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BTN LIveBIG: Iowa researchers search for hearing loss-solutions

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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.

Media advisory: President Mason media availability on Nov. 18

University of Iowa President Sally Mason will meet with media representatives to share updates on the university and take questions on the record at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 101 Jessup Hall.

UI students get inside look at ecology through research study

Dozen undergraduates studied urban effects on insect biodiversity
A dozen undergraduates at the University of Iowa learned about biodiversity in a hands-on way: The students worked with biologist Andrew Forbes and graduate students to inventory insect populations in urban areas, as part of a biodiversity study. Some said the experience may influence their career choice.

U.S. News ranks UI 121st among 500 'Best Global Universities'

UI also ranked highly in three subject areas
The University of Iowa ranks 121st among the world's 500 “Best Global Universities,” according to the inaugural global rankings published by the magazine U.S. News and World Report.
John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

UI dedicates $126 million biomedical hub

John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building houses research from diabetes to heart and lung diseases
The University of Iowa ushered in a new age of accelerated research in biomedicine with the formal opening on Wednesday of the $126 million John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. The 256,000-square-foot building on the UI health sciences campus will house “high-risk, high-reward” research in diabetes, deafness, and brain science as well as complex diseases affecting the heart and lungs.
Exterior of Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

UI hosts dedication ceremony for $126 million Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

256,000-square-foot building will be hub of 'high-risk, high-reward' research
The University of Iowa will hold a dedication ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 15, for the $126 million John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building, which will house “high-risk, high-reward” research in diabetes, deafness, and brain science as well as complex diseases affecting the heart and lungs. Media tours start at 3:15 p.m., followed by a dedication program, ribbon-cutting ceremony, and public reception, and tours.

Media advisory: Center for the Advancement of Laboratory Science celebrates grand opening

Center designed for teachers and public health instructors to provide hands-on learning
Members of the media are invited to cover the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Center for the Advancement of Laboratory Science at the State Hygienic Lab at the University of Iowa Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the State Hygienic Laboratory in Coralville.

Public invited to suicide prevention workshop Sept. 10

College of Education hosts event during National Suicide Prevention Week
UI Professor John Westefeld will present a 90-minute workshop on the warning signs, intervention strategies, and resources available for suicide prevention in the College of Education's Teacher Leader Center on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Vehicle in the National Advanced Driving Simulator

UI external funding reaches $515.8 million

Gains seen in transportation and other basic science research support
University of Iowa President Sally Mason on Friday announced that total external funding rose to $515.8 million in Fiscal Year 2014, a 1.9 percent ($9.5 million) increase over the previous year.

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