Faculty

UI students help public interpret DNA ancestry tests

Student group educates those interested in ordering a genetic test or interpreting the results
UI students are helping Iowans better understand their ancestry and their DNA. Under the supervision of faculty adviser Bryant McAllister, associate professor in the UI Department of Biology, the students participate in monthly meetings to educate those in the community interested in ordering a DNA test or interpreting results.

Improving teamwork with diversity

Tippie College of Business exercise shows students how acknowledging team members’ diversity helps them work better
Students in the UI Tippie College of Business are asked to explore how their diverse identities allow them to make unique contributions to the teams they are a part of. Lecturer Pamela Bourjaily designed the exercise, which has been used every semester since the fall of 2015.

UI to teach business and leadership skills to health care providers across Iowa

First program will be at Iowa Medical Society conference April 29
A new partnership among three University of Iowa colleges is training doctors in the ways of business. The Office of Healthcare Leadership Education (OHLE) will help Iowa health care providers better understand the economic forces at work in their practices.
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UI Opera Theatre goes big in Hancher debut with ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

Students get first taste of performing celebrated operetta on world-class stage
UI Opera Theatre and the UI Symphony Orchestra are bringing Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” to the Hancher stage. “We really wanted something that everybody could come to,” says Bill Theisen, associate professor and director of opera. The operetta will be UI Opera Theatre’s inaugural Hancher performance.

KWQC-TV Venture School is Quad Cities’ entrepreneurial boot camp

Venture School is a six-week entrepreneurial boot camp that helps would-be Quad Cities entrepreneurs figure out if there’s a market for their business idea and, if so, how to get it off the ground. Venture School is a statewide resource of the UI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC). 

Honors UI student spin-out business takes top national honor

A University of Iowa team recently won an award in a prominent national student-invention contest sponsored by MIT for a device that prevents sows from rolling over on their piglets.
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Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely

New research shows perceptual judgment, motor skills not fully developed until age 14
A team of researchers from the University of Iowa used an immersive traffic simulation to determine why children have difficulty safely crossing busy streets. Participants ranged from 6 to 14 years old, and the 14-year-olds were the only group that managed to complete the simulation without being hit.
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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.

Honors Laurian receives Faculty Service Award from IISC

Lucie Laurian, associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, received the 2016–17 annual Faculty Service Award presented by the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC).
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UI announces first candidate for College of Nursing dean

The University of Iowa Office of the Provost announced Wednesday, April 19, that Keela Herr, current associate dean for faculty at the UI College of Nursing, is the first candidate for the position of dean of the UI College of Nursing.

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