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Each year, the University of Northern Iowa Office of Career Services releases a report detailing post-graduation success. In 2013, 88 percent of respondents were either employed or receiving further education – the highest number in the past five years.
Jul 27, 2003
Pretrial publicity doesn't spoil juriesNow that NBA star Kobe Bryant has been charged with felony sexual assault, the media has worked overtime to broadcast any and all information available about the basketball phenom and his alleged victim. When there is so much information out there, is it reasonable to expect a fair trial? Keith Crew, head of UNI's Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology says yes. 'We're too quick to think...
Jul 21, 2003
Safety emphasized in UNI Web workshop for middle school studentsAnother group of students in the ECHOES (Every Child Has the Opportunity to Excel and Succeed) program that serves sixth- through ninth-grade students in the Waterloo and Cedar Falls Community School Districts, is on the University of Northern Iowa campus through Thursday, July 24, for a workshop on 'Creating Web Pages.' The class meets from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in Lang Hall,...
Jul 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Ag-Based Industrial Lubricants (ABIL) Research Program will host its annual Pioneer Farmers' Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the ABIL facility, 400 Technology Place, Waverly. A news conference will begin at 1 p.m., to announce that Norfolk Southern, a rail transportation company based in Roanoke, Va., has converted its entire fleet to SoyTrakï¾™, a biodegradable...
Jul 20, 2003
Endangered turtles, other endangered species play important role in ecosystemWood turtles are among a number of endangered species of animals in Iowa. Jeff Tamplin, UNI assistant professor of biology, is evaluating their population status to recommend species management policies to help ensure that this animal will not be lost from the central Iowa ecosystem. In other parts of the country, scientists have worked to restore populations of other...
Jul 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Norfolk Southern Railway, based in Norfolk, Va., recently converted its entire operation to SoyTrakï¾™, a biodegradable soybean oil-based grease developed by the University of Northern Iowa's Ag-Based Industrial Lubricants (ABIL) Research Program. The grease is an alternative to petroleum-based grease for lubricating railroad tracks. Its use reduces rail gauge face-wear and wheel-flange wear when trains go around curves....
Jul 16, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eighteen current or future teachers of high school physics are learning more about their content area at the Summer Physics Institute at the University of Northern Iowa that runs through Friday, July 18. __(Name)__ of __(School)__ in __(town of school)__ is enrolled in the four-week course that began June 23. Most of the participants took the first part of the two-part institute last summer. The six hours of...
Jul 15, 2003
Board of Regents to meet at UNIThe Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Wednesday and Thursday, July 16 and 17, in Davis Hall of the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Several issues pertaining to UNI will be on the docket. Master's degree in athletic training (during meeting of Interinstitutional Committee on Educational Coordination)Richard (Biff) Williams, assistant professor, School of Health,...
Jul 15, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A group of Iowa elementary school teachers at the University of Northern Iowa is learning about science and math curriculum materials that focus on the inquiry teaching approach. __(Name)__ of __(Hometown)__ is one of 13 teachers participating in 'Workshop: Life and Earth Science for Elementary Teachers,' that runs through Friday, July 18. Teachers are participating in the use of FOSS and GEMS curriculum materials...
Jul 15, 2003
Children of NATO personnel at UNI for international camping experienceThe University of Northern Iowa's Camp Adventureï¾™ Youth Services program will host the International Youth Camp, a two-week opportunity for 250 children of NATO personnel beginning Wednesday, July 16. This is the first year in the camp's 32-year history that it has taken place in the United States, and the first time it will take place at a non-military site. The program is...
Jul 13, 2003
Making sense out of weather forecastsEach day Americans are inundated with local, regional and national weather forecasts. Meteorologists pepper us with an array of facts -- 'a cold front is moving in, the barometric pressure is falling, the dew point is 63 degrees, the heat index is 110.' All this data is meant to better inform us, but do we really understand what it means? UNI associate professor of earth science, and meteorologist, Alan...

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