UI researchers have received a one-year federal grant to study air quality near hydraulic fracturing operations, which uses high pressure water to break rock and release natural gas and oil.
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Santa will be bringing the sounds of the season to the University of Iowa with the help of Collegium Tubum. The group will hold its annual Holiday Tubas concert on the steps of the Old Capitol Museum from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Toys for Tots will be collecting new, unwrapped toys. Story
University of Iowa adjunct professor Jessica Anthony brings dance to displaced and incarcerated youth at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. Her workshop, Hope in Motion, draws upon the narratives of its participants to create expressive movements and empower young girls and women. Story
UI journalism professor Charles Munro says that part of a journalist’s job is to inform and help viewers, listeners, and readers learn, and that includes making public sensitive materials such as 911 recordings.
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Thousands of miles up, there’s lots to be excited about for astrophysicist Donald Gurnett. The instruments he’s built over his 55-year career are offering new clues to the universe as the crafts they ride hurtle through space.
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Writing your memoirs or simply recollecting traumatizing memories is a common therapeutic tool, and a new UI study found that switching to writing in third person eases recovery.
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It's true that the void of space does not carry sound—there's no gas or other substance to transmit the waves—but UI space physicist Donald Gurnett explains that the signal Voyager detected can be played back at frequencies the human ear can understand.
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Recounting the research and legacy of the UI's James Van Allen, it is noted that he "defined and invented modern space research," demonstrating how government and university partners could pursue research that also served important national and international goals. Story from: EOS
Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumni Kate Christiansen and D.A. Powell will give a free reading at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Glenn Schaeffer Library, adjacent to the Dey House on the University of Iowa campus. Story