Cindi and Tony Williams of Washington state are the parents of recently admitted UI REACH student Joshua Williams. They recount their experience of finding the right higher education program for their son in a column in The Seattle Times.
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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.
A study from the UI College of Public Health finds that chemicals used to manufacture plastic food and water containers in recent years do not cause obesity. The chemicals replaced another chemical that was found to cause a host of endocrine-health issues.
A study from the UI College of Public Health finds farmers and farmworkers in the United States continue to take their own lives at a rate higher than that of people who work in other professions and industries.
A new business at Principal Park that delivers concessions to Iowa Cubs fans at their seats was developed by University of Iowa students in the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory, the UI’s student business incubator.
Research completed by Leslie Schwalm, UI professor of history and gender, women’s, and sexuality studies, has inspired a play written by UI graduate student Margot Connolly. Arts Share is bringing Cross-Examined, a play about the desegregation of Keokuk schools, to libraries in Keokuk and Coralville, Iowa.
An opinion piece by Dan Reed, vice president for research and economic development, notes that proposed cuts in federal research spending will make it difficult for the American economy to stay innovative.