UI wins governor's award for initiative to use grass type as renewable energy source
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.07.09 | 03:11 pm
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.
First Regents institution with undergraduate public health major
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.04.23 | 11:31 am
Beginning fall 2016, the University of Iowa will offer bachelor’s degrees in public health, the first Board of Regents institution to offer an undergraduate major in the field. The degree program is expected to help meet Iowa’s need for public health trained professionals who can directly support citizens’ health.
Policy to expand current smoke-free rule, takes effect in August
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.04.07 | 09:44 am
The University of Iowa will be tobacco-free on campus beginning this August. The university announced on Tuesday that it will adopt a tobacco-free policy that will prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes, chewing or smokeless tobacco, hookahs, and other nicotine-delivery devices on the UI campus.
Goal is to partner with community colleges to better prepare pharmacy technicians for changed roles
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.02.02 | 10:27 am
The University of Iowa has organized a summit to better prepare pharmacy technicians for their changed role in the marketplace. The first-ever summit, to be held on Feb. 5 in Des Moines, is a partnership with community colleges statewide to education, training, and curriculum development.
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2014.11.17 | 10:29 am
University of Iowa President Sally Mason will meet with media representatives to share updates on the university and take questions on the record at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 101 Jessup Hall.
New position will guide UI's effort to recruit and enroll students
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2014.10.15 | 12:37 pm
The University of Iowa has hired an associate vice president for enrollment management, a new administrative position to orchestrate the UI’s efforts to recruit and enroll students. Brent Gage starts at the university on Dec. 15. He comes from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where he has been the associate provost for enrollment management since August 2009.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to lead delegation
By: Gary Galluzzo | 2014.10.10 | 07:00 am
University of Iowa College of Engineering professor of biomedical engineering Karim Abdel-Malek has been invited to serve as a U.S. Delegate to an Oct. 15-17 NATO meeting in Prague, Czech Republic.
Belin-Blank Center's Annual Recognition Ceremony takes place Oct. 5
By: Heather Spangler | 2014.10.02 | 04:01 pm
The University of Iowa Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development will celebrate hundreds of outstanding fourth through twelfth-grade students and the teachers who inspired them at its annual recognition ceremony Sunday, Oct. 5.