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Why We Have Chins

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Why are modern humans the only species to have chins? University of Iowa researchers say it's not due to mechanical forces, such as chewing, but may lie in our evolution: As our faces became smaller, it exposed the bony prominence at the lowest part...
13-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Report Says Schools Still Shortchanging Gifted Kids

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Far too many high-ability children are still languishing in American classrooms, bored and unchallenged. That's why top administrators, researchers, and professors with the University of Iowa's College of Education have issued a new report, updating...
13-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Going the Extra Miler

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A new study from the University of Iowa suggests managers can improve their work teams’ performance by focusing their motivation efforts on that “extra miler” instead of trying to motivate everyone equally.
6-Apr-2015 9:55 AM EDT

University of Iowa Expert to Testify Before Presidential 21st Century Policing Panel

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A University of Iowa expert on policing will share her planned national initiative to improve police officers' health and wellness to President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, meeting in Washington on Monday, Feb. 23.
20-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST

UI Engineers Find Switchgrass Removes PCBs From Soils

University of Iowa researchers have found a type of grass that was once a staple of the American prairie can remove soil laden with PCBs, toxic chemicals once used for cooling and other industrial purposes.
17-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST

Researchers Report New Figures on Two Muscular Dystrophy Disorders

Public health researchers report the freqency of two muscle-weakness disorders that strike mostly boys: Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker muscular dystrophy. The team found that about 1 in 5,000 boys in the United States, between 5 and 9 years...
13-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Love Online Is About Being Real, Not Perfect

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How you fill out an online profile makes a big difference in how you're seen by others. New research shows it is better to be real with your information than trying to be perfect.
11-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

Study Finds Midwest Flooding More Frequent

The U.S. Midwest and surrounding states have endured increasingly more frequent flood episodes over the past half-century, according to a study from the University of Iowa.
9-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

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University of Iowa Virologist Developed First MERS Mouse Model. Says SARS Experience Has Helped with Rapid MERS Response

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6-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Peace Through Business Contract Resolution?

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A new international arbitration center will help Israelis and Palestinians settle commercial contract disputes to strengthen the regional economy and maybe help bring peace to the region.
21-Nov-2013 12:00 PM EST

How Math and Logistics Can Speed Relief Supplies to Disaster Zones

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12-Nov-2013 1:25 PM EST

Slaves Who Sued Their Masters and Captors

A University of Iowa law professor researches freedom suits, legal actions largely lost to history that were brought by slaves against their masters in hopes of gaining their freedom.
26-Sep-2013 5:00 PM EDT

UIowa Law Prof Researches Slaves Suing Their Masters, as In "12 Years a Slave"

23-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Study Finds Rooney Rule Does Little to Help Black NFL Head Coaches

Ten NFL head coaches were fired this week, but a study by a University of Iowa economist finds the league's Rooney Rule does little to help increase the number of African-American head coaches.
3-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST

Robes, Suits and the Inauguration

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A University of Iowa law professor explains why President Barack Obama will dress for his inauguration like he's going to a wedding and Chief Justice John Roberts will dress like he's officiating at one.
3-Jan-2013 11:55 AM EST

Iowa Law Professor Says Regulation Needed for Lawsuits-as-Investments

Some invest their money in stocks, some in bonds, some in real estate. Now, investors are putting their money into lawsuits, and University of Iowa law professor Maya Steinitz said this growing market needs government regulation.
10-Jan-2012 11:45 AM EST

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