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Outreach & Engagement News

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UI student veteran excels in second chance at college degree

April 27, 2018
Michael Simon is making the most of his second go-round as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa. The veteran and geoscience major from Guttenberg, Iowa, invented a mechanism to clear river debris, sparked by an idea he had during a geology class.

UI College of Nursing partners with free medical clinic to expand care

April 13, 2018
A partnership between the UI College of Nursing and the Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic provides the clinic with a nurse practitioner and a steady supply of nurse practitioner students to treat patients, most of whom have no health insurance and limited access to medical care.

University of Iowa social work professor honored for community advocacy

April 10, 2018
Sandra McGee, a Des Moines native and clinical assistant professor in the UI School of Social Work, responded to a series of fatal police shootings of black men by convening community forums that enhanced relationships between law enforcement and the African American community in Des Moines.