Sustainability

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.
Earth month logo 2015

Celebrate Earth Month

UI offers series of activities and events to celebrate culture of sustainability
From an Earth Month Bike Challenge to an Iowa Climate Festival, the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability is partnering with others to celebrate the culture of sustainability during Earth Month at the University of Iowa.

Summer savings in the classroom

UI cools summer energy bills by consolidating classroom use
The University of Iowa is saving money and energy by strategically planning its summer classroom use.

Wanted: Eco Hawks for sustainability

All students, staff, and faculty invited to become Eco Hawks, change agents for sustainability on campus, beyond
All University of Iowa students, staff, and faculty are invited to become Eco Hawks, change agents for sustainability on campus and beyond.
photo of industrial manufacturing plant at night

Anthropocene, front and center

Obermann symposium March 5-7 to offer rich selection of lectures, performances, and art related to "Age of Man"
If a geological age can have a “moment,” the Anthropocene is having its right now. Increasingly popular and recognizable, the term was coined 15 years ago by Nobel laureate and atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen to denote the present geological time interval. The Anthropocene will be front and center at a three-day interdisciplinary Obermann symposium on the UI campus, March 5-7.
Ingrid Ukstins Peate and a student overlook the Laguna Lejia area.

Researcher finds Chilean clues to Earth's climate change history

Sediment samples from an Andean lake can fill in data about the Younger Dryas
A picturesque Chilean lake may hold the clues to one of Earth's largest climate change events, and give scientists predictions about future climate change. A group of University of Iowa researchers digs through the evidence.

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