Impact

mackenzie phillips speaking with people in belize

Student studies UI effort to help sustainable entrepreneurs in small Belize town

Every year, UI faculty member Bob Walker takes a group of entrepreneurial students to consult with small-business owners in San Pedro Columbia, Belize. Last fall, UI student Mackenzie Phillips visited on her own as part of a research assignment and found that Walker’s efforts have made a big difference.
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UI announces it will be coal-free by 2025

UI Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet its goal
The University of Iowa will divest fully from coal as a campus energy source by 2025. UI officials, led by President Harreld, announced the goal, which will come from the university increasing its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources.
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$96.9 million Iowa Watershed Approach shifts into high gear

Watershed management authorities across the state identifying ways to reduce runoff and flood damage
Cities, counties, and other groups, including the UI, are organizing regional watershed management authorities (WMAs) and hiring project coordinators as the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA), a $96.9 million program, enters its first official year and kicks off work to reduce flood risks and improve water quality across the state.

Iowa City Press-Citizen UI teaches business skills to medical students

The University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine and Tippie College of Business have teamed up to offer classes that teach business basics to medical students so they have a better idea of the business side of medicine when they go into practice. 

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UI College of Pharmacy launches Palliative Care Certificate

Goal is to become a national leader in palliative and hospice care training
The UI College of Pharmacy hopes to become a leader in palliative and hospice care education, allowing its graduates to help meet the growing demand for end-of-life medical experts.

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