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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

British Air ascends

Gabe Olaseni dunks against Wisconsin

It would be hard to argue that one of the University of Iowa's most improved men's basketball players this year was Gabriel Olaseni. His work ethic and commitment to improvement translated into increased production on the court. Story

Campus trees take center stage

sky view from the base of a tree

The University of Iowa’s longstanding commitment to sustainable campus forestry and a rich tradition of student service-learning has earned the campus recognition as a 2013 Tree Campus USA. This is the fifth consecutive year for the honor. Story

Court Street closure near new music building

A one block section of Court Street near the Voxman Music Building construction site will be closed April 21 to June 30. The closure will affect both the east- and westbound lanes of traffic and south sidewalk from Capitol Street to Clinton Street. Story

UI Confucius Institute on the rise


The UI Confucius Institute, an international nonprofit program supported by the Chinese government to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching, and facilitate cultural exchanges, has grown exponentially since its inception eight years ago. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

Hancher presents Gallim Dance in Space Place Theater

Andrea Miller has found a choreographic voice of her own after her time in Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company. That voice will be heard loud and clear when University of Iowa’s Hancher presents Gallim Dance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 at Space Place Theate. Story

UI hosts community summit on sexual assault

Georgina Dodge

The UI Department of Communication Studies held a community summit to raise awareness about rape culture: "People need to understand that it does take all of us within the community to get some traction on this," said UI Chief Diversity Officer Georgina Dodge. Story from: KGAN


UI sport business program booming

Iowa City Press-Citizen: UI sport business program booming
Dan Mattheson

An estimated 400 students are enrolled in the recreation and sport business program this semester, with the majority focusing on sports management: “There is no question that sports and recreation management has boomed,” says Mike Teague, a professor of health and human services. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI Hospitals and Clinics to celebrate transplant success

Comments from a NASCAR driver and a meeting between a heart transplant recipient and the family of her donor will highlight the annual Donate Life celebration at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15. Story

NSF CAREER Award; nursing research grant

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 that humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story


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