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BTN LiveBIG: Iowa students brighten smiles across the state

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. It may fly in the face of conventional wisdom, but in Postville, Iowa, everyone looks forward to when the dentists come to town. And at the end of their whirlwind, one-day visit, everyone’s smile is a little brighter, thanks to the University of Iowa’s Project SEALED. Along with their portable dental equipment, the Hawkeye dentists bring stuffed animals and toys and oversized

BTN LiveBIG: Iowa's Center for the Book borrows pages from the past

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Did you know time travel is possible at the University of Iowa? No, the school doesn’t have something that could have come out of an H.G. Wells novel, a device with the ability to send human beings back to a specific year long before the present. But Iowa’s Center for the Book offers sensory experiences that can transport people to an age

BTN LiveBIG: Hawkeyes get inspirational leadership from 'Captains'

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. You wouldn’t expect a mountain of a man — strapped into football hardware and ready to take on a rival — to look to a little girl for motivation. But this is no ordinary little girl. She’s Laila Walton, and she’s a Hawkeye Kid Captain. In 2014, Laila was diagnosed with hypokalemic periodic paralysis, a rare condition that results in episodes of

BTN LiveBIG: Iowa collects a 'flood' of data on water levels

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. It happened more than seven years ago, but it’s still fresh in the minds of Iowa City residents. In the spring of 2008, torrential downpours melted a thick snowpack, which saturated the soil and filled reservoirs to their limits. That, in turn, caused the Iowa River to burst its banks. The river’s waters rose to record levels, inundating Iowa City and the

BTN LiveBIG: Iowa Dance Marathon students keep on moving for children’s cancer

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. “It’s a really great experience being able to run a marathon, but when you’re doing it for something even bigger than yourself, it’s a rewarding feeling.” Those are the words of University of Iowa senior Natalie Northup, logistics chair for Dance Marathon the Marathon (DMM). DMM is a branch of the University of Iowa Dance Marathon, a student organization that raises money

BTN LiveBIG: Iowa researchers search for hearing-loss solutions

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Approximately one in 500 children is born with some form of hearing loss, according to Dr. Richard Smith, a professor of otolaryngology at the University of Iowa. Moreover, by the time people reach 80 years of age, about half of them will require medical assistance to hear effectively. For many of these people, genetics play a role in the loss of hearing.