- Mandela Fellows Land in Iowa City
(The Daily Iowan, 06/22/2016)
A group of emerging leaders from sub-Saharan Africa has traveled to Iowa City, and the will spend six weeks engaging and participating in entrepreneurial education at University of Iowa.
- 50 Mandela Fellows Coming to Iowa from Africa
(The Des Moines Register, 06/17/2016)
Fifty young government and business professionals from Africa are coming to Iowa this weekend for a six-week long fellowship with two universities.
- 6 Signs of Job Burnout
According to recent research in Harvard Business Review, 3 to 5 percent of employees are responsible for nearly one-third of value-added collaborations in the average corporation. As high performers repeatedly prove their capabilities and desire to help, they become the ones chosen for top company projects.
- Helping Cities Prepare for Growth
(Iowa Now, 05/31/2016)
As cities grow and populations move, policy makers want to see the signs as soon as possible in order to plan for the changes and consider what these changes might do to the environment.
- Alan Reed: The Business of Medicine
(Medicine Iowa, 05/23/2016)
Managerial accounting, human resources, and negotiations might seem like odd topics for the medical school curriculum. Yet these are three of the courses offered to University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine students who select to participate in a new distinction track in health care delivery science and management. Alan Reed, MD, MBA, director of the UI Organ Transplant Center and adjunct professor of accounting in the UI Tippie College of Business, talked with Medicine Iowa about this unique collaboration between the two colleges.
- Graduation Season Means Thousands Entering the Job Market
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The month of May is filled with graduates entering a new phase of life. This year, the University of Iowa lead more than 5,000 students into the job force.
- Job Outlook Strong for 2016 Graduates, Especially in Iowa
(The Gazette, 05/22/2016)
In April, a month before graduating from the University of Iowa with an MBA degree, Kyle Wehr interviewed with five different companies. He had turned down two offers in the fall.
- I'm Betting on the 2016 Election: Here's How
(Money Talks News, 05/20/2016)
Proclaiming who you hope will win the White House is one thing. But is it something you’d bet on?
- Traveling Orthopedic Surgeons Improve Rural Care
(Iowa Now, 05/18/2016)
Orthopedic patients living in rural areas are more likely to be older, overweight, and less physically active, but their access to care often is limited because there aren’t enough local practitioners.
- University of Iowa Students Team Up with Fox Sports, BTN
(The Gazette, 05/16/2016)
If you see a Big Ten Network food truck roll up outside a Hawkeye home football game this fall, you can credit a group of University of Iowa business students tapped this spring to help the company, along with Fox Sports and Mediacom, stay relevant to millennials.
- It's Hard to Predict a Movie's Profitability, but You Learn Some Lessons Along the Way
(The Washington Post, 05/16/2016)
It’s notoriously difficult to predict which movies will do well at the box office. Maybe that’s why so many bombs get made. But it’s even tougher to guess which movies will turn a profit, especially early on, when filmmakers are locking down financing from skittish investors.
- 2016 Best MBAs: Kyle Wehr, University of Iowa
(Poets & Quants, 05/15/2016)
- Big Ten Mobile App at Forefront of UI Marketing Project
(CBJ Education Report, 05/03/2016)
A group of University of Iowa marketing students are helping the Big Ten Network, Fox Sports and Mediacom communications research how millennials consume mobile and online content.
- Offering Better Benefits? Timing Is Everything
(Business News Daily, 05/03/2016)
The size and scope of a benefits package can either boost or sink startup businesses. They key is the timing of when that package is offered, new research finds.
- Program Pushes Female Leadership
(The Daily Iowan, 04/26/2016)
In an alarming reality where only 14 percent of top executive positions in the workplace are held by women, a program has been started to try to change that.
- Iowa College Students Study Business Aspects of Electric Cars
(Iowa Environmental Focus, 04/25/2016)
This week’s On The Radio segment looks at competition in which Iowa college students studied consumers’ decisions when purchasing electric vehicles.
- Making Insurance Jobs Cool: How Iowa is Recruiting Millennials
(The Des Moines Register, 04/25/2016)
Spare Cameron Burt the jokes about working in insurance — he's well aware of the industry's dull rep.
- UI Henry Fund Team Sees Economy Accelerating Next Year
(Corridor Business Journal Daily, 04/21/2016)
The latest update from the Tippie College of Business student research team that steers investments at the University of Iowa's Henry Fund shows economic growth moderating a little this year before accelerating in subsequent years.
- Math Bests Momentum in New York
(US News, 04/20/2016)
Jeff Weaver, a key strategist for Sen. Bernie Sanders, approached the thin line we all know in life between conviction and fantasy late Tuesday at MSNBC's video election board.
- 8 Universities at the Forefront of Big Data
(IT News, 04/20/2016)
At 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.
- Will Grocery Aisle Gardens Be the New Farmers Market?
You’re out shopping and need to pick up salad fixings. Wandering through the produce aisle, you step inside a modular box, glowing like a benevolent monolith, and harvest your own hydroponically grown lettuces and herbs. LED lights stand in for the sun, and microsensors monitor the growing conditions and climate of the farm in a box.
- Women in Leadership: 'We've got to Step up our Game'
(The Gazette, 04/18/2016)
- 5 to be inducted into Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame
(Des Moines Business Record, 04/18/2016)
Five distinguished Iowa insurance professionals will be honored on May 19 as the newest members of the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame. The 20th annual induction ceremony will be held at the Prairie Meadows Convention Center.
- Presidential Tax Plan Impacts
Americans have been hearing about new tax plans and economic policies from the very first visits from Presidential candidates a year ago.
- UI Recognizes Top Student Employee
An 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.
- Faces of Conflict: Student Concerned about Political, Social Conflict in Russia
(The Gazette, 04/10/2016)
His home isn’t under attack. Its residents don’t live with the threat of bombs or kidnappings or torture. But there is conflict, nonetheless. There are divisions.
- Bike Builder Willy Tan
(Just Another Cyclist, 04/07/2016)
One 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)
A 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.
- UI: Parking Spots can Boost Workers' Productivity
(Business Record, 04/05/2016)
Offering a primo parking space to your company's top performer may be one of the easiest ways you can boost individual and team performance, the University of Iowa found in a study based on workplaces in China.
- University of Iowa Group Grows Lettuce in Pipes
(The Gazette, 04/05/2016)
For the past couple of months, a group of University of Iowa students has been growing lettuce in an unconventional way.