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Gardening takes root at UI

The Daily Iowan: Gardening takes root at UI
student garden

The UI Gardening Club runs a community garden at the university: “Having a community garden, you are in direct contact with other gardeners, and you learn from their experiences,” says club co-president and UI sophomore Andrew Hirst. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

Spotlight: Trading sandals for trash bags

Blake Rupe

For most students, summers are filled with bikinis and beach balls; however, for Blake Rupe, a UI graduate student from Ottumwa, Iowa, her beach gear consisted of safety gloves and sanitary bags as she conducted research on the garbage presence in Veracruz, Mexico. Story from: International Accents

International Accents

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

Dorms emphasize local food


A group of students are working with UI Housing and Dining to implement the labeling of all homegrown foods used in the dining halls, hoping to inform students about what they are eating. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

UI group aims at food recovery


A new UI student group, Food Recovery Network, will collect unused food from places such as dining halls that would otherwise be thrown away and transport it to food banks and homeless shelters. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

Prairie burn on UI campus planned for April 9

Update 4/9 9:09 a.m.-Postponed. UI Facilities Management Landscape Services staff intend to conduct a prairie burn Wednesday, April 9, starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. The prairie burn will occur adjacent to Hawkins Drive and west of the Ronald McDonald House. Story

Earth Month media advisory

Climate Festival illustration of Iowa

The University of Iowa will host a range of activities and events to commemorate Earth Month, which runs for most of April. A selection is highlighted below for the media, while the events, where noted, are open to the public. Story

UI study identifies most effective method for measuring radium in flowback water

UI graduate student Andrew Nelson examined the effectiveness of several methods of measuring radium levels in flowback water, including gamma-ray spectroscopy, emanation techniques, and EPA method 903.0. Story

What path will you choose? Music, science, or both?


Many musicians, artists, and scientists have desired to merge disciplines in order to better understand our world, and Iowans will have the chance to experience the results of one such collaboration this week with The Crossroads Project on campus. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa Now Minute 4/4/2014

Iowa Now Minute 4/4/2014Watch Iowa Now Minute, a weekly recap of the top stories at the University of Iowa.

See a roundup of recent University of Iowa activities, research, public engagement, and campus life in Iowa Now Minute 4/4/2014. Video


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