various scenes from university of iowa academic endeavors

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.
students cleaning up football stadium seats

Here comes the broom

Coordinated effort gets Kinnick clean and helps divert waste from landfills
Cleaning up after 70,000 fans is no easy task. Thankfully, there is a team ready to tackle the job after each home game at Kinnick Stadium, and these efforts help divert a substantial amount of waste from the landfill.
tree canopy against office windows

Carbon canopy

UI study shows that tree planting alone may not significantly offset urban carbon emissions
A new study documents that trees play a minor role in offsetting carbon emissions in urban areas. Researchers examined carbon emissions and trees' carbon storage in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) and found hotspots where more trees could yield benefits.
Oat hulls

Bravo to biomass

UI study shows using oat hulls for power has considerable benefits to the environment and human health
A new University of Iowa study, published in the journal "Fuel," documents that biomass burning has positive environmental and public-health effects. Co-firing oat hulls with coal reduced emissions of carbon dioxide, particulate matter, and heavy metals compared with burning coal alone.
a man with a hardhat squats by a mix of coal and straw-like Miscanthus

Seeing benefit of biomass

Farmers, lawmakers tour miscanthus sites, Power Plant to learn about campus energy project
The University of Iowa hosted a show-and-tell of sorts Aug. 25, introducing federal and state lawmakers, farmers, and others to a new, locally grown crop the UI plans to use to produce energy on campus.
wind turbines

Iowa Public Radio Butler discusses state's vital role in wind power

P. Barry Butler, University of Iowa executive vice president and provost and professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, discusses President Obama's new plan, the hurdles to wind energy production, and what's next for wind energy in Iowa.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UI to host Biomass Fuel Project Field Day

Event will highlight sustainable energy efforts
The University of Iowa will host its 2015 Biomass Fuel Project Field Day. The Biomass Fuel Project was recently recognized as a recipient of the Iowa Governor's Environmental Excellence Award.