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Dec. 16, 2010

At A Glance

Tippie Accounting Department ranked among world’s best for scholarship

The Department of Accounting at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business was recently ranked among the world’s best for scholarship by the American Accounting Association (AAA).

Overall, the department was ranked 16th in the world, based on the number of research articles published by Tippie accounting faculty in the top 20 peer-reviewed scholarly accounting journals between 1990 and 2009.

The department was also highly ranked in several specialty fields, including third in tax accounting, ninth in financial accounting and 33rd in managerial accounting.

The AAA published the rankings in the current issue of the journal Issues in Accounting Education.

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Segal awarded New Investigator Research Award

Neil Segal, M.D., has been awarded the 2010-2011 University of Iowa College of Public Health-UI Carver College of Medicine New Investigator Research Award.

The award assists newly appointed faculty with primary or joint appointments in the colleges to advance their research. Segal is a UI associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, epidemiology and radiology.

Segal's research will focus on reducing the risk of disability due to knee osteoarthritis. In particular, he will evaluate whether low-intensity, resistance training coupled with partial blood flow restriction can improve quadriceps strength in women with risk factors for knee osteoarthritis.

More information about the award and Segal's project at http://cph.uiowa.edu/research/new-invest-award/.

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Old Capitol Museum and Museum of Natural History to hold special holiday hours
 
The Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History, both located on the University of Iowa Pentacrest, will operate under special hours over the winter break, including some closures for maintenance.

The museums’ general operating hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Both museums will be closed Mondays and national holidays except as follows:
 
--Both museums will be open Monday, Dec. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to be a safe, warm, and fun place for children and families to explore during the winter break.
 
--The Old Capitol Museum will be closed Dec. 23-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 17 for the holidays and annual maintenance and repairs. Additionally, the building will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 30.
 
--The Museum of Natural History will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1-17 but will remain open on the weekends beginning Jan. 2.

For more information on the Museum of Natural History, please call 319-335-0606 or visit its website: http://www.uiowa.edu/~nathist.
 
For more information on the Old Capitol Museum, please call 319-335-0548 or visit its website: http://www.uiowa.edu/~oldcap.

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