Duncan Stewart earned his first University-related paycheck in 1973, when he delivered the Daily Iowan for $7 a week. But his connections with the institution extend long before and after his paper-carrying days.
Stewart’s father was head of Child Psychiatry and his mother was a nurse practitioner at University Hospitals. He earned his undergraduate history degree here in 1984. His family ties with Iowa continue still: his wife, Rachel, and his two sisters, Sarah and Anne, also are University employees.
Stewart has served since 2002 as a cataloguer in the University’s Main Library and on April 1 took over for Kathy Klein as the University’s Staff Council president. fyi talked with Stewart about his plans for Staff Council, his activism, and studying the martial arts with his kids.
Members of the University of Iowa community can’t fathom falling ill to something found in the water they drink—a healthy water supply is something that’s taken for granted at the University and in surrounding communities.
Two College of Pharmacy faculty members and two pharmacy students recently traveled to a place where such a risk is more commonplace—Xicotepec, Mexico.
With a handful of surprise ingredients, 15 minutes to prepare a recipe, and one hour to cook, teams of local chefs contended in The University of Iowa’s "Iron Chef" cookoff April 4 in the Iowa Memorial Union.
fyi went behind the scenes of "Sinners and Saints," a thesis concert by Rain Ross and M. Suzanne Ryan in the UI Department of Dance. Ross and Ryan spent the past year researching and choreographing the various works, which reflect components of their research.