Academics

Fred Boehmke receives NSF grant for U.S. policy diffusion database

The three-year, $202,820 grant will help to create a database that includes information on policy actions by all 50 state legislatures, administrative branches, and courts to track the spread of policies adopted throughout the United States.
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Trowbridge’s topo pro

UI senior produces detailed topographic maps of earthquake-prone areas in California
One University of Iowa senior has channeled her love for geology to produce highly detailed topographical maps of earthquake-prone areas in Southern California. Terryl Bandy will present the results of her summer project at the Geological Society of America meeting on Sept. 25.
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Breaking through the shell

Researchers create technique for opening insects’ exoskeletons to study living cells
Insects are tough animals to study. One reason is their armor-like coating, called an exoskeleton, which protects their organs. Researchers have discovered a technique to open the exoskeleton in order to study living organs and cells.
New Creative Space in UI College of Engineering

Engineering library opens new Creative Space

Users can explore new technology, including virtual reality, 3-D scanning
University of Iowa students have a new resource to explore the latest in virtual reality, 3-D scanning and modeling, and wearable technology.
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Houston, we have a Hawkeye

Iowa native discusses her NASA internship in 'nerd paradise'
UI journalism student Faith Wenger combined her interests in technology, communication, and entrepreneurship to land the perfect internship at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
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Quake reader

UI professor performs critical earthquake analyses
Soon after major earthquakes occur, Bill Barnhart produces information that helps the global community estimate deaths and damage. Barnhart, assistant professor in the UI’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, analyzes ground movement during a quake and supplies that intelligence to the U.S. National Earthquake Information Center.
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ICON change is here

New underlying learning management system now powers Iowa Courses Online
Iowa Courses Online (ICON) is powered by a new underlying learning management system. Support and resources are available online and from the ITS Help Desk.

Parkinson's disease protection may begin in the gut

UI researchers find intestinal cells’ immune response protects vital neurons
The gut may play a key role in preventing the onset of Parkinson's disease. UI biologists found that in roundworms, an immune response from intestinal cells sparks a series of chemical signals that ultimately preserves neurons whose death is associated with Parkinson's. The results appear in the journal "Cell Reports."

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