Feature Story Archive

UNI campus
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The value of forgiveness
As we near the end of a tumultuous year, UNI education professor and forgiveness expert Suzanne Freedman discusses the benefits of forgiveness, empathy and understanding.
UNI students explore Wind Cave National Park
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The discovery of a lifetime
UNI chemistry and biochemistry students partnered with NASA to study early lifeforms in Wind Cave National Park. Their research deep underground could help unlock secrets about organisms living in extreme conditions.
UNI biology major Catherine Yeoman
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
An unexpected adventure
UNI biology major Catherine Yeoman found her passion working with marine animals. The undergrad has already studied bottlenose dolphins in Florida and helped rehabilitate baby seals in Cape Code.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Former UNI football player tackling disease research
Now in grad school with plans to become an epidemiologist, Blake Thomas is studying how to fight diseases that disportionately impact minoritized communities. “I want to help people,” he said.
UNI physics student Madelyn Johnson.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Modeling COVID-19 infection
UNI physics student Madelyn Johnson is working on an infection model that examines how COVID-19 spreads through a community.
UNI campus
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
UNI Foundation announces record-breaking fundraising year
The University of Northern Iowa Foundation raised over $38.9 million last year, the highest total in its history.
UNI student Carter Nordman
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
UNI student elected to Iowa House of Representatives
Business management student Carter Nordman, 22, becomes the youngest elected state representative currently in the Iowa General Assembly.
A UNI student makes a face shield.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Answering the call
In the early months of the pandemic, thousands stepped up to provide personal protective equipment in the U.S., including many Panthers. Now a team of sociologists at UNI and elsewhere are researching what led to the outpouring of support.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
An electronics revolution
New research from UNI’s Department of Physics could help reshape the storage capacity and speed of cell phones and computers by harnessing a new branch of electricity - spintronics.
A hurricane in the Atlantic
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Evacuating a hurricane in the age of COVID-19
UNI Professor Mark Welford is helping a Florida study investigating whether individuals evacuating from coastal areas in the path of a hurricane evaluated the risk of contracting COVID-19 if they stayed in public shelters.