Culture of philanthropy continues to grow with annual campaign
The University of Iowa celebrated its third annual "We Are Phil" giving appeal for faculty and staff last week—and the push to bolster private support for UI people and programs continues.
Afghan writer Homeira Qaderi uses power of words to expose Taliban's treatment of women
Homeira Qaderi, a writer from Afghanistan who has exposed the Taliban's inhumane treatment of women, is a resident in the UI's International Writing Program. Despite threats and challenges, she remains steadfast in her cause to improve the lives of women under Taliban rule.
Majority of NW Iowa homes tested for radon have dangerous levels, according to UI study; researchers say entire state is at risk
UI researchers teamed up with northwest Iowa physicians to determine the levels of radon, a cancer-causing gas, entering area homes. Iowa leads the country in high indoor concentrations of radon.
Humanities symposium 'Don Quixote in the Age of Electronic Reproduction' set for Oct. 22-24
This fall, UI students are discovering the charms of an aged knight-errant, his earthy sidekick, and a cast of colorful characters. Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez and Denise Filios, professors in Spanish and Portuguese, are co-directing the Obermann–International Programs Humanities Symposium, “Parody, Plagiarism, Patrimony: Don Quixote in the Age of Electronic Reproduction.”
The UI Museum of Natural History and the UI Libraries' DIY History collaborate to enlist public assistance in transcribing century-old, handwritten cards that describe birds’ eggs in the museum’s collections. Such digitization projects have the potential to spark research discoveries and raise public awareness about what museums and libraries offer.
Green Day musical takes Mabie stage Oct. 16
"American Idiot," the punk musical featuring the music of Green Day that chronicles the journey of three young men as they search for meaning in a hypocritical world, will open the UI Theatre Mainstage season Oct. 16.
A group of students from the University of Iowa College of Engineering erected a 24-by-16-foot corn monument in the shape of a capital “I” on the west side of the Pentacrest Monday.
The Get to Know series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and their outside interests. Today, we visit with Greg Morris, football equipment manager for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Toddler's once-quirky gait was diagnosed as Duchenne muscular dystrophy
DMD is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle degeneration. It is most common in very young boys and first affects the muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs, and shoulders. It eventually impacts additional muscles, and by the early teen years, the heart and respiratory muscles become affected.
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.
Student-owned business aims to reduce wait times at concession stands for sports fans
An app developed by UI students will let sports fans order food from their seats so they don't miss any of the action while waiting in line at concession stands.
CDC adds six new academic medical centers to Prevention Epicenters network with $11 million grant
The CDC has awarded a total of $11 million to six academic institutions, including the University of Iowa, to identify possible new and improved ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola in health care facilities.