Academics

Our Lives Online theme semester

UI, greater community unite for annual Theme Semester

Our Lives Online will begin in January
The spring 2017 Theme Semester, titled Our Lives Online, will explore the internet and technology, online networks, and technological advances. Planned activities will focus on social media, trends in big data, and new and rapidly changing technology.
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An education on innovation in automation

Engineering class studies automated vehicle technologies
The UI College of Engineering's Automated Vehicle Systems Inc. class is run more like a startup company, and engages students in ways not usually found in typical classwork.
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A new leader for the UI Department of Biology

Diane Slusarski is first woman to head the department
On July 1, 2016, Diane Slusarski became departmental executive officer of the University of Iowa Department of Biology. Slusarski is the first woman to lead the department, and she aims to set a new course while being an example of female leadership in a STEM field.
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Creating health care leaders

The UI Executive Master of Health Administration program is training today's health care professionals to become the leaders of tomorrow
The University of Iowa Executive Master of Health Administration program is open to working health care professionals, whether clinicians or managers, who want to move into leadership positions. This fall, the EMHA program was expanded to The John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center in Des Moines.

Grants UI graduate student receives doctoral dissertation grant

Crissa Stephens, a graduate student in the Department of Teaching and Learning, has been given a doctoral dissertation grant from the International Research Foundation (TIRF) for her research project called Language Policy and Multilingual Identity at Home and in School.

Honors Ihrig earns Yager Educational Accomplishment Honor

Lori Ihrig, supervisor for curriculum and instruction at the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa, has earned the Yager Educational Accomplishment Honor.

Honors Psychology alumna receives early-career publication award

Efthymia Kapnoula, who received master's and doctorate degrees in psychology from the University of Iowa, has received the 2016 European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP) Early Career Publication Award.

The Smithsonian Tom Brokaw’s historic cache of papers will be preserved

Tom Brokaw, a noted journalist whose career has spanned over five decades, announced that his personal papers will be preserved at the University of Iowa Libraries. The collection, including Brokaw’s brushes with some of history’s most fascinating and frustrating events, will become available to students and scholars beginning in 2017.

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