a man with a hardhat squats by a mix of coal and straw-like Miscanthus

Seeing benefit of biomass

Farmers, lawmakers tour miscanthus sites, Power Plant to learn about campus energy project
The University of Iowa hosted a show-and-tell of sorts Aug. 25, introducing federal and state lawmakers, farmers, and others to a new, locally grown crop the UI plans to use to produce energy on campus.
Drawing Closer Recap

Hancher event quite the draw

Celebration brings together arts community, looks ahead to new venue
The grand opening of the new Hancher Auditorium is just over a year away, but getting closer every day. So why not celebrate now? That's just what Hancher did, and the community came out to join in the fun.
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.

Tickets on sale for Hancher's new season

Free Sharon Jones concert kicks things off Aug. 28
In the final season before the new Hancher Auditorium opens, Hancher presents a diverse collection of dancers, musicians, and theater artists. Tickets for these performances are now available for purchase.

Huffington Post UI professor teaches would-be entrepreneurs in Greece

Kurt Heiar, entrepreneur in residence in UI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, spent part of his summer in Greece helping teach would-be entrepreneurs who want to start their own business in response to the country's ongoing economic crisis how to get their businesses off the ground. 

fresh produce at a farmer's market

Food is community

UI study finds local food movement rooted in relationships and values
A new UI study finds more Americans than ever before are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops because they enjoy knowing who grows their food. These so-called “locavores” are driven to eat locally grown food because their commitment makes them feel part of a community that shares their values.

Lecture Committee announces fall lineup

The UI Lecture Committee will bring the Yes Men, Nina Totenberg, Ray McGovern and Coleen Rowley, and Terry Gilliam to campus this semester.
wind turbines

Iowa Public Radio Butler discusses state's vital role in wind power

P. Barry Butler, University of Iowa executive vice president and provost and professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, discusses President Obama's new plan, the hurdles to wind energy production, and what's next for wind energy in Iowa.

UI shares medical absences from class policy

As the new academic year begins Aug. 24, University of Iowa officials report that six UI students have tested positive for mumps in the last few weeks. In light of this, UI administrators remind faculty and teaching assistants about UI policy concerning student medical absences from class.