Faced with declining enrollment and rising costs, some small liberal arts colleges have added professional and vocational majors, a decision University of Iowa researchers say has strengthened rather than undermined the mission of the schools. The findings are being presented Friday at the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Hear about University of Iowa students’ supporting the viability of a number of Iowa communities for years to come in, “Enhancing Sustainability in Iowa Through Community Engagement,” on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at noon in the Iowa Memorial Union Iowa Theater.
Anastasios “Tasos” Papachristoudis, a graduate student from Greece, was drawn to the UI because of its strong Master of Health Administration Program; he hopes to gain experience serving as an administrator in a rural hospital where he can also be an active part of the community.
The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, a campus-wide effort that matches students and cities across the state to give students hands-on experience working on community projects, is partnering with three cities this academic year. One project in Sioux City has students working with community leaders to develop plans to revitalize the Leeds neighborhood.
The University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development hosted five state legislators on an interactive tour of campus research and economic development activities Thursday, Nov. 13.
The University of Iowa will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 17-21 with several events and activities, including a public ceremony to honor 2014 International Impact Award recipients Roger Thurow and Selma Jeronimo.
The University of Iowa Alumni Association presents its highest honor to 14 distinguished alumni in recognition of their significant accomplishments in business or professional life or in service to the university or their community, state, or nation.
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University of Iowa engineering graduate student Lee Hauser studies mussels in the Iowa River with an eye on a career in water resource engineering after graduation.
A dozen undergraduates at the University of Iowa learned about biodiversity in a hands-on way: The students worked with biologist Andrew Forbes and graduate students to inventory insect populations in urban areas, as part of a biodiversity study. Some said the experience may influence their career choice.