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Connie Mutel with an image from the cover of her book, A Sugar Creek Chronicle.

Sugar Creek Chronicle: Still Making a Difference

Posted on September 18th, 2017

Interest in Connie Mutel’s A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland is still vibrant. Requests for public presentations about climate change and the book continue to roll in.

Professional headshot of Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Gabriele Villarini, who was recently appointed interim director of IIHR.

Villarini to Serve as IIHR Interim Director

Posted on September 18th, 2017

Meet Gabriele Villarini, the new interim director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering.

Head shot of IIHR Director Larry Weber.

Weber to Step Down as IIHR Director

Posted on August 14th, 2017

Larry Weber has announced that he will step down as director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. Gabriele Villarini will serve as interim director.

Several men in a canoe pull a muddy tire out of a river.

Getting Muddy with Friends

Posted on August 13th, 2017

IIHR and Iowa Flood Center staff and students participated in Project AWARE, an annual week-long canoe-based river clean-up project, to help clean the Upper Cedar River for a day.

Eric Tate sitting at a desk, facing and smiling at the camera.

Measuring Flood Vulnerability

Posted on July 10th, 2017

Eric Tate’s work with IIHR focuses on measuring social vulnerability to floods by building demographic indicators.

Head shot of Forrest Holly.

In Memoriam: Forrest M. Holly Jr.

Posted on June 9th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Forrest M. Holly’s death on May 22, 2017.

Gabriele Villarini on a scooter.

Villarini Wins Young Investigator Award

Posted on May 12th, 2017

Gabriele Villarini, associate director of IIHR, has won the 2017 Water Young Investigator Award.

Lou and Mae Landweber at a lab picnic with IIHR Director V.C. Patel.

UI Legacy of Iowa Engineering Inducts Landweber

Posted on April 27th, 2017

The UI Legacy of Iowa Engineering recently inducted IIHR’s beloved Lou Landweber, and it is a fitting moment for a remembrance of our friend and colleague.

Paul Liu stands next to a model of Scorpy.

Delving Deep: Fossils from Iowa’s Ancient Sea

Posted on April 25th, 2017

This year, visitors to the University of Iowa’s Mobile Museum will get a glimpse of Iowa history that might look like something from a horror movie — a six-foot giant sea scorpion!

Jerry Schnoor speaks in front of an audience about climate change.

A Dangerous Experiment

Posted on March 28th, 2017

Climate change is here, Jerry Schnoor says, but uncertainties remain. How much will the temperature rise? What we will do about it?

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