A UNI alum
Sep 23, 2021

UNI alum helping produce COVID-stopping drug

Named one of America’s top young chemists, UNI Alum Patrick Fier leverages his research expertise to lead Merck’s efforts to produce a COVID-stopping drug.


UNI biology professor Jerreme Jackson.
Sep 02, 2021

Giving underrepresented students a Jump Start

Jerreme Jackson’s journey as a Black man becoming the first member of his family to earn a doctorate degree was fueled by determination and perseverance. Now at UNI, he’s passing on those lessons to students from underrepresented backgrounds.


UNI professor Hannah Porter-Occeña
Aug 12, 2021

UNI professor wins international music contest

Winning accolades is nothing new for UNI assistant professor and professional flutist Hannah Porter-Occeña. The accomplished flutist recently won Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation’s 2021 international music competition, which means she will take her mission of musical education around the world.


Preserving a lifetime of research
Jul 15, 2021

Preserving a lifetime of research

A group of UNI students is curating a collection of preserved crabs for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City that will help future researchers study the species and the human impacts on its habitat.


UNI students in the field studying monarch butterfly habitat.
Jul 15, 2021

Helping save the monarch butterfly

Four UNI students are taking part in field research operated out of UNI’s Tallgrass Prairie Center this summer to help prevent the rapid decline of the monarch butterfly.



Gallagher Bluedorn
Jun 30, 2021

Gallagher Bluedorn receives $2 million gift for renovation and expansion

A recent donation from the Pauline R. Barrett Charitable Foundation to help fund a planned $14.9 million renovation and expansion to modernize the space of the iconic performing arts center.



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