Recent deaths

Death notices for current and retired UI employees. Links to online obituaries provided when available.

Presidential Search Committee holds first meeting

The 21-member committee charged with screening candidates to succeed Sally Mason as president of the University of Iowa held its first meeting Wednesday, March 25.

Board of Regents to consider Robillard for interim president

Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter said today, Wednesday, March 25, that he and President Pro Tem Katie Mulholland will recommend that the regents name Jean Robillard to serve as interim president of the University of Iowa.
Aerial View of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library on June 13, 200

UIAA Lifelong Learning event highlights flood restoration in Cedar Rapids

Deadline to register for free discussion is April 21
On Thursday, April 23, the University of Iowa Alumni Association is holding an event during which representatives from UI Libraries, the National Czech and Slovak Museum, and the African American Museum will display and discuss items restored after the flood of 2008, and explain how their organizations united to preserve an important piece of the community’s cultural heritage.
Students and Lt. Gov. view medical device

UI biomedical engineers impress Lt. Governor with patent-pending medical devices

Students present 'senior projects' during a visit by Kim Reynolds
A device that helps surgeons to remove sutures more efficiently during eye surgery was one of five presentations given March 25 by students in the University of Iowa College of Engineering Biomedical Engineering Senior Design program.

Honors Study receives honor from Environmental Science and Technology Letters

A study by University of Iowa doctoral student Andrew Nelson and his colleagues on the most effective method for measuring radium in flowback water (FBW) has been selected one of the best papers of 2014 by the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters.

2015 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award winners

The University of Iowa Graduate College awarded Amnon Kohen and Michael O’Hara top recognition for excellence in mentoring graduate students.

UI alumnus wins PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction

Arna Bontemps Hemenway to receive award April 19
The 2015 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Debut Fiction has been won by University of Iowa alumnus Arna Bontemps Hemenway.
Students studying in a UI classroom

The people side of business

New B.A. degree prepares liberal arts students for careers in business
The University of Iowa has launched a new major that provides entrepreneurial management and leadership education to liberal arts and sciences students, giving them the opportunity to develop real-world skills and improve their employability before hitting the job market or starting their own business.