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.

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.
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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.
Study Abroad Grand Prize: “Somewhere over the rainbow (mountains),” by Megan Lough, was taken at 16,500 feet in the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca, Peru. This photo by Lough from Eagan, Minnesota, majoring in nursing, was awarded the Study Abroad G

Moments captured here and afar

UI students abroad, international students at UI to be honored for photo work during International Education Week festivities
University of Iowa students abroad and international students at the UI share their experiences through photography during International Education Week festivities.
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Learning the law across cultures

New program at UI College of Law connects international and domestic law students to ease transition, build bridges
The Global Ambassadors Program is aimed at providing a built-in support system for Iowa Law’s international student body.
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The politics of poetry

Indian poet Akhil Katyal on politics in poetry and the UI’s International Writing Program
Akhil Katyal, professor of English literature at Shiv Nadar University in New Delhi, India, and author of “Night Charge Extra,” speaks about his poetry and his time at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.

‘I was able to be the main subject of my writing’

Ukamaka Olisakwe on becoming a writer, the new generation of female Nigerian authors
Ukamaka Olisakwe, 34, is a novelist, screenwriter, and short-story author recently named one of Africa’s 39 most promising writers under the age of 40. She is currently participating in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.
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Iowa’s cancer-fighting antibody bank

UI home to antibody collection valued at $250 million, priceless in application
Around the corner from University of Iowa biology professor David Soll’s office is an exclusive reservoir of biological agents used by researchers worldwide seeking to cure cancer. Its mission is deeply personal for Soll. He lost his wife to cancer, and he wants to put an end to the disease.
image of jupiter from Juno

Jupiter’s spooky sounds

UI instrument captures emissions from Jupiter’s auroras
There are some haunting sounds coming from Jupiter. An instrument designed and built at the University of Iowa recorded the spooky sounds from the planet’s auroras during the first full orbit by the NASA spacecraft Juno. Several UI researchers are involved in the mission to our solar system’s largest planet.
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Quake reader

UI professor performs critical earthquake analyses
Soon after major earthquakes occur, Bill Barnhart produces information that helps the global community estimate deaths and damage. Barnhart, assistant professor in the UI’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, analyzes ground movement during a quake and supplies that intelligence to the U.S. National Earthquake Information Center.