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What role do supermassive black holes play when galaxies merge?

UI astrophysicist wins National Science Foundation grant to study just that
Galaxies are merging all the time, even our own galaxy, the Milky Way. But how these mergers occur isn’t entirely clear. University of Iowa astrophysicist Hai Fu will use a National Science Foundation grant to find and characterize supermassive black holes associated with merging galaxies.

Grants Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center awards ASC seed grants

Four early career University of Iowa scientists have each received an American Cancer Society seed grant through Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI to investigate new ideas related to the cause, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

Appointments Strack, Usachev named J.P. Long Professors of Pharmacology

Stefan Strack and Yuriy Usachev, both professors of pharmacology, have been appointed to endowed professorships named for a former chairman of the department, John Paul Long. The five-year appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Honors UI Museum of Art sets participation record in 2015–16

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) has set a museum record for participation and attendance at events during the 2015–16 academic year. The UIMA drew 627,672 visitors, surpassing the previous record of 538,260 set in 2013–14.

Honors Visual Arts Building cops top architectural honors

The University of Iowa’s new Visual Arts Building wrapped up its first semester of use, receiving numerous accolades and honors for its innovative and inspiring architecture from “Interior Design,” “Architectural Record,” “The Architects” newspaper, and “WIRED” magazine.

Honors Michael Welsh receives 2017 Steven C. Beering Award

Welsh is director of the UI’s Pappajohn Biomedical Institute. His primary areas of research are cystic fibrosis pathogenesis and therapies, and the influence of brain pH on memory.

Honors Bacon honored by Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Robert Bacon, director of Iowa’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) with the Center for Disabilities and Development at UI Health Care, receives the 2016 George S. Jesien Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

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