Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna Erica Bernheim and Chris Dombrowski will read from their poetry at 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website. Story
Russell Banks, an Ida Beam Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa, will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Room 1505 of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences on the UI campus. Story
After spending spring break in Las Vegas, UI students in a class that focuses on downtown Las Vegas have come up with something they believe will enhance the area as part of David Gould's "Reimagining Downtown" project—a vegan food truck.
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Dan Matheson, who spent nine years as an NCAA investigator before joining UI’s faculty as a recreation and sport business lecturer, comments on the release of information about the University of Oregon’s ongoing NCAA infractions case.
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Celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson visited the University of Iowa this week. Tyson stopped by an astronomy class, held court in a casual chat with invited faculty and students, strolled the streets of Iowa City, and gave a spirited public talk at the Memorial Union. Photo Feature
Kai Yi, research scientist in the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy, is featured in an article about the new physics and new particles that may await discovery by scientists using the world's most powerful atom smashers.
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Greg Howes, UI assistant professor of physics and astronomy, describes the so-called Alfven waves that comprise space turbulence, a key driver of space weather, and how he replicated the waves and studied them in the laboratory.
Story from: Phys.org
University of Iowa music professor Mary Adamek and her class have brought music-therapy sessions to people all over the area this semester, ranging all the way from pre-schoolers to dementia patients.
Story from: The Daily Iowan