International

Honors Algharrawi earns UI Research Foundation inventor award

The UI’s Khalid Algharrawi has received the 2016 University of Iowa Research Foundation Inventor Award for his research project involving the production of 7-methylxanthne from caffeine and theobromine via the metabolic engineering of E. coli.
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UI Museum of Art reaches Iowans by operating outside the box

Through outreach and lending programs, UIMA has found a way to thrive after being displaced by 2008 flood
The University of Iowa Museum of Art has been without a building since the flood of 2008. However, as officials await a new structure, the museum staff has kept UIMA relevant through outreach and lending works of art to other museums, bringing its collection to Iowa and the world.
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Record 16 UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards for 2017–18

Funds will be used for research, writing, teaching abroad
Sixteen University of Iowa students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, attend graduate school, undertake creative projects, or serve as English teaching assistants abroad in 2017–18, breaking the UI’s previous record of 15 set last year.
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President Harreld on the value of public universities’ work

University of Iowa President J. Bruce Harreld discusses how the UI serves its students, the general public, and the world at large. From diabetes research to public scholarship, the UI is at the forefront of important discoveries and acts as a venue for crucial conversations.
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UI hosts conference to save millions of lives globally

Speakers to discuss health and environmental effects of wood-burning cookstoves
Millions of women die every year from the simple household task of cooking. The University of Iowa is hosting a group of internationally recognized experts at a conference, Women’s Health and the Environment: Going up in Smoke, to address the silent global crisis of cookstove smoke.
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UI receives prestigious award for campus internationalization

Paul Simon Award recognizes colleges that are making creative, innovative progress
The University of Iowa is one of only four schools in the United States to receive the prestigious 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
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Offering what no classroom can

Award-winning India Winterim matches undergrads with India’s best
Each year, dozens of University of Iowa students and faculty choose to skip three weeks of the cold Midwest winter and instead take part in an observational learning program called India Winterim, where they observe firsthand the work of award-winning Indian nongovernmental organizations.
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Student studies UI effort to help sustainable entrepreneurs in small Belize town

Every year, UI faculty member Bob Walker takes a group of entrepreneurial students to consult with small-business owners in San Pedro Columbia, Belize. Last fall, UI student Mackenzie Phillips visited on her own as part of a research assignment and found that Walker’s efforts have made a big difference.

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