International

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Shifting sands on Mars

UI researchers travel to Iceland to learn more about sand dunes on the Red Planet
University of Iowa researchers are traveling to Iceland to better understand sand dunes found all over the planet Mars. They hope the Iceland site will show how Martian sands have changed, which could yield more clues about Mars's geological history and the possibility of discovering microbial life entombed there.

Appointments Doresca appointed to body that helps Iowa businesses expand overseas

Dimy Doresca, director of the Institute for International Business in the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, has been appointed to the Iowa District Export Council by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to help Iowa businesses that want to export their products and services to global markets.

Honors UIMA sees record numbers at international Pollock show

More than 253,590 people visited the UI Museum of Art's exhibition titled "Jackson Pollock’s 'Mural': Energy Made Visible" at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, during the Venice Art Biennale, setting an international record for an Iowa art exhibition.
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ATLAS ATLAS Experiment recognizes Mallik's inspirational work

Usha Mallik, professor of physics and astronomy in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, plays a key role in ATLAS, a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN that is searching for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy.

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All signs point toward growth

UI helps Grinnell sign-maker expand to global markets
When Grinnell's ASI Signage wanted to expand its market and start selling its products around the world, the UI's Institute for International Business was ready to help.
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Anthropology in the archipelago

UI paleoanthropologist has theory about rise and fall of early human species in Southeast Asia
Why are there different hominin species sprinkled throughout the islands of Southeast Asia? A study led by UI paleoanthropologist Russell Ciochon suggests that ancient humans followed nomadic prey throughout the islands as the climate changed, then became isolated and later went extinct.
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LabLink Iowa resident tests positive for Zika virus

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Feb. 19 announced that an Iowa resident, who recently traveled to countries with ongoing Zika virus transmission, has tested positive for the virus. Iowans traveling to areas where there is ongoing Zika virus transmission should take care to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

Hiroyuki “Larry” Kasuga

International Accents Iowa's man in Japan

Hiroyuki “Larry” Kasuga (M.S. in industrial engineering, 1953), 93, reflects on his experiences coming to the UI in 1951 on a Government Aid and Relief In Occupied Areas scholarship. He describes getting his degree in the Iowa Field House from then-President Virgil Hancher as "the happiest moment of my life.” 

UI to host Mandela Washington fellows this summer

Visitors will participate in entrepreneurial programs on UI campus, visit businesses across the state
The University of Iowa will host 25 young business and government leaders from several African countries this summer as part of the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders.

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