Iowa City Hawkeye Court Apartments at the University of Iowa Scheduled for Renovation and Rebuilding

Iowa City Hawkeye Court Apartments at the University of Iowa Scheduled for Renovation and Rebuilding

The Iowa City Hawkeye Court Apartments managed by The University of Iowa are scheduled for a major rebuilding. The rendition of the new housing complex shown above is from Balfour Beatty. Below is a photo showing the demolition of the original apartments. “Hawkeye Court’s remaining residents will have the opportunity to lease apartments in the first of the new buildings when it opens in 2014 (a cluster of three-story buildings is planned at the site). Balfour Beatty conducted student focus groups before designing the new space, and University Housing & Dining staff members insist that residents will continue to enjoy many of the same benefits, including Cambus service. There also will be a community center on site with laundry and fitness areas as well as a multipurpose room.” (More…) Demolition Photos. Below are photos showing the partial demolition of the Hawkeye Court apartments. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...

University of Iowa Mistakenly Named #1 Party School – With Jimmy Kimmel Video

It’s been widely reported recently that the University of Iowa is the top party school in the nation. This story is actually a misrepresentation for the reasons explained below. Here are some of the media reports on this story: “University of Iowa claims top party school title,” USA Today, 5 August 2013 “University of Iowa dubbed nation’s best party school,” 6 August 2013 “University of Iowa Is Top Party School,” Time Magazine, 6 August 2013 “University of Iowa ranked No. 1 party school,” Des Moines Register, 6 August 2013 The reason these stories are misleading is because the University of Iowa as an academic institution takes no position on partying, nor does the University provide or support any resources that would foster a party environment. In fact, the UI recently launched an anti-drinking campaign to reduce binge drinking. While some college campuses allow alcohol, the University of Iowa does not. It’s more accurate to say that Iowa City is the top party town in the nation (as a result of having so many bars in such a small area). Kirkwood Community College is in Iowa City, and most probably young people from that college are frequent visitors to downtown Iowa City bars and night clubs. Does that make Kirkwood Community College the #1 community college for partying in the nation? Of course not. Certainly the bar scene, live music, and party venues in Iowa City are frequented by people other than just college students. However, to associate any business, organization, or institution with the bar scene or party scene in Iowa City is a defamatory misrepresentation. It would be...

University of Iowa Technology Partner Vendor Directory

This page contains a list of University of Iowa Technology Partner Vendors as of June 2012. For more information, visit the University of Iowa website where you can learn more about the Information Technology Services available to the UI community. Collaborate (formerly Elluminate Live!) http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336 Turning Technologies Clickers http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/ Panopto (UICapture) http://support.panopto.com/ Desire2Learn (ICON) Community https://icon.uiowa.edu/support/onlinehelp/ (This is the UI page) https://community.desire2learn.com/index.asp (This has lots of cool little things as well as major announcements) Confluence Wiki http://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/help/Home (This is a UI page) http://www.atlassian.com/resources/support (Confluence’s page) FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...

University of Iowa Information Technology Facility Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

The University of Iowa Information Technology Facility located on the Oakdale campus is the University’s first building to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The facility is 43,000-square-foot and cost $30 million to construct. [source] Engineering Firms. Involved in the project were the following engineering firms: The Weidt Group (sustainability and energy) SVPA Architects, Inc. (architecture and interior design) EYP MCF (engineering and consulting) Ryan Companies (construction management) Confluence (landscape architecture) Shive-Hattery (civil engineering) Charles Saul Engineering (structural engineering) Stecker-Harmsen (cost estimating) Construction Companies. Involved in the project were the following construction contractors: Cardinal Construction (general) Hunt Electric (electrical) Viking (fire) Ryan & Associates (mechanical) Rathje Construction (site preparation) Maxwell Construction (site utilities) Sustainability Technologies. The sustainable aspects of the facility include: Diverted construction waste from landfill: 341 tons (86 percent of total) Green materials: 55 percent of wood-based construction materials were Forest Stewardship Council certified, and 32 percent of the total construction materials were recycled. Almost half of the building materials came from within 500 miles. Efficient fixtures: will cut potable water use by an estimated 41 percent Sustainable transportation: bicycle storage, shower facilities, and carpool parking Bio-retention cell: 7,800-square-foot garden-like area on 6 feet of soil with 1,500 plantings will retain and absorb water runoff. It will serve as a natural filter and provide erosion control. Minimal heat island effect thanks to a white roof and highly reflective materials Low-emitting materials throughout the building Optimal indoor air quality through enhanced ventilation and thermal comfort design, and implementation of a green cleaning program For more information about Iowa sustainable engineering firms, see our online directory. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...

Remembering David C. Baldus – Memorial Service in Iowa City at Lensing Funeral Home

  “David C. Baldus, the Joseph B. Tye Professor of Law at the University of Iowa, died peacefully at home on Monday, June 13, 2011, after a lengthy battle with cancer. … Professor Baldus was an outstanding scholar, a beloved teacher, and a powerful voice for justice. He pioneered the use of statistical methods in legal research, and he was a world-renowned expert in the administration of the death penalty in the United States.  He continued this important work until just days before his death, leaving instructions for its completion when his health deteriorated suddenly. David Baldus died as he lived, with grace, quiet dignity and great courage.” [source] Memorial Service. A memorial service will be held at 1:30pm Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Lensing Funeral Home, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240. Click here for more information. On-line condolences and memories may be directed to LensingFuneral.com. Another memorial service will be held at the University of Iowa College of Law in late summer or early fall. Remembering David Baldus. Below are memories others have shared about David Baldus. “A great and decent man has died; scholar, researcher, teacher, colleague and friend, David Baldus. He and his wife, Joyce Carman, were special friends of Mary and me. And the memories I like to recall at this time are not just of our conversations in his office or mine, or when waiting for the coffee to brew in the faculty lounge, but of our times together each summer on their pontoon boat on the Coralville Reservoir.” ~ Nicholas Johnson [source] “Dave had a unique genius for digging into masses...
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