Student group again raises record-breaking amount for pediatric cancer research
The University of Iowa Dance Marathon raised another record-breaking amount to help fund pediatric cancer research. The 2016 total: $2,424,031.22.
24-hour Big Event caps months of Dance Marathon activity
Dance Marathon 22 culminated with the Big Event Feb. 5–6. It all takes a tremendous amount of planning, preparation, and fundraising—and everyone involved works 365 days “For the Kids,” or FTK. Here’s a look at events, milestones, and interactions that took place throughout this academic year.
Iowa Biosciences Academy encourages underrepresented students to attend graduate school
For 16 years, the Iowa Biosciences Academy has helped UI undergraduates from groups underrepresented in the sciences navigate their academic paths, including paid research work with faculty mentors, career counseling, and help with graduate school applications.
UI Health Care will change its leadership structure on Feb. 15, 2016. The new leadership structure will combine two existing positions, those of University of Iowa vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, into a single position.
Rappelling demonstration marks 100th anniversary of Reserve Officers' Training Corps
To help the Iowa ROTC Detachment celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the UI Army ROTC cadre conducted a rappelling demonstration in Carver-Hawkeye Arena during the UI wrestling meet on Feb. 5.
Emerald ash borer arrives on campus, but species diversification means little damage to scenery is expected
The emerald ash borer that’s killed millions of ash trees around the country has made its way to the UI, but with so many varieties of tree on campus, its effect on the scenery will generally be minimal.
Daniel L. Clay, dean of the University of Missouri College of Education, has been named the next dean of the University of Iowa College of Education.
Expanded study program helps students find success
Supplemental Instruction is a free, peer-driven resource that helps students figure out how to achieve in historically challenging courses.
Visitors will participate in entrepreneurial programs on UI campus, visit businesses across the state
The University of Iowa will host 25 young business and government leaders from several African countries this summer as part of the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders.
‘Batman v. Superman’ investors won’t be happy
Researchers studied dozens of factors that determine a movie's box office profitability to develop an algorithm that predicts just that. "Batman v. Superman" has a 32 percent probability of being profitable.
Provost Butler highlights forward-thinking UI endeavors past and present
For more than a century, the University of Iowa’s educational approaches have changed the way we learn and teach on this campus, serving and inspiring students and teachers across the nation and beyond. Provost Butler discusses how we continue to advance that tradition.
UI College of Education unveils new collaborative high-tech space
Double Robots and Sphero Balls were just two of many new educational technologies featured in the Feb. 4 grand opening of the University of Iowa College of Education’s new high-tech, collaborative space in Lindquist Center North—a real "game-changer" in preparing 21st-century educators.
UI center turned to nontraditional federal agency to help protect Iowa against floods, improve water quality
The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa approached a nontraditional partner for a grant to better protect the state against floods and improve water quality. The decision paid off: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $97 million to the Iowa Watershed Approach.
Concert marks the end of Hancher’s post-flood journey
The UI’s Hancher will present vocalist Bobby McFerrin on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort Event Center. The concert will be the final Hancher performance before the opening of the new Hancher Auditorium in the fall.
But a new UI study suggests some think they can
Publicly traded firms often issue earnings forecasts that miss the mark, and a new study from the University of Iowa suggests CEO overconfidence is the reason for the poor predictions.
UI engineer creates startup to explore manufacturing, marketing the product
Advanced Silicon Technology is a semifinalist in the SPIE Startup Challenge, a prestigious startup competition. University of Iowa professor Fatima Toor will travel to San Francisco Feb. 13 through 18 to present the company to contest officials.
As the UI moves forward with the Iowa Board of Regents’ TIER project, campus leaders are committed to keeping colleagues informed. Here's one example of how TIER is already at work on campus.