The University of Iowa

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4/26/2021

Mohamed Hassan Kamil (BS actuarial science ’85; MBA ’86) reflects on impact of his time at the University of Iowa

A graduate of the University of Iowa with a BS in actuarial science and an MBA, Hassan Kamil is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Chartered Life Underwriter. He worked in the United States from 1987 to 1994 prior to returning to Malaysia where he held several key positions as chief operating officer, chief actuary, and chief financial officer at multinational insurance companies based in Malaysia and Indonesia.
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4/6/2021

International research collaboration to study HIV stigma among adolescents in Kenya

Will Story, assistant professor in the University of Iowa (UI) College of Public Health, and Nema Aluku, research associate at Tangaza University College in Nairobi, Kenya, were recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study HIV stigma among adolescents in western Kenya. The study represents a promising international collaboration with significant public health insights. Learn more about this important research project through the Q&A below with Dr. Story and Dr. Aluku.
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Image of Anna Barker's copy of War and Peace
3/17/2021

100-day read of ‘War and Peace’ attracts more than 825 participants

Anna Barker, visiting assistant professor in Asian & Slavic languages and literatures, is leading a 100-day virtual group read of War and Peace. The reading project, which began on February 1, has already attracted more than 825 enthusiastic participants. While reading the 1,000-plus page War and Peace might sound daunting to many, Barker has broken the book down into 10 to 14 pages daily. She offers commentary and discussion threads on a Facebook group called 100 Days of War and Peace. We caught up with Barker recently to learn more.
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