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As the world burns, UI researchers take action to fight climate change

This image from September 2006 shows the ozone concentration in the stratosphere above the South Pole observed by NASA satellite monitoring. Extremely low levels of ozone stretches across most of Antarctica, which is roughly centered in the image. Image by NASA.


“If we don’t cut back on greenhouse gas emissions by at least 70 percent, our children’s children will see the Earth as it has never looked in 55 million years.”

So says Jerry Schnoor, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering, about the impact of global warming. But Schnoor and others at the University aren't cooling their heels—scientists in the College of Engineering are studying alternative sources of power, researchers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are studying the effects of warming on alpine tree lines and the migratory behavior of elk, and others even are investigating pollution on the nanoscale.




  • Four Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty members named Collegiate Fellows
  • Iowa is tops, say postdocs

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  • Virtual Soldier Research gets big Battelle bucks
  • Autism researchers report key genetic finding
  • UI study shows hearing loss puts farmers at risk
  • UI researchers find positive market reaction to Sarbanes-Oxley Act

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  • Recent deaths

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Photo feature: Wok it, wok it good!

Go backstage in Burge Market Place to see what's cooking in the kitchen. Those who view these photos with an empty stomach might experience hunger pangs and stomach grumbling.

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Learning and Development March schedule




Susan McClellen
The bottom line for most people working in the photography business: get the shot. This is true for Susan McClellen, a member of Creative Media Group at the University—she's photographed everything from surgical procedures and emergency room incidents to campus visits by politicians, Nobel laureates, and a celebrity athlete.




“Normal fats are very supple and pliable, but the trans fatty acid is a stiff fat that can build up in the body and create havoc.”

Brian Olshansky
(Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 10)

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