University of Iowa

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust gives $45 million to University of Iowa to support Iowa Neuroscience Institute

Gift is the largest to the ‘For Iowa. Forever More.’ campaign
The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed a $45 million grant to the University of Iowa that will allow for the creation of a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary neuroscience center within the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.
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Strong books for Strong Girls

UI education professors teaching girls about strength through literature
A weekly after-school program founded by faculty in the University of Iowa College of Education is using books to talk with girls at local elementary schools about how to be strong.

The Washington Post Baker shares expertise on toothpaste ingredients

Reality check: Tooth whiteners aren’t concentrated enough or in contact with the tooth surface long enough to be effective, says Karen A. Baker, an associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City and an expert on toothpaste ingredients.

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First-year engineering students launch homemade rockets

UI professor David Wilder’s project-based course teaches problem-solving, creativity
After 10 days of designing and testing, University of Iowa engineering students launched homemade rockets Oct. 26 in the Seamans Center, using PVC pipe and an empty soda bottle.