man speaking with daughter at race track

200 laps, 500 miles, 1 important cause

Former champion Buddy Lazier qualifies for 2016 Indy 500, will again raise awareness for the UI Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research
Buddy Lazier's No. 4 Indy 500 car, emblazoned with a Tigerhawk logo, will raise awareness for the University of Iowa's Wynn Institute for Vision Research during the race on May 29. The cause is close to Lazier's heart: His daughter suffers from severe glaucoma.
liquid dropping on smart phone

At attention, molecules!

UI chemists report molecules in ionic liquids arrange themselves, but it takes time
University of Iowa chemists have learned about a molecular assembly that may help create quicker, more responsive touch screens, among other applications. The researchers report the interfacial layer—when molecules interact with a surface—of electrically charged fluids called ionic liquids is thicker than previously known.
Diagram of car and different safety features

The Chicago Tribune My Car Does What? UI expert discusses public safety campaign

Dan McGehee, director of the Human Factors and Vehicle Safety research division at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, discusses consumer uncertainty and a public-safety campaign aimed at improving driver awareness of the proliferation of advanced driver-assist systems in new cars. 

Study suggests bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism

Findings add to evidence of shared genetic susceptibility
A new study by researchers from the University of Iowa, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory suggests there may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder (BD) and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism.

Honors Tippie students win Alliant Energy case competition

A team of marketing students from the Tippie College of Business recently took first place in the Alliant Energy University Challenge Case Competition, held at the University of Iowa April 9.