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'I love Iowa'

Best-selling author Bill Bryson may return to the UI to research his next book
Best-selling author Bill Bryson returned to his home state to receive an honorary degree from the University of Iowa. Bryson offered advice and commentary during a campus tour.
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University of Iowa and Iowa DNR announce landmark agreement

UI reaffirms commitment to sustainability
The University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reached a landmark agreement on Tuesday, April 12, that will help advance the UI’s renewable-energy goals while continuing to protect Iowa’s air quality.

KIWA Radio Flood info at the fingertips

The Iowa Flood Center at the UI has flood maps where residents in 19 cities and towns can see flooding in real time. 

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Teaching community outreach

The UI to partner with Mason City, east-central Iowa communities on sustainability initiatives
UI faculty and students will partner with Mason City and a five-county region in east-central Iowa on community-betterment projects ranging from art to urban revitalization. The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities will lead the effort, which will take place during the 2016–17 academic year.
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UI center has flood maps for Iowa

Nineteen communities can track flooding in real time
December rains have caused flooding across Iowa. The Iowa Flood Center has created flood maps for 19 communities where residents and city planners can view various flood scenarios to help prepare for flood emergencies and make informed decisions.
University of Iowa celebrates 50 years of space physicist Don Gurnett's research and teaching

Gurnett symposium draws leaders in space science

Oct. 17 event celebrates physics and astronomy professor's legacy
With Don Gurnett, and James Van Allen before him, the University of Iowa has a strong legacy of leading the scientific community in the exploration and understanding of space.
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Space giant

UI holds symposium to honor Don Gurnett's 50 years of space exploration and teaching at the UI
The University of Iowa will host a symposium on Oct. 17 to honor physics professor Don Gurnett, who has taught and been engaged in space science at the UI for the past 50 years. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Living in the red zone: good for football, not good in terms of radon

Majority of NW Iowa homes tested for radon have dangerous levels, according to UI study; researchers say entire state is at risk
UI researchers teamed up with northwest Iowa physicians to determine the levels of radon, a cancer-causing gas, entering area homes. Iowa leads the country in high indoor concentrations of radon.

Glory to the grass

UI wins governor's award for initiative to use grass type as renewable energy source
The University of Iowa has been recognized by the Iowa governor's office for an initiative to use a locally available grass as a renewable energy source. The UI's use of the grass, called Giant Miscanthus, is part of its goal of achieving 40 percent renewable energy consumption by 2020.

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