxford Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, September 23rd at the Oxford Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. A program called "The Contamination of Food by E.coli" will be presented by Dr. Douglas Dingman. A presentation outlining the many ways that food can become contaminated by this bacterium and a detailed characterization of this microbe and its disease.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

KWWL-TV Waterloo

U. of Iowa to test Hawk Alert system Wednesday

The University of Iowa will be testing its Hawk Alert system on Wednesday. That's the universities emergency announcement system that's used to tell those on campus when there's an emergency situation or a possible threat to public safety.

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

2 new sexual assaults at U of Iowa

On Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Iowa State vs. Iowa football game, a non-student reported to University of Iowa Police that she was touched inappropriately while she was in section 106-107 of Kinnick Stadium.

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Related Topix: Iowa

PhysOrg Weblog

Network measures predict neuropsychological outcome after brain injury

Cognitive neuroscience research has shown that certain brain regions are associated with specific cognitive abilities, such as language, naming, and decision-making. How and where these specific abilities are integrated in the brain to support complex cognition is still under investigation.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Alternative

AmericanBankingNews.com

Debate Stirs as Hillary Clinton Returns to Iowa

WSJ's Jerry Seib and University of Iowa's Timothy Hagle discuss how Democrats are debating approaches to the nominating process as Hillary Clinton hints that she's running. Photo: Getty "Debate Stirs as Hillary Clinton Returns to Iowa" is categorized as "us".

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

CBS Local

UM Lands On Playboy's "Top Party Schools" List

This is the ninth time Playboy has published its party school rankings, and the first time the Ivy League institution has made the list. Coming in at number two was the University of Wisconsin, followed by West Virginia University, University of Arizona and the University of Iowa.

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Related Topix: University of Arizona, UC Santa Cruz, Texas, Syracuse University

Medical News Today

Compound prevented acute memory and learning impairment caused by TBI in mouse model

A new class of compounds has now been shown to protect brain cells from the type of damage caused by blast-mediated traumatic brain injury . Mice that were treated with these compounds 24-36 hours after experiencing TBI from a blast injury were protected from the harmful effects of TBI, including problems with learning, memory, and movement.

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