Academics

UI Provost P. Barry Butler and President Bruce Harreld walk to the stage at Convocation.

Welcome home to a new UI

President Harreld comments on exciting changes at the university
As we begin a new academic year, President Harreld takes the opportunity to tell new and returning students, faculty, and staff about exciting changes at the University of Iowa.
hancher auditorium at night

Back-to-school briefing

10 things faculty and staff should know going into the fall semester
It can be hard to keep up with everything happening on such a large and bustling campus. So as you get into the groove of another academic year, here are 10 things you might not know about, but should.

The UI and the growth of public health

Sue Curry, dean of the College of Public Health, comments on her field's bright future
Sue Curry, dean of the College of Public Health, sees a bright future for her field. The college has expanded its programming to include undergraduate degrees at a time when the number of careers in public health is predicted to increase significantly.
pharmacists at computer

Pharmacy grads reap residency benefits

UI College of Pharmacy grads securing highly sought-after residencies
Ninety percent of graduates from the UI College of Pharmacy landed the residencies they wanted in 2016. That's well above the national average of 68 percent, according to the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. Completing these competitive residencies will improve the graduates' chances of securing the jobs they want.
young child having dental exam

Two decades of volunteer dentistry

UI College of Dentistry provides on-site dental services to children of migrant farmworkers
For more than 20 years, the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the UI College of Dentistry has partnered with the nonprofit organization Proteus Inc. to provide on-site dental services to the children of migrant farmworkers. Parents were invited to bring children ages 18 and younger for a free exam.

Changes coming to clickers

Students to use laptops, tablets, or phones to respond to polls in class
This fall, students will begin using laptops, tablets, or phones to respond to polls in class. Those who own clickers must exchange them the first week of class to get a license for the new software.
IFC graduate student Enes Yildirim working with ground instrumentation as part of the Iowa Flood Center’s collaboration with NASA.

Iowa Flood Center joins with NASA to study soil moisture

Fieldwork will take place Aug. 3 through 16 in the South Fork Watershed near Ames
Students and researchers at the Iowa Flood Center based at the University of Iowa are partnering with NASA on research that could help the scientific community better understand and monitor soil moisture. Fieldwork will take place Aug. 3 through 16 in the South Fork Watershed near Ames.
Benj Revis works in his lab.

The UI's professional glassblower

Benjamin Revis custom designs and repairs equipment for researchers and artists alike
The University of Iowa has employed an on-campus glassblower for more than a century. Benjamin Revis, the UI's current professional scientific glassblower, custom designs and repairs equipment for researchers and artists alike. His shop is located in the Chemistry Building, but he performs work university wide.

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