International

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A quark like no other

UI physicist Usha Mallik searches for ‘bottom quark’ that could confirm existence of ‘God particle’
University of Iowa physicist Usha Mallik is at the forefront of the search to confirm the existence of a particle believed to give mass to all matter. Her group helped build and operates a sub-detector to search for bottom quarks, which are thought to appear when a Higgs boson decays.

Honors UI alumnus and climate scientist James Hansen honored by BBVA Foundation

University of Iowa alumnus and climate science pioneer James Hansen has received the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change for his contributions to climate science. He and Princeton University scientist Syukuro Manabe were jointly recognized for constructing the first computational models to simulate climate behavior.

The China Post University of Iowa confers alumni award on local professor

Cheng Cheng-kung was presented with the Outstanding University of Iowa Alumni Award during a ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan. UI College of Engineering Dean Alec B. Scranton presented the award.

Cheng is a distinguished professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Orthopedic Device Research Center at National Yang Ming University.

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Lunar sonic booms

UI scientist gives talk about mini shock waves on the moon at major scientific meeting
University of Iowa physicist Jasper Halekas discussed new findings about the physics surrounding mini shock waves produced on the moon at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco on Dec. 14. The findings come from NASA’s ARTEMIS mission, of which Halekas is the deputy principal investigator.

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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UI readies for Cassini finale

Radio and plasma instrument designed and built at UI may provide clues about Saturn’s auroras, thunderstorms
University of Iowa space scientists are readying for the final phases of NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn. They hope to learn more about Saturn’s auroras, thunderstorms, and rings from a radio- and plasma-wave instrument designed and built at the UI.
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Maintaining an inclusive campus

UI continues to be a destination for international students
The University of Iowa continues to be a destination for international students and has implemented several new programs to help make their adjustment to life in the United States, Iowa City, and on the UI campus as smooth as possible.
Study Abroad Grand Prize: “Somewhere over the rainbow (mountains),” by Megan Lough, was taken at 16,500 feet in the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca, Peru. This photo by Lough from Eagan, Minnesota, majoring in nursing, was awarded the Study Abroad G

Moments captured here and afar

UI students abroad, international students at UI to be honored for photo work during International Education Week festivities
University of Iowa students abroad and international students at the UI share their experiences through photography during International Education Week festivities.
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Learning the law across cultures

New program at UI College of Law connects international and domestic law students to ease transition, build bridges
The Global Ambassadors Program is aimed at providing a built-in support system for Iowa Law’s international student body.
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The politics of poetry

Indian poet Akhil Katyal on politics in poetry and the UI’s International Writing Program
Akhil Katyal, professor of English literature at Shiv Nadar University in New Delhi, India, and author of “Night Charge Extra,” speaks about his poetry and his time at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.

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