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Gifts and Grants

Gifts and grants is a roundup of research grants obtained by University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students that spans the spectrum of disciplines—from science and social science to the art and humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. 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

University of Iowa program in Des Moines aims to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses


The UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) is bringing Venture School to Des Moines this fall: “Basically it’s a way to help entrepreneurs vet their ideas before they write a business plan and spend a year developing a product,” said JPEC director Lynn Allendorf. Story from: Des Moines Business Record

Des Moines Business Record

Tech Talk: UI students to show tech know-how


During the past nine weeks, 12 students at the University of Iowa’s Dev/Iowa Bootcamp have been learning how to program and build technology products such as websites and databases; the students will show off their tech know-how to the general public on July 30 for Demo Day. Story from: Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register

UI launches new site for construction projects

building for Iowa website

To manage questions about multiple campus construction projects, UI Facilities Management has rolled out the “Building for Iowa” web page, showing project schedules and completion dates, building costs, and what to expect from new facilities. Story from: KCRG


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


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