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Graduate College announces 2014 dissertation prize winners

The University of Iowa Graduate College honors Aaron Buss (psychology) and David Gaebler (mathematics) with the D.C. Spriesterbach Dissertation Prize and Laura Whitmore (molecular and cellular biology) with the Rex Montgomery Dissertation Prize. Story

UI students, faculty, and staff help with archaeological dig

Published
2014.09.26
Bill Whittaker, staff archaeologist at the Office of the State Archaeologist, sifts through a batch of soil looking for artifacts Thursday at Hubbard Park in Iowa City.

A surprise glimpse into Iowa City’s past has opened the door for a more in-depth look into how the community’s earliest settlers lived, worked, and played—thanks to help from UI students and faculty and experts with the UI Office of the State Archaeologist. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Whetting our appetites

food for thought logo illustration with corn field

Fill your mind, not just your belly during the University of Iowa Food for Thought Theme Semester, coming in spring 2015 with “appetizers” going on now. Story

Alumni couple gives $1 million to boost undergraduate research at the UI

Nicole Richardson, a former Biology and Iowa Biosciences Advantage program student, works with her mentor, Daniel Lusche.

A new pilot program in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will enhance research opportunities for selected undergraduate students in science thanks to a $1 million gift to the UI Foundation from Robert J. and Sue B. Latham, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Story

Spotlight: UI doctoral student helps develop software to predict spread of Ebola virus

Published
2014.09.23
Grant Brown

Grant Brown, a student from Clive, Iowa, who is seeking his doctoral degree in biostatistics from the UI College of Public Health, is working with faculty member Jacob Oleson to develop open source software that will model and predict the spread of the Ebola epidemic. Story from: UI College of Public Health website

UI College of Public Health website

A class(room) of its own

Professor Kathy Schuh leading discussion with a pod of students in N105 classroom.

The University of Iowa College of Education will celebrate its new cutting-edge classroom with a grand opening Sept. 26. The room was renovated with new technology and is expected to change the way students learn and teachers teach. Story

Video: Al Jarreau at the UI College of Education- Sept. 18th, 2014

Six-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and UI graduate Al Jarreau returns to his alma mater for a public discussion Thursday, Sept. 18, in advance of his Sept. 19 performance at the Iowa Soul Festival. Listen to the live stream at 3 p.m. CT Thursday, Sept. 18, or watch the archived video of the discussion later. Story

Piecing together the memory puzzle

Mary Huff in her lab

UI doctoral student Mary Huff has come a long ways since growing up in Greenfield, Iowa. The Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program scholar is the recipient of a prestigious award which allows her to conduct cutting-edge research that will help treat people with serious memory-related disorders. Story

UI REACH activity inspires teamwork and communication

Published
2014.09.12
UI REACH students with intellectual, learning, and cognitive disabilities and University of Iowa teaching students came together Friday to participate in team-building activities at the University of Iowa Field House. (Photo: Holly Hines / Iowa City Press-Citizen )

UI College of Education students come together with first-year students in the UI REACH program to learn about teamwork and communication. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

New program accelerates students' path to careers in public health

The University of Iowa College of Public Health and Grinnell College have developed a new cooperative degree program that allows Grinnell students from any major to earn both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Public Health degree in five years, rather than the customary six. Story

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