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The 2016 corn monument includes a mural based on the first picture of Herky drawn by a UI alumnus in 1948. Coincidentally, the drawing also featured Northwestern, who the Hawkeyes will play in their Homecoming game Oct. 1.

Students construct monumental Homecoming tradition

2016 corn monument is bigger, more ambitious than ever
In the third year of the corn monument revival, University of Iowa engineering students ramped up their efforts with the tallest, largest, and most ambitious design on record.

Debate moves Clinton, Trump prices on Iowa Electronic Markets

Hillary Clinton’s contract prices are up 8 percent to 70.5 cents in volatile post-debate overnight trading on the Iowa Electronic Markets, while contract prices for Donald Trump are down 3 percent to 31.8 cents.

Grants Iowa LEND program awarded $3.1 million grant by HRSA

Officials with Iowa’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the Center for Disabilities and Development at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital announced that the program has received a five-year, $3.1 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Grants Liu Hong receives $410,000 NIH grant

Liu Hong, associate professor at the UI College of Dentistry, received a two-year, $410,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
marilynne robinson at reception

Marilynne Robinson, according to her students and friends

Former students recall Robinson’s influence on their careers
Upon the announcement of Marilynne Robinson’s retirement last spring, “Iowa Now” interviewed six former students about her influence on their writing. Listen to their inspiring accounts.
Terryl Bandy portrait

Trowbridge’s topo pro

UI senior produces detailed topographic maps of earthquake-prone areas in California
One University of Iowa senior has channeled her love for geology to produce highly detailed topographical maps of earthquake-prone areas in Southern California. Terryl Bandy will present the results of her summer project at the Geological Society of America meeting on Sept. 25.
Collge of Pharmacy rendering

UI breaks ground on pharmacy building

New $96.3 million facility will help secure UI’s place as one of the nation’s elite pharmacy programs
On Thursday, Sept. 29, the UI will officially break ground on a new $96.3 million pharmacy building that will feature cutting-edge research laboratories, innovative technology, and collaborative learning spaces.
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Breaking through the shell

Researchers create technique for opening insects’ exoskeletons to study living cells
Insects are tough animals to study. One reason is their armor-like coating, called an exoskeleton, which protects their organs. Researchers have discovered a technique to open the exoskeleton in order to study living organs and cells.

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