Academics

Honors UI names 2017–18 BTAA ALP fellows

The University of Iowa has named five faculty recipients of 2017–18 Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership Program fellowships.
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NSF grant helps UI Museum of Natural History upgrade important ornithology collection

Students get hands-on experience with museum collections management
Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History is upgrading the storage of its ornithology collection, which features more than 31,000 bird, nest, and egg specimens. Meanwhile, students are getting valuable experience in museum collections management.
Mural in Sioux City

UI Museum of Art reaches Iowans by operating outside the box

Through outreach and lending programs, UIMA has found a way to thrive after being displaced by 2008 flood
The University of Iowa Museum of Art has been without a building since the flood of 2008. However, as officials await a new structure, the museum staff has kept UIMA relevant through outreach and lending works of art to other museums, bringing its collection to Iowa and the world.
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Building virtual worlds to prep for the real one

Students tackle research challenges using latest virtual technology
At the University of Iowa, undergraduate students work side by side with researchers to create a digital human being, design virtual car trips for an advanced driving simulator, and more. Hands-on tech experiences like these allow students to grow intellectually and prepare for their career after college.
Lori Pedelty portrait

CEO Lori Pedelty: Always a Hawkeye

Lori Pedelty, UI alumna and CEO of Pedelty Enterprises, recently led a workshop at the University of Iowa’s 2017 Tippie Women Summit. “Iowa Now” sat down with Pedelty to talk about how her experience at the UI influenced her and what the phrase “Always a Hawkeye” means to her.

UI professor tackles barriers to higher education for low-income and first-generation students

Recent research on the role of admission officials to be shared at upcoming symposium
A University of Iowa study shows that college admission officers are more likely to accept low-income students if they have a better understanding of the high schools those students attend. The findings will be discussed at a May 22 symposium at the UI College of Education.

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