UI wins governor's award for initiative to use grass type as renewable energy source
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.07.09 | 03:11 pm
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.
External Media | 2015.06.30 | 08:44 am
The University of Iowa maintains the largest van pool program for employees in eastern Iowa.
Mason honored during final board meeting of her presidency
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.06.04 | 08:12 pm
Following are highlights from the Iowa Board of Regents meeting Thursday, June 4, at Iowa State University in Ames.
Engineering major develops sustainable furniture from cork...and it's comfy
By: Matt Jansen and Gary Galluzzo | 2015.05.06 | 10:01 am
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.
Growing garden helps students grow careers
By: Sara Epstein Moninger | 2015.04.20 | 11:56 am
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.
Junior Jeffrey Ding wins 2015 Truman, Udall Scholarships
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.04.17 | 11:17 am
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.
Collaboration with Working Group Theatre part of UI Food for Thought semester
By: Erin Donohue | 2015.04.13 | 10:34 am
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.
UI allows the native beaver to gnaw down invasive trees, while saving protected species
By: Wendy Moorehead | 2015.04.13 | 09:50 am
University of Iowa Landscape Services gets by with a little help from this nocturnal, semi-aquatic friend.
UI faculty, staff among presenters at humanities festival in Des Moines
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.04.08 | 03:11 pm
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.