Alumni & Friends

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.

The key to virtual team leadership? Fast typing

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that to the fastest typist go the leadership spoils. The study suggests that the fleet-fingered are more likely to emerge as the leaders of virtual work teams that have members scattered among different offices.

Budget update: Raising salaries to remain competitive

UI invests tuition revenue in faculty pay
The University of Iowa is allocating $4.9 million to boost faculty pay. The funds will help reach a goal of raising the average faculty salary for full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty to 95 percent of the median of the university’s peer group.

Iowa City Press-Citizen Hans Breder, artist, founder of UI’s Intermedia program, dies at 81

Professor emeritus Hans Breder passed away Sunday at age 81. Breder founded the internationally renowned and highly influential Intermedia program in the UI’s School of Art and Art History in 1968; Breder directed Intermedia from its establishment until his retirement in 2000 and remained a prolific artist throughout his life.

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Iowa Law alumnus ‘at home’ as he prepares to practice law in Iowa

’17 grad excited to start career as assistant Greene County attorney
Thomas Laehn decided to apply to law school at the University of Iowa so he could return to his home state, where he knew there was a shortage of attorneys. Even though he also had a job offer in New York City, he’s staying in Iowa.
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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.