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UI students get inside look at ecology through research study

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. Story

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

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. Story

UI dedicates $126 million biomedical hub

John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

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. Story

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

Exterior of Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

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. Story

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

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. Story

Public invited to suicide prevention workshop Sept. 10

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. Story

UI external funding reaches $515.8 million

Vehicle in the National Advanced Driving Simulator

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. Story

A map for eye disease

heat map

Vision specialists at the University of Iowa have created the most detailed molecular map of a region of the human eye associated with disease, including age-related macular degeneration. The map catalogs more than 4,000 proteins in each of three areas of the choroid. Results appear in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. Story

Media advisory: Massive magnet arrives at University of Iowa

A magnetic resonance imaging instrument weighing 42 tons—equal to six adult male elephants—arrives on Thursday, June 5, at the University of Iowa. The 7 Tesla magnet will advance UI research by yielding clearer, higher-resolution images of the human brain. The UI is one of only about 20 research institutes in the United States—and only about 40 worldwide—with the instrument. It also is the most powerful magnetic imaging device in the state. Story

UI research office names new faculty fellow

David Gier

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Iowa has named a scholar in the arts and humanities as its newest faculty fellow. David Gier is a professor and director of the UI School of Music and is the third person to be selected for the Administrative Research Fellows Program, now in its second year. Story

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