Monthly Archives: August 2010

A widening scope of disaster


Add seven more names to the list of Iowa counties eligible for disaster aid. Calhoun, Clarke, Dallas, Hamilton, Ida, Keokuk and Washington counties now join 50 others on the July 29 Presidential Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance. This mammoth list … Continue reading

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Doak: Iowa’s weather disasters are ‘the new normal’


If you have yet to read it, be sure to check out Richard Doak’s outstanding editorial in last Sunday’s Des Moines Register. In it he convincingly argues that, like it or not, we are now knee-deep in the unpredictable, hardship-ridden … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Carmichael addresses Chinese dignitaries, world representatives on chemical weather


On May 9, Greg Carmichael spoke in China to help clear the air – or at least improve its quality around the globe. The CGRER co-director and University of Iowa professor of chemical and biochemical engineering addressed a slew of … Continue reading

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From the archives: State lawmakers open ears to CGRER, Flood Center researchers


DES MOINES – It’s not often that students can directly affect public policy, but researchers at CGRER and the Iowa Flood Center had that chance during a legislative breakfast on March 10 in Iowa State Capitol Room 116. Colorful maps … Continue reading

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From the archives: UI students return from Copenhagen well-informed, optimistic


In just her third year at the University of Iowa, Bethany Patten never dreamed she would be able to truthfully add “attended an international climate conference” to her resume. But now she can. While most UI students likely sought respite … Continue reading

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A Watershed Woman: Connie Mutel


IT’S EASY to sum up Connie Mutel’s complexity. Simply put, she’s a renaissance woman. Tucked away in her office in the IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering Institute’s archives, Mutel enjoys the hundreds of years of history and scientific research at her fingertips. … Continue reading

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