Iowa Now Minute - 4/16/15

Iowa Now Minute - 4/16/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
Get your University of Iowa news and information in just 60 seconds. This week we find out why humans have chins, learn about the State of Iowa Student Employee of the Year, and a new Hancher performance.

From pristine lab to noisy classroom...and back

Hawkeye Lunch and Learn event set for April 28 in Des Moines
Bob McMurray (psychology, linguistics, and communication sciences and disorders) will present "From the pristine lab to the noisy classroom, and back again: How the cognitive science of learning can impact teaching, and how the classroom can impact cognitive science" at the next Hawkeye Lunch and Learn event in Des Moines.

Media advisory: The future of driving and riding in autonomous vehicles

International experts on automotive transportation will discuss the future of driving and riding in autonomous vehicles during a public seminar and panel discussion Friday, April 17, at the University of Iowa.
Chris Soules

Celebrity Chris Soules to join fifth annual Ladies Football Academy

Event hosted by UI Iowa Hawkeyes football team raises money for UI Children's Hospital
Celebrity Chris Soules will join Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa football team to help raise money for the UI Children's Hospital during the fifth annual Ladies Football Academy June 6.
Two skulls show how chins have become pointier.

Why we have chins

University of Iowa researchers contend chin comes from evolution, not mechanical forces
Why are modern humans the only species with chins? UI researchers say it's not due to mechanical forces, such as chewing, but may lie in our evolution: As our faces became smaller, it exposed the bony prominence at the lowest part of our heads. Results in the Journal of Anatomy.

Celebrating diversity catalysts

UI honors students, staff, faculty at April 28 award reception
The University of Iowa Chief Diversity Office invites members of the UI campus and community to celebrate distinctive and innovative diversity contributions at the 16th annual Diversity Catalyst Award Reception Tuesday, April 28.