University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City in southeast Iowa, on the Iowa River near the intersection of U.S. Interstate Highways 80 and 380. Iowa is composed of 11 colleges, the largest of which is the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, enrolling most of Iowa’s undergraduates. The Henry B. Tippie College of Business, the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and the Colleges of Education, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, enroll undergraduates, and with the Colleges of Dentistry and Public Health provide graduate education in conjunction with the Graduate College.

More than 30,500 students enroll at Iowa each year. Some 55 percent come from Iowa, 25 percent from adjoining states, and 9 percent from the remaining states. International students from 100 countries make up 10 percent of the University’s enrollment. The faculty numbers about 1,700 and there are about 13,000 staff. The total annual operating budget is about $2.8 billion, and there are more than 120 major buildings, most of them within walking distance of one another. Adding to the population are more than a million visitors each year who come to enjoy cultural events and art exhibits, to attend Big Ten athletic events, and to participate in the many conferences and educational programs scheduled at the University year-round.

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A researcher in a spacesuit on “Mars” outside the Mars Society Desert Research Station in Utah. David Howells/Corbis Historical via Getty Images

Coronavirus quarantine could provide lessons for future space travel on how regular people weather isolation

Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.
Magnus Hirschfeld, a la derecha, junto a su compañero Tao Li en la cuarta conferencia de la Liga Mundial para la Reforma Sexual de 1932. Wellcome Images

Este activista alemán luchó por los derechos gay y trans hace cien años

El doctor alemán Magnus Hirschfeld estudió los “intermedios sexuales” y defendió la identidad trans mucho antes de que existiera el término LGBTQ. Su activismo terminó con la invasión de los Nazis.
Postcard of the Napa State Hospital in Napa, Calif., circa 1905. Over 1,900 Californians were recommended for sterilization while patients here. The collection of Alex Wellerstein

Forced sterilization programs in California once harmed thousands – particularly Latinas

About 20,000 Californians were once sterilized under state eugenics laws. New research shows Latinos were disproportionately targeted. Is there any opportunity today to address these wrongs?
Tarjeta postal del Hospital Estatal de Napa en Napa, California, alrededor de 1905. Más de 1.900 californianos fueron recomendados para la esterilización mientras los pacientes estaban aquí. La colección de Alex Wellerstein

La esterilización forzada perjudicó a miles en California, especialmente a las mujeres latinas

Alrededor de 20,000 californianos alguna vez fueron esterilizados bajo las leyes estatales de eugenesia. Una nueva investigación muestra que los latinos fueron atacados desproporcionadamente.
A woman enters the media workspace at the University of Las Vegas, site of the last 2016 U.S. presidential debate. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Four female scholars suggest questions for the final presidential debate

Do you feel as if the moderators keep asking the same questions of the presidential candidates? Our panel has some fresh ideas.

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