Maria Nunez-Hernandez in lab

The UI's science guides

Iowa Biosciences Academy encourages underrepresented students to attend graduate school
For 16 years, the Iowa Biosciences Academy has helped UI undergraduates from groups underrepresented in the sciences navigate their academic paths, including paid research work with faculty mentors, career counseling, and help with graduate school applications.
trees on campus

An unwelcome visitor

Emerald ash borer arrives on campus, but species diversification means little damage to scenery is expected
The emerald ash borer that’s killed millions of ash trees around the country has made its way to the UI, but with so many varieties of tree on campus, its effect on the scenery will generally be minimal.

Predicting box office boffo or bomb

‘Batman v. Superman’ investors won’t be happy
Researchers studied dozens of factors that determine a movie's box office profitability to develop an algorithm that predicts just that. "Batman v. Superman" has a 32 percent probability of being profitable.
barry butler portrait

We innovate, we inspire

Provost Butler highlights forward-thinking UI endeavors past and present
For more than a century, the University of Iowa’s educational approaches have changed the way we learn and teach on this campus, serving and inspiring students and teachers across the nation and beyond. Provost Butler discusses how we continue to advance that tradition.
Maj. Chris Guderski rappels about 66 feet from the rafters to the court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

ROTC from the rafters

Rappelling demonstration marks 100th anniversary of Reserve Officers' Training Corps
To help the Iowa ROTC Detachment celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the UI Army ROTC cadre conducted a rappelling demonstration in Carver-Hawkeye Arena during the UI wrestling meet on Feb. 5.
Dance Marathon families are introduced at the beginning of Dance Marathon

Another step up for Dance Marathon

Student group again raises record-breaking amount for pediatric cancer research
The University of Iowa Dance Marathon raised another record-breaking amount to help fund pediatric cancer research. The 2016 total: ​$2​,424,031.22.
dancers and children working together

A year-round undertaking 'For the Kids'

24-hour Big Event caps months of Dance Marathon activity
Dance Marathon 22 culminated with the Big Event Feb. 5–6. It all takes a tremendous amount of planning, preparation, and fundraising—and everyone involved works 365 days “For the Kids,” or FTK. Here’s a look at events, milestones, and interactions that took place throughout this academic year.