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Members of Landscape Services hold up a Tree Campus USA and certificate celebrating their status as UI's Tree Campus Higher Education

UI: Tree Campus Higher Education 2021 Recipient

Friday, April 15, 2022
The University of Iowa was recently honored with the 2021 Tree Campus USA Award at the Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Ankeny. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on April 12, at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.
A man in black clothing helps paint a colorful geometric mural in the Stanley Museum of Art

A first look inside the Stanley Museum of Art, opening in August

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
A media tour was held to showcase the new $50 million Stanley Museum of Art, which is scheduled to open to the public on August 26.  The previous museum of art, located at 150 N. Riverside Drive, was evacuated during flooding in 2008.  Lauren Lessing, director of the museum, told members of the press about its facilities, upcoming programming, and its opening weekend. 
A student writing equations on a blackboard in the Math Tutorial Lab in MacLean Hall

University of Iowa math department to move to Jessup Hall during MacLean Hall modernization

Sunday, April 3, 2022
The University of Iowa mathematics department will move to Jessup Hall when modernization begins in MacLean Hall within the next decade.
A graphic that says "Women in Construction Week" featuring a woman in a hard hat and safety vest with a Tigerhawk logo

Facilities Management celebrates Women in Construction Week

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
University of Iowa Facilities Management celebrated Women in Construction Week 2022 from March 6 - 12 by featuring women on our Design & Construction team on social media.
A rendering of the new Nonfiction Writing Program building

Construction begins on new building for Nonfiction Writing Program

Monday, March 28, 2022
The University of Iowa is bolstering its writing resources in an impressive way as construction began earlier this month on a new building for the renowned Nonfiction Writing Program.
Pollinator Garden

University of Iowa USG to plant a pollinator garden on campus with help from Landscape Services

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
The University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government will fund the planting of a pollinator garden in April, to be placed on the north side of the footbridge by the IMU. The garden is a step in the organization’s plan to earn a “Bee Campus” designation.
Tree Planting

The Diversifying of Tree Species on the UI Campus

Monday, February 21, 2022
After historical waves of invasive species infestations, UI campus responds to mass-killings of the Green Ash tree species by implementing an interesting kind of diversity: celebrity trees.
A field of the giant grass Miscanthus that is used for biomass fuel

Iowa recognized by EPA as a top green power user

Thursday, February 3, 2022
The University of Iowa, which recently became a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partner, is recognized on several of the EPA’s Top Green Power Partner Lists. Iowa is ranked No. 3 on the Top 30 College & University List of the largest green power users—the highest ranking among the six Big Ten universities on the list.
Old Capitol Dome

Old Capitol dome regilding to begin in spring

Thursday, January 20, 2022
After months of study and discussion, the University of Iowa is moving forward with a recommendation to regild the Old Capitol dome. Work is expected to begin this spring and be complete by the start of the fall 2022 semester.
Old Capitol

F&O outlines plan for growth in DEI for Unity Week 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
In 2021, Finance and Operations took the first step in recommitting efforts supporting the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Resources from a vacancy were realigned in the spring to hire a dedicated position to help develop the foundation, structure, and action plan. These efforts will help build organizational and cultural change supporting this vital work.