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The Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award was established in 2015 to honor distinguished members of the armed forces who have demonstrated exceptional service to both the United States and their... Read more
Military veterans with MBAs bring valuable skills to the classroom and to their post-MBA employer: leadership, reliability, productivity, and an understanding of diverse teams. We are dedicated to... Read more
BY: DANA DOMINGUEZ | 2019.03.07 | 02:44 PM Five individuals and two programs have been selected to receive 2019 Diversity Catalyst Awards. The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DDEI) will also celebrate the awards’ 20th anniversary by introducing the DEI Legacy Award, created to...
University of Iowa student, Tiffany Baker-Strothkamp, has been awarded a $10,000 Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship. Tiffany is a second year student in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling through the College of Education. Her research interest is...
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” was signed into law on August 17, 2017, and brings significant changes to Veterans’ education benefits over the next few years. Most enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, Service Members,...
Helping UI student veterans succeed in science: Assistant Professor Scott Daly started the Chemistry Platoon after learning UI student veterans weren’t performing as well as their peers. The program has been so successful that Daly has obtained National Science Foundation funding to expand it.
Army veteran and chemistry faculty member Scott Daly started group sessions to aid learning, establish camaraderie When Scott Daly entered college after serving in the military, he wanted to take an introductory chemistry class. His academic advisor tried to dissuade him.
Michael Simon, a UI student and Navy veteran, has invented a device that can cut through timber obstructing the flow of rivers. Michael Simon, 43, is a University of Iowa undergraduate and Navy veteran. He spent five years serving his country aboard the submarine USS Jimmy Carter. However, his...
Michael Simon will focus on bringing his river-cleaning invention to market after he graduates in May Michael Simon was standing on the bank of the Iowa River during a geology class when he had an idea.
UI study finds vaccine effective in treating leishmaniasis in dogs, could reduce its spread to humans
A new study from the University of Iowa finds that a vaccine that effectively reduces the incidence of a parasitic disease in dogs might also help thousands of Iraq war veterans infected with the same disease.
Luther Smith’s achievements were many. A Tuskegee Airmen pilot, he was a decorated World War II hero. He experienced discrimination throughout his life, especially after the war when he worked as an aerospace engineer, a time when few black men or women held such positions. He was also a Hawkeye.
Luther Smith, a decorated World War II veteran, was one of the first African American students to receive an engineering degree from the University of Iowa Luther Smith’s contributions and achievements over his 89 years were many. As one of the pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen, he was a decorated...