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Research funding to UI increases, topping $680M

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
External funding to support research, scholarship, and creative activities at the University of Iowa totaled $683.8 million in fiscal year 2024, which ended on June 30, 2024. This is a 22% increase over the previous year’s $561 million.
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UI receives $16M grant for Cambus system improvements

Thursday, July 11, 2024
A Federal Transit Administration grant will replace aging Cambus buses with battery-electric buses and expand and modernize the Cambus Maintenance Facility.
Amanda Thein and Todd Pettys

Co-chairs, committee members named in College of Law dean search

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Executive Vice Pesident and Provost Kevin Kregel has named Amanda Haertling Thein, associate provost for graduate and professional education and dean of the Graduate College, and Todd Pettys, the H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation, as co-chairs of the committee.
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UI approves P3 funding to support new projects in FY 2025

Thursday, June 27, 2024
The University of Iowa has awarded P3 funding for fiscal year 2025 to several projects that will enhance student success, support research, and improve campus infrastructure. Up to $15 million from the UI Strategic Initiatives Fund will be distributed to aid the implementation of two projects and provide ongoing support for educational infrastructure and other initiatives that promote the strategic plan.
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Construction begins on new road connecting Newton Road to UI Health Care university campus

Thursday, June 20, 2024
Construction of a new road connecting Newton Road to the University of Iowa Health Care university campus is underway. The south end of the road will extend between Hospital Parking Ramp 1 and the General Hospital pavilion, ending at the site of the current fountain entrance.
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UI will review lease, future of Macbride Nature Recreation Area

Thursday, June 20, 2024
Over the next year, a University of Iowa review committee will be charged to engage the community regarding the use of Macbride Nature Recreation Area (MNRA). The UI currently leases MNRA from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the lease expires in 2029.
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Campus, community celebrate Pride 2024

Monday, June 17, 2024
The Iowa City Pride celebration took place Saturday, June 15, in downtown Iowa City. Thousands of people, including many members of the University of Iowa community, took part. Events included a parade, music, food, art, and vendor booths.
the cast of Stereophonic, a play by Iowa alumnus David Adjmi, shown in a recording studio

Record-setting play by Iowa alumnus wins 5 Tony Awards

Monday, June 17, 2024
A play written by University of Iowa alumnus David Adjmi has won five Tony Awards, including Best Play, after becoming the most Tony-nominated play in history, with 13 nods in 10 categories.
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Regents approve a 2024-25 tuition increase for UI students

Thursday, June 13, 2024
The Iowa Board of Regents has approved a tuition increase for University of Iowa students to address inflationary costs and continued support of student success initiatives.
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Rock star faculty: Acclaimed drummer Sam Young found his way to Iowa without missing a beat

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Growing up in Boulder, Colorado, Sam Young yearned for life on the road as a rock drummer. For more than 10 years, he followed that path, playing in front of thousands while touring in rock bands DeVotchKa and The Samples. Now, after another decade of work as a composer, university instructor, and occasional studio drummer (that’s him on a vintage drum kit in the Paddington movie soundtrack), Young has found a home at the University of Iowa.

Events

Live from Prairie Lights | Anthony Varallo & Jared Joseph

Monday, July 22, 2024 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Anthony Varallo and Jared Joseph will read from their new fiction, What Did You Do Today? and Danny the Ambulance. Anthony Varallo will read from What Did You Do Today?, winner of the 2023 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. “There are few authors working in the flash form today who write with as much grace and mastery as Tony Varallo. Filled with humor and warmth, these beautiful and elegantly crafted stories give us powerful glimpses into the complex inner worlds of parents and...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, August 2, 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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Read on the Rug

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 10:30am to 11:00am
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
A program designed with our youngest museum lovers in mind. Read on the Rug builds community for families and inspires a sense of wonder, curiosity, and respect for our natural and cultural worlds with stories, sing-alongs, and more.

News you can use

Local communities celebrate Independence Day with family-friendly activities

If you’re looking for family fun over the Independence Day holiday and weekend, events are planned in Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty to keep you busy from July 3 through July 7.

UI students named to president’s list for spring 2024 semester

More than 1,250 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the president’s list for the 2024 spring semester.

UI students named to dean’s list for spring 2024 semester

More than 7,650 students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean’s list for the 2024 spring semester.

UI students receive degrees after spring 2024 semester

The University of Iowa has welcomed a new cohort of alumni at the close of the spring 2024 semester, with more than 5,300 Hawkeyes receiving their degrees.

Cicada broods are singing—catch the buzz while you can

The University of Iowa’s Macbride Nature Recreation Area (MNRA) is well known for hosting researchers, scientists, and scholars, but a rare appearance from millions of special guests has turned the campus woodland into a noisy tourist attraction for outdoor enthusiasts.

Traffic changes coming to I-80/First Avenue interchange in Coralville on May 23

As progress continues on the Interstate 80/First Avenue interchange at exit 242 in Coralville, please be aware of these traffic changes that will take place starting May 23. The changes could affect your commute to and from work if you are an employee at the University of Iowa Health Care Iowa River Landing clinic, or are a patient receiving care there.

Herky parades across campus

Graduation Herky—which was part of the 2014 iteration of the community’s Herky on Parade public art project—has become one of the most iconic figures on the University of Iowa campus. This year, 23 new Herky statues have been placed across campus as part of the 2024 rendition of Herky on Parade.

Eye safety: Viewing the April 8 solar eclipse

A solar eclipse is set to grace the skies of the United States on Monday, April 8. Watching a solar eclipse can be an extraordinary experience, but looking directly at the sun can seriously damage your eyes. Dr. Ian Han, ophthalmologist and retina specialist at the University of Iowa, shares these safety tips.

Westbound I-80 on-ramp at 242 to close for reconstruction

The on-ramp to westbound Interstate 80 will be closed from Tuesday, April 2, until mid-June.

Need activities for your kids this summer? Check out this list of local summer camps

We know finding enough activities to keep your kids busy during the summer can be challenging. We hope this list of local summer camps and other resources can help.
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Tips for selecting a sunscreen

Choosing the right sunscreen is crucial since UV rays can damage your skin in different ways, leading to wrinkles, skin aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer.

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