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Giving students the Iowa Edge

UI first-year students join hands to form a circle and must pass the hoop around without breaking their grip. Team building activities are designed to help participants in The Iowa Edge program build community with a group of peers before the semester begins.

University of Iowa students from underrepresented backgrounds had the chance to get “The Iowa Edge” before they started their education as Hawkeyes. Photo Feature

UI hosts emerging contaminants conference Aug. 19-22

A person washes their hands under a sink faucet.

Scientists and engineers met at the UI College of Engineering Aug. 19-22 for EmCon 2014—an international conference on the effects of emerging contaminants, such as soap and medications, in the environment. Story from: KCRG


UI hosts emerging contaminants conference Aug. 19-22

Scientists from around the world are gathering in Iowa City Aug. 19-22 to attend a conference about chemicals in our environment: "EmCon 2014: Fourth International Conference on Occurrence, Fate, Effects and Analysis of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment." Story

Cystic fibrosis mucus defect present at birth

New research by University of Iowa scientists shows that cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-shortening, inherited condition that affects about 30,000 Americans, causes detachment abnormalities in airway mucus that impairs the ability to clear particles and germs out of the lungs. Story

Educating Iowa students: Alex Bartlett

Educating Iowa Students: Alex Bartlett

Alexandra Bartlett of Clive, Iowa, considered leaving her home state for college, but the opportunities the University of Iowa offered her were too good to pass up. Video

Sen. Tom Harkin tours UI's National Advanced Driving Simulator

Harkin visits NADS

Sen. Tom Harkin visited the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa's Oakdale Research Campus on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Story

Sen. Tom Harkin visits National Advanced Driving Simulator

(Photo: Chase Castle / Iowa City Press-Citizen)

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin appeared Tuesday at the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa's Oakdale Research Campus in Coralville. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI professor describes caffeine detection research

Professor Mani Subramanian and his colleagues demonstrate how caffeine dehydrogenase, when combined with a dye solution, can show the caffeine content in soft drinks.

Mani Subramanian, director of the UI Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, describes a discovery that may one day lead to the development of a cheap and easy test to determine how much caffeine is present in beverages. Story from: KCRG


Iowa State Fair exhibit features large-as-life photos of UI alumni

Rachel Hahn

Life-size photographs of recent University of Iowa graduates who are living and working in Iowa communities will grace the walls of the UI’s exhibit at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 7-17 in Des Moines. Photo Feature

UI external funding reaches $515.8 million

Vehicle in the National Advanced Driving Simulator

University of Iowa President Sally Mason on Friday announced that total external funding rose to $515.8 million in Fiscal Year 2014, a 1.9 percent ($9.5 million) increase over the previous year. Story


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