Articles from October 2020


Frank Business Communication Center benefactor Harris Frank dies

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
With great sadness the Tippie College of Business learned of the passing of Harris Frank, supporter and benefactor of the Judith R. Frank Business Communication Center, at the age of 95.

Study shows how online reviews can be mined for innovation gold

Monday, October 19, 2020
Companies looking for innovative ideas to improve their products have what amounts to a free and easy focus group right at their fingertips with consumer comment sections on e-commerce websites like Amazon.

New study pinpoints Trump’s electoral weak spots

Thursday, October 8, 2020
A new study from the University of Iowa’s prediction market finds that the COVID-19 pandemic and civil rights protests have had the most significant impact on President Donald Trump’s re-election chances, while other factors have had much less effect.
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Crafting student success

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
When John Hall (66MBA) launched Goose Island Brewing Company in 1988, he chose to support a local nonprofit, Erie Neighborhood House, during the brewery’s opening-day party. John ended up serving on their board for 30 years, and during those three decades of service, he developed a passion for supporting education—especially for first-generation college students.

Building psychological ownership can help governments preserve parks and public spaces

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
More and more cash-strapped governments are looking for alternative methods of funding to maintain parks, roads, and other public spaces, turning to mechanisms like corporate stadium sponsorships or adopt-a-highway programs that leverage private resources. But a new study from the University of Iowa suggests that an effective way to build support for public goods is to create a sense of...

UI group wins $1 million to work on medical artificial intelligence

AI algorithms could revolutionize medicine. Tippie Analytics is part of a $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to explore how.