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Solar eclipse viewing available on the Pentacrest Aug. 21

The UI Department of Physics & Astronomy, the Sciences Library, and the Museum of Natural History are pleased to offer two eclipse viewing stations: one on the Pentacrest and another in the courtyard outside the Sciences Library. Each viewing station will be equipped with telescopes and free eclipse glasses. Experts will be on hand to demonstrate safe viewing techniques and answer questions.  Published August 17, 2017

Facebook Live: Friday Faculty Feature with Anjali Deshpande

Join us at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, for our Facebook Live event. Wensday Worth, a student in community and behavioral health, will interview MPH Program Director Anjali Deshpande. You won’t want to miss it! Published August 17, 2017

Enjoy great food, music at CPH homecoming breakfast Oct. 7

College of Public Health faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their families are invited to attend the annual family-friendly homecoming breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. Enjoy a free breakfast buffet, featuring make-your-own breakfast tacos by Local Burrito, and live music by Marc and Brandi Janssen. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly! Published August 16, 2017

Peek-Asa discusses lack of data on gun violence

CPH Professor Corinne Peek-Asa recently spoke about a study she published that looks into who pays for gun violence. "[F]irearms injuries tracking is based on a code that allows different types of weapons to be identified. Most of them were coded as 'we don’t know' what type of firearm was used. So, it's problematic that we aren't collecting this information. It really limits what we are able to learn from the data set." (Iowa Public Radio) Published August 16, 2017

Janssen offers farm safety reminders

Brandi Janssen, director of Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, recently talked about farm safety in light of a recent grain bin death in Waterloo. (Iowa Public Radio) Published August 16, 2017

On the move: Several CPH offices have changed location

In order to increase the visibility of collegiate student services, provide a more welcoming area for students and their families, and better align administrative functions, a number of office changes have taken place in CPHB. Published August 15, 2017

CPH picnic is Sept. 8 in Lower City Park

The College of Public Health Picnic will be held at Lower City Park in Shelter #12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. Food and beverages will be provided. All faculty, staff, students, and their families are invited! Published August 14, 2017

Long hours on farm equipment can cause muscle fatigue

Time spent operating farm machinery can cause muscle fatigue and increase your risk of other injuries, even though it doesn’t seem like you’re exerting yourself. Operating nearly any farm vehicle causes the driver to experience Whole Body Vibration (WBV), which occurs when the shaking motion of the vehicle is transferred to the body of the operator. Back pain is one common ailment linked to WBV. (Iowa Farmer Today) Published August 11, 2017

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Craig Zwerling

Craig Zwerling, professor emeritus in occupational and environmental health, died August 9, 2017, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Agudas Achim Congregation, 401 East Oakdale Blvd. in Coralville.  Published August 10, 2017

CPH faculty sign Iowa Climate Statement detailing impact of increased humidity

The 2017 Iowa Climate Statement, which was released this week by the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, describes the impact increased humidity attributed to climate change has on people, animals, crops, and infrastructure. The statement was signed by 190 science faculty and researchers from 39 Iowa colleges and universities, including numerous CPH faculty. (Iowa Environmental Focus) Published August 10, 2017


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