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Community assists Iowa research during BioBlitz

Monday, July 18, 2022
Members of the Iowa City community took part in the second annual BioBlitz on July 9 at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory.

UI earns record $867M in external funding during FY2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
The University of Iowa secured a record-breaking $867 million in external funding for fiscal year 2022, which ended June 30. This outpaces the previous record of $818 million and represents a 6% increase over fiscal year 2021.

UI-led researchers discover long-extinct giant dwarf crocodile species

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Researchers led by the University of Iowa have discovered two new species of crocodiles that roamed parts of Africa between 15 and 18 million years ago and preyed on human ancestors. The giant dwarf crocodile species, called Kinyang, mysteriously disappeared, possibly due to changes in the climate.

UI professor wins NASA funding for simulation package

Thursday, June 9, 2022
A University of Iowa professor has received an award from NASA as part of a simulation package that will aid in the design of new instruments aboard balloons and satellites.

8 projects approved for FY2023 P3 funding

Thursday, June 9, 2022
The University of Iowa has awarded eight interdisciplinary projects with $15 million in funding generated by the public-private partnership (P3) with its utility system.

University of Iowa Distinguished Chairs named

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Peter Thorne, professor of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, and Lea VanderVelde, professor of law and the Josephine R. Witte Chair, have been named recipients of the 2022 University of Iowa Distinguished Chair.

UI researcher wins funding to study regional air quality

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
A University of Iowa researcher has been awarded $1.55 million to improve regional air quality monitoring from space.

Physicists explain how type of aurora on Mars is formed

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Researchers led by the University of Iowa have learned how a type of aurora on Mars is formed. In a new study, the physicists report discrete aurora form through the interaction of the solar wind and the crust at Mars’ southern hemisphere.

5 UI faculty receive Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Five University of Iowa faculty members have been selected to receive the inaugural Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards.

TRACERS mission moves to next phase

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
A NASA-funded mission led by the University of Iowa to study how particles streaming from the sun affects Earth has been approved for its next phase. Researchers with the TRACERS mission now will begin designing and building the satellites and instruments as they prepare for launch in July 2024.

University of Iowa key partner in $360M national water consortium

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
The University of Iowa will be a key partner in a $360 million center to improve the United States’s ability to predict water-related hazards and better manage its water. Iowa will receive $21 million as a partner in the Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology.

Volkman named 2022 Goldwater Scholar

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Third-year student excels at undergraduate research for Iowa Neuroscience Institute

UI researchers create map showing flood risk for Iowa farmland

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Researchers at the University of Iowa have created the first set of maps examining the flood risk for all farmland in Iowa. The maps show 450,000 acres of crops in areas with a 50% chance of flooding, and losses from flooding averaging $230 million annually.

Physicist finds potential new method to control light

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
A physicist at the University of Iowa is part of an international research team that has discovered a potential new method for controlling light. The finding could lead to various applications, such as furthering LED technology, and advancing the detection of trace pollutants.

Highlights from Iowa’s 175th anniversary weekend

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
The University of Iowa officially celebrated its 175th anniversary on Feb. 25—27 with two key events, the installation of Barbara Wilson as the university’s 22nd president and the 2022 Presidential Lecture.

Halekas named instrument scientist for $250 million NASA mission

Monday, February 28, 2022
Jasper Halekas, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected as an instrument scientist for HelioSwarm, a $250 million NASA mission that measure fluctuations in the magnetic field and motions of the solar wind known as solar wind turbulence.

College of Dentistry’s geriatrics and special needs clinic wins Gies Award for Achievement

Thursday, February 24, 2022
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Gies Foundation has awarded the University of Iowa College of Dentistry’s Geriatrics and Special Needs Clinic the 2022 William J. Gies Award in the category of Achievement as an Academic Dental Institution.

3 UI faculty elected fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Friday, February 18, 2022
Donald Anderson, Gary Christensen, and Harriet Nembhard have been named members of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

39th annual Presidential Lecture: Proud Legacy, Promising Future

Thursday, February 17, 2022
This year’s 39th annual Presidential Lecture features presentations from three of Iowa’s most distinguished areas: health care, writing, and space physics.

Richard O. Jacobson Foundation gives $70 million to expand health care for Iowans

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
This is the largest donation the University of Iowa has received in its 175-year history.