Recounting the research and legacy of the UI's James Van Allen, it is noted that he "defined and invented modern space research," demonstrating how government and university partners could pursue research that also served important national and international goals. Story from: EOS
A new study from University of Iowa researcher Ning Li finds that sometimes, leaders don’t need to be transformational to lead a highly productive group. Sometimes, it might even be better for a solid, stable manager who is seen as just one of the gang. Story
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, today (Wednesday, Dec. 4) approved a request from the University of Iowa to re-name the UI Cardiovascular Research Center in honor of its founder, Francois Abboud, M.D. Story
As the Des Moines Water Works management accepts public input on fluoridation of city water, Steven Levy, UI professor of dentistry, notes that some fluoride opponents are using findings from a UI study on fluoride out of context.
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A University of Iowa research team has developed an algorithm for dating sites that uses a person’s contact history to recommend more compatible partners, similar to the method used by Netflix to suggest movies based on users' viewing history. Story
“Open access” publishing allows ideas and research to be freely shared online instead of in subscription-based journals. The UI this year launched a financial-aid program to encourage its scholars to publish research in open access platforms.
Story from: The Gazette
2013.12.03 | By University Communication and Marketing | 11:53 AM
The Dec. 4 University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra performance with the combined School of Music choirs and the Dec. 8 All-University String Orchestra and UI Chamber Orchestra performance will be streamed live via the Web on Iowa Now.
According to a new study out of the University of Iowa, kids who smoosh, smash, and even throw their food are actually learning as they play with their meals. The study also suggests that these messy eaters may be better and faster learners in the long run.
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A University of Iowa researcher has discovered that a “Goldilocks” effect applies to the reproductive output of a tiny New Zealand snail—considered a troublesome species in many countries—that may one day help environmentalists control their spread. Story
UI geneticist Jeff Murray warns against direct-to-consumer genetic tests because results might apply to some ethnic groups but not to others, leading consumers to think they have an elevated risk of some illness when in fact they do not.
Story from: Times of India