Academics

artifacts from early farming community

Glenwood's early family farmers

Office of the State Archaeologist studying pre-contact Native American settlement on RAGBRAI route
Some of Iowa's first early farmers were a small group of Native Americans in southwest Iowa. The Glenwood people farmed individual plots for about 150 years until mysteriously vacating the region about A.D. 1350. The Office of the State Archaeologist at the UI is researching the group's past.
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The importance of the humanities at Iowa

Why 'why' matters just as much as 'how'
President Bruce Harreld comments on Obermann Center director Teresa Mangum's recent essay about the value of the humanities and reiterates how important they are to the University of Iowa.

Quantum drag

UI physicist says current in one iron magnetic sheet can create quantized spin waves in another, separate sheet
A study by Michael Flatte proposes that a current in one iron magnetic sheet creates a current in a separate sheet. The finding could be important in the emerging field of spintronics, which seeks to channel energy from spin waves generated by electrons to create smaller, more energy-efficient electronic devices.

UI sees increase in federal support of research, scholarship in fiscal year 2016

Federal support of University of Iowa research and scholarship increased 4 percent in fiscal year 2016, with substantial gains from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). Federal research funding increased $8.5 million over FY15, from $231.9 million to $240.4 million.
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Humanities research and the human condition

Humanities scholars use unique interpretive tools to investigate topics from gerontology to genetics, criminology to cancer, women’s rights to war, race-related violence to utopian futures. Obermann Center director Teresa Mangum spotlights the humanities research happening across the UI campus.

Nominations sought for honorary degrees

Deadline for nominations is Aug. 12
The University of Iowa Honorary Degree Selection Committee is seeking nominations for the 2016-17 awards. Notable recipients of past honorary degrees include William “Bill” Bryson (2016), Tom Brokaw (2010), and Earl Warren (1962). Nominations are due by Aug. 12.
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Iowa Regents to consider tuition and UI budget

UI budget proposal shaped by new guiding principles
The Board of Regents will consider the University of Iowa’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget and decide new tuition levels for fall 2016. If the proposed tuition increase is approved, UI’s general university budget is expected to grow by 4.4 percent in FY 2017 to $736 million.
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Hawkeye hails academic access close to home

Clive woman takes advantage of UI course offerings available in Des Moines
Bonnie Brown is a mother with a full-time job, studying social work and taking newly offered courses through the Des Moines campus of the University of Iowa.
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Charting a course

New education dean combines academic chops, entrepreneurial spirit
Meet the UI College of Education's new dean, Dan Clay, who combines academic chops with an entrepreneurial spirit.

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