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University of Iowa Announces It Will Be Coal-Free by 2025

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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.
20-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Planeterrella Recreates Earth’s Vivid Lightshows in Miniature

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University of Iowa students have built a device to recreate Earth’s auroras and other space phenomena in miniature. The planeterrella is the only one of its kind in Iowa and one of just a handful in the United States.
15-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Biologists Identify Reproductive "Traffic Cop"

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University of Iowa researchers have found a protein that regulates how chromosomes pair up and pass genetic information. FDK-6 dictates the speed at which maternal and paternal chromosome strands move and join in roundworms. The findings were...
24-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Telecommuting Extends the Work Week, at Little Extra Pay

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Telecommuting may not be as advantageous as employees think. A new study shows working from home adds extra hours to the work week, at little additional pay. The findings may change workers’ perceptions of the value of telecommuting and could spur...
19-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Quark Like No Other

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A University of Iowa physicist is at the forefront of the search to confirm the existence of a particle believed to give mass to all matter. Her group helped build and operates a sub-detector to search for bottom quarks, which are thought to appear...
18-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Blended Galaxies

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Galaxies are merging all the time, even our own galaxy, the Milky Way. But how these mergers occur isn't entirely clear. University of Iowa astrophysicist Hai Fu will use a National Science Foundation grant to find and characterize supermassive...
12-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Final Arrangements

A new study from the University of Iowa analyzes funeral homes’ terminology and pricing, which can help relatives planning final arrangements for a loved one.
5-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

More Volunteering as Teens Leads to Less Criminal Activity as Adults

A new study from the University of Iowa found that teenagers who participated in volunteer activities on their own had 11 percent fewer illegal behaviors between the ages of 18 and 28 than teenagers who did not volunteer. They also had 31 percent...
3-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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University of Iowa Virologist Developed First MERS Mouse Model. Says SARS Experience Has Helped with Rapid MERS Response

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6-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Peace Through Business Contract Resolution?

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A new international arbitration center will help Israelis and Palestinians settle commercial contract disputes to strengthen the regional economy and maybe help bring peace to the region.
21-Nov-2013 12:00 PM EST

How Math and Logistics Can Speed Relief Supplies to Disaster Zones

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12-Nov-2013 1:25 PM EST

Slaves Who Sued Their Masters and Captors

A University of Iowa law professor researches freedom suits, legal actions largely lost to history that were brought by slaves against their masters in hopes of gaining their freedom.
26-Sep-2013 5:00 PM EDT

UIowa Law Prof Researches Slaves Suing Their Masters, as In "12 Years a Slave"

23-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Study Finds Rooney Rule Does Little to Help Black NFL Head Coaches

Ten NFL head coaches were fired this week, but a study by a University of Iowa economist finds the league's Rooney Rule does little to help increase the number of African-American head coaches.
3-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST

Robes, Suits and the Inauguration

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A University of Iowa law professor explains why President Barack Obama will dress for his inauguration like he's going to a wedding and Chief Justice John Roberts will dress like he's officiating at one.
3-Jan-2013 11:55 AM EST

Iowa Law Professor Says Regulation Needed for Lawsuits-as-Investments

Some invest their money in stocks, some in bonds, some in real estate. Now, investors are putting their money into lawsuits, and University of Iowa law professor Maya Steinitz said this growing market needs government regulation.
10-Jan-2012 11:45 AM EST

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