College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor emeritus Hans Breder passed away Sunday at age 81. Breder founded the internationally renowned and highly influential Intermedia program in the UI’s School of Art and Art History in 1968; Breder directed Intermedia from its establishment until his retirement in 2000 and remained a prolific artist throughout his life.
Research completed by Leslie Schwalm, UI professor of history and gender, women’s, and sexuality studies, has inspired a play written by UI graduate student Margot Connolly. Arts Share is bringing Cross-Examined, a play about the desegregation of Keokuk schools, to libraries in Keokuk and Coralville, Iowa.
A UI study shows that a unique all-female lineage of salamander equally balances genes from the males of three other salamander species. The findings highlight the bizarre ways some animals reproduce in order to preserve their species. The results were published in the journal “Genome Biology and Evolution.”
A June 11 fire in the Bowen Science Building caused an estimated $500,000 in damage, not including water damage. Administrators are working to determine the logistics for those impacted. Many will be housed within other space in the building. More information will be shared as it becomes available.