Nineteen communities can track flooding in real time
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.12.15 | 11:17 am
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.
Oct. 17 event celebrates physics and astronomy professor's legacy
By: Clarity Guerra | 2015.10.26 | 09:38 am
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.
UI holds symposium to honor Don Gurnett's 50 years of space exploration and teaching at the UI
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.10.14 | 12:28 am
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.
Majority of NW Iowa homes tested for radon have dangerous levels, according to UI study; researchers say entire state is at risk
By: Molly Rossiter | 2015.10.08 | 08:26 am
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.
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.