Graduate College

Honors Laurian receives Faculty Service Award from IISC

Lucie Laurian, associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, received the 2016–17 annual Faculty Service Award presented by the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC).
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UI grad students take humanities-based approach to community development in Delmar, Iowa

Program engages community’s youth with older residents to help create path forward for town
A team of University of Iowa graduate students and their professor are bringing together longtime Delmar, Iowa, residents and students at the local K–6 school to renew a sense of community and revitalize the small eastern Iowa town.
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UI hosts conference to save millions of lives globally

Speakers to discuss health and environmental effects of wood-burning cookstoves
Millions of women die every year from the simple household task of cooking. The University of Iowa is hosting a group of internationally recognized experts at a conference, Women’s Health and the Environment: Going up in Smoke, to address the silent global crisis of cookstove smoke.

UI students help eastern Iowa communities identify brownfields

Project targets most promising properties for redevelopment
Three University of Iowa graduate students are partnering with eastern Iowa communities to identify brownfields, sites where redevelopment has been complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The students are compiling a database to help local leaders determine which properties to remediate.

Scholarships Hauer earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Jill Hauer, a doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics at the University of Iowa, earned a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for 2017 to study a kidney disease.
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Former UI President David Skorton returns to campus for March 30 talk

Presentation will focus on how STEM and liberal arts fields nourish one another
Former UI President David Skorton, now secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will return to campus March 30 to present the talk “Education and What We Value: How STEM and the Liberal Arts Nourish Each Other.”

Graduate College Grad students bring science to the public

The Iowa City Science Booster Club, a partnership between the University of Iowa and the National Center for Science Education, supports local science education by providing a platform for fun, community-based science events. What’s the secret of the booster club’s success? Graduate student involvement.

11 UI graduate programs ranked among nation's best

Latest rankings from ‘US News & World Report’ released March 14
The University of Iowa also has 24 colleges and graduate programs listed among the 25 best in the nation, according to the latest rankings released Tuesday from “U.S. News & World Report.”

Old Gold: 1962 campus concert featured both Al Jarreau and Simon Estes

UI archivist recalls early performance by acclaimed singers
Many people know that Al Jarreau and Simon Estes are alumni of the University of Iowa, but can you imagine the two luminaries being on the same concert bill? UI archivist David McCartney looks back at the evening they performed on campus.

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