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UI Wellness helps faculty, staff reach health goals

Photo by Tim Schoon.

Maybe you resolved to resist your coworker’s candy jar, visit the Field House during your lunch break, or slim down before spring break. Whatever your health goals for 2008, you don’t have to take them on by yourself.

Since 2006, more than 400 UI faculty and staff members have worked with a health coach, a free program offered through UI Wellness’s liveWELL program. Here are a few stories of those University employees who resolved to adopt a healthier lifestyle last year—and succeeded.



The University of Iowa will recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Week with several activities through Wednesday, Jan. 30.




  • Ellsberg participates in "Top Secret" Pentagon Papers events
  • Landscape Services crews dealt cold blow by Dec. 11 ice storm
  • UI Division of Continuing Education to hold open house in new location
  • University updates Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan
  • UI STAR Registry aims to connect older research volunteers with investigators
  • University releases second report on Campus Diversity Climate Survey
  • Catalyst Award Seed Grants are available to UI faculty, staff, students
  • Momentum Plus grants will encourage diversity outreach
  • Nominees sought for Staff Council positions
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute announces spring courses
  • See which Learning and Development courses are right for you

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  • Study: Weight-loss tips differ in African American, mainstream magazines
  • UI study examines decision-making deficits in older adults
  • Constipation most common cause of children's abdominal pain

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  • Duke health care executive named interim CEO at UI Hospitals and Clinics
  • Carlson named senior associate to UI president
  • Cox appointed UI faculty co-ombudsperson
  • Recent deaths

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fyi asks: Is your office tricked out with trinkets?

Pictures of family members. A framed print from a scenic locale. Motivational posters with beautiful photos. These items are commonly used to decorate a person's office or workspace. But some UI employees bring a unique sense of style to their cubes—and that's what fyi wants to hear about. Do you or someone you work with have an office with character? Is your partition plastered with pop culture? Visit
and fill out a brief survey—you might be the subject of an upcoming fyi feature!

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Presidential candidates called Iowa home for many a month leading up to the Jan. 3 Iowa Caucuses. When they weren't appearing in our living rooms via television commercials, many of the White House hopefuls made stops at The University of Iowa and Johnson County to stump for votes.

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Tom Dean
Eight years ago, Tom Dean was hired by University of Iowa president Mary Sue Coleman to do a job with an interesting description: put words in the president's mouth. (OK, the actual job description was a little more formal than that.) Since that time, Dean has helped five UI leaders craft speeches, letters, and other permutations of the written word in his role as Special Assistant to the President for Communications and Research.




“Those guys at Google deserve to be billionaires. Technology has totally changed the way people research and relate to the collections.”

Howard Collinson
(Des Moines Register, Dec. 16)

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Roberto Ampuero

Roberto Ampuero

Telling stories, connecting cultures



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