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Provost reflects on three decades of commitment to the University of Iowa

P. Barry Butler will leave the UI to become president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University next month
Provost P. Barry Butler will leave the University of Iowa to become president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on March 13. Join “Iowa Now” as we take a look back at Butler’s 30+ years at the UI.
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Dancers in Company helps UI students gain professional experience, engage with communities

33-year-old program brings dance performances to audiences across Iowa while students learn how to be part of a touring company
For 33 years, Dancers in Company has afforded University of Iowa dance students the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be part of a professional touring company. In the process, the student-performers get to share their art with audiences in towns across the state through performances, workshops, and demonstrations.
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Student studies UI effort to help sustainable entrepreneurs in small Belize town

Every year, UI faculty member Bob Walker takes a group of entrepreneurial students to consult with small-business owners in San Pedro Columbia, Belize. Last fall, UI student Mackenzie Phillips visited on her own as part of a research assignment and found that Walker’s efforts have made a big difference.
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UI Fulbright alumna leads push to help minority students apply for, receive fellowship

UI, State Department want program to be more diverse
Noaquia Callahan, a Fulbright alumna at the UI, has founded a pilot program to help students from underrepresented groups learn about applying for the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright grants, among others. The Diversity International Scholarship Academy kicks off this spring.
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UI announces it will be coal-free by 2025

UI Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet its goal
The University of Iowa will divest fully from coal as a campus energy source by 2025. UI officials, led by President Harreld, announced the goal, which will come from the university increasing its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources.

Honors UI ranks among world top international universities

The University of Iowa was ranked 139 among the world’s top international universities in a survey by “The Times of London,” up more than 60 spots from the last survey.

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