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Thursday, September 3, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa’s fall 2020 census numbers reflect a growing freshman class, a strong increase in out-of-state students, a near record-high retention rate, and the most diverse freshman class of all time. UNI saw the size of its new freshman class increase slightly (1,482 freshman this year compared to 1,465 last fall), with overall enrollment coming in at 9,522 students this year. This count reflects not only the impact of COVID-19 and immigration challenges, but also UNI’s success in increasing its three-year and five-year graduation rates. 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
To help faculty and staff as the nation endures an extremely tumultuous time, UNI’s Chief Diversity Officer, the Center for Multicultural Education and the Counseling Center are launching a virtual support group named the Racial Healing Circle. 
Friday, August 28, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa today begins its release of COVID-19 test results. This routinely-updated aggregate data, shared in a way that protects individuals’ privacy, is available here. The dashboard will be updated each Friday and Monday.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa welcomes today’s decision to close bars across six counties, including Black Hawk, beginning this evening, and restricting the sale of alcohol at restaurants after 10 p.m.; this action remains in effect until Sept. 20.
Friday, August 21, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICE – The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce that Pavel Lukashev, professor in the department of physics, has received a National Science Foundation Award grant totaling more than $236,000.  The grant will support research in the emerging field of spintronics – a field that joins magnetism and electronics to expand the capacity of electronic devices, making them run faster and more efficiently.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
What if you could locate a cancer cell, and use the cell’s natural repair process to destroy it? You’d be one step closer to a cure for cancer. And that’s exactly what students in the UNI Department of Physics are working on. This summer, a group of three undergraduate students in the department have partnered with the University of Iowa Department of Biochemistry in a unique, collaborative research effort to study cells, and their natural self-repairing mechanisms.
Friday, August 14, 2020
Students applying to the University of Northern Iowa next year will not be required to submit standardized test scores after the Iowa Board of Regents moved to waive those requirements this week.   “This is a welcome decision that helps remove barriers for students in an unprecedented time,” said UNI admissions director Terri Crumley. The move to test-optional admissions applies only to the upcoming admissions cycle. 
Friday, July 24, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa Additive Manufacturing Center (UNI AMC) recently became the first university-based center in the world to purchase a cutting-edge piece of robotics equipment, which will allow the facility to produce castings not previously possible with traditionally tooled investment casting applications.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa’s Gallagher Bluedorn has been awarded $10,000 by the Iowa Arts Council to support the Kaleidoscope Series for Youth, a program that brings national touring theater productions to over 40,000 of the area's youth.  The Kaleidoscope Series creates a deeper understanding of classroom subjects, serving as a supplementary tool in classroom learning. Each season, high-quality performances address complex issues such as race, poverty and other forms of difference, often creating an entry point for discussion of challenging material. 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa’s Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) is launching a Comprehensive Regional Food Waste Diversion Project with help from the United States Department of Agriculture.