How John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers started 25 years ago with a $1 million check

Friday, September 24, 2021

The $1 million check went toward the creation of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, one of five he funded in 1996. On Thursday night, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of those donations, business and political leaders around the state honored Pappajohn and his wife, Mary, at a dinner in downtown Des Moines.

John Pappajohn on entrepreneurship in Iowa

Thursday, September 23, 2021

John Pappajohn, one of Iowa's most well-known philanthropists looks back at 25-years of sparking the start-up spirit in college students at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa.

New college degrees give liberal-arts students more business courses

Friday, September 3, 2021

At the University of Iowa, the business school worked with the college of liberal arts to launch the college's enterprise-leadership major in 2015. Liberal-arts students take some practical business courses—including small-business accounting and business planning—but skip many classes that often don't appeal to nonbusiness students, such as negotiation and human-resource management. Instead, there are classes that offer less-traditional lessons in leadership, such as advocacy and social psychology.

Institute for International Business celebrates 20 years

Monday, October 14, 2019

Over the last 20 years, the Institute for International Business has brought the world of commerce closer together by creating links between Iowa and the global economy.

Teaching business to future pharmacists

Friday, November 2, 2018

UI’s Tippie College of Business faculty teach business basics to students in the College of Pharmacy.

Some 'hacking' going on

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Three Tippie teams walked away with “hacking” awards at this year’s UI Hackathon, held over the October 6-7 weekend.

Art Building to be home of new innovation center

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Privately funded makeover will again transform the 1936 building into a hothouse of creativity.

STEM Innovator Ed Camp 2018 a great success

Friday, August 3, 2018

Teachers from Iowa, Illinois, California, and New Jersey were onsite in July for some intensive training and networking during the Jacobson Institute’s annual STEM Innovator® Ed Camp.

UI student-owned business wins prestigious startup competition

Thursday, April 12, 2018

ABAL Therapeutics, a business started by three University of Iowa students that designs software providing therapy for children with autism, recently won the grand prize at Texas Christian University’s prestigious Values and Ventures business startup competition.

Innovative spirit leads to studying entrepreneurship at Iowa

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Blake Kerns' entrepreneurial spirit led him to study management and entrepreneurship and Iowa--and to start a small business in his hometown.