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Glass Blowing at The University of Iowa

The UI's professional glassblower

Benjamin Revis custom designs and repairs equipment for researchers and artists alike
The University of Iowa has employed an on-campus glassblower for more than a century. Benjamin Revis, the UI's current professional scientific glassblower, custom designs and repairs equipment for researchers and artists alike. His shop is located in the Chemistry Building, but he performs work university wide.
Erica Cole and Herky

Chemistry Herky

Sophomore seamlessly synthesizes success from research, theater, jewelry design, and 'mascot security'
University of Iowa sophomore Erica Cole’s passion for chemistry, theater, jewelry design, and Herky Security helps her skillfully combine the arts and sciences. Her chemistry faculty mentor says Cole "epitomizes the kind of liberal arts student we want at Iowa."
Man using smartphone on beach

#AreYouHappy?

UI computer scientists develop algorithm to measure life satisfaction on Twitter
New research by University of Iowa computer scientists uses Twitter data to study how satisfied users are with their lives.

Study identifies liver-generated hormone that regulates 'sweet tooth'

A new University of Iowa-led study, published in "Cell Metabolism," has identified a hormone that appears to be linked to sugar cravings and consumption. The research could improve diet and help diabetic and obese patients.
Sean Peck

Tipton boy, 5, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Maryland on Halloween

Family participates in clinical trials to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis
When Sean Peck was 9 days old, a test revealed he has cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder that causes his body to produce thick, sticky mucus. The disease impacts Sean’s lungs, pancreas, and liver, affecting his breathing, digestion, and growth.

New UI Libraries unit opens access to digital scholarship

The UI Libraries’ Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio offers a collaborative work environment that serves faculty and students whose research and creative work benefit from concentrated efforts in digital knowledge creation, curricular innovation, idea dissemination, and project archiving.

Appointments Abel elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. E. Dale Abel, the John B. Stokes III professor in diabetes research, professor of internal medicine and biochemistry, and director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
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Seniors to reenact Van Allen radiation belt experiments

57-year-old experiment from UI will ignite new research
Four graduating seniors are helping to reenact a famous experiment from a University of Iowa scientist, helping to set new discoveries in motion.
Nurse drawing blood from a pregnant woman

UI Women's Health Tissue Repository helps to advance women's health research worldwide

Samples are available to researchers in just minutes
The repository is made up of four women’s health tissue banks: Well Woman Tissue Bank, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Tissue Bank, Maternal Fetal Tissue Bank, and the Gynecologic Malignancies Tissue Bank. Samples are donated from women who are already patients at UI Women's Health Center.
BTN LIveBIG: Iowa researchers search for hearing loss-solutions

Big Ten Network The sound of progress

Home to one of the nation’s best hearing labs, the University of Iowa has now developed the most comprehensive genetic testing platform for deafness across the globe. Called OtoSCOPE, this technology allows researchers to pinpoint the exact genetic changes that cause people to lose their hearing.

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