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UNI researchers to study how Indigenous communities adapt to Arctic climate change

The University of Northern Iowa’s Arctic Remote and Cold Territories Interdisciplinary Center (ARCTICenter) was recently awarded a $720,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how people could collectively manage climate change in the Arctic.

UNI to invest nearly $5 million in improvements for ITTC building

The University of Northern Iowa will be investing $4.9 million into improvements for the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) following approval today from the Iowa Board of Regents. 

The funds will be used to repair and strengthen the ITTC’s roof, helping ensure the century-old building remains a campus resource for decades to come. UNI has a long history of building preservation and has spent tens of millions of dollars over the past two decades refurbishing facilities such as Lang Hall, Sabin Hall and Bartlett Hall. 

UNI colloquium to discuss rise of hate crimes in the Midwest

The University of Northern Iowa welcomes the community to participate in a virtual discussion on hate crimes in the Midwest, titled, “The Rise In Hate Crimes In The American Midwest.”

The colloquium, taking place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20 via Zoom at bit.ly/DiversityColloquiumOct21, will feature Gary Nachman, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

UNI President Mark A. Nook speaks.

Nielsen Field House rededicated

The historic Nielsen Field House was rededicated last month in a ceremony that featured Sen. Chuck Grassley, a performance by the Panther Marching Band and a celebration of the value of the two programs that call the field house home - UNI’s Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and Child Development Center.
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UNI colloquium to discuss voting rights

The University of Northern Iowa welcomes the community to participate in an in-person and virtual discussion on voting rights in America, titled, “Fighting Forward! Combating the Attack on Voting Rights”

The colloquium, taking place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Sabin Hall 002 or via live stream here, will feature Betty C. Andrews, president of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP State Area Conference.

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UNI helps bring Cedar Valley fashion and cultural event to Waterloo

The Cedar Valley’s biggest event of the year promoting fashion and culture returns this weekend, thanks to a partnership between the University of Northern Iowa and local leaders.

UNI senior Lindsey Hubbell in a kayak.

Mapping out a career

Senior Lindsey Hubbell got a summer job that allowed her to kayak on Lake Okoboji thanks to UNI’s GeoTREE center. And she’s not the only student at the center tackling real-world projects in the booming field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
UNI alum Keyaira Miller

UNI grad realizes her fashion dreams

Keyaira Miller is making her mark in the fashion world. In April, oversaw the launch of Amazon’s new Gen Y fashion brand, Wild Meadow, and this September, she will launch her own line of children’s clothes.
A village in the Arctic.

UNI researchers point to global COVID-19 lessons in the Arctic

In a study published this week in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, University of Northern Iowa researchers examine COVID-19’s impact on Indigenous populations in the Arctic and how it could be crucial to addressing the pandemic both today and in future epidemics.  
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UNI researchers point to global COVID-19 lessons in the Arctic

In a study published this week in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, University of Northern Iowa researchers examine COVID-19’s impact on Indigenous populations in the Arctic and how it could be crucial to addressing the pandemic both today and in future epidemics.