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Johnathan Culpepper working in the lab. –Photo by Tim Schoon

My Lab, My Canvas

Posted on April 7th, 2016

IIHR Graduate Research Assistant Johnathan Culpepper is both artist and scientist.

The cover of Mutel's new book features a woodcut by noted local nature artist Claudia Mcgehee.

Feeling Climate Change

Posted on March 10th, 2016

Connie Mutel’s new book, A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland, will entice readers to learn more about climate change — even if they don’t really want to.

A map of the United States.

Atmospheric Rivers Linked to a Wet December

Posted on February 18th, 2016

New research points to atmospheric rivers as a likely trigger of major rainfall events, like the one that overflowed the Mississippi’s banks last December.

IIHR Director Larry Weber (right) with members of the Iowa Watersheds Project team (l to r): Chad Drake, Sara Steussy, Nick Thomas, Marian Muste, Matt Wunsch, and Will Klingner.

IFC Helps Bring $96.9M HUD Grant to Iowa

Posted on January 26th, 2016

The Iowa Flood Center was instrumental in bringing a new $96.9M grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Iowa.

Two banners featuring Dan Ceynar and Gabirele Villarini.

Downtown Banners Feature IIHR Researchers

Posted on January 21st, 2016

Two familiar faces, Dan Ceynar and Gabriele Villarini, have been featured in the new Dare to Discover banner project, organized by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

A geologist stands in a sinkhole.

IGS Maps Show Iowa Counties What Lies Beneath

Posted on January 5th, 2016

William Smith, the “father of English geology,” wasn’t the only geologist to create a map to change the world. Read about how geologists at the Iowa Geological Survey are creating new, geologic maps for the state even today.

The 2015 river cleanup group.

IIHR’s Year in Review

Posted on January 5th, 2016

2015 was a big year at IIHR. In case you missed it…

Volunteers help clean up the Iowa River.

A Chilly River Clean-up

Posted on October 30th, 2015

Oct. 17 marked the fourth year that staff, students, and community members have joined hands to help keep Iowa City’s portion of the river beautiful.

The UI student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) designed, constructed, and erected the 2015 Corn Monument.

It’s Back! An Iowa Tradition Lives On

Posted on October 19th, 2015

Engineering students at the University of Iowa have brought back a beloved tradition (with a little help from their faculty advisors) — the Iowa corn monument.

River cleanup volunteers pose for a photo.

Keeping the Iowa Beautiful: 2015 Riverwalk Clean-Up

Posted on October 8th, 2015

Help keep the Iowa River beautiful! Join other volunteers, students, faculty and staff for the Great Annual Riverwalk Clean-Up, Saturday, Oct. 17.

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