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Connecting 400-year-old knight errant to UI students and community

Humanities symposium 'Don Quixote in the Age of Electronic Reproduction' set for Oct. 22-24
This fall, UI students are discovering the charms of an aged knight-errant, his earthy sidekick, and a cast of colorful characters. Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez and Denise Filios, professors in Spanish and Portuguese, are co-directing the Obermann–International Programs Humanities Symposium, “Parody, Plagiarism, Patrimony: Don Quixote in the Age of Electronic Reproduction.”

Living in the red zone: good for football, not good in terms of radon

Majority of NW Iowa homes tested for radon have dangerous levels, according to UI study; researchers say entire state is at risk
UI researchers teamed up with northwest Iowa physicians to determine the levels of radon, a cancer-causing gas, entering area homes. Iowa leads the country in high indoor concentrations of radon.
Eggs and nest from the UI Museum of Natural History

Libraries' DIY crowdsourcing brings museum collection to life

The UI Museum of Natural History and the UI Libraries' DIY History collaborate to enlist public assistance in transcribing century-old, handwritten cards that describe birds’ eggs in the museum’s collections. Such digitization projects have the potential to spark research discoveries and raise public awareness about what museums and libraries offer.
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Mainstage season opens with 'American Idiot'

Green Day musical takes Mabie stage Oct. 16
"American Idiot," the punk musical featuring the music of Green Day that chronicles the journey of three young men as they search for meaning in a hypocritical world, will open the UI Theatre Mainstage season Oct. 16.
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Monumental Homecoming tradition returns to UI campus

A group of students from the University of Iowa College of Engineering erected a 24-by-16-foot corn monument in the shape of a capital “I” on the west side of the Pentacrest Monday.
Greg Morris

Get to Know...Greg Morris

The Get to Know series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and their outside interests. Today, we visit with Greg Morris, football equipment manager for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Kid Captain Nick

Pella boy, 12, to be Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Illinois for Homecoming

Toddler's once-quirky gait was diagnosed as Duchenne muscular dystrophy
DMD is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle degeneration. It is most common in very young boys and first affects the muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs, and shoulders. It eventually impacts additional muscles, and by the early teen years, the heart and respiratory muscles become affected.