Achievements

Portrait of Deborah Whaley in comic store

Get to Know...Deborah Whaley

Professor's latest book examines representation of black women in comics, animation
The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and outside interests. Today, we visit with Deborah Whaley.

Honors Willis among Pulitzer finalists in poetry

Elizabeth Willis, professor of poetry in the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection “Alive: New and Selected Poems.”

Honors Robinson named to the 'Time' 100

Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and F. Wendell Miller Professor of English and Creative Writing in the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2016.

Honors UI professor one of world's most influential ophthalmologists

Edwin Stone, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Iowa and is the director of the Wynn Institute of Vision Research, was named in "The Ophthalmologist’s" 2016 Power List of the world's 100 most influential people in ophthalmology.
hancher-finkbine medallion

17 awards from the 99th Finkbine Dinner

Students, faculty, and staff honored
University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution’s highest honors on April 12 at the 99th Finkbine Dinner. Vice President for Student Life Tom Rocklin was emcee, and UI President Bruce Harreld presented the Hancher-Finkbine Medallions and Distinguished Student Leader Certificates.

Honors Hanley receives IISC Faculty Service Award

Paul Hanley, associate professor in the UI College of Engineering, received the spring 2016 Faculty Service Award presented by the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC). The award recognizes a faculty member's commitment to community engagement and the impact on students and partnering communities.

Honors Financial aid staff honored at state conference

Kelsey Ryder and Shelly Brimeyer, financial literacy specialists in the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid, received special recognition at the spring Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA) conference.

Grants Sigmund receives NIH grant to study blood vessel health

Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, have been awarded a four-year $2.48 million NIH grant to study a molecular pathway that appears to protect blood vessels from damage caused by cardiovascular stressors, including high-fat diet and aging.

Honors Two UI students receive 2016 Governor's Cup Award

The awards are presented annually by Governor Branstad to top students in 10 ROTC programs at seven universities. The awards honor the cadets for leadership, academics, and military achievement.
young man in classroom setting

UI recognizes top student employee

Nine other students will be recognized at Presidential Luncheon
Kasra Zarei, a third-year biomedical engineering major and research assistant at the Wynn Institute, is this year's University of Iowa student employee of the year.

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