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Iowa Now Minute - 9/18/14

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus lifeIowa Now Minute 9/18/14

"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday in Iowa Now. Video

Piecing together the memory puzzle

Mary Huff in her lab

UI doctoral student Mary Huff has come a long ways since growing up in Greenfield, Iowa. The Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program scholar is the recipient of a prestigious award which allows her to conduct cutting-edge research that will help treat people with serious memory-related disorders. Story

UI alum Samuel D. Hunter receives MacArthur 'genius grant'

samuel d. hunter portrait

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, who received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 2007, has been named a winner of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “genius grant.” Story

Network measures predict neuropsychological outcome after brain injury

A University of Iowa and Washington University study of neurological patients finds that brain damage to hub locations produces much greater cognitive impairments than damage to other locations. Story

Gifts and grants

Gifts and grants is a roundup of research grants obtained by University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students that spans the spectrum of disciplines—from science and social science to the art and humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story

Spotlight: Graduate student furthers Lao language research abroad

UI doctoral student in linguistics, Douglas Cole, interviews a resident of Laos for his research while abroad on the Lao language.

University of Iowa doctoral candidate Douglas Cole of Cedar Rapids shares his experiences conducting research on the lesser-studied Lao language while traveling to Vientiane, Laos, thanks to a Stanley Graduate Award for International Research. Story from: International Accents

International Accents

Lasansky looms large for 80-year-old alumnus

Leon Hicks holding print

After graduating from Kansas State University in 1959, Florida-born Leon Hicks came to Iowa City to further his education as a painter. When he met former UI printmaking chair Mauricio Lasansky, his perspective on art was forever altered. Story

Tapping Iowa City's energy

The Midwest Creative College Conference, hosted by the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning to commemorate its 50th anniversary, will be held in Iowa City Sept. 19-20. The conference will explore how college towns can convert their energy and cultural vibrance into an entrepreneurial start-up scene. Story

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story

The passion that drives innovation

WorldCanvass and FilmScene

UI International Programs’ monthly WorldCanvass program will kick off its sixth season with “The Passion That Drives Innovation,” on Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at FilmScene, 118 E. College St. Story


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