Drumming up new teaching techniques at the University of Iowa

Music educators converge on UI campus to learn World Music Drumming
Two UI College of Education alumnae are creating an after-school drumming club in Mount Vernon, Iowa, as a result of participating in a World Music Drumming Workshop. That event, hosted by the UI and West Music, drew more than 60 music teachers from across the state and nation.
Sally Mason takes a selfie with students
Retiring president express appreciation for accomplishments of faculty, staff, students
Sally Mason, the 20th president of the University of Iowa, will officially retire from the presidency Aug. 1. She served as UI president for eight years. Before starting her retirement, she expressed her appreciation to the UI campus community.

RAGBRAI rolls through University of Iowa campus

Ride through Iowa City caps off week full of Hawkeye pride
On July 25, 2015, an estimated 20,000 cyclists participating in the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) rode through the University of Iowa campus. All week long, Hawkeye spirit was part of this truly monumental touring event.
woman getting blood pressure checked
Studies show medical teams with pharmacists helped patients control blood pressure
Patients with hypertension benefit from interacting with a medical team that includes a pharmacist. Two studies showed pharmacist-included care teams delivered more hands-on and tailored medication regimens to patients, which yielded more effective blood-pressure control results than for those patients who did not have a pharmacist on hand.
student conducting research in lab setting
Summer high school research program makes UI ‘feel like home’
Just like her mom almost 30 years ago, Alexandra Chan is immersed in hands-on research on the University of Iowa campus. Chan is one of nearly 40 high school students from across the nation and globe participating in a rigorous, five-week summer residential research opportunity, the Secondary Student Training Program.
The University of Iowa Presidential Search and Screen Committee will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, in Room 2390 of the University Capitol Centre, 200 South Capitol Street.
an apple on a stack of books in front of blackboard
To help everyone make a smooth transition, the University of Iowa is offering a list of experts who can talk about everything from helping a child get on the right sleep schedule to preventing back-related injuries from carrying backpacks that are too heavy.
Search committee reviewing applications
So far, there are 44 candidates who have officially applied to replace Sally Mason as the next president of the University of Iowa. Another six have expressed interest but have yet to officially apply, says a firm handling the UI’s search for a new president.
Jean Robillard at media event
VP for medical affairs expects his transition to be seamless
Jean Robillard is looking forward to assuming his role Aug. 1 as the interim president of the University of Iowa, where this fall the campus is poised to welcome the largest freshman class ever.
Death notices for current and retired UI employees. Links to online obituaries provided when available.
fair booth volunteers
Visit with thousands of fairgoers who come through the exhibit
University of Iowa faculty, staff, and alumni: We’d love to have your help at the UI’s exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 13-23, in Des Moines. Fair admission, parking passes, and a Hawkeye T-shirt will be provided.
Student volunteers help man move luggage.
Moving a child to college is a big transition for everyone. To help ease what’s sure to a busy and emotional day, "Iowa Now" asked seasoned UI parents to offer words of wisdom to the parents of this year’s incoming class. Read what they had to say.
Jean Robillard
Jean Robillard will assume his role as interim president of the University of Iowa on August 1. He will hold a media availability to provide an update on the presidential search and answer questions about the upcoming academic semester.
As the availability of and demand for genetic testing continues to rise, more genetic counselors are needed to assist patients in interpreting their test results. The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics Summer Internship Program, now in its third year, allows interns to explore various career opportunities in genetic counseling.
Research marks first time amygdala is stimulated and breathing loss is reported
By using electrical stimulation to activate the amygdala, a group of University of Iowa researchers has identified areas of the human brain in which breathing is controlled and, in some cases, impaired, providing an important insight into sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.