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C is for Cookie Control

Since 1969, Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster has educated and entertained young children with his ravenous—yet hilarious—appetite. While the blue, googly-eyed Muppet has taught children the alphabet since his debut, he hasn’t always been a model of self-control. Until now.

On Tuesday, April 22, the UIAA will present Deborah Linebarger, UI associate professor of education, director of the Iowa Children’s Media Lab,…

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It’s All About the Delivery

The ability to effectively communicate your point of view and intentions is vital to long-term success in the workplace. While what we say matters, how we say it is just as important. We must understand how our peers perceive our words in order to lead others.

On Thursday, April 17, Angie Lookingbill, a leadership consultant with Wright Lookingbill, will discuss communication…

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Leadership Starts from Within

In today’s competitive job market, possessing the required experience and qualifications often isn’t enough. Today, employees must have leadership skills, as well as the ability to continually adapt and learn. To thrive in the workplace, they must continue to grow and refine their abilities to effectively lead others.

On Wednesday, April 2, professional speaker and author Al Duncan will present our…

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Wrapping Your Head Around Concussions

Thanks to recent stories that publicized the long-lasting side effects of concussions, the public is more aware than ever about the dangers associated with these common injuries. Last week, UI assistant professor of emergency medicine and primary care sports medicine Christopher Hogrefe, 08MD, brought further awareness to the topic as part of the UIAA’s Lifelong Learning program.

During his presentation at…

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Put the Personal Back in Personal Network

In today’s competitive job market, it’s important to continue to grow one’s business connections. According to several recent studies, 80 percent of job seekers are hired through their personal networks. However, in the age of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, it’s still necessary to maintain a personal connection with your contacts.

On Wednesday, March 5, Ivan…

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S.T.A.T. and Dance Marathon Team Up For The Kids

Dance Marathon 20 set yet another UI fundraising record earlier this month, collecting $1,801,032.20 for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. This year, the UI Alumni Association’s student organization, Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.), collaborated with Dance Marathon to offer an exciting challenge for S.T.A.T. members—encouraging them to go above and beyond their fundraising goal of $400 per person.

Every S.T.A.T….

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Connect with Hawkeyes Across the Globe

In today’s job market, it’s important to network every way you can—both in person and virtually. That new connection you made on LinkedIn may eventually become the contact you need to take the next step in your career. Whether you’re a high-ranking executive or just entered the workforce, it’s always important to grow your list of professional contacts.

Beginning Feb. 19,…

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Cleaning Out the Cobwebs

Sportscasters often use the phrase, “having their bell rung,” after witnessing an athlete take a jolt to the head. But what do those words really mean? Thanks to recent stories regarding concussions and their long-lasting side effects, the public is well-aware about the dangers of head injuries. However, it is less informed about the research underway to better understand, evaluate,…

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Career Advancement Begins from Within

When it comes to career paths and goals, many people fail to adequately contemplate and execute a long-term plan. Most individuals invest a significant amount of time each week on hobbies, entertainment, and extracurricular activities, but little to no time strategizing how to advance their career.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical…

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Hawkeye Business Futures

All along the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor, creative enterprises and innovative coworking spaces continue to bring new life to the area’s growing business district. Just imagine what changes the future may bring!

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the UI Alumni Association, the Iowa City Area Development Group, and Innovative Software Engineering (ISE), invite you to the grand opening ceremony and an alumni…

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