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Iowa Learning Farms and UI to host Bio-Renewables Field Day

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and UI Utilities and Energy Management, will host a Bio-Renewables field day between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Miscanthus Pilot Project test plot on the Dan Black farm, 3590 Highway 1 SW, Iowa City. Story

UI hosts emerging contaminants conference Aug. 19-22

A person washes their hands under a sink faucet.

Scientists and engineers met at the UI College of Engineering Aug. 19-22 for EmCon 2014—an international conference on the effects of emerging contaminants, such as soap and medications, in the environment. Story from: KCRG


The passion that drives innovation

WorldCanvass and FilmScene

UI International Programs’ monthly WorldCanvass program will kick off its sixth season with “The Passion That Drives Innovation,” on Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at FilmScene, 118 E. College St. Story

Climate march comes to Iowa City/Coralville Aug. 19-21

The Great March for Climate Action will be in Coralville and Iowa City Aug. 19-21 as it works its way across the United States to Washington, D.C., in an effort to raise awareness and initiate change in response to concerns about a climate crisis. Story

UI alumna takes app business full time

University of Iowa grad Blake Rupe talks with a colleague.

University of Iowa graduate Blake Rupe is now working full time at the Iowa Startup Accelerator on her Re-APP mobile recycling app. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Enriching Iowa communities

Enriching Iowa Communities - Muscatine

This past year, the UI's Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Cities partnered with the city of Muscatine, a community of 23,000 located on the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa. Video

Growing a better roof

Man carrying box of flowers with blue sky in background

The University of Iowa's first-ever green roof continues to take root as workers install additional plants atop the café section of the new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building, Photo Feature

UI student still pedalling for climate

Man and Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz stand by a bamboo bicycle during RAGBRAI

UI graduate student Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz may be done riding her bamboo bike across the state of Iowa, but her mission to raise $40,000 for a bamboo processing tank for farmers in the Philippines is just hitting a new gear. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Green roofs take root at University of Iowa

green roof

Even before its official grand opening, the UI's new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building is proving to be an innovative one. The 256,000-square-foot, six-story facility on the medical campus features the university's first-ever green rooftop. 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


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