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Jan. 31, 2008

At A Glance

Women 3.0 magazine ranks Tippie EMBA program as one of the best

The Tippie College of Business' Tippie Executive MBA program has been named one of the best in the country by Women 3.0 magazine. The Tippie EMBA program was ranked number 17. The magazine compiled its rankings by examining the overall strength of a college's accounting, operations, marketing, management and finance programs; faculty quality; wide variety of electives to create a customized degree; and flexible schedules for working students. The ranking will appear in the magazine's February/March issue. It can be found online at

Heartland Center seeks proposals for pilot research projects

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Iowa is accepting research proposals for pilot project funding from doctoral and post-doctoral trainees, occupational medicine residents, junior faculty, and faculty new to the field of occupational health and safety. The submission deadline for research proposals is Monday, March 3. For more information, visit

UI master's program in urban and regional planning hosts open house Feb. 7

The University of Iowa Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning will host an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in 327 Jessup Hall. Students and faculty will be available to answer questions and provide information about a career in urban and regional planning, and to offer an overview of the UI graduate program.

Planners are concerned with issues such as affordable housing shortages, urban sprawl, neighborhood revitalization, and traffic congestion. Areas of specialization include economic development, land use and environmental planning, housing and community development, geographic information systems (GIS), and transportation. Joint degrees are available with law, health management and policy, engineering, environmental health, and social work.

Students in Iowa's planning program come from all undergraduate majors, and graduates of the two-year master's program secure interesting jobs nationwide in government, private consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.

For more information, visit or call 319-335-0032.

Register as a bone marrow donor Feb. 7

Urgently needed volunteer marrow donors are being recruited by UI Project Marrow, a student-run program. You can register as a marrow donor from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Iowa Memorial Union, third floor, Room 351. For more information, contact Alison Kahan, Project Marrow student president, at or contact the Iowa Marrow Donor Program at 319-356-3337.


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