GOLDrush crowdfunding program seeks new proposals for summer, fall

Thursday, April 26, 2018
GOLDrush, the University of Iowa’s official crowdfunding platform, is seeking proposals from faculty, staff, and students for projects that support research, education or engagement and generally require no more than $10,000 in funding. Interested groups should have a strong idea, a small team of people to help manage the campaign, and a “crowd” of friends, family, or other people who might be...

GOLDrush crowdfunding now open to student groups, boosts IMARC RoboBoat competition

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Harnessing the ingenuity, determination and comradery of University of Iowa students, the newly founded Iowa Marine Autonomous Racing Club (IMARC) will be challenging students from across the world in an autonomous, robotic boat competition June 20-25 in South Daytona, Florida.

GOLDrush crowdfunding project highlights historic marathon organ concert at Iowa

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Two artists, an “unplayable” symphony performed in Iowa, and the impulses that drive us to tackle the impossible. That’s the subject of a new documentary film in the works by two University of Iowa professors that centers on the eight-hour inauguration of the Klais Organ in the Voxman Music Building. The pair are raising funds through GOLDrush, the University of Iowa’s crowdfunding platform, to...

GOLDrush crowdfunding raises money and awareness

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Hawkeye community has a strong tradition of giving, and it didn’t disappoint. Just before the winter holidays, the first round of GOLDrush crowdfunding concluded with two of three pilot projects exceeding their $10,000 goal.

Crowdfunding comes to the University of Iowa as GOLDrush

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The University of Iowa this week launched its first-ever crowdfunding platform: GOLDrush. A growing national trend, crowdfunding has made it simple to raise funds for projects from colleagues, family, friends—and even strangers who want to support a particular activity.

Media Advisory: May 20 launch of app that seeks to reduce child mortality in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
WHAT: Azeez Butali, an assistant professor of oral pathology, radiology, and medicine in the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and co-founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Health Trends, will hold the international unveiling of a new app that helps seeks to lower the mortality rate of children 5 and under in Nigeria. WHEN: A media event is planned for 12 p.m. Nigerian time (6 a.m. U...

Crowdfunding campaign supports effort to increase survival rate among Nigerian children

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
In Azeez Butali’s native country of Nigeria, approximately 2,300 children under 5 years old die each day from preventable diseases and circumstances, totaling 840,000 deaths per year.