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Date: February 10, 2015
Title: Hawkeye Lunch and Learn, Steering Teens Safe: How Research Has Informed Best Practices for New Drivers
Presenter: Corinne Peek-Asa, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health

Summary: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers, and crash rates are highest in the first six months of driving. Over the last decade, the reasons for higher crash rates among novice drivers have been defined, and new programs have been implemented to protect novice drivers from crashes. The University of Iowa and its interdisciplinary cadre of researchers  has been at the forefront of research on teen driver safety.  This presentation will identify the causes of high teen driver crash rates and will describe some of our innovative programs to reduce crash rates. 

Location: UI John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center (JMPEC) in room 201
1200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50309
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Date: February 11, 2015
Title: Hawkeye Lunch and Learn, “Embracing the Future and Preserving the Past: the 21st Century Research Library”
Presenters: John Culshaw, University Librarian, and David McCartney, University of Iowa Archivist, Special Collections

Summary: University research libraries across the U.S. are being transformed in unprecedented ways:  how information is discovered, shared, and used.  The UI Libraries are no exception, embracing new technologies that enhance access, while developing collections and spaces that meet the needs of 21st century students and researchers.  UI University Librarian John Culshaw will discuss how the Libraries are meeting these challenges and David McCartney, University Archivist, will highlight how library special collections relate to the history of UI presidents, the 1960s, student life, and other topics – and how those collections inform the 21st century researcher.  The University of Iowa Libraries rank among the top 30 public research libraries in the U.S. and has been named 2014 Federal Depository Library of the Year.

Location: Iowa Theater, Iowa Memorial Union
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