As RAGBRAI riders traveled from one side of Iowa to the other, black and gold could be seen everywhere. Hawkeye pride was displayed on the gear of many a cyclist, and the University of Iowa campus took center stage as Iowa City served as an overnight stop.
As thousands of RAGBRAI riders pour into Iowa City Friday, July 27, the downtown district—alleyways included—will serve as an entertainment hub for cyclists, citizens, and other visitors. But that might not have been possible without a partnership between the city and the University of Iowa’s Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities.
The University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement has worked with Jasper County for several years on projects in Lynnville, Sully, Baxter, and Newton. A majority of those projects—including two recent ones in Lynnville and Sully—were completed with help from the College of Engineering.
A recent UI graduate who grew up in the economic collapse of the Soviet Union developed his love of art at Iowa and has started a business selling his work with the help of the university’s entrepreneurial resources.
AMES and IOWA CITY, Iowa – In an effort to spur greater collaboration between bioscience researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa, the two schools have awarded seed grants to help investigators build teams, collect data, grow projects and win grants.
When the RAGBRAI pass-through towns are announced, faculty advisor and JPEC lecturer Bob Walker and his students offer them promotional assistance. They’ve done so for four years in a row, and this year are working with eight towns, including Templeton.