Future doctor continuing to learn inside classroom and in the community
Future doctor Brian Wall is thankful for all the opportunities he’s had to learn more about his hometown, Iowa City, and the school he loves. He’s been involved in student organizations and community groups, all while double majoring in health and human physiology and Spanish.
A UI law alumnus preserves an American treasure—and earns a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
In June, the University of Iowa Alumni Association will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to 14 outstanding nominees, including Jay Sieleman—a true blues brother. He's president and chief executive officer of the Blues Foundation in Memphis, which is now the largest and most renowned blues organization in the world.
Sights and sounds from spring 2015 commencement weekend
This past weekend, thousands of UI students were joined by faculty, staff, and families as they celebrated their educational milestone at commencement ceremonies around campus.
Listening posts set for June 3-5
Leaders for the University of Iowa’s OneIT project have prepared draft project charters which address the university’s four information technology business cases related to the TIER initiative. The campus is encouraged to provide feedback via two avenues.
UI neuroscientist Andrew Pieper and colleagues at three other universities, show that bone marrow transplant does not rescue mouse models of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disease that affects very young girls. The findings directly contradict seemingly promising results published in 2012, which initiated a clinical trial for human patients.
Beginning the week of June 1, the Iowa Now Top News Digest will be sent out once a week, each Thursday, over the summer months. Other substantive and time-sensitive news will be published in Iowa Now throughout the week and/or pitched to media and shared via social channels.
Business students earning an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree at Kirkwood Community College will be able to transfer more easily into the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business thanks to a new degree program offered by the two schools.
Readers help UI archivist identify long-gone Iowa Avenue building
When University of Iowa archivist David McCartney asked readers for help in identifying a long-gone building on Iowa Avenue, they responded.
As the UI moves forward with the Iowa Board of Regents’ TIER project, campus leaders are committed to keeping colleagues informed. Here are the latest developments in business and academic cases.
Friday, May 15, 5 p.m., Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge
The UI College of Education Spring 2015 Teacher Education Convocation will be streamed live from "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins Friday, May 15, at 5 p.m. Archival video will replace the live stream on the "Iowa Now" page shortly after the ceremony concludes.
Applies to all entering first-year undergraduate students in fall 2015
Beginning in fall 2015, all entering students in the UI College of Engineering will be required to take at least three semester hours of credit in the creative arts. The new requirement is the latest addition to an educational toolkit that uniquely prepares student engineers to enter the work force.
UI faculty and staff invited to participate in free sleep program
Counting sheep isn't putting you to sleep? Not getting enough shut-eye is recognized as a major public health issue. That's why the UI Employee Assistance Program is offering a new, free program for faculty and staff called SHUTi, or Sleep Healthy Using the Internet.
Graduating seniors reflect on their faculty mentors
Three UI graduating seniors sat down with their mentors to reflect on their four years at Iowa.