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UI Mathematics Professor and UCEM Principal Investigator Philip Kutzko has a distinguished history of minority mentoring, having been honored with a national mentoring award by President Obama in 2009. File photo by Tom Jorgensen.
Published: 2014.04.16 | By Gary Galluzzo | 11:16 AM
Published: 2014.04.16
By Gary Galluzzo
11:16 AM
The University of Iowa has been awarded $1.2 million to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring in the nation. The three-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recognizes the UI's long history of recruiting and educating minority students in STEM fields. Story

UI psychiatrist aids in discovery of anti-depressant mechanism


A research team including UI psychiatrist Andrew Pieper has identified the mechanism by which ghrelin, a hormone with natural anti-depressant properties, works inside the brain. Story from: South Asian Times

South Asian Times

New flood preparedness tool available for the Mason City area

A dynamic, new online flood preparedness tool which will help emergency managers improve flood warnings and response has been developed for the Winnebago River at Mason City, Iowa. Story

Glaucoma drug helps women with blinding disorder linked to obesity

A clinical trial conducted by University of Iowa researchers and colleagues across the U.S. and Canada found that combining a glaucoma drug with a low-sodium, weight-reduction diet is better at treating vision loss caused by idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) than weight loss alone. Story

Protecting new neurons reduces depression caused by stress

Scientists probing the link between depression and a hormone that controls hunger have found the hormone's antidepressant activity is due to its ability to protect newborn neurons. The researchers also showed that a new class of neuroprotective molecules achieves the same effect and may represent a new approach for treating depression. Story

What do 'heat waves' and 'big freezes' have in common?

State of Iowa climate illustration

Learn how climate change is affecting Iowa, as well as activities for children, at the Iowa Climate Festival Saturday, April 26, at the Museum of Natural History in Iowa City. The festival is part of a slew of activities on the University of Iowa campus to commemorate Earth Month. Story

Spotlight: Trading sandals for trash bags

Blake Rupe

For most students, summers are filled with bikinis and beach balls; however, for Blake Rupe, a UI graduate student from Ottumwa, Iowa, her beach gear consisted of safety gloves and sanitary bags as she conducted research on the garbage presence in Veracruz, Mexico. Story from: International Accents

International Accents

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

Iowa Now Minute 4/18/2014

IowaNow Minute 4/18/2014Watch 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. Video

UI research points to next generation of plastic computers

flexible substrate

Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a method of converting magnetic data into optical data for free, without external electricity, a big step towards flexible, cheap, throwaway plastic computers. Story from: ExtremeTech


Aging brains on the job

Two demographic trends in Iowa—an aging population and workers staying on the job later in life—will have a significant impact for employers and employees in the years ahead. University of Iowa neuroscientist Steven Anderson will offer his perspective during an April 29 presentation in Des Moines. Story


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