Today the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, announced the third finalist to become the next president of the University of Iowa. Joseph Steinmetz, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost at the Ohio State University, will visit campus on Monday, Aug. 31.
a man with a hardhat squats by a mix of coal and straw-like Miscanthus
Farmers, lawmakers tour miscanthus sites, Power Plant to learn about campus energy project
The University of Iowa hosted a show-and-tell of sorts Aug. 25, introducing federal and state lawmakers, farmers, and others to a new, locally grown crop the UI plans to use to produce energy on campus.

Drawing Closer Recap

Celebration brings together arts community, looks ahead to new venue
The grand opening of the new Hancher Auditorium is just over a year away, but getting closer every day. So why not celebrate now? That's just what Hancher did, and the community came out to join in the fun.
Today the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, announced the second finalist to become the next president of the University of Iowa. Michael Bernstein, Ph.D., senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Tulane University, will visit campus on Friday, Aug. 28.
Today the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, announced the first finalist to become the next president of the University of Iowa. Marvin Krislov, J.D., current president of Oberlin College, will visit campus on Thursday, Aug. 27.
IT security initiative protects sensitive data when portable computers are lost or stolen
The University of Iowa is taking an important step in its information security efforts: encrypting all UI-owned portable devices (laptops, tablets, and external storage) by the year’s end. The move helps to protect sensitive data if devices are lost, damaged, or stolen.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chair William “Bro” Adams will visit the University of Iowa campus Thursday and Friday, Aug. 27 and 28, to kick off the Creative Matters lecture series.
Free Sharon Jones concert kicks things off Aug. 28
In the final season before the new Hancher Auditorium opens, Hancher presents a diverse collection of dancers, musicians, and theater artists. Tickets for these performances are now available for purchase.
The University of Iowa issued a Crime Alert on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.

A new year, a new era

Program helps new UI students start the academic year off right
The University of Iowa welcomed new students—including what’s expected to be another record-breaking first-year class—with five days of events as part of the On Iowa! program.
fresh produce at a farmer's market
UI study finds local food movement rooted in relationships and values
A new UI study finds more Americans than ever before are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops because they enjoy knowing who grows their food. These so-called “locavores” are driven to eat locally grown food because their commitment makes them feel part of a community that shares their values.
Student record system enhancements bring new level of convenience
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.
The UI Lecture Committee will bring the Yes Men, Nina Totenberg, Ray McGovern and Coleen Rowley, and Terry Gilliam to campus this semester.
The University of Iowa transportation service Cambus has a new route to serve students living on the west side of campus. The West Dorm Shuttle will transport students from the new Petersen Residence Hall and neighboring dormitories to the east side of campus. The service begins Aug. 24.
students at the challenge course
Program eases transition for first-generation students, those from underrepresented backgrounds
Iowa Edge is offered to students who come from underrepresented backgrounds and first-generation college students. The idea behind the program is to ease student concerns and ensure that participants successfully transition into college life at the UI.