Alumni & Friends

UI announces new Campus Inclusion Team

Specially trained team to address concerns of bias
The University of Iowa is launching a new Campus Inclusion Team to help students deal with bias concerns on campus.
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Telecommuting extends the work week, at little extra pay

Study may change perception of benefits of work-at-home option
Telecommuting may not be as advantageous as employees think. A new study shows working from home adds extra hours to the work week, at little additional pay. The findings may change workers’ perceptions of the value of telecommuting and could spur employers to better define the work-at-home workday.
students in high school classroom

Helping high schoolers manage money

UI student group teaches financial literacy to at-risk Iowa City students
Finance majors in the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business meet every week with students from Iowa City High School and Iowa City West High School to mentor and to teach financial-literacy skills.
Usha Mallik portrait

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.
merging galaxy imagery

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.

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.

Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells

Low levels of catalase enzyme make cancer cells vulnerable to ascorbate
University of Iowa cancer researchers have homed in on the biological details of how high-dose vitamin C (also known as ascorbate) kills cancer cells.
Luvvie Ajayi, author, speaker, and digital strategist, will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber as part of Theme Semester programming and Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Human Rights Week.

Theme Semester 2017: Our Lives Online

Internet, technology the focus of spring 2017 Theme Semester
How have the Internet and technology changed us? Let’s take a closer look. Our Lives Online events begin with the UI’s WorldCanvass program at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and speaker Luvvie Ajayi at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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.

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