Impact

The Smithsonian Tom Brokaw’s historic cache of papers will be preserved

Tom Brokaw, a noted journalist whose career has spanned over five decades, announced that his personal papers will be preserved at the University of Iowa Libraries. The collection, including Brokaw’s brushes with some of history’s most fascinating and frustrating events, will become available to students and scholars beginning in 2017.

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42 years of collaboration

Directors of Hancher and the Joffrey Ballet discuss the history between the two organizations
The Joffrey Ballet debuts its new rendition of “The Nutcracker” this weekend on the Hancher stage, Chuck Swanson, executive director of Hancher, and Ashley Wheater, artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet, sat down with “Iowa Now” to talk about “The Nutcracker” and the history between Hancher and the Joffrey Ballet.
cassini instrument

UI readies for Cassini finale

Radio and plasma instrument designed and built at UI may provide clues about Saturn’s auroras, thunderstorms
University of Iowa space scientists are readying for the final phases of NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn. They hope to learn more about Saturn’s auroras, thunderstorms, and rings from a radio- and plasma-wave instrument designed and built at the UI.
Portrait of Jack Stapleton

Despite elusive cure, AIDS diagnoses decline

HIV researcher looks back on nearly three decades of clinical work
More than 2,100 patients have been treated at the University of Iowa’s HIV/AIDS clinic since it opened in 1988, and it remains the state’s largest such clinic. Jack Stapleton, director of the clinic and an expert in infectious diseases, talks about how a diagnosis of HIV has changed since then.
Mike Hoenig, program coordinator in the Center for Disabilities and Development, relies on accessibility features to work efficiently in his job. Hoenig has been blind since birth, and uses a screen-reading program on the computer.

UI earns No. 1 ranking in university website accessibility

Concerted effort made websites more accessible to people with disabilities
The University of Iowa ranks first in the nation in an assessment of how accessible its websites are to people with disabilities.
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Maintaining an inclusive campus

UI continues to be a destination for international students
The University of Iowa continues to be a destination for international students and has implemented several new programs to help make their adjustment to life in the United States, Iowa City, and on the UI campus as smooth as possible.
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Strong books for Strong Girls

UI education professors teaching girls about strength through literature
A weekly after-school program founded by faculty in the University of Iowa College of Education is using books to talk with girls at local elementary schools about how to be strong.
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Turning a dream into a reality

UI dedicates new children’s hospital
The University of Iowa dedicated the new UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital on Nov. 11, 2016. The 14-story, 507,000-square-foot facility will offer private rooms for all patients, eight pediatric operating rooms, a pediatric pharmacy, a playground, gardens, a library, and an interactive theater.

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