Parents & Families
Chuck Fluharty, president of the UI’s Rural Policy Research Institute, says that farmers aren’t a big part of small-town rural economies anymore, but farmers still need the small towns.
Alice Wang, professor of marketing in the Tippie College of Business, studies the shopping habits of lonely people and finds they tend to be more apt to engage in compulsive shopping.
Tom Brokaw, a noted journalist whose career has spanned over five decades, announced that his personal papers will be preserved at the University of Iowa Libraries. The collection, including Brokaw’s brushes with some of history’s most fascinating and frustrating events, will become available to students and scholars beginning in 2017.