Board of Regents Newsletter: June 2019 Newsletter

To understand how a student was first appointed to the Iowa Board of Regents, understanding what was happening on college campuses in the late 1960s and early 1970s is important. Steven Zumbach, the first student ever appointed to the Board, recalls his experience working with Governor Robert Ray, Board President Stan Redeker and others during a tumultuous time in American history.

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A team led by University of Iowa physicist Craig Kletzing has won $115 million from NASA to study the mysterious, powerful interactions between the magnetic fields of the sun and Earth. The contract award is the single largest externally funded research project in UI history. Out of more than 35,000...
It was her first day of orientation at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Linh Ta ‘15 couldn’t help but roll her eyes. She had applied to UNI with the goal of becoming an English teacher, but after taking a teaching practicum in high school, she realized teaching was...
Iowa State University researchers weren’t looking for a slow-release fertilizer that could feed crops while protecting water quality, but they may have found one. Researchers looking to add value to biochar – a solid, porous co-product of heating corn stalks and other sources of biomass to produce liquid bio-oil in...