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Tree on the Pentacrest

UI campus honored with ArbNet arboretum accreditation

Friday, April 30, 2021
The UI recently was awarded a level II accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program, meeting advanced standards that recognize the UI campus as an arboretum dedicated to public education and engagement.
Housing and Dining employee

The people who kept the UI running over the past year: in IT, custodial services, and dining

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Employees from key services that kept campus running over the past year — IT, custodial services, and dining employees — speak on what it means to be “essential.”
Seashore Hall Green Space Map

UI to create green space in former Seashore Hall location

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The recent removal of Seashore Hall on East Jefferson Street created a unique opportunity for the UI to reimagine an area that has been occupied for more than 100 years. Rather than erect a new building in its place, the university will create a multipurpose green space that will serve as a place to study, hold outdoor classes or small events, and more.
Power Plant

Iowa’s energy, electrical infrastructure remain resilient despite freezing temps

Thursday, February 25, 2021
While all energy systems are vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather, Iowa’s interconnected, diverse energy infrastructure and electrical grid has made it less prone to failures.
Pentacrest

University of Iowa to start testing wastewater for COVID-19

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
The University of Iowa has announced they will begin testing wastewater to help monitor the presence of COVID-19 on campus. According to officials, existing research indicates people who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 shed virus particles through their feces.
FM Workers Collage

FM featured in year-end Iowa Now thank you to UI faculty and staff for continuing to rise to the challenge

Thursday, December 17, 2020
The fall 2020 semester has been unlike any Hawkeyes have experienced in our university’s 173-year history. Essential workers in our health care operations have selflessly provided incredible care for Iowans while others across campus have worked tirelessly to keep buildings open and safe, provide quality education to our students, and keep other essential operations running smoothly.
Plant in lab

University of Iowa releases rough rendition of 2030 sustainability goals

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on instruction, the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and the Environment is looking forward to the future of sustainability on campus, and recently released a rough draft of their 2030 goals for sustainability.
Campus after derecho

UI campus cleans up after Monday’s derecho storm downs trees, damages buildings

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Iowa City and the University of Iowa are cleaning up debris after a derecho storm swept through eastern Iowa on Monday, Aug. 10, bringing 100 mph winds. The UI campus was no exception, and damages are still being assessed.
Hawkeye Logo

Hawkeyes Help Hawkeyes

Friday, July 17, 2020
Thank you to FM staff! Watch this video to learn more about masking up and keeping our Hawkeyes healthy. 
BLM spray paint on capitol

Libraries preserving images of spray-painting from Black Lives Matter protests

Thursday, July 9, 2020
The University of Iowa is capturing and preserving images of spray-painting on campus during recent Black Lives Matter protests to ensure the messages are not forgotten and can help guide campus in its work to make meaningful changes.