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Industry partnerships—including projects that utilize the UI's National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS)—are a particular area of growth for University of Iowa external funding, much of which supports research. Photo courtesy of NADS.
Published: 2014.08.01 | By Stephen Pradarelli | 10:00 AM
Published: 2014.08.01
By Stephen Pradarelli
10:00 AM
University of Iowa President Sally Mason on Friday announced that total external funding rose to $515.8 million in Fiscal Year 2014, a 1.9 percent ($9.5 million) increase over the previous year. Story

UI hosts emerging contaminants conference Aug. 19-22

Scientists from around the world are gathering in Iowa City Aug. 19-22 to attend a conference about chemicals in our environment: "EmCon 2014: Fourth International Conference on Occurrence, Fate, Effects and Analysis of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment." Story

Pentacrest Museums open house to highlight research, new exhibit

Members of the University of Iowa and Iowa City community will have the opportunity to see everything from exotic insects to the greatest moments in Hawkeye football at the Pentacrest Museums annual open house from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28. Story

UI researchers present studies at American Sociological Association meeting

University of Iowa researchers share their studies on the skill levels of mid-career American workers and community characteristics that make citizens more generous during the American Sociological Association annual meeting Aug. 17 and 18 in San Francisco. Story

Some jobs cause working parents more stress

Working parents whose jobs tend to be viewed as agressive, weak, or impersonal—qualities inconsistent with parenting—are more likely to be stressed out than parents working in fields that don't imply a similar identity conflict. Story

UI professor sheds light on racial tensions in Ferguson

Riot police clear a street with smoke bombs while clashing with demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Read more at

UI history professor Colin Gordon has emerged as a national authority on the demographic shifts in Ferguson, Missouri, and the larger St. Louis area, that some say underlies the boiling tensions between mostly black residents and predominantly white authorities. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Cystic fibrosis mucus defect present at birth

New research by University of Iowa scientists shows that cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-shortening, inherited condition that affects about 30,000 Americans, causes detachment abnormalities in airway mucus that impairs the ability to clear particles and germs out of the lungs. Story

Educating Iowa students: Alex Bartlett

Educating Iowa Students: Alex Bartlett

Alexandra Bartlett of Clive, Iowa, considered leaving her home state for college, but the opportunities the University of Iowa offered her were too good to pass up. Video

UI camp helps Cedar Rapids students prepare for school

Sixth-grader Tavious Hamlin writes in a program called Co:Writer during a two-day assistive technology camp led by staff for the University of Iowa College of Education's Center for Assistive Technology and Research at Roosevelt Middle School in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)

A two-day boot camp sponsored by the UI College of Education’s Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research (ICATER) teaches kids how to use a talk-to-text software program to help them get ahead in school. Story from: KCRG


Media tipsheet: UI experts for back-to-school topics

an apple on a stack of books in front of blackboard

To help everyone make a smooth transition, the University of Iowa is offering a list of experts who can talk about everything from helping a child get on the right sleep schedule to what a college student should and shouldn’t bring when moving into their dorm room. Story

Reed names Conrad, Matthes to new economic development posts

University of Iowa Vice President for Research and Economic Development Dan Reed announced Aug. 14 several senior staff changes to lead the university’s expanding economic development activities. Story


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