Sit-stand desk

A stand-up solution

UI study finds sit-stand desk users sit less and burn more calories
According to a new University of Iowa study, employees with sit-stand desks stood 60 minutes more a day at work compared with their co-workers with sitting desks, and they continued to do so long after their newfangled desks lost their novelty.

UI TIER update: October 1

As the UI moves forward with the Iowa Board of Regents’ TIER project, campus leaders are committed to keeping colleagues informed. Here are the latest developments across academic and business cases.

UI's Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center awarded $7.4 million grant renewal

The University of Iowa, Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center has received a five-year, $7.4 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to advance its work on finding treatments for muscular dystrophies.
student teacher working with elementary students

UI makes list of 'Best Value' for colleges of education

The University of Iowa has some of the highest quality and most affordable teacher preparation programs in the state. The UI College of Education teacher preparation programs in elementary and secondary education made the “Best Value” colleges of education list in Iowa, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.
Homeira Qaderi

Finding her voice

Afghan writer Homeira Qaderi uses power of words to expose Taliban's treatment of women
Homeira Qaderi, a writer from Afghanistan who has exposed the Taliban's inhumane treatment of women, is a resident in the UI's International Writing Program. Despite threats and challenges, she remains steadfast in her cause to improve the lives of women under Taliban rule.
Melissa Myers: Judo Champ

Throwing down, all the way to the top

UI sophomore to represent U.S. in world junior judo tournament
Melissa Myers has an easy way to deal with stress: she grabs people and throws them around. It's a disciplined form of release—the University of Iowa sophomore is a longtime judo competitor, one who will represent the U.S. in the upcoming World Judo Championships.
Brentano String Quartet group photo

Hancher to present the Brentano String Quartet on Oct. 17

Ensemble praised for its intimate performances to play at Riverside Recital Hall
The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present the Brentano String Quartet on Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Riverside Recital Hall (405 N. Riverside Drive) in Iowa City. The concert is a collaboration with the UI String Quartet Residency Program.

KWQC-TV A remedy for success

Enter Anderson’s Pharmacy in Preston, and you’ll be greeted by husband and wife, pharmacists Ken and Barb Anderson. They’ve operated their business in this small Jackson County town for almost 40 years. The two graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.