John Keller, dean of the Graduate College and associate provost, has been serving as interim vice president for research and economic development (OVPR&ED) since Oct. 1, 2017, replacing Dan Reed, who stepped down to focus on national research and competitiveness policy and to develop new approaches to computational science. One month into the new role he shares some initial thoughts.
Students in the University of Iowa’s Initiative for Sustainable Communities will hold community meetings with residents of Mason City’s North End during a dinner progressing through three neighborhood restaurants. The students are working with Mason City leaders to develop a comprehensive plan to help revitalize the North End.
University of Iowa College of Engineering Associate Professor David Cwiertny is the new director of the UI Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC).
The idea of building Pearl Street Park in Sioux City, Iowa, began when University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning students completed a green-space study to help identify Sioux City’s needs. A private donation helped make the new park a reality.