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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.

5 things students forget

Don’t overlook these easy-to-miss dates, deadlines, and resources
Here are five important dates, deadlines, or resources that students often miss.
insect image

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.
Biosphere

7 places to take your visiting parents

Check out this list of activities that should keep both family members and students entertained on the UI campus.

Iowa Public Radio Durnev discusses Airbnb and the sharing economy

Art Durnev, assistant professor of finance in the Tippie College of Business, is a guest on Iowa Public Radio's River to River program and discusses the sharing economy and efforts by local governments to regulate it. 

New Creative Space in UI College of Engineering

Engineering library opens new Creative Space

Users can explore new technology, including virtual reality, 3-D scanning
University of Iowa students have a new resource to explore the latest in virtual reality, 3-D scanning and modeling, and wearable technology.
President Bruce Harreld receives the UI Presidential Medallion

Week of Inspiration culminates in presidential program

Students, staff, faculty, and community members enjoy week of events
The Presidential Program and Reception, held Sept. 16 at Hancher Auditorium, was part of a series of events for students, staff, faculty, and community members.

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