Alumni & Friends

Adjusting a water quality sensor

IIHR, RAGBRAI in Washington

RAGBRAI to pass near UI water quality sensor site
Residents in Washington, Iowa, soon will have a more robust tool to help them improve local water quality thanks to experts at the University of Iowa’s IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering.
Creston Farmers' Market

Celebrating southern Iowa's famers' markets

UI film to showcase local producers near RAGBRAI route
The UI Department of Cinematic Arts is partnering with the Southern Iowa RC&D, a nonprofit organization based in Creston, to promote farmers' markets in southern Iowa, where RAGBRAI is passing through.
infant sleeping

What's going on when babies twitch in their sleep?

UI researchers believe sleep twitches may be linked to sensorimotor development
UI researchers suspect that sleep twitches in human infants are linked to sensorimotor development. Read on to learn how new parents can contribute to their study.
scouts with milkweed balls

UI, RAGBRAI saving the monarch butterfly

College of Public Health spearheads milkweed seeding on cycling route
The UI College of Public Health is teaming up with RAGBRAI riders to help save the monarch butterfly. Riders will toss milkweed seed balls made by volunteers into roadside ditches and fields along the RAGBRAI route; milkweed is the only plant on which monarch butterflies will lay their eggs.
chipo chikomo

Starting their own business to improve lives in Africa

African entrepreneurs learn about business in the US during six-week State Department program at the UI
The University of Iowa is hosting 25 business leaders from Sub-Saharan African countries who want to learn more about how to run a business. Their goal isn’t just to earn a living; they want to change their communities for the better.

Optimizing Monday nights

Model developed by UI researchers could improve 'Monday Night Football' schedules
UI researchers find that big-name quarterbacks and reigning Super Bowl champions make the biggest impact on Monday Night Football rankings, the Jacksonville Jaguars the least. Their other conclusion? Putting together a compelling football schedule is hard work.