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UI students named to president’s list for fall 2021 semester

Thursday, January 20, 2022
More than 800 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the president’s list for the 2021 fall semester.

Legendary Iowa space physicist Donald Gurnett dies

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Donald Gurnett, a pioneering space scientist whose career as a student, teacher, and researcher at the University of Iowa spanned more than 60 years, died on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. He was 81.

Biologists identify neural circuits associated with aging

Monday, January 10, 2022
University of Iowa biologists have identified neural circuits associated with aging in fruit flies. Some circuits remain the same no matter the fly's age, while others weaken over the fly's life span.

Astronomers identify potential clue to reionization of universe

Friday, January 7, 2022
Astronomers led by the University of Iowa have identified a potential clue to how the universe became reionized after the Big Bang. The researchers identified a black hole, a million times as bright as our sun, that may have been similar to the sources that powered the universe’s reionization.

Recapping fall 2021 commencement

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Nearly 1,800 University of Iowa students received their degrees at fall 2021 commencement ceremonies Dec. 16—19.

UI students awarded at 2021 Fall Startup Games hosted by JPEC

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) hosted the 2021 Startup Games Oct. 22-24. Participants from all over campus were invited for a weekend of pitching, developing, and presenting business ideas.

Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 2021: The Young People Shaping Tomorrow

Friday, December 17, 2021
Pareen Mhatre, an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering, is featured on Teen Vogue's "21 Under 21" list for her advocacy work in support of immigrants.

Criminologists find incarcerated African Americans age faster

Friday, December 17, 2021
University of Iowa criminologists in a new study find African Americans who spent time in prison experience accelerated aging. The study finds respondents who were incarcerated were, on average, nearly a year older biologically than their calendar age.

Whitaker named ACSM, AHA fellow

Friday, December 10, 2021
Kara Whitaker, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Physiology and director of the Physical Activity and Women’s Health Lab, was named a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

Dates and times of fall 2021 commencement ceremonies announced

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
On Dec. 16–19, nearly 2,000 University of Iowa students will receive their degrees in a livestreamed, virtual commencement ceremonies.