Iraqi University formalizes historic partnership with UC
UC recently became one of only five American institutions selected for an international partnership to rebuild Iraq's educational system and economy. UC President Gregory Williams and Salahaddin University-Hawler President Ahmed Anwar Dezaye signed the agreement earlier this month on UC's campus. The initiative is funded by a three-year, "educational linkages" grant from the U.S. Department of State.
UC was matched with Salahaddin University-Hawler in northern Iraq largely because of the national reputations within two of our colleges: The College of Education, Human Services, and Criminal Justice was hailed for building excellence in teaching overall, distance learning, and teaching English as a Second Language; and the College of Business met the need for superior education and research in the finance and economics fields.
Maverick Alum makes impact in the operating room
Self-described "Maverick CEO" Dane Miller (CEAS '74, HON '03) founded the company Biomet to design and manufacture orthopedic products that enable doctors to perform transformational surgeries. Biomet's work has included developing a device that prepared conjoined twins for skull reconstruction upon surgical separation.
With 7,000 employees delivering a portfolio that includes solutions in dental reconstruction, implantation, gene therapy, spine and osteobiologic, and total joint reconstruction, Biomet's innovative products are in use in nearly 100 countries, generating annual sales of $2.5 billion.