The University of IowaAnnual Report 2008-09
City welcome myriad musicians The tall task of mitigation Artists find unity in revamped facility Power Plant surges back after shutdown
Finding a place for misplaced classes The show must go on
Softball squad makes spring splash Rescuing the past
Living with the river remains a priority Researchers scramble out of high-tech home
Forgoing fun in the sun Engineering students embrace educational opportunity


Health care specialties make best hospitals list, astronomers chart the solar wind, events honor flood-relief workers, universities pool genetic research capabilities, and donations enhance the “Internet in a box.”

July Highlights


Fall semester opens with record enrollment, business education marks 150th anniversary, new program boosts campus involvement, students serve at Beijing Olympics, and experts join Rebuild Iowa task forces.

August Highlights


Alumni return for Homecoming, Eagles give $25 million for diabetes research, researchers track creativity in Iowa and pollution in Chicago, and libraries launch oral history project.

September Highlights


Power plant whistle sounds again, Museum of Art pieces return to campus, hygienic lab studies flu test, geneticists find cleft lip cause, and new facility links research and business.

October Highlights


Field hockey snags another Big Ten title, Mad Money hits campus, UNESCO honors Iowa City’s literary heritage, electronic markets call the presidential race, and sustainability director takes office.

November Highlights


Tuba ensemble offers annual holiday cheer, new funds support student activities, faculty join top scientists, study charts gender and the brain, and The Daily Iowan claims another honor.

December Highlights


Hawks win Outback Bowl, Children’s Hospital makes Parents list while finance program earns global notice, theatre department returns home, BioVentures Center opens doors, and researchers visit the poles.

January Highlights


Student raise record Dance Marathon proceeds, certificate focuses on sustainability, community choir gathers at Oakdale prison, study cites cognitive skills in animals, and budget info web site debuts.

February Highlights


Campus radio station marks 25 years on the air, wrestlers take NCAA Championship, law students shed light on global finance crisis, report logs Iowa cancer rates, and students serve in Chicago over spring break.

March Highlights


Powwow returns to campus, genes implicated in male infertility, grad programs rank among nation’s best, students plant seeds of sustainability, and community college partnerships extend University’s reach.

April Highlights


Discoveries mark natural history museum's 150th anniversary, law prof suggests how to help homeowners, Studio Arts welcomes droves of guests, and electronic market tracks H1N1 flu.

May Highlights


Special event marks one year since the 2008 flood, engineer takes lead at Iowa Flood Center, University named a tuition “best buy,” orientations welcome fall’s incoming students, and alumni receive top honors.

June Highlights