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Publishers Weekly reviews Samantha Chang's new novel, The Family Chao

Monday, December 6, 2021
Publishers Weekly reviews the new novel by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, calling the book "thoroughly entertaining" and a "triumphant return" for Chang.

Local graduate lands big NASA job

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
The newspaper in Dyersville, Iowa, featured Andrew Carton, a University of Iowa graduate from Earlville, who upon graduation was hired to work on a major NASA mission to study the interconnection between the solar wind and the Earth's magnetic fields.

Neuroscientist Ted Abel talks about the importance of sleep

Friday, November 19, 2021
Ted Abel, neuroscientist and director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute at the UI, talks about the importance of sleep and the impact that sleep can have on consolidating memories.

University of Iowa virtual soldier models new Army fitness test

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
For 40-plus years, the U.S. Army gauged the physical fitness of its soldiers on pushups, sit-ups and a 2-mile run test. But the Army wanted a better measure of "soldier physical readiness." And now it has it, thanks — in part — to the University of Iowa.

Ways Colleges Offer Alternatives to Study Abroad

Monday, November 1, 2021
Despite countries reopening to tourists and international students, experts predict virtual study abroad and internship alternatives will remain post-COVID, says Russ Ganim, dean of International Programs.

Renteria explores growing up as Mexican American in West Liberty, Iowa

Monday, October 11, 2021
In his new memoir, Chuy Renteria, public engagement coordinator at Hancher Auditorium, explores dance and growing up as Mexican American in West Liberty, Iowa.

University of Iowa increases biofuel acres with miscanthus

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
The University of Iowa met its goal of 40 percent renewable energy by 2020, with help from tall grasses

Physicists' research turned into video

Friday, September 10, 2021
New research from University of Iowa physicists into how auroras on Earth are created was turned into a video distributed worldwide by the media company, Seeker. The video includes animation from an illustrator in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa.

CGRER scientist contributes to global air quality bulletin

Friday, September 10, 2021
Greg Carmichael, co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, assisted in the creation of the first Air Quality and Climate Bulletin by the World Meteorological Organization. The bulletin discusses where air patterns are improving and deteriorating around the globe.

The pandemic has made it obvious: Schoolteachers don’t really have summers ‘off’

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
In this perspective column, Christine A. Ogren, professor of education, writes that although the pandemic has added to teachers’ summer stress, the fact is that teachers never really get the summers “off” — even though this is a popular misconception.