The University of Iowa will confer an estimated 1,500 degrees at three December commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15, to honor students graduating at the end of the fall semester. Story
A University of Iowa economist’s new study of Depression-era bank failures in Mississippi suggests that the overall economic damage caused by financial crises can be mitigated by cash infusions from the Federal Reserve. Story
Jessica Reed, who earned her Master of Science degree in chemistry from the UI in 2012, won this year's Sims Award for her research on hydrogen gas storage for use as fuel. Reed's work with magnetic microparticles substantially increases the hydrogen storage capacity of palladium and other metals used in hydrogen fuel cells. Story
The UI Office of Student Financial Aid wants to help students better manage the educational debt they shoulder, even while reducing the overall need to borrow. New financial counseling initiatives may do just that. Story
Twin spacecraft have captured the clearest sounds yet from Earth’s radiation belts—and they mimic the chirping of birds. UI physicist Craig Kletzing played a recording of these high-pitched radio waves at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.
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Nicholas Colangelo, who founded and directed the University of Iowa College of Education's Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, is stepping down at the end of this month after 25 years as an advocate for gifted education. Story