Second-oldest University of Iowa residence hall coming down
Despite a rich and varied existence that has involved academic scholarship, military training, and strawberry pie, Quadrangle Residence Hall will soon be no more. View historical photos of the UI's second-oldest residence hall, which will be razed over the summer to make way for a new pharmacy building.
Construction will affect traffic from I-80 into downtown Iowa City until 2018
Starting May 31, significant road construction is coming to North Dubuque Street and West Park Road. Expect 15- to 30-minute delays during peak hours, as well as occasional closures.
Thousands of graduates received degrees at spring ceremonies
Nearly 5,000 University of Iowa students received their degrees at spring 2016 commencement ceremonies May 12 through 14. Take in the sights and sounds from commencement weekend through Office of Strategic Communication photos and video.
Funds will be used for research, writing, teaching abroad
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase understanding between people of the United States and other countries by providing participants opportunities to study, teach, conduct research, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Robinson had profound effect on many aspiring authors
When Marilynne Robinson began teaching at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she quickly became an influential instructor and nationally respected figure. Now, after 25 years, she retires from the workshop having inspired many.
Former champion Buddy Lazier qualifies for 2016 Indy 500, will again raise awareness for the UI Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research
Buddy Lazier's No. 4 Indy 500 car, emblazoned with a Tigerhawk logo, will raise awareness for the University of Iowa's Wynn Institute for Vision Research during the race on May 29. The cause is close to Lazier's heart: His daughter suffers from severe glaucoma.
UI education faculty using interactive technology to help K-12 teachers improve student behavior
UI education faculty members are using interactive technology to help K-12 teachers improve students' behavior in the classroom.
Harvard instructor wins prestigious literary criticism prize
Kevin Birmingham, an instructor at Harvard University, has received the 2016 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin. The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop administers the award, the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism, on behalf of the Truman Capote Estate.
Study finds outreach clinics significantly increase access to orthopedic care
Most rural hospitals lack full-time orthopedists, but a new study from the University of Iowa finds that visiting consultant clinics (VCCs) staffed by visiting orthopedic surgeons from larger communities can improve patient access to orthopedic care by up to 50 percent.
Nicholas Meyer to speak at UI Libraries exhibit
Nicholas Meyer will make an appearance May 20 at Shambaugh Auditorium in the Main Library in conjunction with the UI Libraries exhibition “50 Years of ‘Star Trek.’” Get some backstory before the event with this interview Meyer sat for in 2009.
Because simply collecting data isn’t always enough to facilitate a decision in a timely manner, University of Iowa Information Technology Services (ITS) has initiated an efficiency project aimed at putting the UI’s robust amount of data in a format that can be quickly analyzed.
Best-selling author Bill Bryson may return to the UI to research his next book
Best-selling author Bill Bryson returned to his home state to receive an honorary degree from the University of Iowa. Bryson offered advice and commentary during a campus tour.
UI study finds students with means to pay for special accommodations perform better than those with fewer resources
A new University of Iowa study found that only one third of undergraduates from 11 universities who reported having a learning disability were receiving accommodations.