Sustainability

How the Iowa Flood Center got its grant

UI center turned to nontraditional federal agency to help protect Iowa against floods, improve water quality
The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa approached a nontraditional partner for a grant to better protect the state against floods and improve water quality. The decision paid off: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $97 million to the Iowa Watershed Approach.
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A new chapter in library storage

UI Libraries staff will move more than 1 million items to new location
The UI Libraries is equipping a new storage facility to house items that rarely circulate. To prepare for the move, items stored at the current Libraries Annex will be unavailable for retrieval beginning January 2016. However, users may access another copy of a stored item through UBorrow.
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Putting the 'move' in 'the environmental movement'

UI senior promotes sustainability through dance and business
Senior Sophia Finster is utilizing art's powerful potential for communication, moving people to change their impact on Earth every day.

Huffington Post UI trains new generation of climate storytellers

While global negotiators met in Paris last week to hammer out a climate accord, students with the University of Iowa's Climate Narrative Project, which trains a new generation of climate storytellers by reaching across academic disciplines, had already begun the process of bringing the summit back to campus.

United News of India Metal insert saves lives

An inexpensive metal insert for traditional cookstoves could decrease global warming and reduce household pollution for thousands of women and children in developing countries, according to research by H. S. Udaykumar, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Iowa.

Profitability and sustainability

Tippie College initiatives make the business case for sustainability
The Tippie College of Business has put in place a number of initiatives that educate business students about sustainability issues ... and also grows lettuce without soil in the middle of an Iowa winter.
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Gearing up for bike sharing

Student Willy Tan has a two-wheeled passion that helps the university raise money for sharing program
Willy Tan, a UI accounting major and bike fanatic from Marshalltown, rides bikes, makes bikes, and is now helping to build a program to share bikes.
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UI students attend global climate meeting

Four students and a faculty member will report from the COP 21 meeting in Paris
University of Iowa students and faculty are attending the global climate talks this month in Paris. Four students from three colleges and a faculty member in engineering will further their research and report on what they see and learn at the COP 21 meeting.
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Academic Panoramic: Snapshots of the UI student experience

In order to see the full academic picture found at the University of Iowa, you’ll need to look in all directions. Academic Panoramic provides a look at a cross section of the UI educational experience, from philanthropy and public health to theatre arts and sports analytics.

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