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Graduate College announces 2014 dissertation prize winners

The University of Iowa Graduate College honors Aaron Buss (psychology) and David Gaebler (mathematics) with the D.C. Spriesterbach Dissertation Prize and Laura Whitmore (molecular and cellular biology) with the Rex Montgomery Dissertation Prize. 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

Sleep twitches light up the brain

Sleeping baby

A new UI study finds twitches during rapid eye movement sleep comprise a different class of movement, which researchers say is further evidence that sleep twitches activate circuits throughout the developing brain and teach newborns about their limbs and what they can do with them. Story

Alumni couple gives $1 million to boost undergraduate research at the UI

Nicole Richardson, a former Biology and Iowa Biosciences Advantage program student, works with her mentor, Daniel Lusche.

A new pilot program in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will enhance research opportunities for selected undergraduate students in science thanks to a $1 million gift to the UI Foundation from Robert J. and Sue B. Latham, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Story

Busiest year ever for UI's Arts Share

Dancers in Company

Arts Share, the University of Iowa program that provides life-enriching arts experiences, had its busiest year ever during the 2013-14 academic year, with more than 300 events in 36 Iowa cities and towns. Story

Iowa Now Minute - 9/25/14

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus lifeIowa Now Minute - 9/25/14

"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

Spotlight: UI doctoral student helps develop software to predict spread of Ebola virus

Grant Brown

Grant Brown, a student from Clive, Iowa, who is seeking his doctoral degree in biostatistics from the UI College of Public Health, is working with faculty member Jacob Oleson to develop open source software that will model and predict the spread of the Ebola epidemic. Story from: UI College of Public Health website

UI College of Public Health website

Alzheimer's patients can still feel the emotion long after the memories have vanished

Jade Angelica with her mother

A University of Iowa study shows that patients with Alzheimer’s disease are profoundly impacted emotionally by events that they cannot recall. Their feelings persist long after the memories have vanished. Story

'How Writers Write' shifts focus to fiction

writing on sheet of paper

After a successful summer engaging poets near and far, the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) will launch its second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), How Writers Write Fiction, on Friday, Sept. 26. The course, taught entirely on the Internet, is designed to reach an unlimited number of participants. Story

Culinary blunder creates inspiration for new menu app

A University of Iowa recent graduate teamed up to create a menu translation app that provides photos and flavor descriptions to help international students and travelers make more informed ordering decisions. Story


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