UI alumnus Paul Willis owns a celebrated free-range pig farm in Thornton, Iowa, one of the stops on this year’s RAGBRAI route. He’s also the founder of the Niman Ranch farm network, where his UI alumna daughter, Sarah Willis, works. Both say their UI education contributed to their success.
As part of the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development’s new Research Development Office (RDO), the UI WINS (Winning Institutional Nomination System) program has been rebranded as UI Limited Submission Opportunities.
The U.S. Geological Survey, Iowa Geological Survey, Office of the State Archaeologist, and Iowa Limestone Producers Association are working together to teach RAGBRAI riders about the land that’s rolling by under their tires. The “Learn About the Land” brochure, produced every year, details the bike route’s natural resources.
The UI Department of Athletics’ PACE program provides career guidance and on-the-job work experience to help busy Hawkeye student-athletes build their résumés.
Fiscal year 2017 saw an estimated 1 percent increase in both total external funding and funding that supports research and scholarship at the University of Iowa.