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  • 8 Universities at the Forefront of Big Data
    (IT News, 04/20/2016)

    Top of Old Capitol buildingAt the University of Iowa, you can opt to get your bachelor's degree in Business Analytics and Information Systems, a degree program that the university notes has experienced an average increase of 5 percent in starting salary offers upon graduation. According to the website, the University of Iowa also boasts a 100 percent placement rate with the choice of two degree tracks in business analytics or information systems.

  • UI Recognizes Top Student Employee
    (IowaNow, 04/13/2016)

    Top of University of Iowa Old Capitol buildingAn interdisciplinary project aimed at curing blindness was what originally drew Kasra Zarei, the University of Iowa’s 2015–16 student employee of the year, to the Wynn Institute of Vision Research. In April 2013, Zarei learned about the institute while still a senior at West High School in Iowa City. Before he graduated, he was hired by his current mentor, Dr. Michael Abràmoff, a professor working in ophthalmology, electrical and computer engineering, and biomedical engineering.

  • At the Table: 'I Try Not to be that Guy'
    (Quad-City Times, 04/12/2016)

    Nick Engelbrecht tries not to be that guy — you know, that pushy, annoying guy who is trying to sell you something at the grocery store.

  • Bike Builder Willy Tan
    (Just Another Cyclist, 04/07/2016)

    Willy Tan with his bikesOne of the bikes seen at the North American Handmade Bike Show this year had the name “Willy Tan” carefully labeled on the down tube. This small framed pink touring bike definitely caught my attention, and if fact was one of my favorites of the entire show. What caught my attention even more was that this bike was in the booth of the University of Iowa – the only academic institution at the show. The bikes on display were on par with the quality and workmanship of the rest of the show – many seasoned professionals with years of experience.

  • UI gets $1.3M to Study Menu Calorie Counts, Obesity
    (Des Moines Business Record, 04/07/2016)

    HamburgerA University of Iowa economist is studying how obesity rates are affected in communities where restaurants publish the calorie counts of the food they serve, an effort that is part of a broader campaign to reduce the number of Americans who are overweight.

  • The Money is on Hillary Clinton to Bury Donald Trump
    (CBS, 03/28/2016)

    Prediction one: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will win their parties' nominations. Prediction two: Clinton will take the White House handily. At least, that's what political wagering websites say.

  • Vegas Oddsmakers now Rivaling the Best Pollsters
    (Lawrence Journal-World, 03/27/2016)

    You had to know it would only be a matter of time. As soon as the Internet started offering online gambling sites, and states like Kansas began legalizing fantasy sports betting, it was only a matter of time before the odds makers in Vegas would figure out a way to tap into the political market.

  • Why B-Schools Struggle to Enroll More Women
    (Bloomberg, 03/17/2016)

    Today, women are almost as likely as men to fill the seats of medical school and law school classrooms. Yet the share of women enrolled in MBA programs hasn’t risen above 37.2 percent in the past decade, according to the more than 100 schools providing full-time MBA enrollment figures in surveys by AACSB International, an accrediting organization. “There’s a frustration on the part of a lot of women, and probably men, too, that we haven’t made more progress,” says Amy Hillman, the dean at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

  • Hey, Republicans. Think Before You Obstruct.
    (Bloomberg View, 03/16/2016)

    In deciding what to do about President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans should think about only two things. 

  • UI Students Grow Lettuce in PVC Tubes
    (KCRG-TV9, 03/09/2016)

    LettuceStudents at the University of Iowa are growing lettuce in a nontraditional way -- in the middle of the winter and without soil.

  • University of Iowa Eyes Cuba Study
    (The Gazette, 02/28/2016)

    University of Iowa PentacrestAs a University of Iowa senior studying political science and psychology, Jake Murphy long has been intrigued by Cuba.

  • Branstad Schedules Events in Area Next Week
    (Quad-City Times, 02/26/2016)

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will make several stops in the Quad-Cities on Tuesday and then visit Muscatine and Columbus Junction on Wednesday.

  • Is Batman v Superman Set to be a Flop?
    (Mail Daily, 02/16/2016)

    It is perhaps the most eagerly awaited comic superhero films of the year and with a budget of more than $200 million (£140 million), it will also be one of the most expensive.

  • 3 Effective Ways to Boost Company Morale
    (Inc., 02/09/2016)

    You've heard it before: A leader is only as good as his team. Your employees are the lifeblood of your organization--from the front-line staff interfacing with your customers and keeping them happy, to your sales development representatives who are warming up leads to the point of sales-readiness to ensure that they're at just the right point in the buying cycle when they're passed on to sales, and even your design and development teams who celebrate usability breakthroughs and bug fixes like they've just won the $1.5 million Powerball jackpot.

  • Is Mexico's Soda Tax Working?
    (The Christian Science Monitor, 02/08/2016)

    Mexico has the world's highest rate of adults diagnosed as overweight or obese. But a tax on soda that was passed in 2014 may help curb this issue.

  • Help wanted. But first, step up to the camera
    (Des Moines Register, 02/07/2016)

    To many, the hundreds of tablet, smartphone and webcam videos flooding into Businessolver each month might seem like reality TV audition tapes.