Herky "helps" the Pandelirium Steel Drum Band set up their instruments on the Pentacrest for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences' We Are Phil celebration on Wednesday, September 30.

UI faculty, staff embrace 'We Are Phil'

Culture of philanthropy continues to grow with annual campaign
The University of Iowa celebrated its third annual "We Are Phil" giving appeal for faculty and staff last week—and the push to bolster private support for UI people and programs continues.
Carson Goodale and Elijah Doetsch

Faster food

Student-owned business aims to reduce wait times at concession stands for sports fans
An app developed by UI students will let sports fans order food from their seats so they don't miss any of the action while waiting in line at concession stands.

UI receives $2.2 million and is named Prevention Epicenter by CDC

CDC adds six new academic medical centers to Prevention Epicenters network with $11 million grant
The CDC has awarded a total of $11 million to six academic institutions, including the University of Iowa, to identify possible new and improved ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola in health care facilities.
Jean Robillard

Promise and Progress: Education collaboration

This week marks the grand opening of the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa Research Park. There’s nothing like it in Iowa, nor anywhere else in the country.
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.