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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.
Virtual Shakespeare at the University of Iowa

‘Play the Knave’ puts players in the players’ shoes

Motion-capture Shakespeare video game comes to the UI
Former University of Iowa professor Gina Bloom brought “Play the Knave,” a motion-capture video game that she helped develop, to the UI as part of the semester-long Shakespeare at Iowa celebration.
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.

Enhancing the role of Human Resources at the UI

A message from University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld
According to UI President Bruce Harreld, to remain competitive in today’s knowledge-based economy, the University of Iowa must continue to elevate the role of its Human Resources enterprise, which is at the center of attracting and retaining the world-class faculty and staff crucial to operating a top-tier research institution.

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. 

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