Hawkeye Poll class

UI course demystifies public opinion polling

Hawkeye Poll students design questions, make calls, analyze data
Over the course of the fall semester, Hawkeye Poll students have worked to master the basic skills of survey design, sampling, and question wording.

Honors Knowledge Bowl team lights up scoreboard

For the second straight year, a University of Iowa immunology team took home the Knowledge Bowl championship title at the American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Meeting, held this year Nov. 6–11 in San Francisco.
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UI senior named Rhodes scholar

Jeffrey Ding excited to make the most of Oxford opportunity
Jeffrey Ding, a senior from Iowa City, was selected as one of 32 American Rhodes scholars on Nov. 22 from a field of 869 applicants; 90 are named worldwide.

Geyer, Kohen named 2015 AAAS Fellows

The honors will be presented at the February 2016 AAAS meeting
Two University of Iowa faculty members have been named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Pamela Geyer, in biochemistry and obstetrics and gynecology, and Amnon Kohen, in chemistry, will be honored at the AAAS annual meeting in February.
Amy Brewster

Get to Know...Amy Brewster

Former Peace Corps volunteer builds relationships across campus and engages international alumni
The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and their outside interests. Today, we visit with Amy Brewster, International Programs' constituent relations manager.
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One very brainy bird

Study finds pigeons uncommonly good at distinguishing cancerous from normal breast tissue
A new study has found that pigeons are nearly as good as people at distinguishing cancerous breast tissue from normal breast tissue. The findings add to previous research into pigeons’ remarkable ability to discriminate between complex visual images and may lead to the birds being trained as medical image observers.
UI seniors Jade Manternach and Hyejung Kim meet for the first time during the International Buddies kickoff event on Friday, Sept. 19

Enrollment of international students at UI soars

UI in top 50 for international student enrollment, has No. 1 study abroad program in India
The UI has the 47th-highest international student enrollment in the nation, out of 1,485 institutions in 2014-15, and is the No. 1 study abroad program in India, with no other U.S. college or university sending more students there, according to data released as part of the Open Doors Report.
Jake McCoy in clean room

Master tinkerer

UI graduate student lands NASA fellowship to create sophisticated space X-ray instrument
A University of Iowa physics graduate student has won a coveted NASA fellowship. Jake McCoy is building a sophisticated tool that may help astrophysicists locate missing matter in the cosmos through X-rays emitted by dark, distant areas in space.

Scholarships Two UI students awarded the Louis and Dorothy Laubenthal Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship fund honoring an Iowa family’s three generations of commitment to higher education has been awarded to students from Iowa City and Spencer. First-year UI Doctor of Physical Therapy students Katherine Bird and Clare Goeken are recognized as the 2015-16 recipients of the Louis and Dorothy Laubenthal Memorial Scholarship.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education Richer data on college applicants help the prospects of low-income students

Systematically providing selective colleges with detailed information about applicants’ high-school backgrounds could significantly raise the admission rates of low-income students, a new study concludes. Nicholas A. Bowman, director of the UI’s Center for Research on Undergraduate Education, recently co-presented the paper at an annual conference.