Glory to the grass

UI wins governor's award for initiative to use grass type as renewable energy source
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.

Iowa Board of Regents June 4 roundup

Mason honored during final board meeting of her presidency
Following are highlights from the Iowa Board of Regents meeting Thursday, June 4, at Iowa State University in Ames.
The Student Experience: Alex Zeppieri

The Student Experience: Alex Zeppieri

Engineering major develops sustainable furniture from cork...and it's comfy
Sustainability via serendipity: A course cancellation led Alex Zeppieri toward the path of designing and constructing environmentally sustainable furniture. It was a wonderful intersection of his two primary areas of study: engineering and art.
Portrait of co-presidents of UI Student Garden

Feeding their passions

Growing garden helps students grow careers
By tending to nearly half an acre on the west side of campus, the co-presidents of the UI Student Garden have learned to grow a variety of vegetable, herbs, and flowers. But they also have picked up valuable job skills, fine-tuned their career aspirations, 
and gained personal insight.
Jeffrey Ding

UI undergraduate’s investment in ‘sustainable relationships’ draws awards

Junior Jeffrey Ding wins 2015 Truman, Udall Scholarships
Caring about people and the planet has earned University of Iowa junior Jeffrey Ding two national recognitions—2015 Truman and Udall Scholarships. Ding, who is pursuing majors in economics, political science, and Chinese, will intern this summer with the U.S. Department of State.
rural image with rows of corn

Hancher to present 'All Recipes Are Home'

Collaboration with Working Group Theatre part of UI Food for Thought semester
The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present "All Recipes Are Home" April 17-18 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. This new play, co-commissioned by Hancher and created by Iowa City’s Working Group Theatre, explores how food, farming, sustainability, and agriculture affect our lives and culture.
prairie photograph

Considering imaginative power of the prairie

UI faculty, staff among presenters at humanities festival in Des Moines
The Iowa Humanities Festival considers the imaginative power of the prairie as presenters from colleges, universities, and cultural institutions across Iowa highlight the humanities in the Midwest.