Looking back on Sandy Boyd's six-decade career at UI on his retirement
Willard "Sandy" Boyd arrived at the University of Iowa in 1954 and served as professor, provost, and president. Few have left as great a mark on the university as he has in his six decades of service.
For seven decades, Susan Boyd has been as much a part of UI life as Sandy
Though Sandy Boyd’s accomplishments have been many, his wife, Susan, made her own impact on the life and the history of the University of Iowa. Maybe more so, says Sandy.
Pulitzer winner has taught hundreds of writers during her tenure at the UI
Marilynne Robinson, F. Wendell Miller Professor of Creative Writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will retire at the end of this semester after 25 years at the program. During that time, Robinson taught hundreds of writers, including Pulitzer winner Paul Harding and Ayana Mathis.
Adam Garcia visiting Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3
On Sunday, May 1, the UI announced the second candidate for the position of assistant vice president and director of public safety. Adam Garcia, director of police services at the University of Nevada, Reno, will visit campus May 2 and 3.
Collaborative scholarship brings poet’s work to the fore
University of Iowa journal, "Walt Whitman Quarterly Review" ("WWQR"), has published a newly discovered work by Walt Whitman, "Manly Health and Training." The new, book-length work was discovered by University of Houston Ph.D. candidate Zachary Turpin and appears in its entirety in "WWQR, " an online-only, open access publication.
Finding shows sequence of events is opposite of what was long believed to be true
For many years, scientists believed diabetic patients developed retinopathy and, as a result of damage to the eye’s blood vessels, later developed neuropathy. In this new study, however, researchers discovered that the sequence of events is just the opposite.
Iowa launches Tree Inventory app on Arbor Day
The University of Iowa has debuted an app that details each of the more than 8,000 trees on campus. The UI Tree Inventory app delivers information about the number and location of trees and their condition, size, and species, with additional links to photos and descriptions.
UI computer scientists develop algorithm to measure life satisfaction on Twitter
New research by University of Iowa computer scientists uses Twitter data to study how satisfied users are with their lives.
UI biologists show how brain cells get the message to develop a signaling network
UI biologists have homed in on the genes that tell brain cells to grow the tendrils critical for passing messages throughout the body. In a new study, they report certain genes in nearby neurons need to be exact matches in order for the signaling branches to grow properly.
Marc Cossich visiting Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27
On Tuesday, April 26, the UI announced the first candidate for the position of assistant vice president and director of public safety. Marc Cossich, executive director of public safety and chief of police at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, will visit campus April 26 and 27.
Professor's latest book examines representation of black women in comics, animation
The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and outside interests. Today, we visit with Deborah Whaley.
New portal centralizes access student records, resources, courses
MyUI.uiowa.edu replaces the Iowa Student Information System (ISIS) and unifies information and tools students use most.