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Published: 2014.04.08 | By Ben Hill | 10:04 AM
Published: 2014.04.08
By Ben Hill
10:04 AM
University of Iowa student Erin Church discusses the undergraduate research opportunities she's had working with associate professor Teresa Treat in the UI Department of Psychology. Video
 

Samuelson: Let children play with food

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: Samuelson: Let children play with food
Published
2014.04.15
messy baby

It seems like a mess just waiting to happen, but Larissa Samuelson, UI associate professor of psychology, is demonstrating that playing with one's food might be a beneficial part of the learning process. Story from: WAMC Northeast Public Radio

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Schlievert comments on new bacterial genome study

Published
2014.04.14
flesh-eating bacteria binds to human cell

Patrick Schlievert, a UI microbiologist who first described flesh-eating bacteria in 1987, said a new study pinpointing the four mutations that changed the harmless organisms into gruesome infectious pathogens shows that future mutations will depend on gene movement. Story from: The Verge

The Verge

Top student employees

Student at work on a computer with a simulated human avatar.Dave Bein talks about his work with the Virtual Soldier Research lab in this video from fall 2012. Bein was just named the UI and State of Iowa student employee of the year. Video by David Gamradt.

Dave Bein, a third-year mechanical engineering major originally from Silvis, Ill., has been named the State of Iowa student employee of the year, one of seven University of Iowa students recognized for exemplary performance in campus jobs. Video

UI research connects green tomatoes, strong muscles

Published
2014.04.10
green tomato

According to new UI research, green tomatoes contain a compound that may help build muscle and protect against future muscle atrophy. Story from: Glamour

Glamour

NSF CAREER Award; nursing research grant

Gifts and grants is a roundup of research grants obtained by University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students that spans the spectrum of disciplines—from science and social science to the art and that humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story

Iowa Now Minute 4/11/2014

IowaNow Minute 4/11/2014Watch Iowa Now Minute, a weekly recap of the top stories at the University of Iowa.

See a roundup of recent University of Iowa activities, research, public engagement, and campus life in Iowa Now Minute 4/11/2014. Video

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story

UI students receive 2014 Stanley Awards

Four University of Iowa undergraduate students and 20 UI graduate students have received Stanley Awards for International Research to conduct research abroad or pursue learning activities in international studies that are not available on the UI campus. Story

Study shows differences between top, bottom performers

Published
2014.04.11

A study by University of Iowa management professor Ernest O'Boyle found that when looking at performance across high-skill jobs, a substantial number of star performers dominated while many of the rest fell below average. Story from: Bloomberg BusinsssWeek

Bloomberg BusinsssWeek

Hidden conflicts can increase 401k costs

Published
2014.04.10
a glass gar with 100 dollar bills and a retirement sign

Research from UI finance professor Ashish Tiwari finds that hidden conflicts of interest by financial managers can increase mutual fund fees and reduce 401k performance. Story from: Forbes

Forbes

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