This image shows atomic hydrogen scattering sunlight in the upper atmosphere of Mars, as seen by the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph on NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission. About 400,000 observations, taken over the course of four days

MAVEN mission observes ups and downs of water escaping from Mars

UI research contributing to latest findings
University of Iowa scientists have contributed to the latest findings about what happened to the water on early Mars. Jasper Halekas, investigator on the MAVEN mission, led one of several studies that revealed swings in the planet’s water loss depended on Mars’s distance from the sun.
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Voxman: The man behind the building name

A man so loved that the UI named a building after him—twice
Born in a small coal-mining town in 1912, Himie Voxman taught at the UI for 45 years and is credited with establishing the UI School of Music’s national prominence.
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Teaching since 1973, UI accounting professor Dan Collins is honored for his work educating thousands of accountants across Iowa and the country
Dan Collins has touched the lives of thousands of accountants in his decades of teaching at the UI and was honored for his mentorship over the summer. Here, he talks writing, Enron's impact, and his fondness for the PhD.
david soll in his lab

Iowa’s cancer-fighting antibody bank

UI home to antibody collection valued at $250 million, priceless in application
Around the corner from University of Iowa biology professor David Soll’s office is an exclusive reservoir of biological agents used by researchers worldwide seeking to cure cancer. Its mission is deeply personal for Soll. He lost his wife to cancer, and he wants to put an end to the disease.

Can we find more benign nanomaterials?

Chemist group wins NSF award to access supercomputer network
UI chemist Sara Mason has won a grant to access a supercomputer network funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Mason’s group will use its time to better define the atom-to-atom interactions of various nanoparticles, hoping to learn more about the particles’ effects on energy, the environment, and human health.
Charles Brenner, PhD

Type of vitamin B3 safely boosts levels of important cell metabolite

First clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside shows promise
The first controlled clinical trial of a newly discovered form of vitamin B3, nicotinamide riboside (NR), has shown that the compound is safe for humans. The study also shows NR increases levels of a cell metabolite that is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage.
woman reaching skyward at visual arts building grand opening

Modern art

UI dedicates its new technologically advanced and artistically inspiring Visual Arts Building
Hundreds of art students and faculty joined dancers, musicians, and local dignitaries in the brilliantly lit central foyer of the Visual Arts Building on Friday to dedicate the new building.