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UI archaeologist working with Sioux City rail museum

cindy peterson, UI archaeologist

A researcher from the UI Office of the State Archaeologist is surveying the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District in Sioux City for artifacts before new construction; Cindy Peterson said she expected to find anything from ancient bolts, to buried coal cinders and broken tools. Story from: Sioux City Journal

Sioux City Journal

Officials hope to entice driverless vehicle makers

driverless car

Local economic development leaders and University of Iowa researchers are rolling out the welcome mat for the tech companies and automakers at the forefront of the driverless-car race with the hopes of attracting engineering teams and testing efforts to the Iowa City area. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

New 'Building for Iowa' website showcases UI campus construction

UI Facilities Management introduces a new Campus Master Plan website called 'Building for Iowa' to feature major campus building and flood recovery projects. The website brings together information previously dispersed in several web locations like project updates and timelines, renderings, the Campus Master Plan, and much more under one umbrella. Story

University of Iowa, Pappajohn bring startup program to Des Moines


University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will launch Venture School in Des Moines in September after a successful pilot year teaching entrepreneurs about a popular method of startup businesses. Story from: Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register

Recent deaths

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

Old Gold: Connecting campus for 80 years

Black-and-white photo of IMU footbridge

By the early 1930s, the University of Iowa campus had expanded substantially west of the river. To accommodate this growth, then-president Walter Jessup envisioned a footbridge to link the original campus with the new. Story

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story

Researchers concerned about Iowa climate

swollen Iowa River

Iowa flood researcher Larry Weber says severe weather events could become the "new normal" if changes to curb carbon emissions aren't made soon. Story from: KGAN


UI Flood Center maps aid individuals, business-owners with real-time predictions

flood innundation map

Larry Weber, director of IIHR at the University of Iowa, says the Iowa Flood Center website, with flood inundation maps built directly onto Google Maps, is an easy-to-understand, real-time view of how close floodwater will get to your favorite campground, or your front door. Story from: KCCI


Volunteers needed for UI booth at State Fair

Hands rolling a poster at the state fair

University of Iowa faculty, staff, and alumni: We’d love to have your help at the UI’s exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 7-17, in Des Moines. Fair admission, parking passes, and a Hawkeye T-shirt will be provided. Story


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