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If you remember sailing toy boats on gentle waves across a pond, then you already know something about The University of Iowa's new wave basin. IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering recently unveiled a $4.9 million facility designed to test scale-model ships for the U.S. Navy. More


Depression-era bank suspensions have had a lasting impact on the hardest-hit communities, affecting suicide rates and disheartening residents decades down the road, a new University of Iowa study suggests. More


The phrase "harvest moon" took on a new meaning when a UI physicist and colleagues used the moon to harvest evidence of elusive cosmic particles called ultra-high-energy neutrinos in the most sensitive such radio search ever attempted. More


The University's Emergency Medical Services Learning Resources Center trains thousands of people in emergency procedures each year. In this month's Iowa Insights podcast, the center's director talks about what it takes to be cut out for work that's—quite literally—a matter of life or death. More


UI students who've served in the military graduate at a rate that's about 15 percent lower than nonveterans. But a student and a faculty member want to change that with a new course titled Life After War: Post-Deployment Issues. More


A National Advanced Driving Simulator study shows that a non-breathalyzer, vehicle-based system which monitors driver behavior can detect alcohol impairment. Now the U.S. Department of Transportation is funding additional research on whether similar systems can identify drowsy drivers. More

Related: UI crews melt ice with sugar beet product More


Renugan Raidoo, a University of Iowa senior known as both a budding scientist and an altruistic activist, is among 32 people named 2011 Rhodes Scholars, the first UI student to receive the honor since 1993. More


University of Iowa researchers and colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a test that can screen all of the genes known to cause deafness in a single run. The new test, called OtoSCOPE, could provide families with quicker, less-expensive information. More


A new study using a pig model of cystic fibrosis suggests that low levels of a growth-promoting hormone at or before birth may contribute to growth defects in people with the inherited lung disease. More


The Iowa Lions Eye Bank has seen phenomenal growth in the past five years, and a group of MBA marketing students from the UI Tippie College of Business is helping the agency assess its position and plan its future. More


LMN Architects of Seattle will join Iowa City architect-of-record Neumann-Monson to design a new, downtown Iowa City home for the University of Iowa School of Music. More


A University of Iowa team has released a new iPhone app that highlights the University's writing tradition, as well as Iowa City's status as a UNESCO City of Literature and a member of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network. More

Related: University-city partnership offers real-time transit info More


The Hawkeyes are headed to the Insight Bowl, Dec. 28 in Tempe, Ariz., where they'll meet the University of Missouri Tigers. Travel with the UI Alumni Association to join official events and get other perks especially for alumni—land packages are still available. More


Nick Trizzino, Dylan Carew, Derek St. John, and Ethen Lofthouse are four names UI wrestling fans will hear a lot of over the next four seasons. All are redshirt freshmen who made their Hawkeye debuts Nov. 19. More


Going through one major surgery is a challenge for anybody. Try having four surgeries, much less maintaining the strength and perseverance to compete at the highest level for the Iowa volleyball team. More

For the Record

“He has grown a legend over time. And rightfully so.”

University of Iowa President Emeritus Willard “Sandy” Boyd recalling his encounter with the real Floyd of Rosedale, a Hampshire pig immortalized in a bronze trophy fought over each football season by the Hawkeyes and University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (New York Times, Nov. 25).

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Alumni Newsmakers

“Everybody knows what's going on, but nobody's talking about it. My friends told me to shut up, for my own safety.”

University of Iowa alumnus and former “Lost Boy” Joseph Gatyoung Khan on returning to his native Sudan on the eve of a Jan. 9 referendum to decide if the people of southern Sudan will split from the north to form their own country (New York Times, Nov. 27).

Old Gold


For The University of Iowa—AKA the State University of Iowa—the answer is lots of history and a little confusion. More

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Raptor Center gives ailing birds a second chance. More