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UI officials assess needs amid growth plans

Published
2014.07.29
prospective students

The university is seeking to hire an outside consultant to help it meet enrollment growth goals that come in response to a new Board of Regents model for allocating state dollars, and to build a new residence hall to house those additional students. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

UI offers prototype help for inventors, entrepreneurs

Published
2014.07.30
physics & astronomy machine shop

UI ProtoLabs at the University of Iowa can connect inventors and entrepreneurs with area machine shops in physics and astronomy, engineering, and advanced design and manufacturing that specialize in several kinds of prototypes; the program will help folks bring ideas from a napkin to reality mor Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI student still pedalling for climate

Published
2014.07.29
Man and Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz stand by a bamboo bicycle during RAGBRAI

UI graduate student Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz may be done riding her bamboo bike across the state of Iowa, but her mission to raise $40,000 for a bamboo processing tank for farmers in the Philippines is just hitting a new gear. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Funding thesis through film roadshow

Published
2014.07.29
coal miners

Jesse Kreitzer, MFA candidate at the University of Iowa, is touring his short films to fund his thesis project, Black Canaries, an early 1900s coal-mining folktake inspired by his maternal ancestors. Story from: Seven Days

Seven Days

UI, Johnson County say yes to driverless cars

Published
2014.07.25

The University of Iowa is joining with local officials in efforts to make Johnson County a hub for research and testing of driverless cars. Story from: USA Today

USA Today

Green roofs take root at University of Iowa

Published
2014.07.28
green roof

Even before its official grand opening, the UI's new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building is proving to be an innovative one. The 256,000-square-foot, six-story facility on the medical campus features the university's first-ever green rooftop. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Teen's essay wins a free year of tuition from UI

Published
2014.07.26

Seven high school students, including Palen Stream, of Bedford, Iowa, will receive scholarships from the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. As the essay contest winner, Stream will receive one year of free tuition to the UI, and the six runners-up will receive $500 scholarships. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

University of Iowa program in Des Moines aims to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses

Published
2014.07.25

The UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) is bringing Venture School to Des Moines this fall: “Basically it’s a way to help entrepreneurs vet their ideas before they write a business plan and spend a year developing a product,” said JPEC director Lynn Allendorf. Story from: Des Moines Business Record

Des Moines Business Record

UI offers youth entrepreneurship camp in Des Moines

Published
2014.07.24
lemonade stand

A group of 25 Iowa middle school students operated lemonade stands in downtown Des Moines on Thursday afternoon in a competition that was the culmination of the weeklong Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy, offered by the UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Story from: Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register

Tech Talk: UI students to show tech know-how

Published
2014.07.26

During the past nine weeks, 12 students at the University of Iowa’s Dev/Iowa Bootcamp have been learning how to program and build technology products such as websites and databases; the students will show off their tech know-how to the general public on July 30 for Demo Day. Story from: Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register

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