College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

fresh produce at a farmer's market

Food is community

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.
Associate Professor of Biology Maurine Neiman works with Graduate Teaching assistant Joe Jalinsky and incoming Freshman Kaitlin Hatcher of Solon, IA in the Snail Research Lab

Be fruitful and multiply

UI researchers study why species mate and reproduce
Why do species mate when the costs of reproduction are so high? A University of Iowa biologist seek to understand why by studying female snails that can produce offspring with males—and without them. Their findings may help answer questions about genetic diversity and inherited diseases.
Hancher construction in progress.

The latest look: Hancher Auditorium

Construction update on the UI performing arts venue
Hancher Auditorium will open to the public in 2016. See how the building is coming along as the 2015-16 academic year approaches.
Art Building construction in progress

The latest look: Art Building

Construction update on home for numerous top-notch programs
Drive along North Riverside Drive on the University of Iowa campus and you're sure to notice the progress being made on the future home of the UI School of Art and Art History's numerous studio arts disciplines.
Construction work on the new Music Building

The latest look: Voxman Music Building

Construction update on new School of Music facility
The Voxman Music Building, future home to the University of Iowa School of Music, will open in 2016 boasting a 700-seat recital hall that will be the envy of many programs across the country. Iowa Now provides you with intimate glimpses of the work done over the past few months.