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UI receives $26 million dollar gift from Pappajohns

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The University of Iowa is receiving more than 26 million dollars as a gift from John and Mary Pappajohn of Des Moines. It's the largest single gift commitment ever for the ui from an individual donor.

President Sally Mason made the announcement Thursday, saying it will allow the university's new interdisciplinary institute for biomedical discovery the chance to reach its full potential.

In recognition, the institute will be renamed the Pappajohn Institute and the building will be named the John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building.

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