Daily Archives: April 18, 2012

Middle Class Crisis Examined

Prior to the major recession in 2008, the economic vigor of the United States was unprecedented—but an illusion of growing collective wealth hid a long-term crisis confronting the American middle class, a crisis exacerbated by the recent financial downturn.

UI professor Kevin Leicht, chair of the sociology department and director of the Iowa Social Science Research Center, will discuss the current recession’s…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: April 17, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia question (What Iowa astronomer has helped in pioneering space research by designing research instruments for more than 50 successful U.S. satellites and space probes, and now has a campus building named after them?) is Dr. James Van Allen.

Even after his retirement, Van Allen maintained a regular presence at the UI physics building that bears…

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