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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.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) has pledged $50,000 to the University of Northern Iowa in support of continuing education programming for educators, advancing their knowledge to prepare them to teach financial literacy curriculum in Iowa high schools.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES — A new partnership between the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) aimed at helping location-bound students in Des Moines earn a college degree through UNI received a $1 million boost this week thanks to the generosity of UNI alumni. 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa announced a change to the name of its marketing department to reflect long-held entrepreneurial values that in recent years have surged in popularity for current and prospective students. The new name, the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, was approved by the Board of Regents at a June 4 meeting and both reflects and legitimizes the department’s commitment to teaching the mindset, values and strategies of entrepreneurs.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES -- In order to continue providing exceptional educational art experiences for students and patrons and to offer an alternative for those cautious of public gatherings during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art is proud to present an online art exhibition titled "Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art."