Daily Archives: September 20, 2012

Ready. Set. Blast Off!

What a night! About 80 enthusiastic attendees arrived at Davenport’s Figge Museum ready to hear Craig Kletzing, the University of Iowa’s F. Wendell Miller professor of physics and astronomy, discuss the recent launch of NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), a mission established to investigate the dynamic environment of Earth’s radiation belts—a key discovery made by the legendary James Van…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: September 18, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia (“Since 1939, more than 35 UI graduates have been honored with which prestigious literary award? “) is the Pulitzer Prize.

Established by publisher Joseph Pulitzer and administered by New York City’s Columbia University, the award recognizes excellence in newspaper journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. Past Iowa honorees include Tennessee Williams, Paul Conrad, John Cheever,…

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