The University of Iowa has named Melissa Shivers the next vice president for student life. Shivers has 20 years of experience serving students and is currently associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a role she has held since June 2014.
Telling the story of the Brinton Collection:
A documentary about a collection of 100-year-old films preserved with the help of the University of Iowa will have its world premiere at the American Film Institute’s prestigious AFI DOCS film festival in Washington, D.C., in June. The films, literally saved from the trash heap, are archived in Special Collections.
Exploring Earth’s history and geological dynamics—at sea:
UI earth and environmental sciences professor David Peate is participating in an international expedition to study how Earth’s continents and oceans evolved. The shipboard team is drilling cores in the seabed of the South China Sea, and some of those samples will come to Iowa for analysis.
Record 16 UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards:
Sixteen University of Iowa students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, attend graduate school, undertake creative projects, or serve as English teaching assistants abroad in 2017–18, breaking the UI’s previous record of 15 set last year.