Muscatine residents and leaders were treated to three different visions for the future of the Muscatine riverfront presented by graduate students from the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning; the event was part of the process of gathering information about improvements to the park.
Story from: Muscatine Journal
2014.03.05 | By University Communication and Marketing | 11:16 AM
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumnus Daniel Alarcón is one of five finalists for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America's largest peer-juried prize for fiction. Alarcón is nominated for "At Night We Walk in Circles," published by Riverhead Books. Story
Eleven University of Iowa College of Education students gained a new perspective on how education policy decisions are made at the top levels thanks to a recent visit to the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Story
High school students from across the state enjoy learning about STEM-related issues during a lab tour as part of the 2014 Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium on the UI Campus Feb. 27 and 28.
More than 150 high school students from around the state came to campus to present original research and participate in hands-on learning labs during the 2014 Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium hosted by the UI College of Education's Belin-Blank Center. Video
2014.03.03 | By University Communication and Marketing | 11:21 AM
Author and chemist Carl Djerassi will give a keynote address at the symposium "Pill and Pen: Contraception and Unwanted Pregnancy in Literature and Popular Culture." The symposium will be held March 7 to 9 in various locations across the UI campus. Story
UI audiology graduate students presented "Dangerous Decibels" at the Iowa City Public Library Friday, offering information about how the human ear works, what happens inside the ear when hearing loss takes place, and what people can do to prevent hearing loss.
Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen
Laura Corley Lavine, associate professor of entomology at Washington State University, will present a lecture on the evolution of sexually selected traits in beetles at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in 70 Van Allen Hall on the UI campus. Story
Why do we not remember what we hear? University of Iowa researchers may have an answer: In experiments, the team found we forget a sound as soon as four to eight seconds after being exposed to it. The finding suggests our brain may process auditory information differently than visual and tactile information. Results appear in the journal PLoS One. Story