Academics

various documentary posters

The power of film

UI researcher first to use Internet and social media to show how a documentary shaped public perception and influenced political change
Researcher at the University of Iowa is the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film shaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal bans on hydraulic fracking.
Jenna Whipple and Amanda Anderson with RTI setup laptop computers that will go on a laptop cart as preparations continue at the Kirkwood Center at the University of Iowa in Coralville, Iowa, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

The Gazette Kirkwood Regional Center at the UI enhances STEM teaching

The Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa welcomes 350 high school students as it opens this fall, part of a unique partnership including the UI Tippie College of Business and the Colleges of Education and Engineering, which will conduct research, education, and teacher development on site.

students at the challenge course

Building bridges via Iowa Edge

Program eases transition for first-generation students, those from underrepresented backgrounds
Iowa Edge is offered to students who come from underrepresented backgrounds and first-generation college students. The idea behind the program is to ease student concerns and ensure that participants successfully transition into college life at the UI.
class being held outside on UI campus

The students of summer

Enrollment in Summer Hawk Tuition Grant program skyrockets
The Summer Hawk Tuition Grant, a program designed to keep undergraduates on track to graduate in four years, saw exponential growth in 2015.

Time for creative nonfiction

UI hosts first Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction
For the first time in its 46-year history, the UI Press—long known for its short fiction contest—is coordinating a contest for writers of creative nonfiction.

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