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  • Nebraska Banker has a Rock 'n' Roll Background in Iowa Band
    (The Grand Island Independent , 09/27/2015)

    During the daytime, Chris Kaskie ('73) works in consumer lending at Home Federal Bank. Those who know him only as a banker would've been surprised to see him earlier this month, singing "Barbara Ann" with musicians who normally work with Jan and Dean and the Beach Boys.

  • Pancheros Presses on with its Fresh-Pressed Success
    (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 09/24/2015)

    For more than two decades, Pancheros Mexican Grill has been part of the balanced diet of many University of Iowa students, who have made the company’s original downtown location a popular near-campus haunt.

  • What's Behind The "Locavore" Trend In Wisconsin
    (Wisconsin Public Radio, 09/23/2015)

    For the last several years, the popularity of farmers' markets has been on the rise, especially in Wisconsin. We learn about new research on what's behind the "locavore" trend, and then we talk to a Wisconsin guest about how this trend is playing out in the state.

  • Tippie Students Aid Pancheros' New Marketing Push
    (Corridor Business Journal, 09/23/2015)

    Panchero's restaurants based in Iowa City are in the process of expanding into markets on the East Coast and in Florida, and students with the University of Iowa have helped shape part of the business's new campaign, the university announced this week.

  • UI Local Foods Research
    (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 09/14/2015)

    Tippie College of Business professors at the University of Iowa are looking into the underlying, economical reasons for the recent trends in farmers markets and buying local.

  • Nobel Prize Winning Economist to Speak at University of Iowa
    (The Gazette, 09/12/2015)

    Tippie College of BusinessAlvin Roth is a match maker. And while he may not help singles find love, he does use economics to solve real problems — helping school systems be better at matching students with schools and even spearheading a system that pairs those in need of a kidney with a compatible donor.

  • The New Look and Sound of Resumes and Job Interviews
    (Viewpoints, 09/06/2015)

    These days, a phone or digital interview often precedes the face-to-face meeting for job hunters. If you think that all you have to do is sit in front of your computer or cell phone camera and talk, think again. Resumes are also changing, with online services such as Linkedin and CareerBuilder the first places an employer looks to find an applicant. We talk to two employment specialists about how the interview and resume processes have changed, and how applicants can get the edge in the digital job search market.

  • The Power of Film
    (Iowa Now, 09/02/2015)

    Social scientists have long argued documentary films are powerful tools for social change. 

  • The Moral Imperatives of Community Food: A 21st-Century Civic Duty
    (Mother Earth News, 09/01/2015)

    More and more as the years go by, clean community food initiatives – co-ops, CSAs, farmers markets and the like – are recognized as critical moral responses to the daunting environmental, economic and health crises of our era. Community farm and food initiatives have emerged as a necessary, noble, and common-sense civic opportunities in our 21st Century with all its technical gyrations, climate shifts, contaminated environments, and social dislocations. Plain and simple, they are intelligent and necessary responses to reality.

  • Food to farm markets making impact
    (Southwest Farm Press, 08/31/2015)

    Once considered a central community hub for the freshest produce available and a place where consumers could socialize with their neighbors on a regular basis, local food markets, or farmer's markets as they were once called, are making a significant comeback in recent times and, according to a new study, offer modern consumers a chance to connect with producers that grow their food.

  • Iowa Colleges Fostering Entrepreneurs
    (The Des Moines Register, 08/30/2015)

    Garrett Carty and Sam Lowry were about to leave money on the table — literally and figuratively — before a group of Des Moines entrepreneurs told them otherwise.

  • Dawn Bowlus talks entrepreneurs and innovation
    (, 08/26/2015)

    Dawn Bowlus, director of Jacobson Institute for Youth EntrepreneurshipDawn Bowlus, educator and entrepreneur, is passionate about innovation. Bowlus is the director of the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa. After attending her unique "Young Writers Conference" that centered on writing in the world of business, I knew that Bowlus' experiences and insights would inspire many in my community. This interview was an eye-opening impetus that has shown me to take up challenges with initiative and integrity.

  • Values Drive Local Food Movement, Farmers Market Support
    (Farm Futures, 08/25/2015)

    While some consumers who choose local food markets may be making the choice based on food freshness or taste, many people are going local because they enjoy knowing their farmer, a University of Iowa study finds.

  • Farmers Markets, Which Doubled Over The Past Decade, Are Where Civic-Minded People Work Against Globalization
    (Medical Daily, 08/22/2015)

    Why is it that an increasing number of people are shopping at farmers markets and joining food co-ops? Surprisingly, it’s not taste, freshness, or the price of the groceries. Instead, people who eat meats and produce grown locally — "locavores" — enjoy knowing the farmers behind their food, a new study from University of Iowa suggests. This commitment to the local food movement also makes people feel like they are part of a greater community united in a shared passion for a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable environment.

  • UI Students Move into Brand-New Petersen Hall
    (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 08/18/2015)

    University of Iowa, Petersen HallFor the first time in nearly a half-century, incoming University of Iowa students spent move-in day hauling futons and mini-fridges into a new residence hall.

  • Glassando Announces Expansion Plans
    (Corridor Business Journal, 08/14/2015)

    Glassando has announced plans to expand. After 10 years in its current location, 201 S. Clinton St., Ste. 116, Iowa City, Glassando will move to a larger storefront within the Old Capitol Mall.

  • World's Fastest Bike?
    (Fox News, 08/10/2015)

    A 13-person startup in Des Moines, Iowa, claims that it now makes the fastest bike in the world. 

  • Big Data is 'Big-Time Growing' at University of Iowa
    (The Gazette, 08/06/2015)

    Students working on analytics at Cedar Rapids facilityEvery time you swipe a credit card, someone somewhere records that. Every time you click on a website, it’s tabulated. Biomedical scientists today are capable of tracking intricate genetic behavior.

  • Looking For a Career? "Big Data" Analysts in High Demand
    (Des Moines Register, 08/02/2015)

    Students working on business analytics at Cedar Rapids facilityA swell of consumer data — from sales numbers to social media feeds — has bumped up demand for workers who can help businesses turn that information into profit, and Iowa’s universities are jumping in to help.

  • The Path from Education to Career
    (Iowa Public Radio, 07/14/2015)

    Tippie College of Business, Jacobson InstituteEducation and landing a job are inextricably linked in the minds of most Americans, but after the Great Recession it wasn't as clear whether getting a college diploma meant getting, and keeping, a job.

  • UI Pushes Name Pronunciation Program
    (CBS2/FOX28, 07/08/2015)

    Photo of the participants in Global Perspective Day 2014, hosted in the PBBIOWA CITY-- Professors at the University of Iowa are seeing more Chinese students in their classrooms, so they’re taking extra steps to make them feel comfortable.