Obermann symposium March 5-7 to offer rich selection of lectures, performances, and art related to "Age of Man"
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.02.25 | 04:15 pm
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.
Sediment samples from an Andean lake can fill in data about the Younger Dryas
By: Brittany Borghi | 2015.02.24 | 05:02 pm
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.
Research shows topography can help narrow field of conservation choices
By: Brittany Borghi | 2015.02.17 | 11:44 am
Doing more to keep farm runoff out of Iowa's waterways can start with a few key questions about what the land looks like, thanks to UI researchers.
A big step forward in energy sustainability
By: Wendy Moorehead | 2015.02.11 | 03:26 pm
The University of Iowa will soon be growing its own crop dedicated entirely to creating energy. The plant—a sterile hybrid grass called Miscanthus—will be harvested and used to supply power, steam, and chilled water to the main campus.
External Media | 2015.02.11 | 10:44 am
University of Iowa researchers, funded by the National Science Foundation, studied 774 stream gauges across 14 states and found flooding more frequent.
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Cedar Rapids engineering major develops solar stoves in India
By: Matt Jansen and Gary Galluzzo | 2015.02.09 | 10:20 am
Allison Kindig did her homework before coming to the University of Iowa. Four years later, the Cedar Rapids Kennedy graduate's preparation is still paying dividends.
Research covered more than 50 years of data in 14 states
By: Gary Galluzzo | 2015.02.09 | 09:37 am
A University of Iowa study that looked at daily records collected by the U.S. Geological Survey at 774 stream gauges in 14 states found that over the last 50 years, the Midwest and surrounding states have been experiencing a larger number of big flood events.