Iowa Now Minute - 1/29/15

Iowa Now Minute - 1/29/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday.

Recent deaths

Death notices for current and retired UI employees. Links to online obituaries provided when available.

Working groups forming for AIB transition

Provost: 'Committed to making this a smooth transition for students'
The University of Iowa is forming a series of working groups as it begins transitioning the AIB College of Business to the University of Iowa. The AIB president and Board of Trustees announced its intention to gift the college to Iowa on Monday.
Members of the women's basketball team jump and hug on the court after a victory.

Comeback in Carver

Iowa women's basketball team completes exciting comeback against No. 15 Nebraska
The No. 18 ranked University of Iowa women's basketball team erased a 10-point deficit with 13:13 remaining in the second half to defeat the No. 15 Nebraska Cornhuskers, 78-72, in overtime on Monday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
An Iowa dancer leads a class for community college students in Ottumwa.

Engaging our communities

UI outreach programs span research, education, arts, humanities, and more
Take a look at a few of the many ways University of Iowa programs and people are engaging with communities in Iowa and beyond. The UI was recently recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its "institutional focus on community engagement."

Early-retirement program going before Board of Regents

Applicants would be reviewed on individual basis for cost-saving potential
The Iowa Board of Regents will be asked to consider the University of Iowa’s request for an early retirement incentive program at the board’s February meeting at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

UI Lecture Committee announces spring lineup

Series includes noted food author, 'Shark Tank' entrepreneur
The University of Iowa Lecture Committee will kick off its spring semester lecture series on Monday, Feb. 2, with award-winning journalist and cookbook author Mark Bittman.
Panel at news conference

AIB College of Business to become the University of Iowa Des Moines campus

Historic agreement will expand access to UI programs
AIB College of Business today (Monday, Jan. 26) announced that it will become the University of Iowa Des Moines campus. Transition is expected to take at least a year, but the two schools will immediately establish an integration team to begin the process. Eventually Iowa will own AIB’s land and buildings, and AIB students will become Iowa students.

Fact Sheet about AIB College of Business

Here's a fact sheet about the AIB College of Business, which provides details about the name, leadership, academics, and more.